This is the personal website of Vincent Barletta. I’m a professor of Iberian and Latin American cultures at Stanford University, where I teach late medieval and early modern Iberian literatures. My research focuses on Renaissance Portugal, empire and language, pastoral literature, and anthropological approaches to literature. My current book project, Rhythm: A Poetics of Patience, examines specific theories of rhythm in writers ranging from Aeschylus to Luís de Camões. Born in Chico, CA and raised in the East Bay, I now live in Palo Alto with my wife and two daughters.
Feel free to get in touch with me by email, phone, fax, or standard mail. Given my travel/work schedule, email is usually the fastest way to get a response.
You can click here to download an abridged, digital version of my academic CV preceded by a short biographical paragraph.
I’m currently on teaching leave, so if you’d like to meet to discuss your work, the best strategy is to send me an email message to set up an appointment.