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Rocío Ferreira

Education

  • PhD - University of California, Berkeley:  2002
    • Major Area: Hispanic Languages and Literatures with a Designated Emphasis on Women, Gender, and Sexuality.  
    • Areas of Concentration:
      • Latin American (Spanish-American and Brazilian Literatures--all periods)
      • Modern and Contemporary Peninsular Literature
      • Modern and Contemporary French Literature
      • Women’s and Gender Studies and Film Studies. 

Biography

Rocío Ferreira is Associate Professor and Spanish Program Director in the Department of Modern Languages.  She is a Latinoamericanist with a designated emphasis on women, gender and sexuality.  Her main areas of teaching and research include nineteenth and twentieth century Spanish-American, Brazilian, and Andean literature, feminist theory and women's studies.  She specializes and publishes in nineteenth century literature with a particular focus on gender and writing, and the formation of national literary culture in Latin America.

Her current book project, Yuyanapaq/Para Recordar/To Remember: Memory, Displacement, and Political Violence in Contemporary Peruvian Culture is an interdisciplinary book-length research project which addresses the fundamental question of recent cultural responses (performances, literature, films and visual arts) to the Peruvian “dirty war” history (1980-2000) that resist amnesia. Her goal is to shed light on the diverse ways in which culture has resisted silencing, oblivion and indifference, and has constructed alternative approaches to the understanding of traumatic reality through innovative reflections on the transmission of social memory. In this context, her project strengthens the relevance of the humanities to the understanding of recent Andean and Amazonian history and culture.

Research & Teaching Interests

Ferreira’s scholarly work concentrates on Latin American literatures, film, cultures, and visual arts. Her main areas of teaching and research focus on nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first century Andean and Brazilian culture and literature; on gender studies; and on the formation of national literary culture in Latin America. She has presented her work widely in national and international conferences, and she is the author of numerous essays which have been published in specialized journals.

Select Publications

  • "Subjetividades nómadas y queer durante la violencia política en tres novelas de Carmen Ollé, Aída Balta y Pilar Dughi." La obra total de Carmen Ollé. Lima: Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos Press, 2016. Forthcoming. Peer-reviewed.
  • "Cuatro películas peruanas frente a la violencia política: los casos de Lombardi, Eyde, Aguilar y Ortega."  Conflicto armado y políticas culturales de la memoria en el Perú. E. Carlos Vargas-Salgado. Hispanic Issues On Line. Volume 17 (Spring 2016): 144-54. Web. Peer-reviewed.
  • "Las mujeres disparan: Imágenes y poéticas de la violencia política en la novela peruana contemporánea." Senderos de violencia. Latinoamérica y sus narrativas armadas. Valencia: Albatros. Serie "Palabras de América," 2015. Chapter 9: 205-30. Peer-reviewed.
  • "El des/arraigo del sujeto migrante: memoria y ecocrítica en Misivas de la Nueva Albión de Raúl Bueno." Argos Arequipensis: libro de homenaje a Raúl Bueno Chávez. Boston: Latinoamericana Editores & Revista de Crítica Literaria Latinoamericana Book Series, 2014: 277-97. Peer-reviewed.
  • "'Para romper con todo': Transgresiones y rupturas del Movimiento Kloaka en los poemas inaugurales de Mariel Dreyfus, Mary Soto y Dalmacia Ruiz-Rosas." Diálogo. Special issue on Latin American and Latina/o Poetry. Volume 17:2 (Fall 2014). 27-37. Peer-reviewed.
  • "Masculinidades emergentes y discursos del deseo queer en Los inocentes, de Oswaldo Reynoso" (con de Lima). Oswaldo Reynoso: los universos narrativos. Eds. Gladys Flores Heredia, Javier Morales Mena y Paolo de Lima. Lima: Fondo Editorial Academia Peruana de la Lengua, Facultad de Letras y Ciencias Humanas UNMSM y Editorial San Marcos, 2013: 125-42.
  • "Mercedes Cabello de Carbonera: obrera del pensamiento y novelista de varias guerras." Escritoras del siglo XIX en América Latina.  Sara Beatriz Guardia, ed.  Lima: Centro de Estudios La Mujer en la Historia de América Latina CEMHAL Press, 2012: 89-110. Peer-reviewed.
  • "An Interview with Bertha Ponce Vda. de Campos, Marina Lavalle, Rony Campos, and Mónica Dueñas of Perú Negro." Callaloo. A Journal of African Diaspora Arts and Letters. "Black Peru. Literature, Art & Culture." 34.2 (2011): 351-56.
  • "Una entrevista con Bertha Ponce Vda. de Campos, Marina Lavalle, Rony Campos y Mónica Dueñas de Perú Negro." Callaloo. A Journal of African Diaspora Arts and Letters. "Black Peru. Literature, Art & Culture." 34.2 (2011): 564-60.
  • "Aproximación histórico-cultural a Primicias de cocina peruana de Rodolfo Hinostroza." Hinostroza Il Miglior Fabbro. De Diego y De Lima, eds.  Lima: Facultad de Letras y Ciencias Humanas, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos/Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 2011: 157-81. Peer-reviewed.
  • "La cocina (ecléctica) de la escritura en el proyecto americanista de Gorriti, Matto, Cabello y otras autoras decimonónicas."  Cien años después: la literatura de mujeres en América Latina: El legado de Mercedes Cabello de Carbonera y Clorinda Matto de Turner.  Eds. Ismael Pinto, Claire Emilie Martin.  Lima: Fondo Editorial Universidad San Martín de Porres, 2010.  Peer-reviewed.
  • "Cartografías pan/americanas en Cocina ecléctica (1890) de Juana Manuela Gorriti."  América sin nombre. Revista de Investigación de la Universidad de Alicante. "Revisiones de la literatura peruana (en el IV Centenario de los Comentarios reales)," Eva Mª Valero Juan (coord.),  nº 13-14, (Diciembre 2009): 75-86. Peer-reviewed.
  • "Transacciones de amor y de dinero: oro, género, domesticidad y consumismo." Escritura Femenina e Historia en América Latina.  Ed. Sara Beatriz Guardia.  Lima: Centro de Estudios de la Mujer en la Historia de América Latina & Facultad de Letras y  Ciencias Humanas de la Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos,  2007.  305-25.  Peer-reviewed.

Service 

  • Ferreira works closely with the following academic programs at DePaul University:
    • African Black Diaspora Program
    • Women’s and Gender Studies Program
    •  Latin American and Latino Studies Program
    • Study Abroad Program
    • Center for Latino Research
    • International Studies Program.
  • Ferreira is an integral part of the following scholarly societies:
    • The Editorial Advisory Committee of Revista de Crítica Literaria Latinoamericana, Dept. of Romance Languages, Tufts University, Boston
    • The Advisory Board of International Association of Peruvianists/Asociación Internacional de Peruanistas (AIP).
    • The Board of Directors of Centro de Estudios Literarios Antonio Cornejo Polar (CELACP), Lima, Peru. 
    • Peru, Brazil, Gender Studies and Film Studies Sections of Latin American Studies Association.
    • Nominated and voted Board of Directors of LASA’S Peru Section. 2015-present.
    • Editorial Advisory Board. Diálogo. An Interdisciplinary Journal Published by The Center for Latino Research at DePaul University, Chicago, Fall 2014-present.