David Barreto

Office Location: 
420 Williams Hall
Office Hours: 
Spring 2018: Tuesday 11am-12pm and Friday 10-11am


I hold a PhD and an MA from the University of Pennsylvania and an MA from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. I have taught at the University of Michigan, Franklin & Marshall College, and the University of Pennsylvania all levels of Spanish language, and classes on Latin American and Spanish literature, history, and culture. I have published, or have under review, peer-reviewed articles on San Juan de la Cruz, Chantal Maillard, Iván Carvajal, Edwin Madrid, Juan Gelman, Octavio Paz, José Ángel Valente, Fernando Pessoa, and Jorge Luis Borges. América y los orígenes de la lírica, 1492-2000, which is based on my dissertation, is scheduled for publication in 2019. A second manuscript—América and the Origins of Science—on philosophy and the history of science is currently underway. Also underway is a third research project on the philosophy of José Luis Pardo, Stanley Cavell, and Ludwig Wittgenstein. I have published four collections of poetry: La frágil resistencia (2007), Diálogo de los gentiles (2009), Lisboa Soundtrack (2011), and Wittgenstein / Estudio poético de lo ordinario (2017). For more information: https://upenn.academia.edu/DavidBarreto