Jeremy Robbins

Forbes Chair of Spanish

  • Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies
  • Department of European Languages and Cultures
  • School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures

Contact details

Address

Street

Room 4.11
50 George Square

City
Edinburgh
Post code
EH8 9LH

Availability

  • I am currently Head of School and the quickest way of contacting me is either by email or by contacting the School secretary, James Gilmour (0131 650 3638), who has access to my calendar. I will normally be able to see you within 24 hours.

Qualifications

  • BA and DPhil, University of Oxford

Responsibilities & affiliations

I am on the Editorial Advisory Committee of the Bulletin of Spanish Studies, having been General Editor 2004-13, and on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Anuario de Estudios Cervantinos.

Open to PhD supervision enquiries?

Yes

Areas of interest for supervision

I am very happy to discuss any topic around my areas of research, and I would particularly welcome topics connected with the Spanish Golden Age, especially the works of Cervantes, Góngora, Calderón, Zayas and Gracián.

Research summary

My work centres on Spanish culture of the seventeenth century and, especially, on the Baroque, and is both interdisciplinary and comparative in scope and method.  Focusing on literature, history of ideas, and art and architecture, my research analyses the Baroque as a European phenomenon, and the Spanish Baroque as a major variant of this.

Published and ongoing research covers various aspects of Spanish and European Baroque culture:

  • Spanish Golden Age art and literature (poetry, prose and drama), with a particular interest in Luis de Góngora, Baltasar Gracián, Pedro Calderón de la Barca and Diego Velázquez.
  • Court culture under Philip IV (1621-65) and Charles II (1665-1700) of Spain.
  • Early modern moral and political philosophy, with a primary focus on Neostoicism and scepticism and their cultural and intellectual impact, especially in the Spanish-speaking world.
  • Court drama and scenography in Baroque Europe.
  • Early modern Jesuits (especially Loyola, Ribadeneira, Gracián).
  • European Baroque quadratura (with a particular focus on (a) Angelo Michele Colonna and Agostino Mitelli and (b) Andrea Pozzo) and the use of space in art, architecture and stage design.
  • The Flemish artist Daniel Seghers.

Research activities

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