Antonio Carreno received his B.A. at the Escuela de Magisterio (Spain) in 1963, his first M.A. at Trinity College in 1970, and his second M.A., his M. Phil. and his PhD degrees from Yale University in 1973, 1974, and 1975, respectively. He taught at Yale, Columbia University and the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) before coming in 1985 to Brown University, where he holds the W. Duncan MacMillan Family Professorship in the Humanities. He has received numerous fellowships such as the Guggenheim, the Fulbright, the National Endowment for the Humantities, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the American Philosophical Society. In 1977 Antonio Carreño was awarded the Ramón Menéndez Pidal Prize which was given by the Spanish Royal Academy of Madrid for his work on Lope de Vega's balladry. He has been also honored by King Juan Carlos I of Spain with the "Encomienda de la Orden de Isabel la Católica".