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 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 Renaissance literary culture.

Research interests

Classical and Comparative Literature: Latin literary culture in Europe (ca. 1480-ca. 1720)

Intellectual History and Renaissance Studies: Hispanic, Italian and European Humanism

The reception of Greek and Roman literatures in early modern Iberia (1450-1600)

Selected publications

Latin and Vernacular in Renaissance Iberia, II: Translations and Adaptations, edited by Barry Taylor and Alejandro Coroleu, Splash Editions: London, 2019 [first edition, Manchester, 2006]

Latin and Vernacular in Renaissance Spain, edited by Barry Taylor and Alejandro Coroleu, with an introduction by Alejandro Coroleu, Splash Editions: London, 2019 [first edition, Manchester, 1999]

– “Antoni Agustín i Erasme”, in Antoni Agustí, arquebisbe i humanista, edited by Joan Carbonell, Barcelona, 2019, pp. 213-224

– “Notas sobre la tipología de las antologías poéticas latinas de los siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII”, Studia Aurea, 13 (2019), pp. 213-25

– “Beyond Europe, beyond the Renaissance, beyond the Vernacular”, JOLCEL, no. 2 (2019), pp. 73-77

– (with M. Ferrer) “Books and readers in fifteenth-century Valencia: the inventory of Joan Rix de Cura (1490)”, Digital Philology 8. 2 (Fall 2019), pp. 213-24.

– “Marginalia in a Rare Edition of Virgil”,Translat Library 1, no. 3 (2019), pp. 1-8

– “Bodas reales entre Viena y Barcelona: un epitalamio latino de 1708”, Liburna, 14 (Mayo 2019), pp. 143-54

– Review of Poggio Bracciolini, Historia disceptiva tripartita convivalis, edd. T. Armignacco, F. Delle Donne, G.G. Visconti, Firenze, 2019, in Anuario de Estudios Medievales, 49, 2 (2019), p. 825

– Review of Classics Transformed, edd. G. Abbamonte and C. Kallendorf, Pisa, 2018, published online on 10 May 2019 in International Journal of the Classical Tradition.

Selected research activities

-General editor of the online journal Translat Library (University of Massachusetts AmherstUAB)

-Member of the SGR research group “Cultura i Literatura a la Baixa Edat Mitjana” (2017-142)

-Member of the editorial board of ITACA: Quaderns de Cultura Clàssica (Barcelona) and of the advisory board of FuturoClassico (Bari), Studia Aurea (Girona) and Humanistica Lovaniensia (Leuven)

-Secretary of the Societat Catalana d’Estudis Clàssics

-Peer reviewer for 5 international journals

-Guest lecturer: University of Portland (Salzburg Program)