Professor of Comparative Literature, Rhetoric, & Spanish
Department of Comparative Literature, Department of Spanish and Portuguese
(510) 642-1205

Research Expertise and Interest

English, comparative literature, literature, Spanish, Portuguese, philosophy, aesthetics, early modern literature, French, Spanish Baroque


Cascardi works on literature and philosophy, aesthetics, and early modern literature, with an emphasis on Spanish, English, and French. He is especially interested in the Spanish Baroque and frequently teaches courses on Cervantes. Most recently he published Consequences of Enlightenment: Aesthetics as Critique. He is currently working towards a book on emotion and agency in art and is devising a new course on aesthetics, called "Speaking of the Arts."

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