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Chenyun (Montse) Li

Graduate Student

Overview

Chenyun Li (Montse) received her M.A. in Hispanic Literature from Peking University, China, where her focus was on Spanish Golden Age poetry, especially of Luis de Góngora y Argote (1561-1627). Now a Ph.D. candidate at Cornell University's Department of Romance Studies, Montse probes into the symbiosis of luxury and violence in the sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century Spanish prose and poetry, asking how such intertwinement reveals the nature of early modern empire and the forming baroque style. Montse is also interested in the materiality of language, the cross-pollination between genres and media, and the embodiment that happens in both writing and reading. In her spare time, Montse translates into Chinese Spanish modern poems.

Departments/Programs

  • Romance Studies