Alejandro Coroleu Lletget

First name: 
Alejandro
Last name: 
Coroleu Lletget
Position: 
Research fellow

After studying Classics and Renaissance Studies at the Universitat de Barcelona, I undertook postdoctoral research at The Warburg Institute (University of London). I taught and researched at the University of Nottingham between 1995 and 2008. In 2009 I accepted a Research Professorship at ICREA in the Department of Catalan at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. My research focuses on Latin literary culture in Europe (ca. 1480–ca. 1720), and on the pervasiveness of Classical literature in early modern Iberia. These two research topics are not mutually exclusive.

My current project examines the role played by Latin writing — whether conceptual or descriptive, panegyric or critical — as an instrument of political discourse and propaganda during the War of the Spanish Succession and its aftermath (1701–1740). During my stay in Innsbruck I shall focus on ocasional and celebratory Latin verse and prose produced in the period under discussion. I will attend to a sample of works connected to the court, the church and  to institutions of learning, which were published in Barcelona and Vienna in the 1710s.

For further details about my research please visit: https://www.icrea.cat/Web/ScientificStaff/alejandro-coroleu-lletget-490