Miguel Llanos de la Guardia

Classics 116
Cohort Year: 2017

Miguel works on the intersection between economic and literary imaginations in the seventeenth century. His dissertation, tentatively titled “A World in Pieces. Money, Value and Translation along the Silver Way,” explores the cultural transformations of the notion of economic value and its literary ramifications as they play out in Late Imperial China and Habsburg Spain. Other research interests include representations of strangers, merchants, and monstrous beings in literary sources, early modern cartographies and textual ecologies, and translation theory and narratology.

Miguel received his B.A. in Philosophy from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and an M.A. in Chinese from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Before coming to the U.S., he studied in Spain, Germany, and China. He has received the Fulbright, the ‘La Caixa’ Foundation, and the Confucius Institute-Hanban scholarships, as well as the Helen T. Lin Award for Excellence in Chinese.

Workshops: Arts and Politics of East Asia (APEA).

Subject Areas/Research Clusters/Field of Study: intellectual and cultural history of China; translation studies; economy in literary and ethical discourses.

Research interests: literary representations of economic exchange and value during the late Ming; textual reception, organization and translation of philosophical texts in China; Literary and anthropological theory.

Teaching Experience:

Spanish Religious Painting and the Spanish Golden Age” (Teaching Assistant, Middlebury College, Fall 2008)
Introduction to Logical Analysis II (Teaching Assistant, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spring 2008)

Conversational Spanish (Conversational Spanish, Middlebury College, January 2009)

Ideas and Cultures of Spain (Instructor, Middlebury College, Spring & Fall 2009)


Licenciatura in Philosophy, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 2008
M.A. in Philosophy, UNED, 2011
M.A. in Chinese, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2017