Alejandro Coroleu

Alejandro Coroleu

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona


After studying Classics and Renaissance Studies at the Universitat de Barcelona, I undertook postdoctoral research at The Warburg Institute (University of London). I taught and researched at the University of Nottingham between 1995 and 2008. I have also been Research Fellow at the Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel (Germany) and at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institut für Neulateinische Studien (Universität Innsbruck), as well as Visiting Lecturer at the University of Cambridge and at the University of Salzburg. In 2009 I accepted a Research Professorship at ICREA in the Department of Catalan at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona where I am conducting research on early-modern literary culture in Latin and in the vernacular.

Research interests

Classical and Comparative Literature: Latin literary culture in Europe (ca. 1500 - ca. 1700) Intellectual History and Renaissance Studies: Hispanic, Italian and European Humanism The reception of Greek and Roman literatures in early-modern Iberia (1450-1600). In December 2022 I completed a monograph provisionally entitled Latin political propaganda in the War of the Spanish Succession and its Aftermath, 1700-1740, to be published by Bloomsbury.

Selected publications

- Coroleu A 2022, “A Rare Edition of Angelo Poliziano’s Nutricia”, Translat Library 4, no. 1, pp. 1-14    

Selected research activities

Principal Investigator of the Research project Traducción y público lector en la Corona de Aragón (1380-1530): obras de inspiración clásica (Ministry of Science and Innovation, Spain, 2020-24)

Member of the SGR research group "Cultura i Literatura a la Baixa Edat Mitjana" (Generalitat de Catalunya, 2017-142)

General editor of the online journal Translat Library (University of Massachusetts Amherst-Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)

Member of the editorial board of ITACA: Quaderns de Cultura Clàssica (Barcelona) and of the advisory board of FuturoClassico (Bari), Studia Aurea (Girona), Humanistica Lovaniensia (Leuven), CESURA-Rivista (Naples) and TranScript.Traduzione e Scrittura nel Medioevo Europeo (Venice)

First Vice-President of the International Association of Neo-Latin Studies (2022-2025)

Secretary of the Societat Catalana d’Estudis Clàssics

I have co-organised the colloquium Filosofia, llengua i història: teoria i pràctica dels studia humanitatis, ca. 1400-1600, held at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona on 10 June 2022

I gave two papers at two international conferences held at Leuven and Santiago de Compostela

Peer reviewer for 3 international journals