Cesc Esteve is a lecturer in the Department of Catalan Philology and General Linguistics at the University of Barcelona. His research interests are focused on the study of early modern literary ideas and, more specifically, the poetics and historiography of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, especially in the Spanish-speaking world. He is particularly interested in the political and ideological aspects of literary and historiographical theories and the construction of knowledge as an instrument of power and regulation. He has published several works on the development of theories and histories of literary genres in the Renaissance and on the philosophy, writing and censorship of history in the early modern age. These include Idea de la lírica en el Renacimiento (with María José Vega, 2004), La invenció dels orígens. La història literària en la poètica del Renaixement (2008); Reading and Censorship in Early Modern Europe (with María José Vega and Julian Weiss, 2010), La poètica barroca a Europa and La poètica renaixentista a Europa (with Josep Solervicens and Toni Moll, 2009 and 2011); Las razones del censor (2013), “Autocensura e historiografía en tiempos de los Austrias” (2017) and Disciplining History: Censorship, Theory and Historical Discourse in Early Modern Spain (2018). His current projects deal with the formation of early modern historiographical theory, censorship and the ideological control of historical discourse, and the forms and functions of biographism in the Catalan poetics of the early modern age. He is also director, together with Josep Solervicens, of the project “Mímesis: creación literaria, vidas de autor y poética en la edad moderna” (2020-2022), as part of the Mimesis research group at the University of Barcelona (http://stel.ub.edu/mimesi/).