Jeremy Robbins

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I am very happy to discuss any research topics around my areas of research interests, and I would particularly welcome topics connected with the Spanish Golden Age, especially the works of Cervantes, Góngora, Calderón, Zayas, and Gracián.

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Research Interests

My published and ongoing research covers various aspects of Spanish and European Baroque culture:

1. Spanish Golden Age art and literature (poetry, prose and drama), with a particular interest in Luis de Góngora, Baltasar Gracián, Pedro Calderón de la Barca and Diego Velázquez.

2. Court culture under Philip IV (1621-65) and Charles II (1665-1700) of Spain.

3. Early modern moral and political philosophy, with a primary focus on Neostoicism and scepticism and their cultural and intellectual impact, especially in the Spanish-speaking world.

4. Court drama and scenography in Baroque Europe.

5. Early modern Jesuits (especially Loyola, Ribadeneira, Gracián).

6. European Baroque quadratura (with a focus on Angelo Michele Colonna and Agostino Mitelli and on Andrea Pozzo) and the use of space in art, architecture and stage design.

7. The Flemish artist Daniel Seghers.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of Oxford

Award Date: 1 Jan 1992

Bachelor of Arts, University of Oxford

Award Date: 1 Jan 1988

Keywords

  • PQ Romance literatures
  • Spanish
  • Baroque
  • ND Painting
  • Baroque

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