About

Juan Vitulli is Associate Professor of Iberian and Latin-American Literature and Culture at the University of Notre Dame. His research interests include early modern Hispanic literature and culture; Baroque poetry; Baroque sermons; and the cultural intersections between the Baroque and the Creole. Currently, Vitulli is working in a new project titled The Baroque Hispanic Preacher,  which is a study on books on preaching written during the XVII century in Spain and its colonies—including Peru, Mexico, Colombia and the Philippines.

Thematic Interests

Baroque culture; literatures and ideologies; transatlantic studies; national identities; canon formation; the notion of “Criollo” as a floating signifier in Latin America

Current Research

Baroque culture in the Hispanic world (Spain and Latin America) and its social/political/ideological implications; Baroque poetry and sermons; cultural intersections of the Baroque and the Creole; “The Baroque Hispanic Preacher” project focusing on 17th-century books on preaching from Spain and its colonies, including Peru, Mexico, Colombia and the Philippines.

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Books

Editor, First Annotated Edition of Amar Su Propia Muerte by Juan De Espinosa Medrano (Iberoamericana/Vervuert, 2011) 
Coeditor, Poéticas de lo criollo. La transformación del concepto “criollo” en las letras hispanoamericanas with David Solodkow (siglos XVI al XIX) (Editorial Corregidor 2009)

Journal Articles

“Blanco pequeño de ambos mundos: Una lectura del ‘Al agasajo’ de Hernando Domínguez Camargo,” Calíope: Journal of the Society for Renaissance and Baroque Hispanic Poetry 18, 2 (2013). 
“Polifemo reformado: imitación, comentario y diferencia en la poética de Góngora,” Revista de Estudios Hispánicos 41, 1 (2007)
“Amar su propia muerte: el drama de la representación criolla,” Bulletin of the Comediantes 58, 1 (2006)
“Máquina de penitencia: Don Quijote y la imitación en Sierra Morena,” Vanderbilt e-Journal of Luso-Hispanic Studies 2 (2005)

Book Chapters

“Sin tener ojos para ver, haya ojos para llorar: en torno al concepto de representación en la Oración fúnebre a las reales exequias de Carlos II (1701) de Rodrigo de Castro y Mena,” in Fiesta y religión en la América colonial (siglos XVI-XVIII) (Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2009)
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