Dr. Dana Ward
Professor of Spanish
Foreign Languages and Intl Studies
402 West O St
Russellville, AR 72801
Phone: (479) 968-0485
BA - Hendrix College
MA - University of Arkansas
PHD - University of Arkansas
Recently Taught Courses
SPAN 1013 - BEGINNING SPANISH I
SPAN 1023 - BEGINNING SPANISH II
SPAN 2013 - INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I
SPAN 2023 - INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
SPAN 3013 - CONVERSATION/COMP II
SPAN 3123 - SPANISH CIVILIZATION CULTURE
SPAN 4213 - SPANISH LITERATURE
SPAN 4993 - SP: ORAL COMMUNICATION
Her dissertation “Dramas of Defamiliarization and Distantiation: A Comparative Study of the Selected Works of Eugene Ionesco, Tom Stoppard, and Antonio Buero Vallejo” is an analysis of the Russian Formalist concept of defamiliarization and Bertolt Brecht’s theory of distantiation in selected works. Her ongoing research and scholarly presentations expand these concepts by analyzing the works of Spanish writers of the twentieth century who use various literary techniques to circumvent censorship.
A Transformation into Terror in Ana Diosdado’s Drama “Harira.” War, Literature and the Arts Session. 74th Annual South Central Modern Language Association Conference. Tulsa, Oklahoma, October 6, 2017.
A Portrait of Persecution of Diego Velázquez in Antonio Buero Vallejo’s “Las Meninas.” 73rd Annual South Central Modern Language Association Conference. Dallas, Texas, November 4, 2016.
The Transformative Traditions of Saint John’s Day in Alejandro Casona’s “La Dama de Alba.” Folklore Session. 72nd Annual South Central Modern Language Association Conference. Nashville, Tennessee, November 1, 2015.EXTERNAL LINK DISCLAIMER