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Graduate Student in Spanish

Íñigo Huércanos Esparza (Pamplona, 1995) studies the literature and intellectual history of nineteenth-century Spain.

His dissertation examines how Spanish poetry spanning from late-Enlightenment to post-Romanticism steadily served as a vehicle for the expression of epistemic ideals and concerns. In an age marked by the gradual detheologization of intellectual inquiry, by groundbreaking scientific discoveries and technological innovation, Spanish poets used the craft of verse to praise—or to belittle—the utility of various areas of knowledge and the endeavors of prominent learned figures. The right and wrong uses of human intelligence, the role that religious doctrines should play in the shaping of the intellect, and other matters related to the acquisition, transmission, and application of knowledge became a core issue of their poetic reflections.

Íñigo’s articles have appeared in Bulletin of Spanish Studies, Hispanófila, and Cuadernos de Ilustración y Romanticismo (forthcoming). During his time at the Pennsylvania State University, he was the recipient of a Predoctoral Fellowship from the Center for Humanities and Information.

He has extensive experience as an instructor of Spanish, having taught several undergraduate classes at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the Pennsylvania State University.

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