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Eugenia Fosalba Vela is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Philology and Communication at the Universitat de Girona. She studied Spanish Philology at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (1987) and earned her PhD in 1994 with the thesis Estudio sobre la difusión de la Diana de Montemayor en Europa en los siglos XVI y XVII. She is now director of the Garcilaso de la Vega en Italia. Estancia en Nápoles (2016-2019) research group, and also founder and editor of the international journal, Studia Aurea. Revista de Literatura Española y Teoría Literaria del Renacimiento y Siglo de Oro (


Main achievements


Eugenia Fosalba began her research career in 1990 by demonstrating that Montemayor was the author of the celebrated Moorish tale inserted in La Diana (1558-1559). She then studied the impact of Montemayor’s novel in Spain, France, England and Germany in a monograph that was published in 1994. She has studied various aspects of Lope de Vega’s dramatic work, and also edited and written a foreword to the play, Don Lope de Cardona, with the Prolope project, in 2010. Fosalba has also published articles on narrators, such as Jorge de Montemayor and Miguel de Cervantes, poets like Francisco de Aldana, dramatists, such as Juan del Encina, Bartolomé Torres Naharro, and several studies of various kinds on the poetics of the eclogue and the Horatian epistle, using a comparatist approach. She has also written about the influence of the Spanish sentimental novel in France, especially La Princesse de Clèves (2006). For some years, she has tried to combine literary theory and praxis in a new line of research, with excellent results, such as the volume co-edited with María José Vega, Textos castigados: La censura literaria en el Siglo de Oro, 2013, as well as some of her more innovative research on 16th century poetic genres. She has contributed with the latest research to the writing of the section devoted to sixteenth century lyric poetry in the textbook on Spanish literature: La conquista del clasicismo. 1500-1598, Historia de la Literatura Española, in the collection edited by José Carlos Mainer, 2013. In recent years, her research has concentrated on Garcilaso de la Vega and his Neapolitan circle, with several articles that have made a strong impact on Hispanist criticism and international doctoral theses (2009, 2009, 2011, 2011, 2012, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2016, (2017, 2017), the latter two in press). Fosalba has unearthed a number of manuscripts by members of the circle of the Seripando brothers, e.g. three funeral epigrams with solid arguments (literary, codicological) and has now found more reasons (metric, epistolary and codicological) for attributing them to Garcilaso de la Vega, in the search for new works by the prince of Spanish poets that has only just begun. She has also edited, with E. Mallorquí, an unknown eclogue from Giles of Viterbo’s circle (BSS, 2017). Critica Letteraria, which has the best peer reviewers in Neapolitan Renaissance literature, has just published (2016) her discovery that A.S. Minturno’s important treatise on poetics (De Poeta), which critics had always situated in the second half of the 16th century, when it was published (1559), was written in an earlier period and may therefore have exerted a powerful influence on Garcilaso. Also in 2016, Fosalba delivered to the presses of the Real Academia Española her study and edition of El Abencerraje for the Biblioteca Clásica collection, edited by Francisco Rico; she presents numerous novelties about this triple work, including a reorganization of genealogical relationships and convincing arguments for recognizing Jerónimo Jiménez de Urrea as author of the first of the three, the one most scorned by critics and of which an annotated critical edition is being offered for the first time. She is the founder of a journal of high-level philological research, a pioneer in Spain in the digital format with double peer review (OJS), which she has edited since its creation in 2007: Studia Aurea: Revista de Literatura Española y Teoría Literaria del Renacimiento y Siglo de Oro (, as well as the series of research volumes attached to the journal: Studia Aurea Monográfica. Eugenia Fosalba is currently supervising two doctoral theses linked to the project of which she is the Principal Investigator, Garcilaso de la Vega en Italia. Estancia en Nápoles (2016-2019): “Panorama literario de la Nápoles de los años treinta. Influencia en Garcilaso” [Literary Panorama of Naples in the 1530s. Influence on Garcilaso], by the doctorand Gáldrick de la Torre, and “La obra poética de Francisco de Aldana” [Francisco de Aldana’s Poetic Work], by the doctorand Adalid Nievas, who have begun to publish the results of their research in high-impact prestigious journals. 


Last ten years of publications and research activities


Books and editions


Eugenia Fosalba and Gáldrick de la Torre eds., La égloga renacentista en el reino de Nápoles, Bulletin Hispanique, 119, 2, 2017, in press.


El Abencerraje, annotated critical edition, with introductory study by Eugenia Fosalba, series Biblioteca Clásica de la Real Academia Española, edited by Francisco Rico, delivered and accepted 10 September 2016 (with certificate).


Jorge García López, Eugenia Fosalba, Gonzalo Pontón, Historia de la Literatura Española. 2 La conquista del clasicismo (1500-1598), dir. José Carlos Mainer, Crítica, Barcelona, 2013.

ISBN: 978-84-9892-621-7

[Alberto del Río, Insula, 808, abril 2014, p. 14-15.]

[Juan Pablo Gil-Osle, Renaissance Quarterly, 68/4 (2015), pp. 1504-1505].


Eugenia Fosalba ed., La obra de Juan Boscán, Studia Aurea. Revista de Literatura Española y Teoría Literaria del Renacimiento y Siglo de Oro 7 (2013), 1-302.


Eugenia Fosalba and María José Vega, Textos castigados. La censura literaria en el siglo XVI, ed., Peter Lang Verlag, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2012.

ISBN: 978-3-0343-1245-5 br.

[Reyes Coll-Tellechea, Renaissance Quarterly 67/1 (2014): 331-333.]


Eugenia Fosalba and Gonzalo Pontón eds., “La escondida senda”. Estudios en homenaje a Alberto Blecua, Castalia, Barcelona, 2012.


Eugenia Fosalba ed., Don Lope de Cardona, Prolope, Milenio, Lérida, 2010.


Eugenia Fosalba and Carlos Vaíllo eds., Literatura, Sociedad y Política en el Siglo de Oro, Studia Aurea Monográfica, 1, Publiccions de la Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 2010.



Articles and chapters


Eugenia Fosalba, Enric Mallorquí-Ruscalleda, “Una égloga neolatina entre los manuscritos de los hermanos Seripando”, Latin and Vernacular in Renaissance Iberia, V: Pastoral from the Middle Ages to the baroque, ed. by Barry Taylor and Alejandrio Coroleu, Bulletin of Spanish Studies, XCIV:3 2017, pp. 1-17.


Eugenia Fosalba, “Ecos de la preceptiva minturniana en las églogas de Garcilaso de la Vega”, Bulletin Hispanique, 119, 2, 2017, accepted, in press.


Eugenia Fosalba, “Tracce di una precoce composizione (ca. 1525-1533) del De Poeta di Minturno. A proposito della sua possibile influenza su Garcilaso de la Vega”, Critica Letteraria, 173 (2016), pp. 627-650.


 Eugenia Fosalba, “Más sobre Garcilaso en Nápoles. Epigramas funerales a la muerte de Ariosto”, Rinascimento meridionale. Napoli e il Viceré Pedro de Toledo (1532-1553), Napoli, Tulio Pironti, 2016, pp. 387-408.ás_sobre_la_estancia_de_Garcilaso_en_Nápoles._Epigramas_funerales_a_la_muerte_de_Ariosto


Eugenia Fosalba, “El desembarco de Garcilaso en Italia”, Insula, 825 (2015), pp. 6-8.


Eugenia Fosalba, “Notes on the possibility of Jerónimo Jiménez de Urrea being the author of El Abencerraje”, Crítica Hispánica, 37 (2015), pp. 7-31.ónimo_Jiménez_de_Urrea_being_the_author_of_The_Abencerraje


Eugenia Fosalba, “Introducción”, La obra de Juan Boscán, Studia Aurea.,  7 (2013), pp. 1-6.


Eugenia Fosalba, “Los escondrijos de Venus. La autocensura como mecanismo clave en la ficción sentimental”, Textos castigados. La censura literaria en el Siglo de Oro, ed. Eugenia Fosalba and María José Vega, Peter Lang Verlag, Bern, 2012, pp. 75-98.


María José Vega and Eugenia Fosalba, “Introducción. Censura y letras áureas”, Textos castigados. La censura literaria en el Siglo de Oro, ed. Eugenia Fosalba and María José Vega, Peter Lang Verlag, Bern, 2012, pp. 7-20.


Fosalba, Eugenia, “A vueltas con el descuido en Garcilaso y Boscán”, “La escondida senda”. Estudios en homenaje a Alberto Blecua, Castalia, Barcelona, 2012, 147-164.


Eugenia Fosalba, “Sobre la relación de Garcilaso con Antonio Tilesio y el círculo de los hermanos Seripando”, Cuadernos de filología italiana, 19 (2012), 131-144.


Eugenia Fosalba, “Acerca del horacianismo de la epístola poética siglodorista: algunas cuestiones previas”, eHumanista. Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Iberian Studies, 18 (2011), 357-375.


Eugenia Fosalba, “El exordio de la Epístola a Boscán: contexto napolitano”, Studia Aurea, Revista de Literatura Española y Teoría Literaria del Renacimiento y Siglo de Oro, 5 (2011), 23-47. URL:


Eugenia Fosalba, “Las fuentes históricas del Don Lope de Cardona”, in Literatura, sociedad y política en el Siglo de Oro, edited by Eugenia Fosalba and Carlos Vaíllo, Studia Aurea Monográfica, Servicio de Publicaciones de la Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, Bellaterra, 2010, 249-268.




Eugenia Fosalba, “Implicaciones teóricas del alegorismo autobiográfico en la égloga III de Garcilaso”, Studia Aurea.  Studia Aurea. Revista de Literatura Española y Teoría Literaria del Renacimiento y Siglo de Oro, 3 (2009), 39-104.



Eugenia Fosalba, “Allegoria autobiografia e universalità poetica in Garcilaso”, Travestimenti. Mondi immaginari e scrittura nell’Europa delle corti, ed. Raffaele Girardi,  Edizioni di Pagina, Bari, 2009, 285-209.


Eugenia Fosalba, “Retazos de novela sentimental castellana. Hacia La Princesse de Clèves”, Bulletin Hispanique,  CVIII/2 (2006), pp. 389-420.


Complementary payments for research (sexenniums): 3 (1990-1995)(2001-2006)(2007-2012)


Management positions: Coordinator of Hispanic Studies, Department of Philology, University of Girona (1996-2000)



Last Project


Titel: Garcilaso en Italia. Estancia en Nápoles (I) (2016-2019)

Universities: Universitat de Girona, Barcelona, Univ. Rovira i Virgili, Univ. Autònoma de Barcelona, Univ. Complutense de Madrid, Univ. de Valladolid, Univ. de Salamanca, Univ. Federico II di Napoli, Università di Napoli l'Orientale, École Normale Supérieure de París, University of California.

First researcher: Eugenia Fosalba Vela

Reference:  FFI2015-65093-P

Number of members: 16  

Organism: Ministery of Economy and Competivity


Titel. Congreso internacional: Textos castigados. La censura literaria en el Siglo de Oro  (2011-2012)

First Researcher: Eugenia Fosalba

Reference: FFI2010-12320-E

Organism: Ministery of Science and Innovation


Titel: Literatura y ciència en la primera edad moderna (2014-2017)

First Researcher: Jorge García López

Ref: 2014SGR1322

Agency for Management and University of Research Grants



Other achievements



Founder and editor of Studia Aurea: revista de literatura española y teoría literaria del renacimiento y siglo de oro ( ) since 2007 (awarded the Fecyt Seal of Quality and Excellence in 2014). This is a high quality academic journal that promotes the study of Spanish literature, early modern European letters and the survival of the classical tradition in general. It uses the Open Journal System, the best and most transparent management system for periodical publications.

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Founder and editor of the series of monographic volumes, Studia Aurea Monográfica (, a collection of high-level research studies sponsored by Studia Aurea, whose aim is to disseminate the results of research on the literary culture of the early modern period. This collection seeks, in particular, to give prominence to studies with interdisciplinary approaches to the literature and cultural history of the fifteenth, sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Its mission is to foster the exchange and complementarity of knowledge between the various branches of literary studies (philology, literary theory and criticism, and also comparatism) and the diverse branches of knowledge that make up cultural historiography, such as history, philosophy, art and musicology, among others.