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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 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. He 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, 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). 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/VicenteLledóGuillem

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:

SPAN 142 - The Spanish Language in History
SPAN 151 - (LT) Middle Ages Through Renaissance
SPAN 143 - (CC) Spanish in Contact With Other Languages
SPLT 061 - (LT) Love, Romance, and Eroticism in Medieval and Early Modern Spain
SPAN 144 - Spanish Language in the United States
SPAN 141 - Varieties of the Spanish Language: A Sociolinguistic Approach

Interdisciplinary Programs: Culture & Education (From Antiquity to 1500s) at The Honors College.

Research Interests

Spanish and Catalan languages in history
Language and politics (glottopolitics) 
Cultural and intellectual history 
Historical and critical sociolinguistics 
Medieval and Early Modern Spanish and Catalan literature.

Recent Courses Taught

Course Title Level
SPAN 113A CULTR & CIV OF SPAIN 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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