Tyler Fisher

Tyler Fisher

  • Associate Professor
  • Tyler.Fisher@ucf.edu
  • 407.823.2472
  • Office Hours: Tuesdays 16:15-18:15, Thursdays 12:00-15:00, and by appointment
  • Campus Location: TCH359G

D.Phil. in Medieval and Modern Languages, Magdalen College, University of Oxford (2010).

M.Phil., with distinction, in European Literature (Spanish), Magdalen College, University of Oxford (2005).

B.A., summa cum laude, in Spanish, University of Central Florida (2003).

B.A., summa cum laude, in English, University of Central Florida (2002).

Research Interests

Renaissance and early modern poetics, early modern Spain, folklore, oral history, microfiction, poetry across cultures, Kurdistan, anthropology of religion, translation

Selected Publications


  • The Dialogue of Two Snails. By Federico García Lorca. London: Penguin, 2018.
  • Ismaelillo. By José Martí. San Antonio: Wings Press, 2007. 

Edited Collections

  • Mitologías urbanas, el fénix arrepentido, y otras sagas en miniatura. Barcelona: Rubeo, 2019. Edited with María Ruiz Ortiz.
  • Cuentos cuánticos y otros microrrelatos. London: El Ojo de la Cultura, 2018.
  • Entre ínsulas y penínsulas: Haiku narrativo y otros microcuentos. Sevilla: Asociación Di-Fusionados, 2017. 
  • The Limits of Literary Translation: Expanding Frontiers in Iberian Languages. Kassel: Reichenberger, 2012. Edited with J. Muñoz-Basols, C. Fouto, and L. Soler González.


  • “Nautical Votive Offerings and Imaginative Speculation in Góngora’s Soledad primera.” Bulletin of Spanish Studies 90.1 (2013): 1-18.
  • “On Constructs and Insights: Revisiting Robert Pring-Mill’s ‘Interaction View’ of Conceits for a Reading of Conceptista Devotional Verse.” Hispanic Research Journal 10.1 (2009): 38-51.
  • “Francisco López de Zárate’s ‘Canción Real’ in Vicencio Carducho’s Diálogos de la Pintura (1633): An Annotated Edition of the Poem with an Introduction and English Translation.” Hispanic Research Journal 8.3 (2007): 233-40. With Kathleen Mountjoy and Pablo Pérez d’Ors.
  • “Heráclito cristianizado y David imitado en los Salmos de Quevedo.” La Perinola: Revista de investigación quevediana 11 (2007): 305-16.
  • “Of Cautivas and Collares: Re-Figuring the Ideology behind a lo divino Poetry.” Calíope: Journal of the Society for Renaissance and Baroque Hispanic Poetry 12.2 (2006): 39-60.

Book Sections/Chapters

  • “Yezidi Baptism and Rebaptism: Resilience, Reintegration, and Religious Adaptation.” Routledge Handbook on the Kurds, edited by Michael M. Gunter, Routledge, 2018, pp. 202-14. With Nahro Zagros.
  • “The Supernatural in Spanish Ballads.” From the Supernatural to the Uncanny, edited by S. Hart and Z. Biedermann, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2017, pp. 21-42.
  • “The Female Colossus in the New World: Innovations on a Classical Motif in José Martí’s Modernismo.” Brill’s Companion to the Reception of Classics in International Modernism and the Avant-Garde, edited by J. Nikopoulos and A. Goldwyn, Brill, 2016, pp. 19-37. With Jenni Lehtinen.
  • “The Man of La Mancha in Miniature: Don Quijote in Twenty-First-Century Spanish Microfiction.” Connecting Past and Present: The Influence of the Spanish Golden Age in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries, edited by A. Kahn, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015, pp. 11-34.
  • “Poetry as Manna in Golden Age Spain: Towards an Early Modern Reception Theory.” Artifice and Invention in the Spanish Golden Age, edited by S. Boyd and T. O’Reilly, Legenda, 2014, pp. 92-102.
  • “La metaficción en la microficción de José María Merino.” Metanarrativas hispánicas, edited by M. Álvarez, A. J. Gil González, and M. Kunz, Lit Verlag, 2012, pp. 275-87.
  • “Giants on Parade, Tyrants Aflame in Quevedo’s Sonnet, ‘Desengaño de la exterior apariencia’.” On Wolves and Sheep: Exploring the Expression of Political Thought in Golden Age Spain, edited by A. Kahn, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011, pp. 197-211.
  • “Imagining Lope’s Lyric Poetry in the ‘Soneto primero’ of the Rimas.” A Companion to Lope de Vega, edited by A. Samson and J. Thacker, Tamesis, 2008, pp. 63-77.

Book Reviews

  • Review of Sonetos oral-traumáticos, masoquistas, tanáticos y eróticos de Flores de baria poesía y otros cancioneros de los siglos XVI y XVII, edited by Fredo Arias de la Canal. Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, vol. 91, no. 6, 2014, pp. 674-75.
  • Review of Reading, Writing, and Errant Subjects in Inquisitorial Spain, by Ryan Prendergast. Bulletin of Spanish Studies, vol. 90, no. 7, 2013, pp. 1199-1200.
  • “His Days Are Numbered.” Review of El libro de las horas contadas, by José María Merino. The Oxonian Review, vol. 20, no. 1, 7 Oct. 2012.
  • Review of Cartas, documentos y escrituras del Dr. Frey Lope Félix de Vega Carpio, edited by Krzysztof Sliwa. Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, vol. 87, no. 1, 2010, pp. 110-11. 
  • “Perilous Metaphors.” Review of Con tal de no morir, by Vicente Molina Foix. The Times Literary Supplement, no. 5548, 31 July 2009, p. 20.
  • Review of Las metamorfosis de la alegoría: Discurso y sociedad en la Península Ibérica, edited by Rebeca Sanmartín Bastida and Rosa Vidal Doval. Revista de poética medieval, vol. 22, 2009, pp. 231-33.
  • Review of La lírica sacra de Lope de Vega y José de Valdivielso, by Arantza Mayo. Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, vol. 85, no. 5, 2008, pp. 749-50.
  • Review of The Literature of Jealousy in the Age of Cervantes, by Steven Wagschal. Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, vol. 85, no. 3, 2008, pp. 429-30.
  • Review of The Business of Books: Booksellers and the English Book Trade, 1450-1850, by James Raven. Ecdotica, vol. 5, 2008, pp. 358-60.


No courses found for Spring 2020.

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Updated: Aug 14, 2019