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Vicente Lledo-Guillem

Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures


Degrees

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


Bio

Vicente Lledó-Guillem received his PhD from the University of California at Berkeley in 2005. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Spanish language and literature from the University of Miami, where he received the Award of Academic Merit in May 2000. Professor Lledó-Guillem obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in English language and literature from the Universitat d’Alacant (Spain) in 1997 during which he completed three semesters at the University of Ulster at Coleraine and Queen’s University Belfast in Northern Ireland.

His main areas of research are the history of Spanish and Catalan languages from a political, cultural, 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 has 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 (monograph), 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) is entitled The Making of Catalan Linguistic Identity in Medieval and Early Modern Times (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018). This second monograph has been translated into Spanish by Professor Lledó-Guillem himself and has been published as La formación de la identidad lingüística catalana (siglos XIII-XVII) (Marcial Pons, 2019). 

He has also published in several journals including La CorónicaNeophilologus, Bulletin of Hispanic StudiesHispanic Research JournalHispanófila,Romanistisches JahrbuchCalíopeeHumanista and Crítica Hispánica.


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:

Interdisciplinary Programs: Culture & Education (From Antiquity to 1700s) at The Honors College.


Research Interests

  • Spanish and Catalan languages throughout history
  • Glottopolitics
  • Cultural and intellectual history
  • Historical and critical Sociolinguistics
  • Critical Philology
  • Medieval and Early Modern Spanish and Catalan Literature and Culture

Recent Courses Taught

Course Title Level
HUHC 013 (LT) C & E FALL HUMANITIES Undergraduate
SPAN 003 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH 1 Undergraduate
SPAN 005 ADVANCED READING IN SPANISH Undergraduate
SPAN 109 ADV SPANISH CONVERSATION Undergraduate
SPAN 113A CULTR & CIV OF SPAIN Undergraduate
SPAN 114A (LT) INTR SPAN LIT I Undergraduate
SPAN 141 VARIETIES OF SPANISH Undergraduate
SPAN 142 THE SPANISH LANG IN HISTORY Undergraduate
SPAN 143 (CC)SPANISH IN OTHER LANGUAGES Undergraduate
SPAN 144 SPANISH LANGUAGE IN THE U.S. Undergraduate
SPLT 050F (LT)MAGIC & WITCHCRFT SPAN LIT Undergraduate
SPLT 061 (LT) LOVE & ROM IN EARLY SPAIN Undergraduate
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