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Professor Trevor Dadson FBA

The literature and the socio-economic, cultural and political history of 16th and 17th-century Spain; contemporary Spanish poetry; literary criticism, textual bibliography; the Moriscos
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About this Fellow

Since 2004 I have been Professor of Hispanic Studies at Queen Mary University of London. Previously I was Professor of Spanish at the Queen's University Belfast and then at the University of Birmingham. I research mainly on the the history (cultural and socio-economic) and literature of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. I have published on a wide range of topics, that include book ownership, textual editing and criticism, the Moriscos of Villarrubia and, more generally, of the Campo de Calatrava, biographies of the poets Diego de Silva y Mendoza, Count of Salinas, and Gabriel Bocángel and critical editions of their works; a biography of the Princess of Eboli, the letters of the Count of Salinas and of the Princess of Eboli, and, most recently, an edition of Salinas's unknown poetry. I am currently preparing an edition of the letters the Count of Salinas sent from Lisbon whilst he was Spanish Viceroy there between 1617 and 1622. In 2008 the town council of Villarrubia de los Ojos named a street after me, and in 2015 King Philip VI of Spain awarded me the title of 'Commander of the Order of Isabel the Catholic' for my services to Spanish culture.



Current post

  • Professor of Hispanic Studies, Queen Mary University of London

Past Appointments

  • President, Asociacion Internacional Siglo de Oro, 1999 - 2002
  • Vice-President, Asociacion Internacional de Hispanistas, 2004 - 2007
  • Professor of Hispanic Studies, Queen Mary University of London, 2004
  • Queen's University, Belfast, Queen's University Belfast, 1978 - 1990
  • Professor of Hispanic Studies, Queen Mary University of London, 2004


Epistolario e historia documental de Ana de Mendoza y de la Cerda, princesa de Eboli 2013

Historia de la impresion de las Rimas de Lupercio y Bartolome Leonardo de Argensola 2010

La Espana del siglo XIX vista por dos inglesas: Lady Holland y la novelista George Eliot 2012

Diego de Silva y Mendoza. Poeta y politico en la corte de Felipe III 2011

Diego de Silva y Mendoza, Conde de Salinas. Obra completa. I. Poesía desconocida. 2016

La princesa de Éboli: Cautiva del rey. Vida de Ana de Mendoza y de la Cerda (1540-1592) 2015

Tolerance and Coexistence in Early Modern Spain. Old Christians and Moriscos in the Campo de Calatrava 2014

Diego de Silva y Mendoza, conde de Salinas. Cartas y memoriales (1584-1630) 2015

Libros, lectores y lecturas: Estudios sobre bibliotecas particulares espanolas del Siglo de Oro 1998

Gabriel Bocangel y Unzueta, Obras completas. 2 vols 2001

Los moriscos de Villarrubia de los Ojos (siglos XV-XVIII). Historia de una minoria asimilada, expulsada y reintegrada 2007

Other Early Modern Languages and Literatures to 1830 Fellows

Professor Margaret McGowan

The Renaissance; interdisciplinary approaches to court literature and art; their political and cultural contexts; critical approaches to the History of the Dance and its printed, manuscript and visual sources