Ignacio Navarrete is Professor of Spanish Golden Age Literature and current Department Chair in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, with research interests focusing on poetry, poetics, and historiography of the Spanish Golden Age as well as on literary theory. Professor Navarrete received his Ph.D. from Indiana University in 1985. In the past, his research has focused on Italo-Iberian cultural relations and on the metalanguages of early-modern culture, which cut across national boundaries. That said, he is also interested in specifically Iberian literary and cultural issues such as lyric poetry and poetics; national identity and transnational empire; and print culture and the rise of the novel. He is particularly interested in formalist approaches to both poetry and narrative.