Areas of Expertise
Colonial Latin America, Documentary and Literary Editing, Electronic Textual Scholarship, Textual Products of the Early Modern Maritime World
2010 Ph.D., Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Dissertation: Edition, with introduction and notes, of Piratas y contrabandistas de ambas Indias (1693) by Francisco de Seyxas y Lovera (c.1650-c.1705). Director: Isaías Lerner. Readers: Raquel Chang-Rodríguez, John O’Neill, Lía Schwartz.
2010 Certificate in Interactive Technology and Pedagogy, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York.
2008 M.Phil., Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York.
1995 Bachelor of Arts in English and Spanish, University of Nebraska at Omaha.
Clayton McCarl is Associate Professor of Spanish at the University of North Florida, where he teaches courses in Spanish language and Latin American literature and culture, and directs the International Studies Program. He earned his Ph.D. in 2010 from The Graduate Center of The City University of New York, where he prepared his dissertation under the direction of Isaías Lerner. His research focuses on colonial Latin America, addressing in particular the textual products of maritime exploration and piracy in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. In 2011, the Fundación Barrié de la Maza published his edition of Francisco de Seyxas y Lovera’s 1693 manuscript Piratas y contrabandistas de ambas Indias (Pirates and smugglers of the East and West Indies). His work has appeared in the journals Colonial Latin American Review, Book History and Scholarly Editing. McCarl led the establishment of the Colonial Section of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA), served as Section Chair from 2012-2014, and edited Colonia/Colônia, the Section's quarterly newsletter from 2012-2015. At the University of North Florida, he is the interim chair of the campus-wide Digital Humanities Initiative, and directs coloniaLab, a workshop for the collaborative edition of colonial Latin American manuscripts and rare print books. He also leads the UNF Latin American and Caribbean Council and organizes its interdisciplinary lectures and events.
2015 UNF College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Leadership Council Faculty Fellowship Award for “Editing the Compendio histórico (1799): Towards a Model for Student Collaboration in the Creation of Digital Editions.”
2009 Dissertation Fellowship. The Graduate Center of The City University of New York
2009 Dissertation Research Award. Program for Cultural Cooperation between Spain’s Ministry of Culture and United States Universities
Asociación Internacional Siglo de Oro (AISO)
Association for Documentary Editing (ADE)
Latin American Studies Association (LASA)
Modern Language Association (MLA)
Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing (SHARP)
Publications & Presentations
Seyxas y Lovera, Francisco de. Piratas y contrabandistas de ambas Indias (1693). Ed. Clayton McCarl. A Coruña: Fundación Pedro Barrié de la Maza, 2011. Colección Galicia Exterior.
———. Avisos a pretendientes para Indias. Ed. Clayton McCarl. Scholarly Editing: The Annual of the Association for Documentary Editing 35 (2014).
“The Aftermath of the John Narborough Expedition (1669–1671) in the Viceroyalty of Peru” (under review)
“Discourse or Data? Theorizing the Electronic Edition of Antonio de León Pinelo’s 1629 Bibliography of the Indies” (under review)
"Carlos Enriques Clerque as Crypto-Jewish Confidence Man in Francisco de Seyxas y Lovera’s Piratas y contrabandistas (1693)." Colonial Latin American Review 24 (2015): 406–420.
"Ghost Journeys and Phantom Books: Francisco de Seyxas y Lovera’s Elusive Library of Pirates." Book History 17 (2014).: 165-190.
"Piratas heterodoxos del siglo XVII: El caso de Carlos Enriques Clerque." Pictavia aurea. Actas del IX Congreso de la AISO (Poitiers, 11-15 de julio de 2011). Eds. Alain Bègue and Emma Herrán Alonso. Toulouse: Presses Universitaires du Mirail, 2013: 1241-1248. Anejos de Criticón 13.
"coloniaLab: Towards a Model for Student Collaboration in the Edition of Colonial Latin American Texts." Association for Documentary Editing, New Orleans, Louisiana, August 4–6, 2016.
"California Septentrional Dreaming: Spain’s Textual Incursions into the Pacific Northwest." XXXIV International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, New York, New York, May 27–30, 2016.
"El Nuevo Reino de Granada en el Epítome (1629) de León Pinelo." XIX Congreso de la Asociación de Colombianistas, Universidad de Antioquia and EAFIT, Medellín, July 1-3, 2015.
"Discourse or Database? Editing Antonio de León Pinelo’s 1629 Bibliography of the Indies." Joint meeting of the Society for Textual Scholarship and the Association for Documentary Editing, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, June 17-20, 2015.
"Enemigos encubiertos: Una visión alternativa de la piratería a finales del XVII.” LXXXIII International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, San Juan, Puerto Rico, May 27-30, 2015.
"Towards an Edition that Remembers (and Reveals) Its Secrets." 131st Modern Language Association Annual Convention, Vancouver, B.C., January 8-11, 2015.
"Dead Reckoning in a Sea of Books: León Pinelo’s Epítome de la biblioteca orienal y occidental, náutica y geográfica (1629)." Sixteenth Century Society and Conference (SCSC), New Orleans, October 16-19, 2014.
"Los espacios incógnitos del Epítome de Antonio de León Pinelo." LXXXII International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, Chicago, May 21-24, 2014.
"The Secret Maps of the Spanish Ambassador": Unraveling the Mystery Surrounding the Taboas geraes da toda a navegacão (1630) of João Teixeira Albernaz I.” Sixteenth Century Society and Conference (SCSC), San Juan, Puerto Rico, October 24-27, 2013.
"Las plumas ajenas: Northern European Geographical Publishing and the Epitome of Antonio de León Pinelo." Society for the History of Authorship (SHARP), Philadelphia, July 18-21, 2013.
"Un aventurero cripto-judío en el Mar del Sur, siglo XVII." LXXXI International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, Washington, D.C., May 28-June 1, 2013.
"ChocQuibTown y la ‘invisibilidad nacional.’" LXXX International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, San Francisco, May 23-26, 2012.
"Piratas heterodoxos del XVII: el caso de Carlos Enríquez Clerck.” IX Congreso de la Asociación Internacional Siglo de Oro, Université de Poitiers, July 11-15, 2011.
"Phantom Journeys, Phantom Books: Francisco de Seyxas y Lovera’s Elusive Pirate Library." The Republic of Letters and the Empire of the Two Worlds: Culture and Society in Baroque Spain, Instituto Cervantes/Hispanic Society of America/The Graduate Center (CUNY), September 14-16, 2010.
"A Geography of Impertinence: Using Historical Maps to Explore a Spanish Treatise on Piracy." Digital Humanities, University of Maryland, June 22-25, 2009.
"A Library of Pirates for Colonial Mexico." Fourteenth Biennial International Interdisciplinary Conference of the Society of Textual Scholarship, New York, March 18-21, 2009.
"'Discreto, cortesano y bien criado': Sir Francis Drake en La Argentina de Martín del Barco Centenera." Third International Interdisciplinary Symposium on Colonial Studies in the Americas, Quito, Ecuador, June 5-8, 2007.
"Documentary Editors as Public Historians: Middle Men and Women to the Work of History." National Council on Public History, Indianapolis, Indiana, April 19-22, 2017. (invited participant)
"The Electronic Edition of Colonial and Nineteenth–Century Latin America Texts: New Tools, New Models for Collaboration." XXXIV International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, New York, New York, May 27–30, 2016. (organizer and chair)
"Publication of Handcrafted Editions in the Age of Mass Digitization." Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) Consortium, Northwestern University October 22–24, 2014. (invited participant)
INVITED LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS
“Introducing the UNF Digital Humanities Initiative.” Academic Technology Innovation Symposium, UNF Center for Instruction & Research Technology, November 6, 2015.
"Collaboratively Editing the Compendio histórico (1799) in TEI-XML." Scholars Transforming Academic Research Symposium (STARS), UNF Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, April 14, 2015.
"A Model for Self-Documenting Electronic Editions in TEI-XML," 2014 Academic Technology Innovation Symposium, UNF Center for Instruction & Research Technology, October 15, 2014.
"Merit Versus Entrenched Privilege in Francisco de Seyxas y Lovera’s 'A Warning to those Seeking Office in the Indies,'" UNF Dean of Arts and Sciences Brown Bag Lunch Series, November 19, 2013.
"English Pirate or Iberian Provocateur? The Mysterious Case of Carlos Enriques Clerque." University of North Florida Department of History Past-to-Present Lecture Series, October 25, 2012.