Anthony J. Cascardi

Title: Professor of Comparative Literature, Rhetoric, & Spanish and Dean of Arts and Humanities, University of California, Berkeley


Anthony J. Cascardi (B.A., Princeton University; M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University), works on literature and philosophy, aesthetic theory, and early modern literature, with an emphasis on Spanish, English, and French. He teaches courses on Cervantes, literature and philosophy, aesthetic theory and the early modern period. Most recently he published Cervantes, Literature, and the Discourse of Politics, the co-edited volume Poiesis and Modernity, and The Cambridge Introduction to Literature and Philosophy (Cambridge, 2014).  He is currently completing a book entitled Francisco de Goya: The Art of Critique.

In 2009, Professor Cascardi received the Divisional Distinguished Service Award for Senate Faculty Members.  In 2013 his book Cervantes, Literature, and the Discourse of Politics won the Renaissance Society’s Gordan prize for best book.  Professor Cascardi is currently the Dean of Arts and Humanities at U.C. Berkeley.