Anthony J. Cascardi

Sidney and Margaret Ancker Distinguished Professor of Comparative Literature, Rhetoric, and Spanish, and Jean and Irving Stone Dean of Arts and Humanities Emeritus

Dept of Comparative Literature

Dept. of Rhetoric

Dept of Spanish and Portuguese


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 serves as the academic editor of the Cambridge University Press Studies in Literature and Philosophy. His forthcoming book–Francisco de Goya: Art of Critique–will be published by Zone.

Professor Cascardi has received the Divisional Distinguished Service Award for Berkeley Senate Faculty Members, and his book Cervantes, Literature, and the Discourse of Politics was awarded the Renaissance Society‚Äôs Gordan prize for best book.