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Vicente Lledo-Guillem

Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures


PHD, 2005, Univ Calif Berkeley; MA, 2000, Univ Miami; BA, 1997, Univ Alicante


Vicente Lledó-Guillem received a PhD from the University of California Berkeley in 2005. His main areas of research are the history of Spanish and Catalan languages from a glottopolitical and ideological point of view. He focuses on how language relates to issues such as identity, nation, and power in the past and in the present, especially in the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Period. He is interested in how cultural and intellectual history have had an influence on language ideology. Moreover, because of his political, cultural, and ideological approach to the history of language, he has also analyzed literary texts and has published on Medieval and Early Modern Catalan and Spanish Literature. His first book, Literatura o imperio: la construcción de las lenguas castellana y catalana en la España renacentista was published by Juan de la Cuesta—Hispanic Monographs in 2008. His second book (monograph) will be published in Spring 2018. He has also published in several journals including La Corónica, Neophilologus, Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, Hispanic Research Journal, Hispanófila, Romanistisches Jahrbuch, Calíope, eHumanista and Crítica Hispánica.

Publications and CV

Visit https://hofstra.academia.edu/VicenteLled%C3%B3Guillem

Teaching Interests

Professor Lledó-Guillem has created and taught all the courses in Hispanic Linguistics at the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures. He is also in charge of the Medieval and Early Modern Spanish culture and literature courses. He has taught at the Honors College on several occasions. Some examples of the classes that Professor Lledó-Guillem teaches are:

Spanish in Contact with Other Languages SPAN 143

Spanish in the Unites States SPAN 180

Spanish Language in History SPAN 142

Varieties of the Spanish Language: A Phonological and Sociolinguistic Approach SPAN 141

Love, Romance, and Eroticism in Medieval and Early Modern Spain SPLT 61 (taught in English)

Interdisciplinary Programs: Culture & Education (Classical and Medieval Periods) at TheHonors College.

Research Interests

Catalan and Spanish languages in history, language and politics, cultural history, medieval and early modern Spanish and Catalan literature, intellectual history, Queer and Gender Studies.

Recent Courses Taught

Course Title Level
HUHC 013 (LT) C & E FALL HUMANITIES Undergraduate
SPAN 114A (LT) INTR SPAN LIT I Undergraduate
SPAN 151 (LT) MID AGES THRU RENAIS Undergraduate
SPLT 061 (LT) LOVE & ROM IN EARLY SPAIN Undergraduate
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