Fellow: Awarded 2021
Field of Study: Medieval & Renaissance History
Competition: US & Canada
Vincent Barletta is Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and Iberian and Latin American Cultures at Stanford University. He is the author of Rhythm: Form and Dispossession (University of Chicago Press, 2020), Death in Babylon: Alexander the Great and Iberian Empire in the Muslim Orient (University of Chicago Press, 2010), and Crypto-Islamic Literature as Cultural Practice in Early Modern Spain (University of Minnesota Press, 2005), for which he won the 2007 La corónica book prize.
Vincent's research and teaching focus primarily on medieval and early modern Iberian literatures, especially texts associated with the Portuguese empire in Africa and Iberian Islam. His forthcoming work includes two articles, "Africa Bucolica" (Letterature d'America) and "Clouds as Chaos Machines" (Renaissance Studies).
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