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Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages


Dr Rodrigo Cacho

Rodrigo Cacho
Reader in Spanish Golden Age and Colonial Studies
Spanish & Portuguese
Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages
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Clare College
Trinity Lane
United Kingdom


Rodrigo Cacho's research focuses mainly on Renaissance and Baroque cultures and Spanish-American colonial literature. His recent writings have been concerned with literary genres such as burlesque and epic poetry, and the works of Francisco de Quevedo. They also treat aspects related to the transmission of culture in Early Modern Europe, including interdisciplinary approaches such as theory of painting and the art of memory. These last are studied particularly in his latest book La esfera del ingenio: las silvas de Quevedo y la tradición europea (Madrid: Biblioteca Nueva, 2012). The relationship between art and literature is another area of his research, with a particular interest in painters such as Velázquez and Valdés Leal. He also works on Colonial poetry, especially on the emergence of a new American poetics with authors such as Bernardo de Balbuena and Pedro de Oña. He has recently co-edited a volume on Golden Age poetry Los géneros poéticos del Siglo de Oro. He has been awarded a British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship (January to December 2015) and is currently preparing a monograph on Spanish-American colonial poetry.