Javier Patiño Loira

E-mail: jpatinoloira@ucla.edu Office: Rolfe Hall 5337

Javier Patiño Loira earned his PhD from Princeton University in 2016 with a dissertation about the role that the seventeenth-century notion of “wit” or “ingenuity” played in the development of a new way of understanding the mechanisms involved in the decoding of tropes, arguments and plots, as well as in the formation of a theory of the beautiful. At present, he is working on a book project entitled “Cooperative Aesthetics: Jesuit Hispanic Scholarly Networks and Acuity of Wit.”

Javier is interested in early modern poetic and rhetorical theory, the constitution and dynamics of humanist networks and the reception of classical antiquity. He has published articles on the relationship between scholarship and book collecting practices in the context of the formation of sixteenth-century libraries, as well as on the relationship between early modern psychology and politics as they coalesce in the development of the notion of interiority.

Since September 2014, Javier has been part of the Diversifying the Classics project, directed by Prof. Barbara Fuchs at UCLA, as a regular member of the working group on the Comedia in Translation and Performance.

Education

M.A./Ph.D. (2012/2016) Spanish and Portuguese, Princeton University
M.A. (2008) Comparative Literature, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales
B.A. (2007) Romance Languages (Italian), Universidad de Santiago de Compostela
B.A. (2007) Spanish, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela

Research

  • Early Modern Spanish and Italian Literature
  • Poetics and Rhetoric
  • Humanism and Reception of Greek and Roman Antiquity
  • Intellectual Networks
  • Libraries and Collections

Publications

“Cervantes’ Persiles and Early Modern Theories of Wonder.” Forthcoming in a collective volume on Cervantes’ Persiles, ed. Marina Brownlee.

“‘Meddling with Royal Hearts:’ Interiority and Privanza (1598-1643).” Culture and History 6.2 (Forthcoming December 2017).

“Imagining Public Libraries in Sixteenth-Century Italy and Spain: Juan Páez de Castro and Juan Bautista Cardona.” Pacific Coast Philology 52.2 (Forthcoming December 2017).

“Tropes.” In Encyclopedia of Renaissance Philosophy, ed. Marco Sgarbi. Springer, 2017 (Forthcoming Fall 2017).

“Francesco Robortello.” In Encyclopedia of Renaissance Philosophy, ed. Marco Sgarbi. Springer, 2017 (Forthcoming Fall 2017).

“Giulio Camillo Delminio.” In Encyclopedia of Renaissance Philosophy, ed. Marco Sgarbi. Springer, 2017 (Forthcoming Fall 2017).

“‘Glosar la intención:’ Baltasar Gracián, el secreto de estado y la agudeza en el historiador.” Memoria y civilización 19 (2016): 271-291.

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