Jose Rico-Ferrer

Jose Rico-Ferrer

Associate Professor of Spanish


317 Manoogian Hall

Office hours

  • Tuesdays 2.00 - 2.30 p.m.  &  3.45 - 4.30 p.m.
  • Thursdays 2.00 - 2.30 p.m. & 3.45 - %.00 p,m,

Curriculum vitae


Classical & Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Jose Rico-Ferrer

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
  • Contemporary Spanish Literature
  • Film


Besides his book on courtesy and 'how to' treatises of conduct, Prof. Rico is interested in Gender Studies and Film Studies.


  • 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

Courses taught by Jose Rico-Ferrer

Fall Term 2024 (future)

Winter Term 2024 (current)

Fall Term 2023

Winter Term 2023

Fall Term 2022

Winter Term 2022