Ignacio López Alemany

Ph.D., Associate Professor of Spanish, Associate Department Head, Director of Graduate Studies


Ph.D. in Spanish (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)

Curriculum Vitae

Research/ Teaching Interests

Medieval and Early Modern Spanish Literature, Art, and Culture.

Personal Statement

As a scholar, my investigation encompasses archival research on sociological and economic aspects of the Golden Age comedia; the study of the literary and political goals of writers and their patrons in royal and noble courts during the XVIth and XVIIth centuries in Spain; the influence of Italian opera in the re-shaping of Spanish late-baroque; and finally, how literary genres incorporate and adapt Spanish and Italian music, painting and sculpture techniques and features of the time.
As a teacher, I aim to accomplish two things: 1) to take each individual student as far as possible as a language, literature, and culture learner, and as a higher education student; 2) to share with my students more than just a body of grammar and literature, but to provide a cultural understanding of them and a way to relate with them from their own experience.

Selected Professional Achievements


  • José de CañizaresLas amazonas de EspañaLa hazaña mayor de AlcidesEstudio y edición. Iberoamericana-Vervuert, 2018
  •  Ilusión áulica e imaginación caballeresca en El cortesano de Luis Milán [1561]. UNC Press, 2013
  • Signs of Power in Habsburg Spain and the New World. Edited by Jason McCloskey & Ignacio López Alemany, Bucknell UP, 2013. [Reprinted in paperback in March 2017]
  • Ignacio López Alemany & J. E. Varey. El teatro palaciego en Madrid: 1707–1724. Estudio y Documentos. Tamesis, 2006. Fuentes para la Historia del Teatro en España 32


  • Editor of Calíope: Journal of the Society for Renaissance and Baroque Hispanic Poetry (ISSN: 1084-1490)


  • Biruté Ciplijauskaité Fellowship in Peninsular Spanish Poetry at the Center for Research in the Humanities, University of Wisconsin, Madison (AY 2019–2020)

Full list of publications: https://ignaciolopezalemany.academia.edu/

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