Keith Howard


Office: 304 Diffenbaugh

Phone: 850-644-8185


Keith Howard 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
  • Early Modern Spanish Literature and Culture
  • Textual Criticism and Scholarly Editing


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

Selected Articles:

  • "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.

Courses Taught at FSU:

  • 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
  • Approaches to Hispanic Literature
  • Cultures of Iberia