Bio


Vincent Barletta is Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and Iberian and Latin American Cultures. He is a Research Associate at Stanford's Europe Center and associated faculty in the Center for African Studies, the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies, the Mediterranean Studies Forum and the Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies. He is also Executive Editor of the Journal of Lusophone Studies and ILAC Undergraduate Chair. His research and teaching focus primarily on medieval and early modern Iberian and Ibero-American literature, especially texts associated with the Portuguese empire; classical reception; comparative literature; literature and linguistic anthropology; literature and philosophy.

Academic Appointments


  • Associate Professor, Iberian and Latin American Cultures
  • Associate Professor, Comparative Literature

Administrative Appointments


  • Chair of Undergraduate Studies, Dept. of Iberian and Latin American Cultures (2018 - 2021)
  • Executive Editor, Journal of Lusophone Studies (2015 - 2020)

Professional Education


  • PhD, University of California, Los Angeles, Hispanic Languages and Literatures (1998)

2018-19 Courses


All Publications


  • Closeness before the law: purity, prayer, and al-Tulaytuli's Mukhtasar JOURNAL OF SPANISH CULTURAL STUDIES Barletta, V. 2016; 17 (3): 271-284
  • Rhythm as Form Dibur Barletta, V. 2016; 2
  • Closeness and manuscript culture JOURNAL OF SPANISH CULTURAL STUDIES Barletta, V. 2016; 17 (3): 215–19
  • The Baroque as Conversation-Starter ELLIPSIS Barletta, V. 2014; 12: 1–8
  • Lusofonia and Eternal Empire: Notes from the Sixteenth Century Portuguese Literary and Cultural Studies Barletta, V. 2013; 25: 96-116
  • Immortality, Corruption, and the Sisè Seny: João de Barros’s Empire of Language Iberian Modalities Barletta, V. edited by Resina, J. Liverpool University Press. 2012
  • The Greeks and the Romans: Augustinian Hermeneutics and the Pragmatics of Performance Hispanic Review Barletta, V. 2012; 80 (3): 349-70
  • Death in Babylon: Alexander the Great and Iberian Empire in the Muslim Orient Barletta, V. University of Chicago Press. 2010
  • A Memorandum for the President of the Royal Audiencia and Chancery Court of the City and Kingdom of Granada Núñez Muley, F. edited by Barletta, V. University of Chicago Press. 2009
  • Reason and Masochistic Ritual in Fernão Mendes Pinto’s Peregrinação ellipsis Barletta, V. 2009; 7 (53-70)
  • Covert Gestures: Crypto-Islamic Literature as Cultural Practice in Early Modern Spain Barletta, V. University of Minnesota Press. 2005