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Associate Professor of Spanish (1995)
Office: Comenius Hall, Room 412
Contemporary peninsular literature, sociolinguistics and languages in contact
Carmen Ferrero is an associate professor of Spanish. She holds a Ph.D. in Spanish Literature from Rutgers University; she received a Masters in Teaching Methodology from the University of Maine and a Licenciatura en Filología from the University of Valladolid, Spain.
She regularly teaches courses on language, peninsular literature (19th and 20th century) and culture. Outside of the department, she often teaches one course for the Women Studies program and another for the LinC Curriculum in English. Professor Ferrero has published articles, reviews and theater translations in several books and literary journals in Spain, the United States and Mexico; she recently completed a text book on languages in contact entitled: Variedades linguísticas y lenguas en contacto en el mundo de habla hispana. AuthorHouse, Bloomington, Indiana, 2005. She frequently participates in conferences and literary workshops in the United States and abroad.
At Moravian, Dr. Ferrero has directed several SOAR and Honors projects, and one of her honor students received a research Fulbright to study at the Universidad Autónoma in Madrid, after she completed a thesis on the postwar novel of Spain. She is currently directing an Honors project that combines history and political science: a study of the influence of Perón in Franco’s regime and the relations between Spain and Argentina during the 40’s and 50’s of the 20th century. One of her recent activities was being an editor for the Poetry Journal of the department: Ut Pictura Poesis (As is Painting so is Poetry). A native of Salamanca, Spain, Dr. Ferrero travels to her home town every year and has been to Latin America on several occasions. She has also visited many European countries and enjoys keeping updated with current European and Latin American events. She has organized and led a May Term course in Spain called “Monarchs, Heroes and Myths: the Formation of Spain as a Nation”. A few years ago, she was in charge of the Foreign Language Honor Society, Phi Sigma Iota, and collaborated in the revision of the foreign language curriculum.
Some of her most recent International Coference participation includes the presentation in 2006 of her paper on the linguistc contact between Spanish and Náhuatl at the 52nd International Congress of Americanists: Dialogues between Globality and Locality at the University of Seville, Spain, and her presentation in 2007 of a paper on the 19th Century Spanish novelist Emilia Pardo Bazán at a Conference in Valladolid, Spain, organized by McGill University. Her paper on the Spanish writer Carmen Laforet and the Argentinian Beatriz Guido has already been accepted for presentation at the II Congreso Internacional de Escritoras y Compromiso organized by Saint Louis University in their Madrid campus in May of 2008.
Dr. Ferrero has also served in several College committees and was directly involved in the interviewing and hiring of four full-time faculty members of her department as well as several adjunct faculty members. During her time as department chair, she has made Arabic and Italian permanent course offerings for students, besides French, German, Latin and Spanish.