Anthony J. Cascardi 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 and the co-edited volume Poiesis and Modernity. His new book is The Cambridge Introduction to Literature and Philosophy (Cambridge, 2014). (Ph.D., Harvard University).
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 for the College of Letters and Science.