Prof. Robles Awarded Gottschalk Prize by ASECS

Submitted by Casey Colvin on

The American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS) announced they awarded their 2022 Louis A. Gottschalk Prize to Assistant Professor Francisco Robles and his recently-published book Polemics, Literature, and Knowledge in Eighteenth-Century Mexico: A New World for the Republic of Letters.

In their announcement, ASECS praises Robles for “providing a sweeping introduction to a wide range of texts, authors, and issues from eighteenth-century Mexico and bringing the Hispanic eighteenth century more broadly into dialogue with all of us.” Robles “introduces readers to the vibrant intellectual and literary culture of eighteenth-century Mexico as configured by communities of readers radiating from the capital city to the provinces.”  The ASECS announcement further explains that “[Robles] explicates the ways in which networks of knowledge vie with traditional forms of knowing in eighteenth- century Mexico, examining the various means by which new ideas permeated and transformed scholasticism, often in conversation rather than in heated debate.”

Congratulations to Francisco for this impressive accomplishment!