Carlos Varón González is an Assistant Professor at the University of California, Riverside. His work on the politics of aesthetics in Spain and Latin America, from José Martí to Marta Sanz, has appeared on Revista de Estudios Hispánicos, the Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies, or Studies in Twentieth- and Twenty-First Century Literatures. His first book, ‘La retirada del poema: Literatura hispánica e imaginación política moderna’, addresses post-dictatorial ideas about poetry in Spain and Latin America (2020). His current research project, tentatively titled ‘I Feel Your Pain: The Political Mobilization of Affect’, concerns the affective practices and political struggle in Peninsular culture. Concurrently, he is exploring Rubén Darío’s work and reception as an equivocal signifier of modernity in transatlantic literary culture. This is the second book he has co-edited with the Transatlantic Literatures research group, after ‘Shining Signs of the Day: Senses and Spaces in Transatlantic Studies’ (2019).