Diego Alegría

Position title: TA Coordinator of the Online Writing Center

Pronouns: he/him/his

Email: alegra@wisc.edu

Year Admitted: 2019


Diego Alegría (Santiago de Chile, 1994) holds a BA in English Linguistics and Literature, and an MA in Literature from the University of Chile. He is currently a Doctoral Candidate in English (Literary Studies) at UW-Madison, with a Minor in Spanish and a Certificate in Public Humanities. His dissertation examines the role of syntactic figures in the formation of modern poetry, particularly in the literature of British Romanticism and Spanish American “Modernismo.” He is the author of the poetry book “Raíz abierta” (2015), the bilingual chapbook “y sin embargo los umbrales / and yet the thresholds” (2019), and the essay collection “Poética del Caminar: ‘Poems’ (1817) de John Keats” (2023). He has won national and international poetry and essay awards, such as Juegos Literarios Gabriela Mistral Municipal Prize (2012), Finalist of the José María Valverde Prize (2014), and Lore Metzger Prize in Romantic Studies (2020), among others.


Poetry, Comparative literature, Nineteenth-century literature

Degree and Institution

BA in English Linguistics and Literature, University of Chile
MA in Literature, University of Chile
MA in English (Literary Studies), University of Wisconsin-Madison

Selected Publications

“Poética del caminar: ‘Poems’ (1817) de John Keats.” Santiago & Barcelona: RIL Editores, 2023.

“‘Un ojo sin luz de nacimiento’: discapacidad de Caupolicán en ‘La Araucana’ y ‘Canto General’.” “Anales de Literatura Chilena,” vol. 39, 2023, pp. 149-163.

“Toward a Non-Appropriative Rhetoric: Julio Cortázar’s Reading of John Keats.” “English Studies in Latin America,” vol. 25, 2023, pp. 2-9.

“Modernismo or Transatlantic Romanticism: José Martí and William Wordsworth” (Lore Metzger Prize). “Essays in Romanticism,” vol. 28, no. 1, 2021, pp. 43-56.