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Albert Lloret

Associate Professor & Director of Spanish and Catalan Studies

Albert Lloret is an associate professor of Spanish and Catalan specializing in the literature of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. He holds a Ph.D. in Romance Languages and Literatures from Johns Hopkins University. His research interests include textual scholarship, cultural history, translation studies, and the digital humanities. He is the author of Printing Ausiàs March and co-author of The Classical Tradition in Medieval Catalan. He has edited essay collections on Catalan literature and translation, digital archives and medieval Iberian texts, and the materiality of early modern poetry. His current work includes a critical edition and translation of Giovanni Boccaccio’s geographical dictionary De montibus (in collaboration with Michael Papio), studies of space in lyric poetry, the history of medieval Catalan literature, and the printing of chivalric romance Tirant lo Blanc. He edits Translat Library and Digital Philology.

Research Areas

  • Medieval and Renaissance Iberian Literatures
  • Textual Scholarship
  • Translation Studies
  • Digital Humanities



  • The Classical Tradition in Medieval Catalan, 1300-1500: Translation, Imitation, and Literacy. Co-authored with Lluís Cabré, Alejandro Coroleu, Montserrat Ferrer, and Josep Pujol. Woodbridge: Tamesis (Boydell & Brewer), 2018.
  • ​​​​Printing Ausiàs March: Material Culture and Renaissance Poetics. Madrid: Centro para la Edición de los Clásicos Españoles, 2013.

Edited Collections

  • Poesía y materialidad. Co-edited with Miguel Martínez. Spec. issue of Calíope 23.2 (2018).
  • Digital Archives and Medieval Iberian Texts. Spec. issue of Digital Philology 3.1 (2014).
  • Catalan Literature and Translation. Spec. issue of Translation Review 87 (2013).

Articles and Book Chapters

  • "Notes for a Critical Edition of the De montibus and a Few Observations on 'Rupibus ex dextris.'" Co-authored with Michael Papio. Studi sul Boccaccio 46 (2018): 13-53.
  • “Fray Luis de León.” Encyclopedia of Renaissance Philosophy. Ed. Marco Sgarbi. Heidelberg: Springer, 2016.
  • “The Letter and the Fading Voice in the Poetry of Ausiàs March.” Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies 17.3 (2016): 255-69.
  • “Recent Issues in Textual Scholarship of Spanish Literary Texts.” Ecdotica 12 (2015): 205-25.
  • “Source Traditions and Target Poetics: Translation and Lexical Issues Regarding the Works of Bernat Metge and Ausiàs March.” Co-authored with Lluís Cabré. Anuario de Estudios Medievales 45.1 (2015): 393-417.
  • “Fortuna de los prólogos al cancionero de Ausiàs March.” Clàssics i moderns a la cultura literària catalana del Renaixement. Ed. Alejandro Coroleu. Lleida: Punctum, 2015. 135-58.
  • “Forging Renaissance Authorship: Petrarch and Ausiàs March.” Self-Fashioning and Assumptions of Identity in Medieval and Early Modern Iberia. Ed. Laura Delbrugge. Leiden: Brill, 2015. 253-76.
  • La posteritat d’Ausiàs March i la transmissió impresa.” Literatura medieval (II): Segle XIV-XV. Ed. Lola Badia. Vol. 2 of Història de la literatura catalana. Barcelona: Enciclopèdia Catalana, Barcino, Ajuntament de Barcelona, 2014. 435-40.
  • Readers and Compilators of Ausiàs March’s Poetry in Barcelona (BNE, MS 2985). Digital Philology 1.1 (2012): 139-59.
  • “La formazione di un canzoniere a stampa.” Ecdotica 5 (2008): 103-25.
  • “El error retórico de la alcahueta: Performatividad y nueva retórica en la Celestina.” Celestinesca 31 (2007): 119-32.
  • “Discurso jurídico y reforma social en el Llibre de l’orde de cavalleria de Ramón Llull.” La corónica 35.1 (2006): 171-90.

Awards and Accolades

  • National Endowment for the Humanities, Critical Editions and Translations Grant (with M. Papio). 
  • Mellon Fellowship, Knights of Columbus Vatican Microfilm Library, Saint Louis University.
  • Hispanex Grant, Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación, Spain.

Courses Recently Taught

Spanish 312: Oral and Written Expression
Spanish 320: Literary Currents - Spain I
Spanish 390: Trips to the Other World
Spanish 415: Culture and Civilization of Spain
Spanish 597ET: Editorial Theory for Digital Environments
Spanish 597OC: Old Catalan Literature
Spanish 697LP: Golden Age Lyric Poetry
Spanish 697DQ: Don Quixote
Spanish 697PS: Poetry and the Production of Space