International Studies Stream

William Ferguson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Spanish
Department of Language, Literature and Culture
Clark University
Worcester, MA 01610-1477

Phone: (508) 793-7236
Email: wferguson@clarku.edu


Dr. Ferguson received an A.B.. from Harvard College in 1965, and an A.M. and Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1970 and 1975, respectively. He has been at Clark since 1979. He is adjunct associate professor of English and is affiliated with the program in Comparative Literature.

Current Research and Teaching

Dr. Ferguson is editor of Clark's Foreign Languages Newsletter, which carries monthly news and activities of interest to students of Spanish language and literature. He teaches courses on the Spanish Golden Age, Hispanic Literature of Political Commitment, and an introduction to literature in Spanish. Dr. Ferguson reviews regularly for the Hispanic Review and The New York Times Book Review, and has published a book on the Golden Age poet Fernando de Herrera. Currently, Dr. Ferguson is working on a book about Cervantes and the imagination.

Selected Publications

Visions of Transformation in Cervantes, in preparation.

in Germán Bleiberg, Maureen Ihrie, and Janet Pérez, eds., Dictionary of the Literature of the Iberian Peninsula, Westport, CT / London (Greenwood Press), 1993, six articles: "Renaissance in Spain," 1358-1360; "Francisco Sánchez de las Brozas," 1480-1481; "Juan de la Cueva," 477-479; "Pedro de Padilla," 1212-1213; "Juan de Padilla," 1211-1212; "Pero Mexia," 1084-1085.

Freedom and Other Fictions, New York: Knopf, 1984.

La versificación imitativa en Fernando de Herrera, London: Támesis, 1981.