Loyola University Maryland

Modern Languages & Literatures

Dr. Thomas Ward

Professor of Spanish
Director of Latin American and Latino Studies Program

Dr. Thomas Ward410-617-2370
tward@loyola.edu
Maryland Hall 462

Education

  • University of Connecticut, M.A., Ph.D. 

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Colonial and 19th-Century Latin American Literature and Culture
  • Latin American and Latino Studies
  • Peruvian Literature

Recent Courses Taught at Loyola University Maryland

  • LS 608: Latino Perspectives on the U.S.
  • LS 623: Another America, Central America
  • ML320D: Liberation Theology from its Origins
  • ML362D: The Early Latino Experience in the United States
  • SN 306D: Literatura y política de la identidad en el Perú
  • SN 380: El modernismo
  • SN 370D: La novela latinoamericana del siglo XIX
  • SN 390D: Crónicas de conquista, resistencia y transculturación
  • SN 306D: Literatura y política de la identidad en el Perú

Publications

Books

The cover of Dr. Ward's book The Formation of Latin American Nations has a mask on a red and fabric background.The Formation of Latin American Nations: From Late Antiquity to Early Modernity

Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2018.

Book cover of Ward book Gonzalez Prada with a picture of the writer with a huge fat mustache. Manuel González Prada para adolescentes

Ed. Gladys Flores Heredia & Thomas Ward. Lima: Editorial Cátedra Vallejo, 2018.

homenaje coverHomenaje a Eugenio Chang-Rodriguez

Ed. Thomas Ward and Richard Cacchione Amendola. Lima: Universidad Ricardo Palma, 2017.

cover of book decolonizing indigeneity by tom wardDecolonizing Indigeneity: New Approaches to Latin American Literature

Lanham/London: Lexington Books (Rowman & Littlefield), 2017.

book cover for china pop translated by thomas wardDomingo de Ramos's China Pop

Trans. Thomas Ward. Indiana: Cardboard House Press, 2015. 

'El porvenir nos debe una victoria' book coverEl porvenir nos debe una victoria": la insólita modernidad de Manuel González Prada

Ed. Thomas Ward. Lima: Red para el Desarrollo de las Ciencias Sociales en el Perú, 2010.

 

Buscando la nación peruana

Lima: Editorial Horizonte, Facultad de Ciencias Socialesde la Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos | Baltimore: Loyola University Maryland, 2009.

Cáceres, Aurora. La rosa muerta

Ed. Thomas Ward. Buenos Aires: Stockcero, 2007.

'La resistencia cultural: la nación en el ensayo de las Américas' book coverLa resistencia cultural: la nación en el ensayo de las Américas

Lima: Universidad Ricardo Palma, 2004.

 'La teoría literaria' book coverLa teoría literaria: Romanticismo, krausismo y modernismo ante la 'globalización' industrial

University, MS: The University of Mississippi, Romance Monographs, 2004.

 'La anarquía inmanentista de Manuel González Prada' book cover revised editionLa anarquía inmanentista de Manuel González Prada

Edición revisada.

Lima: Universidad Ricardo Palma | Editorial Horizonte, 2001.

'Pumping Images' book coverPumping Images (1959-1980)

London: Minerva Press, 2000.

'La anarquía inmanentista de Manuel González Prada' book coverLa anarquía inmanentista de Manuel González Prada

Primera edición.

New York: Peter Lang, 1998.

Articles

  • "Manuel González Prada’s “The Slaves of the Church”: From Exclusion to Inclusion in the Postcolonial Debate.Amerika 17 (2017): w/p.; DOI: 10.4000/amerika.8400
  • “Manuel González Prada: An Undeservedly Excluded Modernista from Peru.” South Atlantic Review 81.4 (Winter 2016): 89-106.
  • “The Popol Wuj and the Birth of Mayan Literature.” The Oxford Handbook of Indigenous American Literature. Ed. James H. Cox and Daniel Heath Justice. Oxford/NY: Oxford University Press, 2014: 617-637.
  • “16th-Century Philosophical and Linguistic Strategies: Mental Colonialism, the Nation, and Agustín de Zárate’s Largely Forgotten Historia.” Latin American Literary Review. Vol. 41. Num. 81 (January-June 2013): 27-67.
  • “La lectura de Clorinda Matto de Turner al Inca Garcilaso y Blas Valera: Cuando lengua, espacio doméstico, y Estado-nación coinciden.” Revista de Crítica Literaria Latinoamericana. Año XXXVIII, Nº 75 (primer semestre de 2012): 363-380.
  • “Manuel González Prada vs. Rigoberta Menchú: When Indigenismo meets Indigenous Thought.” Hispania 95.3 (September 2012): 400-423.
  • “Alva Ixtlilxochitl, Civilization, and the Quest for Coevalness.” Studies in American Indian Literatures 23.1 (Spring 2011): 96-125.
  • “Del novecentismo transatlántico a la ‘primera generación criolla’: El caso interesante de José de la Riva Agüero.” Yuyaykusun, Universidad Ricardo Palma, Departamento Académico de Humanidades, No. 3 (Noviembre de 2010): 41-55.
  • De Auguste Comte a Émile Zola: La teoría literaria modernista de Manuel González Prada”. Bulletin of Spanish Studies (Hispanic Studies and Researches on Spain, Portugal and Latin America) 87.4 (2010): 485-508.
  • “Modern Nativist Readings of Garcilaso in Peru”. Entre la pluma y la espada: El Inca Garcilaso y sus "Comentarios reales". Ed. Raquel Chang-Rodríguez. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica, 2010: 171-189.
  • “The Royal Commentaries as a Kaleidoscopic National Archetype: The Pursuit of Post-Colonial Identities in Peru”. Review: Literature and Arts of the Americas, Issue 79, Vol. 42.2 (Fall 2009): 185-194.
  • “Feminismo liberal vs. anarquismo radical: Obreras y obreros en Matto de Turner y González Prada, 1904-05”. A Contracorriente 7.1 (Fall 2009): 188-210.
  • “La Inquisición de Lima como una burocracia moderna: Los Anales de la Inquisición de Ricardo Palma.” Aula Palma, Instituto Ricardo Palma, vol. VII (2008): 321-347.
  • “Entre el librepensamiento y la fe: González Prada, Unamuno y San Manuel Bueno, mártir.” Yuyaykusun, Universidad Ricardo Palma, Departamento Académico de Humanidades, Época II, No. 1 (Diciembre 2008): 121-131.
  • Martí y Blaine: entre la colonialidad tenebrosa y la emancipación inalcanzable”. Cuban Studies 38 (2007): 100-124.
  • “From Sarmiento to Martí and Hostos: Extricating the Nation from Coloniality”. European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies 83 (October 2007): 83-104.
  • “Ficción histórica peruana: Las escritoras comprometidas”. Labrys: études féministes/estudos feministas, No. 11 “Femenismos en el Perú” (janvier/juin 2007-janeiro/junho 2007).
  • “Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda's Sab: A Cuban Novel in a Latin American Context”. In Changing Currents: Transnational Caribbean Literary and Cultural Criticism. Eds. Emily Allen Williams & Melvin Rahming. Trenton, NJ/Asmara, Eritrea: Africa World Press, 2006: 93-117.
  • “Latinoamérica y el mundo actual: la tercera globalización.” Scientia 7 (diciembre 2005): 231-244.
  • “Perú y Ecuador”. La narrativa histórica de escritoras latinoamericanas. Ed. Gloria da Cunha. Buenos Aires: Corregidor, 2004: 271-305.
  • “Los posibles caminos de Nietzsche en el modernismo.” Nueva Revista de Filología Hispánica 50.2 (2002): 489-515.
  • “La ideología nacional de Clorinda Matto de Turner.” Neophilologus 86.3 (July 2002): 401-415.
  • “Four Days in November: The Peruvian Experience of Eugenio María de Hostos.” Revista de Estudios Hispánicos 26.1-2 (2001): 89-104.
  • Expanding Ethnicity in Sixteenth-Century Anahuac: Ideologies of Ethnicity and Gender in the Nation-Building Process.” MLN 116.2 (March 2001): 419-452.
  • “From the 'People' to the 'Nation': an Emerging Notion in Sahagún, Ixtlilxóchitl and Muñoz Camargo.” Estudios de Cultura Náhuatl 32 (2001): 223-234.
  • “Rumbos hacia una teoría peruana de la literatura: sociedad y letras en Matto, Cabello y González Prada.” Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, Vol. LXXVII, No. 1 (January 2001): 89-101.
  • “Relaciones nacionales: las ideologías historiográficas de Matto, González Prada y Mariátegui.” La Torre, Revista de la Universidad de Puerto Rico, Año V, Núm. 17 (Julio-Septiembre 2000): 433-448.
  • “Nature and Civilization in Sab and the Nineteenth-Century Novel in Latin America.” Hispanófila 126 (May 1999): 25-40; excerpted and reprinted in Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism. Vol. 111. Ed. Lynn M. Zott. Farmington Hills, Mich: The Gale Group, 2002: 68-76.
  • “González Prada, la mente y las manos.” Revista Peruana de Filosofía Aplicada, año 9, núm. 11 (1999): 46-54. Reprinted in Disorder/El Desorden, Año 1, Núm. 1 (primavera de 1999): 114-120.
  • “Communicating Electronically: A Student-Centered Activity for the Language Learning Center.” Mid-Atlantic Journal of Foreign Language Pedagogy 2 (Spring 1994): 98-115.
  • “Literatura y sociedad española en Larra y Giner.” Letras Peninsulares 5.3 (Winter 1992-1993): 357-378.
  • “Toward a Concept of Unnatural Slavery during the Renaissance: A Review of Primary and Secondary Sources.” Revista Interamericana de Bibliografía 42.2 (1992): 259-279.
  • “El pensamiento religioso de Rubén Darí Un estudio de Prosas profanas y Cantos de vida y esperanza.” Revista Iberoamericana 55 (enero-junio 1989): 363-375.
  • “Bibliografía: Manuel González Prada.” Inti, Revista de Literatura Hispánica 28 (1988): 209-221.
  • “El krausismo como base de la relación literatura-vida en La Regenta.” ULULA 2 (Fall 1986): 91-109.

Honors and Awards

  • Nachbahr Award, Center for the Humanities, Loyola University Maryland,  March 28, 2018. Address given, September 29, 2018.
  • Doctor Honoris Causa, Universidad Ricardo Palma, Lima, Peru. December 28, 2017. Celebratory lecture, June 13, 2018.
  • Corresponding Academic, Peruvian Academy of Language. Lima, Peru. Named 2017. 
  • Named “Honorary Professor.” Universidad Ricardo Palma, Lima, Peru, August 19, 2013.
  • The 2012 Faculty Award for Excellence in Engaged Scholarship, Deans Symposium, Loyola University Maryland, March 23, 2012.
  • Named Honorary Member, Alpha Sigma Nu, Jesuit Honor Society, Loyola University Chapter, Sunday, April 3, 2011.
  • The Harry W. Rodgers, III Distinguished Teacher of the Year Award, Loyola University Maryland, March 25, 2011.
  • Socio Adherente, Instituto de Altos Estudios José Carlos Mariátegui, Lima, Peru. Named June, 2010.
  • Unsung Hero Award. Student Choice Awards, Loyola College, April 2008.
  • Faculty Fellow. Seminar on Service-Learning and Engaged Scholarship. Center for Community Service and Justice, Loyola College, Summer 2006.
  • Summer Research Fellowship. The Carolina and Duke Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies/Title VI: Department of Education. Chapel Hill and Durham, North Carolina, August 2005.
  • Miembro Correspondiente que reside en el extranjero, Instituto Ricardo Palma, Universidad Ricardo Palma. Lima, Peru, Ceremony, July 4, 2005.
  • Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, 2002, 2005, 2006.
  • Harold Eugene Davis Prize for Best Article (2002). Mid-Atlantic Council for Latin American Studies (MACLAS): “Expanding Ethnicity in Sixteenth-Century Anahuac.”
  • Named to Speaker’s Bureau. Maryland Humanities Council. Baltimore, Maryland, 1998-1999; 2000-2001.
  • Charles Katzman Award for Non-Fiction. Amelia Publications. Bakersfield, California, Summer 1988.

Service, Activities, and Memberships in Academic Societies

Service: College Activities (Representative assignments)

  • Undergraduate Curriculum Committee (2014-2017)
  • Chair of the Loyola Department of Modern Languages and Literatures (2011-2013)
  • Associate Chair of the Loyola Department of Modern Languages and Literatures (December 2010- June 2011)
  • Director of the Latin American and Latino Studies program at Loyola (2007-present)

Academic Societies

  • AIP, Asociación Internacional de Peruanistas
  • IILI, Instituto Internacional de Literatura Iberoamericana
  • ILCH, Instituto Literario y Cultural Hispánico
  • IRP, Instituto Ricardo Palma, Lima, Peru
  • LASA, Latin American Studies Association
  • MACLAS, Mid-Atlantic Council on Latin American Studies
  • MLA, Modern Language Association
  • SLAS, Society for Latin American Studies

 

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