My research focuses on the relationship between early modern soundscapes, lyric poetry, and materiality. I have worked for the Department of Incunabula and Rare Books at the National Library of Spain, where I catalogued a significant part of the early modern poetic and theatrical manuscripts. I am currently working on a book-length manuscript that will explore the changing meanings of the concepts of lírica and canción (‘poem/song’) in early modern Iberia and colonial Latin America. This project, provisionally entitled Lyric Matters: Performing Poetry in the Early Modern Iberian World, will analyze the underlying anxiety expressed by poets, editors, and musicians to justify the medium in which their texts are transmitted. Preliminary research towards this project has been funded by fellowships and grants from the Huntington Library, the Golden Age International Association, and the Society for Renaissance and Baroque Hispanic Poetry. I have published papers in the Spanish journals Voz y Letra and Manuscrit.cao, and the companions Biblioteca de Autógrafos Españoles and Memoria manuscrita del Siglo de Oro en la Biblioteca Nacional de España.
- Early Modern Spanish and Colonial Latin American Literature and Culture
- Book History and Material Culture
- Poetry and Lyric Theory
- History of the Senses and Subjectivity
- Short Forms and Micro-Fiction