Adam Mahler is a second-year doctoral student in Romance Languages and Literatures, specializing in the poetries of medieval Portugal and Spain. The recipient of a Fulbright research grant, he has written on Luso-Brazilian literature for CaesuraPoetry InternationalPessoa Plural, and, in Portuguese, for Colóquio/Letras, Portugal's premier literary review. For his essay on literary unexemplarity in Dom Duarte’s Leal conselheiro, he received La corónica’s 2021 Nancy F. Marino Prize for best essay in Hispanomedieval Studies. For his translation-in-progress, a volume of minority-language poetry from Spain, he was awarded a PEN/Heim 2022 Translation Fund Grant. His first book of translations, Camilo Pessanha’s Clepsydra and Other Poems, will be published by Tagus Press at the University of Massachusetts–Dartmouth in Fall 2021. 


Research interests: troubadour poetry, Iberian Jewry, aljamiado literature, translation theory, theory of the lyric, minority- and historical languages of the Iberian Peninsula.