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Fernando Rodriguez-Mansilla

Fernando Rodríguez Mansilla is Ph.D. in Golden Age Literature by the Universidad de Navarra (Pamplona, Spain) and currently Associate Professor of Early Modern Spanish literature at Hobart and William Smith Colleges (Geneva, New York). His areas of research include the picaresque narrative, Cervantes, the baroque short novel, and colonial literature (Bernal Díaz del Castillo, Inca Garcilaso de la Vega and, most recently, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz). He has published the books Picaresca femenina de Alonso de Castillo Solórzano (Iberoamericana-Vervuert, 2012) and El Inca Garcilaso en su Siglo de Oro (Iberoamericana-Vervuert, 2019), as well as several articles in peer-review journals such as Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, CalíopeHispanófilaRomance NotesCriticónBulletin HispaniqueeHumanista, Cervantes. Bulletin of the Cervantes Society of America,La Perinola. Revista de Investigación Quevediana and Anuario Lope de Vega, among others. The CSA granted him the “Luis Andrés Murillo” Award for Best Article of 2014. Finally, he is guest-editing a dossier on Animal Studies and the Early Modern Hispanic World that is forthcoming in Romance Notes.

Academic Appointments

Associate Professor of Spanish

Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Areas of Expertise
As a scholar-teacher, I introduce in my classes and presentations cultural interpretative approaches of literature, while providing a strong philological reading of the texts. My approach to Early Modern Spanish literary and cultural production puts together Spain and the New World as a complex system of exchanges and debates. My research record includes works on Cervantes, Quevedo, Lope de Vega, María de Zayas, and Inca Garcilaso, among others. My current project deals with the representation of felines in this cultural period through the lens of Animal Studies.
Early Modern Spanish Literature, Golden Age & Colonial Literature, Animal Studies
Other lecture titles or keywords
Miguel de Cervantes, Francisco de Quevedo, Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, María de Zayas