Assistant Professor of Spanish and Hispanic Studies Fernando Rodriguez-Mansilla was recently named an associate member of the Grupo de Investigación Siglo de Oro (GRISO), or the Golden Age Research Group. Coordinated by the University of Navarra in Pamplona, Spain, the group makes up one of the most prestigious research teams in early modern Spanish literature.
“This membership really gives me the opportunity to share my work with a broader community of scholars and to benefit of the GRISO network for publications, conferences, research stays, and more,” says Mansilla.
Most of Mansilla’s scholarly pursuits are focused on the Golden Age of Spanish literature, which includes texts that were produced in the early modern cultural period, which fell in the 16th and 17th centuries.
Founded in 1990 by Ignacio Arellano, GRISO seeks to bring together researchers from the University of Navarra and the institutions the world over. Among Mansilla’s colleagues in GRISO are experts and scholars from across Europe – Spain, Germany, Portugal and Italy – and the United States.
This past fall, Mansilla also delivered a lecture, “‘No Hubo Pobres Mendigantes:’ Inca Garcilaso’s Comentarios Reales and Pauperism,” sponsored by the Latin American Studies Program and the Latino Studies Program at Cornell University.
Mansilla has published numerous articles and reviews on the picaresque novel genre, Quevedo, Lope de Vega, Cervantes, ad Inca Garcilaso de la Vega and many other authors of that epoch. Mansilla joined the HWS faculty in 2010.