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Oliver Noble Wood
 

Research

Oliver Noble Wood's research interests focus on sixteenth and seventeenth-century Spanish culture, with particular emphasis on Baroque poetry, painting, and history of the book.

Teaching

Golden Age literature and painting. Papers II, III, and IV for the Preliminary Examination in Spanish, and Papers II, VII, X, XII, and XIV for the Final Honour School. Oliver also convenes a number of taught options at MSt/MPhil level and supervises DPhil students in the general area of Golden Age literature and culture.

Publications

(ed. with J. Andrews & J. Roe) On Art and Painting: Vicente Carducho and Baroque Spain (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2016)

A Tale Blazed Through Heaven: Imitation and Invention in the Golden Age of Spain (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014)

(ed. with N.H. Griffin) A Poet for All Seasons: Eight Commentaries on Góngora (New York: Hispanic Seminary of Medieval Studies, 2013)

'"Ensíllenme el asno rucio" (1585): Parody and Burlesque in a Contrafactum', in A Poet for All Seasons: Eight Commentaries on Góngora (New York: Hispanic Seminary of Medieval Studies, 2013), pp. 1–23

(ed. with J.N.H. Lawrance & J. Roe) Poder y saber: Bibliotecas y bibliofilia en la época del conde-duque de Olivares (Madrid: CEEH, 2011)

‘Vanitas vanitatum, et omnia vanitas: Bibliotecas y bibliofilia en la literatura del Siglo de Oro’, in Poder y saber: Bibliotecas y bibliofilia en la época del conde-duque de Olivares (Madrid: CEEH, 2011), pp. 277–96

‘Metaphors of Anarchism: The Rhetoric of an Andalusian Post-Conflict Testimony’, in The Genre of Post-Conflict Testimonies, ed. by Cristina Demaria and Macdonald Daly (Nottingham: CCCP, 2010), pp 82–107

‘Re-examining some of the Literary Sources for Velázquez’s La Fragua de Vulcano’, in Latin and Vernacular in Renaissance Spain: Ovid from the Middle Ages to the Baroque, ed. by Barry Taylor and Alejandro Coroleu (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2008), pp. 147–61

‘Salvador Jacinto Polo de Medina: "A Vulcano, Venus y Marte"’, in The Spanish Ballad in the Golden Age, ed. by Nigel Griffin & others (London: Tamesis, 2008), pp. 175–221

‘Mars Recontextualised in the Golden Age of Spain: Psychological and Aesthetic Readings of Velázquez’s Marte’, in Rewriting Classical Mythology in the Hispanic Baroque, ed. by Isabel Torres (London: Tamesis, 2007), pp. 139–55