Jose Rico-Ferrer

Jose Rico-Ferrer

Associate Professor of Spanish

313 577 3002

317 Manoogian Hall.

OFFICE HOURS: M 3.30 - 4.00   W 1.30  - 4.00


Curriculum Vitae

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/Area of Expertise

  • Early Modern Spanish Literature - Medieval Spanish Literature - Gender Studies - Leisure Studies, and Cinema.


Besides his book on Courtesy and 'How to' Treatises of Conduct, Prof. Rico is interested in Leisure Studies, and Film Studies.

Education – Degrees, Licenses, Certifications

  • 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

  • SPA 4610 Introduction to Spanish Lit. I



Courses taught


1.     Undergraduate:

SPA 1010 Elementary Spanish I, Fall 2012

SPA 3200 Spanish Conversation Fall 2007, Fall 2010, Fall 2014

SPA 4610 Introduction to Spanish Lit. I W 2013, W 2014, W 2015, W 2016

SPA 4620 Introduction to Spanish Literature II (1700 to the Present) W 2007


                 2. Undergraduate and Graduate:

SPA 5100 Advanced Composition W 2010, F 2011

SPA 5300 Advanced Grammar and Stylistics W 2008, W 2009, W 2011

SPA 5550 Civilization & Culture: Spain F 2008, F 2015

SPA 5600 Advanced Spanish Conversation W 2017

SPA 6410 Spanish Medieval Literature W 2011, W 2014, W 2017

SPA 6420 Spanish Literature of the Renaissance W 2007, W 2010, F 2012

                        SPA 6430 Spanish Literature and Culture of the Baroque W 2008, W2013

SPA 6560 Cervantes F 2008, F 2011, W 2015

SPA 6570 La Comedia F 2006, W 2009, W2012, F 2015


2. 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