Emiro Martínez-Osorio’s research focuses on Colonial Spanish American literature, chiefly the narrative heroic poems about the exploration and conquest of the New World. His book Authority, Piracy and Captivity in Colonial Spanish American Writing (Bucknell University Press, 2016) examines the intersection between social class, literary taste and political dissent in Juan de Castellanos’ Elegies of Illustrious Men of the Indies. He is currently working on a critical edition of the account presented by indigenous chieftain Diego de Torres to King Philip II of Spain in 1586. His research has been supported by the John Carter Brown Library and the Newberry Library. At York University, he teaches courses on sixteenth century Spanish epic and heroic poetry, Spanish-American Modernismo and Hispanic Caribbean Literature.
Country(ies) or Region(s) of Interest: Latin America
Keywords: Colonial. literature, poetry,