Moisés R. Castillo

  • Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies
  • Hispanic Studies
1163 Patterson Office Tower
859-257-5772
Research Interests:
Education

BA. in Philosophy, Universidad de Granada, Spain
Ph.D. in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Linguistics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

Research


Given my training in philosophy, I am engaged in issues that pertain both to philosophy and literature in different areas of Hispanism, primarily within Golden Age and Colonial Studies. My actual research focuses on the representation of the Amerindian, Jew, and Muslim in the theater of the Spanish Baroque. I am currently working on a book project on Cervantes’s comedias.

Areas of Specialty

  • Early Modern and Colonial Studies
  • Spanish Golden Age Theater
  • Cervantes Studies

Teaching Award

College of Arts & Sciences Outstanding Teaching Award in the Humanities 2015-2016, University of Kentucky.

Selected Publications: 

Book

Indios en escena: La representación del amerindio en el teatro del Siglo de Oro. Purdue Studies in Romance Literatures 48. West Lafayette, IN: Purdue University Press, 2009. https://www.cla.purdue.edu/slc/psrl/authors/castillo._moises.html

Monograph

Lo real en El obsceno pájaro de la noche de José Donoso. Colección Eutopías 160. Valencia: Episteme, 1997.

Journal Editorship

Guest Editor of Special Issue of Romance Quarterly 61.2 (2014) devoted to Cervantes’s Novelas ejemplares.

Selected Journal Articles and Book Chapters

“Apocalyptic Stages: Lope de Vega’s El Nuevo Mundo and Cervantes’s La Numancia.” Writing in the End of Times: Apocalyptic Imagination in the Hispanic World. Ed. David R. Castillo and Bradley J. Nelson. Hispanic Issues Series. (Forthcoming).

“Cervantes and the comedia nueva.” The Oxford Handbook of Cervantes. Chapter 19. Oxford University Press. (Forthcoming).

"Espacios de ambigüedad en el teatro cervantino: La conquista de Jerusalén y los dramas de cautiverio." Cervantes 32.2 (2012): 123-42.

"Estrategias de resistencia y de crítica en el Perú colonial: La Relación de Titu Cusi Yupanqui y los Coloquios de la verdad de Pedro de Quiroga." Latin American Literary Review 80 (2012): 123-47.

“Agi Morato’s Garden as Heterotopian Place in Cervantes’s Los baños de Argel.” Spectacle and Topophilia: Reading Early Modern and Postmodern Hispanic Cultures. Ed. David R. Castillo, and Bradley J. Nelson. Hispanic Issues Series 38. Nashville: Vanderbilt UP, 2012. 43-63.

“La honorable muerte de un bárbaro en Arauco domado de Lope de Vega.” Teatro Colonial y America Latina. Theatralia: Revista de Poética del Teatro 6 (2004): 49-76. (released in 2005).

“¿Ortodoxia cervantina?: Un análisis de La gran sultana, El trato de Argel y Los baños de Argel.” Special Number of Cervantes’s Theater and Theatricality in Cervantes. Bulletin of the Comediantes 56.2 (2004): 219-40.

“Lope de Vega, inventor de América: El Nuevo Mundo descubierto por Cristóbal Colón.” Bulletin of the Comediantes 54.1 (2002): 57-90.

“La tragedia moral en el absolutismo de La Estrella de Sevilla.” Bulletin of the Comediantes 50.1 (1998): 59-77.

“El secreto de Vitoria y sus silencios.” RLA: Romance Languages Annual 8 (1997): 397-403. (21 pp. typescript).

Recent Invited Lectures

June 2017 – “Escenarios apocalípticos: El Nuevo Mundo de Lope de Vega y La Numancia de Cervantes.” Cervantes en el origen: Geografía, historia y fuentes documentales. I Jornadas Internacionales en torno a Cervantes, su obra y el contexto en el que se inspiró. Alcázar de San Juan, Miguel Esteban y Puebla de Almoradiel. Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Spain.

November 2015 – “Notes on the Relevance of Cervantine Thought Today: Spadaccini Reloaded.” Invited speaker at the Hispanic Issues 30th Anniversary Symposium: Renewing the Gaze: Socio-Historical Approaches to Hispanic Issues. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.

September 2015 – “Humanistic Lessons from Cervantes’s Theatricality.” Invited speaker at Cervantes’ Symposium: Cervantes and the Public Humanities in the Twenty-First Century. Concordia University, Montreal, Canada.

April 2014 – “Ambivalencias cervantinas: La representación del Otro en los dramas de cautiverio.” Public Lecture sponsored by The Robert Penn Warren Center for The Humanities. Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN.

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