Adam Mahler is a second-year doctoral student, specializing in the poetries of medieval/early modern Portugal and Spain. Working comparatively and diachronically across Romance literatures, he researches Iberian theories of lyric, rhetoric, and literary criticism, particularly as these map the relationship between poets, their social milieu, and material cultures.  
 
The recipient of a Fulbright research grant, he has written on Luso-Brazilian literature for CaesuraPoetry InternationalPessoa Plural, The Luso-Brazilian Review, 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. You can find his latest book of translations, Camilo Pessanha’s Clepsydra and Other Poems (Tagus Press at the University of Massachusetts–Dartmouth, April 2022), on Bookshop.org or Amazon.
 

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