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Henry Berlin

Assistant Professor
911 Clemens Hall
Office Hours: Spring 2018 - Tuesday, 9:00 a.m.-10:50 p.m.; Wednesday, 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.; or by appointment
(716) 645-2243


  • M.A., Romance Studies (Hispanic Literatures and Cultures), Cornell University, 2009
  • Ph.D., Romance Studies (Hispanic Literatures and Cultures), Cornell University, 2011

Courses Regularly Taught

  • SPA509: Poetics of the Passions in Medieval Iberia
  • SPA449: Travel, Trouble, and Truth in Medieval Spanish Literature
  • SPA301: Survey of Spanish Literature: Middle Ages to the Seventeenth Century
  • SPA207/208: Conversation and Composition


  • Medieval Iberian Literature

Research Interests

  • History and theory of the emotions
  • Medieval rhetoric and poetics
  • Literature, philosophy, and theology
  • Iberian Studies

Selected Publications

  • “Alfonso de Madrigal, el Tostado, on the Politics of Friendship.” Forthcoming in Hispanic Review 84.2 (spring 2016).
  • “Ramon Llull and His Contemporaries.” A Companion to Ramon Llull. Ed. Amy M. Austin and Mark D. Johnston. Forthcoming in Brill’s Companions to the Christian Tradition series, 2016.
  • Invited editor, Arts of Finding Truth: Approaching Ramon Llull, 700 Years Later. eHumanista/IVITRA 8 (2015): 1-159.
  • “The Willing Reader of Duarte’s Leal Conselheiro.” Journal of Medieval Iberian Studies 5.2 (2013): 204-19.
  • “Mediation, Signification, and Exemplary Narrative in Ramon Llull’s Libre de Sancta Maria.” Medieval Encounters 17.3 (2011): 360-91.
  • “Ritual Mourning and National Nostalgia in the Crónica sarracina.” La corónica 37.2 (2009): 107-32.


  • Advisory Board Member, CR: The New Centennial Review, 2015-.
  • Executive Committee Member, MLA Catalan Studies Forum, 2015-.
  • Board Member, North American Catalan Society, 2013-.