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Carmela Ferradáns

Director of International & Global Studies, Professor of Hispanic Studies World Languages, Literatures and Cultures

World Languages, Literatures And Cultures

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CLA 330
Carmela Ferradáns

Carmela Ferradans

B.A. - University of Santiago de Compostela; M.A. - University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Ph.D. - University of California, Irvine

Carmela Ferradáns teaches all levels of Spanish language, literature and cultural history of Spain in the department of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. She also teaches regularly for the IWU Writing Program, the Humanities, and the International and Global Studies program where she serves as director. Her critical studies on the poetry of Ana Rossetti are well known, particularly her intertextual reading of the Calvin Klein advertising campaign of the eighties. She is the editor and translator of Incessant Beauty: A Bilingual Anthology (New York: 2Leaf Press, 2014) which offers a wide range of Rossetti's poetry in dual language, Spanish/English. Her latest interest in migration and border studies lead her to the English translation of Nieves García Benito's short story collection Por la vía de Tarifa/ By Way of Tarifa. The first story in the collection, titled Cailcedrat, has been published on issue eleven of The Arkansas International (you ca read it here). Ferradáns is also a poet in her own right. In 2006 she published a poetry chapbook, My Right Breast and Other Poems, with eight poems engaging directly with the aftermath of breast cancer and radiation.