Vincent Barletta

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Vincent Barletta, PhD

  • Associate Professor of Comparative Literature
  • Associate Professor of Iberian and Latin American Cultures
  • Affiliated faculty at The Europe Center

Pigott Hall 225

(650) 262-3082 (voice)


Vincent Barletta is Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and Iberian and Latin American Cultures. He is a Research Associate at Stanford's Europe Center and associated faculty in the Center for African Studies, the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies, and the Center for Latin American Studies. He is also Executive Editor of the Journal of Lusophone Studies and ILAC Undergraduate Chair. His research and teaching focus primarily on poetry and Lusophone literatures, especially texts associated with the Portuguese empire; classical reception; comparative literature; literature and linguistic anthropology; literature and philosophy.

Professor Barletta's latest book, Rhythm: Form and Dispossession (Chicago, 2020), analyzes key philosophical and poetic theorizations of rhythm from ancient Greece to the modern era. His earlier publications include: Death in Babylon: Alexander the Great and Iberian Empire in the Muslim Orient (Chicago, 2010); A Memorandum for the President of the Royal Audiencia and Chancery Court of the City and Kingdom of Granada (Chicago, 2007); and Covert Gestures: Crypto-Islamic Literature as Cultural Practice in Early Modern Spain (Minnesota, 2005).