Keith Howard

Associate Professor


Contact Information

Office Location
DIF 304
Office Hours

Office Hours: Wed, 10am-12pm

Dr. Keith Howard is an Associate Professor of Spanish. He earned his PhD at the University of Virginia in 2008. His long-term research program explores how Renaissance and Baroque political modes of thought, particularly in the form of Machiavellian and post-Machiavellian discourses, reveal themselves in early modern Spanish and colonial Latin American texts. He teaches Medieval, Golden Age and Transatlantic cultural studies.

Research Interests

Machiavelli and Post-Machiavellian Political Discourse

Hispanic Transatlantic Studies

Medieval and Early Modern Spanish Literature and Culture

Translation, Textual Criticism and Scholarly Editing


Courses Taught

Second Language Instruction

The World of Cervantes

The Self, Nation and Empire in Early Modern Hispanic Transatlantic Literature

Spanish Golden Age Theater

Spanish Golden Age Prose

Spanish Golden Age Poetry

Don Quijote

Readings in Early Iberia

Cultures of Iberia

Elementary Spanish I & II



  • Discursos de Nicolao Machiaueli: A Critical Edition of Juan Lorenzo Ottevanti’s Spanish Translation of Machiavelli’s Discourses on Livy. Tempe: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2016.
  • The Reception of Machiavelli in Early Modern Spain. Woodbridge, UK; Rochester, NY: Tamesis, 2014.


  • “Fadrique Furió Ceriol’s Machiavellian Vocabulary of Contingency.” Renaissance Studies 26.5 (2012): 641-57.
  • “Inca Garcilaso de la Vega’s ‘Ways of Lying’: Reason of State, Religion and Exemplary Prudence in Part I of the Comentarios Reales.” Neophilologus 96.4 (2012): 541-52.
  • “The Anti-Machiavellians of the Spanish Baroque: A Reassessment.” LATCH: A Journal for the Study of the Literary Artifact in Theory, Culture and History 5 (2012): 106-19.