Antonio Carreno Professor Emeritus of Hispanic Studies

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".

Brown Affiliations

research overview

Antonio Carreno's teaching and research interests include XVI and XVIIth Centuries of Spanish Literature with a main emphasis on Golden Age poetry (Lope de Vega, Góngora) and the comedia, mainly Lope de Vega's canonical works. He has also published on contemporary Spanish poetry. Along with numerous articles in the most prestigious journals of the field, he has published extensive monographs on Lope de Vega and Luis de Góngora. He is currently working on two projects: a book on Góngora's poesis and a study on Lope de Vega and the myths of history.

research statement

The main focus of Antonio Carreno's research is Golden Age Spanish Literature, particularly involving Lope de Vega, Luis de Góngora, Quevedo, and Cervantes. His research interests also cover Contemporary Spanish poetry and Galician Studies.

He is the author of two books on El romancero lírico de Lope de Vega (Gredos, 1977) and La dialéctica de la identidad en la poesía contemporánea (Madrid, Gredos, 1982). Antonio Carreno is the editor of Góngora's Romances (Cátedra, 1982) and the author of numerous editions of Lope de Vega's works: Poesía selecta (Cátedra, 1984), El castigo sin venganza (Cátedra, 1990), El perro del hortelano (Espasa-Calpe, 1991), Pastores de Belén (PPU, 1991), the voluminous edition of Lope de Vega's Rimas (Crítica, "Biblioteca Clásica", 1998), Obras completas. Poesía I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII (Biblioteca Castro, 2002-2004), Rimas humanas y divinas del Licenciado Tomé de Burguillos (Ediciones Colegio de España, 2002), Rimas sacras (Biblioteca Áurea Hispánica, forthcoming) and Laurel de Apolo (Cátedra, forthcoming) among others.

His numerous contributions to books, journal articles, dictionaries, and encyclopedias focus on myth and history, power relations, narrative space, the literary canon of the Golden Age, reception theory, parody, the representation of subjectivity, and social class.

funded research

1976-77 Columbia University, Research Grant, Council for Research in the Humanities.
1978-84 University of Illinois, Scholars Travel Awards.
1979-83 University of Illinois, Research Assistant Grants.
1979 U.S./Spanish Joint Committee, Educational and Cultural Affairs, Travel Grant.
1979-80 University of Illinois, Fellow, Center for Advanced Study.
1982, 85 American Council of Learned Societies, Travel Grant.
1981, 83 American Philosophical Society, Research Grant.
1983-84 Fulbright Fellowship.
1984-85 Guggenheim Fellowship.
1987 Research Travel Grant, The Foreign Ministry of Spain (Madrid, Biblioteca Nacional).
1988 National Endowment for the Humanities, Grant to Travel to Special collections (Summer, Biblioteca Nacional)
1989, 91, 92 Institute for International Studies (Research grant), Brown University (Summer, Madrid, Bblioteca Nacional).
1995 Research grant: The Foreign Ministry of Spain (Madrid, Biblioteca Nacional, Biblioteca de Palacio).