John Giblin

Position title: Ph.D. Candidate


Department of Spanish and Portuguese

John Giblin is a fifth-year PhD student in Spanish Literature at the University of Wisconsin Madison. He is currently writing a dissertation related to Cervantes and the Picaresque with the working titled Baroque Genres: Theorizing the Early Modern Spanish Picaresque through Cervantes. He graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder in 2013 with a Masters in Spanish Literature and from the University of Central Florida in 2011 with dual degrees in Spanish and Political Science. He is a graduate from the Burnett Honors College; his Honors in a Major thesis was titled “Destiny, Honor, and the Seven Deadly Sins in La vida de Lázarillo de Tormes y de sus fortunas y adversidades”.  As an undergraduate, he studied abroad in Alcalá de Henares, Spain. Following his Masters degree he taught English abroad in Córdoba Spain and in Madrid for two years. His areas of interest are XVI and XVII century prose fiction, satire, the picaresque, Cervantes, and literary theory.