In order to foment growth of the society and also of transatlantic collaborations between our membership on both sides of the Atlantic, the leadership of Society for Renaissance and Baroque Hispanic Poetry has created several small travel scholarships to help graduate students get across the Atlantic—in either direction—in order to present a paper for SRBHP, either at our biennial conference or in an SRBHP-sponsored session at another conference. This year, we have set aside funds for 4 “bolsas de viaje” of 200 Euros each. One award went to a European student to read in an SRBHP panel at RSA-Chicago. The remaining three awards will help doctoral students in the Americas attend the XIII Biennial Conference of the SRBHP in Seville in October—a particularly tough competition, as there were some 17 abstracts from Ph.D. students this year! Please join me in congratulating this year’s winners of the four travel awards:

1. Joseph Roussiès (Casa de Velázquez, Madrid) read a paper titled “The Iberian Madrigal: Harmony and Disharmony Between Poetic Form and Musical Genre (1552-1624)” in a session on “Poetry and Music” sponsored by the SRBHP at the recent RSA conference in Chicago.
2. Víctor Sierra Matute (University of Pennsylvania) will read a paper titled “Entro en mí mismo para verme”: subjetividad lírica y pensamiento poético de Lope de Vega” in a panel on Teorías de la lírica hispánica del Siglo de Oro at the SRBHP conference in Seville.
3. David Galicia Lechuga (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México) will read a paper titled “Amor y mitología en la poesía cortesana de Luis de Góngora” at the SRBHP conference in Seville. We are thrilled to announce that this is the first “bolsa de viaje” made by the SRBHP to a doctoral candidate studying in Latin America!
4. Sam Krieg (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) will read a paper titled “Absolute Space in Hernando Domínguez Camargo’s Poema heroico” at the SRBHP conference in Seville.

¡Enhorabuena a los cuatro, que participarán en nuestro XIII Congreso Bienal! Sevilla se ve cada día más cerca..

SRBHP at RSA – Chicago 2017 was a hit!

The SRBHP ran four panels at RSA – Chicago, one in conjunction with Hispanic Literature and one in conjunction with a panels on early modern Hispanic epic and lyric organized by Ayesha Rakmachandran (Yale) and Felipe Valencia. All our sessions were very well attended and the quality of the papers was superb! Thanks to all our organizers and panelists.

XIII CONGRESO BIANUAL DE LA SRBHP 2017 (Universidad de Sevilla, 18-20 octubre de 2017)



Rolena Adorno (Sterling Professor of Spanish, Yale University)
Begoña López Bueno (Universidad de Sevilla)
Rodrigo Cacho (Clare College, Cambridge University)

Los organizadores se complacen en invitar a la presentación de propuestas de comunicaciones o paneles sobre cualquier tema de la poesía española o hispanoamericana del Renacimiento y del Barroco, incluyendo cuestiones relativas a la teoría, la pedagogía, la traducción o cualquier otra de interés.

Las propuestas de comunicaciones tendrán una extensión de unas 250 palabras; las de paneles, de unas 500. Rogamos consignen el nombre, la filiación académica y, en el caso de los paneles, el título y el resumen de cada una de las comunicaciones. Las propuestas (como adjunto de Word) y las eventuales consultas se remitirán a la siguiente dirección:

La fecha límite para la presentación de propuestas es el 15 de enero de 2017. Los participantes recibirán la comunicación de la aceptación a finales de febrero. La información sobre el congreso, incluyendo los detalles sobre la inscripción, se irá actualizando en la web

Para participar en el congreso se requiere ser miembro de la SRBHP. En las Américas, la cuota se puede pagar a través de la web de la SRBHP (, o enviando un cheque a Mark Mascia ( Para afiliarse o renovar la afiliación desde Europa, hagan el favor de contactar a Ignacio García Aguilar (

Juan Montero (Universidad de Sevilla)
Ignacio García Aguilar (Universidad de Córdoba)
Grupo «Poesía Andaluza del Siglo de Oro» (P.A.S.O.)

Cervantes Symposium at OSU: “La Senda Difícil: Quest & Meaning in Cervantes’ Poetics at the Quadricentenary”

cerv-poster-draft-11 On behalf of the Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies and the Department of Spanish & Portuguese at The Ohio State University, I am delighted to announce a symposium titled “La Senda Difícil: Quest and Meaning in Cervantes’ Poetics at the Quadricentenary” that will honor the 400th anniversary of the death of Miguel de Cervantes. On September 30 and October 1, 2016, five leading Cervantes scholars will discuss and share recent research relating to Cervantes’ work and legacy. They are Isabel Torres, Queen’s University, Belfast; Frederick A. De Armas, University of Chicago; Maria Antonia Garcés, Cornell University; Javier Irigoyen-García, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; and Steven Wagschal, Indiana University in Bloomington. Our symposium has been chosen as one of six events in the US to figure in the official program of the IV CENTENARIO DE LA MUERTE DE CERVANTES. This is a public event. We look forward to welcoming colleagues from OSU, from across the Midwest and beyond at the end of September!



13th Biennial Conference of the Society for Renaissance & Baroque Hispanic Poetry to take place at the Universidad de Sevilla

DSC00055I am delighted to announce that the next conference of the Society for Renaissance and Baroque Hispanic Poetry will the Universidad de Sevilla, October 18-20 2017. The local organizer is Prof. Juan Montero Delgado, Director of the Departamento de Literatura Española e Hispanoamericana at the Universidad de Sevilla and member of GRUPO P.A.S.O. (Poesía Andaluza del Siglo de Oro), the co-sponsor of this event. For more information, feel free to contact me ( or Professor Montero (

CFP, 12th Biennial Conference of the Society for Renaissance & Baroque Hispanic Poetry


University of Massachusetts Amherst – Mount Holyoke College

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September 24-26, 2015

Keynote Speakers:
Stephanie Kirk (Washington University in St. Louis) and
William Egginton (The Johns Hopkins University)

The conference organizers would like to invite the submission of proposals for papers and pre-formed panels on any aspect of the study of the Spanish and Latin American poetry of the Renaissance and the Baroque. Discussion papers and workshops on theory, pedagogy, translation, and other relevant topics are also welcome.

Paper proposals should be of about 250 words in length, whereas proposals for panels and other special events could be of around 500 words in length. Please include name, affiliation and, for panels, the titles and abstracts of each of the papers. Proposals (as a Word attachment) and questions can be sent to the following address:

The deadline for receiving proposals is March 20, 2015. Participants will be notified of acceptance by the end of April.

More information will soon be available at

To participate in the conference you must be a member of the SRBHP. Contact Mark Mascia ( to become a member or renew your membership.