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Antonio J. Arraiza-Rivera


ANTONIO J. ARRAIZA-RIVERA, PhD '16, romance languages and literatures, is an assistant professor of Spanish at Wellesley College. He received a BA in comparative literature at the University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras. His research focuses on early modern Iberian literature & visual culture, with an emphasis on theories of the lyric, manuscript and print culture, Luso-Castilian bilingualism in poetry, and the influence of poet Luis de Góngora y Argote in Portugal and Latin America. His work has appeared in the peer-reviewed journals Hispamérica, Romance Notes, and the Boletín de la Academia Puertorriqueña de la Lengua Española. He is currently working on his first book, which explores how depictions of writing enable seventeenth-century poets to address the connections between orality, manuscript and printed editions, and overseas travel. A recipient of the Newhouse Center for the Humanities' Summer Fellowship, he is a current member of Wellesley College's Academic Review Board and a collaborator with the College's Office of Intercultural Education.