Javier Lorenzo

Javier D. Lorenzo

Associate Professor
Hispanic Studies
252-328-2667 (phone)
252-328-6233 (fax)
Austin 318 (office)
Dept. Foreign Languages & Literatures
East Carolina University Mailstop #556
Greenville, NC 27858-4353


B.A. English and Spanish, Universidad Complutense, Madrid
M.A. Spanish, University of Ottawa, Canada
Ph.D. Comparative Literature, Penn State University


Golden Age Literature; Renaissance Art and Culture; Comparative Literature; Mythology.

Dr. Lorenzo is a native of La Coruña, but he grew up in Madrid. He taught at Southern Utah University and came to ECU in 2002. He specializes in Spanish Renaissance literature and has published articles on intertextuality and self-representation in the poetry of Garcilaso de la Vega and Juan Boscan. He is currently working on a monographic study of Boscan and on the impact of courtly discourse on different aspects of Golden Age prose. He is also attempting to perfect the art of the "empanada" and saying his daily prayers to make Atlético de Madrid the winner of the Spanish soccer championship.


FORL 2665 Don Quixote
SPAN 4556 Renaissance and Baroque Spain (1500-1681)
SPAN 3300 Advanced Written Composition
SPAN 1001-04 Elementary Spanish


  • "Poetica e ideologia: la aristocratizacion del endecasilabo en la Carta a la Duquesa de Soma." Hispanic Review. 73.1 (2005): 25-40.
  • "Traduccion y cortesania: la construccion de la identidad cortesana en los prologos al libro del Cortesano de Juan Boscan". Modern Language Notes. 120.2 (2005): 249-61.
  • "Bernardino de Mendoza" in Great Lives from History: The Renaissance & Early Modern Era, 1454-1600. (New York: Salem Press 2005) 668-69.
  • "After Tunis: Petrarchism and Empire in the Poetry of Garcilaso de la Vega." Hispanofila 141 (2004): 17-30.
  • "Cristomorfismo y reforma moral: la neutralizacion del pecado en el libro segundo de Juan Boscan." Monographic Review / Revista Monografica 18 (2002): 31-43.
  • "Garcilasian Echoes: Myth and Intertextuality in Cervantes' Numancia." Romance Notes 42.2 (2002): 171-76.
  • "Displacing Petrarch: Christomorphism and Exemplarity in Juan Boscan's libro segundo." Caliope: The Journal of the Society for Renaissance and Baroque Hispanic Poetry 7 (2001): 23-37.
  • "Orfismo y autorrepresentacion: La poetica especular de Garcilaso." Revista de Estudios Hispanicos 32 (1998): 271-95.




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