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David Castillo

Professor and Chair of Romance Languages and Literatures


Early modern culture, Baroque literature, horror and fantasy, new media and culture

David Castillo specializes in early modern literature and culture, especially the Spanish Baroque, an era that produced unusually grotesque, terrifying and fantastic literature.

He can discuss the classics of Spanish literature such as Cervantes' Don Quixote, the origins of mass-culture, and the roots of modern fantasy and horror in the early modern period. In his latest book, "Baroque Horrors," Castillo presents baroque tales of mutilation, mutation, monstrosity, murder and mayhem, and relates them to fundamental questions of political history.


David Castillo, PhD
Professor and Chair of Romance Languages and Literatures
University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences

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