Jose Rico-Ferrer

Jose Rico-Ferrer

Associate Professor of Spanish

313-577-3002

bb0839@wayne.edu

317 Manoogian Hall

Office hours

  • Mondays 1.30 - 2.30 p.m.  &  5.15 - 6.45 p.m.
  • Wednesdays 2.00 - 2.30 p.m.

Curriculum vitae

Jose Rico-Ferrer

Department

Classical & Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures

A native of Spain, Jose Rico-Ferrer is associate professor of Spanish. His main research interests include early modern Spanish literature, gender studies, cinema, and the intersection of literature and leisure studies. Jose teaches a wide range of Spanish courses, from undergraduate language courses to graduate literature and culture courses as well as seminars on early modern Spanish literature and culture.

Research interest(s)/area of expertise

  • Early modern Spanish literature
  • Medieval Spanish literature
  • Gender studies
  • Leisure studies
  • Cinema

Research

Besides his book on courtesy and 'how to' treatises of conduct, Prof. Rico is interested in leisure studies and film studies.

Education

  • Baccalaureate: Universidad de Granada (Spain)
  • Graduate: M.A. Villanova University
  • Ph.D. Emory University

Awards and grants

  • Member, Working Group on the Humanities: “Gender Studies in the Early Modern Period.” 2008/2015
  • Member, Working Group on the Humanities: “History of the Book.” 2012/2013
  • Member, Working Group on the Humanities: “Fairy Tales.” 2017/2018.    
  • WSU-Newberry Library Consortium Travel Funds to Chicago (2/22/07 -2/25/07). 
  • For. Lang. Tech. Ctr. 2007 Technology Minigrant, “Podcasts on Spanish Baroque Culture.” WSU. 
  • NEH Seminar on “The Libro de Buen Amor in Cultural Context,” U of    Virginia, VA, June 9- July 11, 2003
  • Grant from the Program for Cultural Cooperation between Spain’s Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports and United States Universities, September 2002. $1200
  • Saint Mary’s College Summer Travel Grant. July 30, 2002
  • Summer Institute in Spanish and Hispanic-American Archival Sciences, Newberry Library, July 1-26, 2002
  • Scholarship for study in Salamanca (Spain), Emory University, June 1997
  • Honors in Comprehensive Doctoral Exam, Emory University, April 1997

Selected publications

  • Los tratadistas ibéricos de conducta áulica: representación, masculinidad y colaboración auriseculares. Vigo (Spain): Academia del Hispanismo, 2011
  • Rico-Ferrer, José A. (2005). “‘El más cortés y bien criado caballero que hay en toda la cortesanía:’ Don Quijote y su imaginaria conexión cortesana.” (1605-2005) Don Quixote Across the Centuries. Ed. John P. Gabriele. Madrid/Frankfurt: Iberoamericana, 65-76
  • Rico-Ferrer, José A. (2010). “In Earnest and in Jest: Disciplining Masculinity through Narration and Humour in the Spanish Galateo.” The Poetics of Masculinity in Early Modern Italy and Spain. Eds. Jane Tylus & Gerry Milligan. Toronto: CRRS, 2010. 267-291

Currently teaching

Fall 2022 courses

  • SPA 5300 Advanced Grammar
  • SPA 6420 Early Modern Spanish Literature

Winter 2022

  • SPA 5550 Civilization & Culture: Spain
  • SPA 8550 Seminar: “The Spanish Literature of the Twentieth Century. Narratives of Gender, and Change”

Courses taught

Undergraduate

  • SPA 1010 Elementary Spanish I, Fall 2012
  • SPA 3200 Spanish Conversation Fall 2007, Fall 2010, Fall 2014
  • SPA 3300 Intro. to Study of Hispanic Lit. Fall 2018 
  • SPA 4610 Introduction to Spanish Lit. I W 2013, W 2014, W 2015, W 2016, W 2017, W 2018, W2019, W2021
  • SPA 4620 Introduction to Spanish Literature II (1700 to the Present) W 2007

Undergraduate and graduate

  • SPA 5100 Advanced Composition W 2010, F 2011
  • SPA 5300 Advanced Grammar and Stylistics W 2008, W 2009, W 2011, F 2020
  • SPA 5550 Civilization & Culture: Spain F 2008, F 2015, W 2019, W 2022
  • SPA 5600 Advanced Spanish Conversation W 2017
  • SPA 6410 Spanish Medieval Literature W 2011, W 2014, W 2017, W 2021
  • SPA 6420 Spanish Literature of the Renaissance W 2007, W 2010, F 2012, F 2019
  • SPA 6430 Spanish Literature and Culture of the Baroque W 2008, W2013
  • SPA 6560 Cervantes F 2008, F 2011, W 2015, F 2018
  • SPA 6570 La Comedia F 2006, W 2009, W2012, F 2015, F 2021

Graduate

  • SPA 8510 Seminar: The Civilizing Politics of Masculinity (and Femininity) in  
  • Early Modern Spain Fall 2007
  • SPA 8510 Seminar: The New Novel of Courtiers and Rogues Fall 2010
  • SPA 8510 Seminar: Disciplining Pleasure: Treatises on Leisure in Early Modern
  • Spain Fall 2014
  • SPA 7770 Special Studies: “Subject to Change: Critical Theory from Representation to Gender Studies, and Global Studies.”  W 2016
  • SPA 8510  Leisure Narratives: Delightful Lessons from Gamblers, Rogues, and Courtesans. F 2017
  • SPA 8510  Leisure in Early Modern Spain. Recreation, Fiestas, and the Business of Entertainment. Fall 2020
  • SPA 8550 The Spanish Literature of the Twentieth Century. Narratives of Gender, and Change. W 2022