Imogen Choi is an Associate Professor of Spanish at the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages, and a Stipendiary Lecturer at Keble.
Her research has explored how poetry can be used to think through notions of the body politic, violent conflict and the resistance to it, faith and identity. The monograph based on her doctoral thesis connects the ‘new wars’ of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries to political thought and the literary culture of early modern globalisation in the connected communities of Hispanic Europe and the Americas through the epic poetry of Peru.
Her next project, ‘Epic Testaments: Textual Communities and Judaeo-Christian Identities in the Hispanic World, 1580-1680’, sets out a new approach to sacred epic poetry written in Spanish.
Imogen teaches all areas of sixteenth and seventeenth-century Spanish literature, as well as translation from Spanish to undergraduates.