Josefa Álvarez received her bachelor’s degree in classical languages and literatures from the Complutense University of Madrid and her Ph.D. in Spanish from the University of Alcalá (Madrid). Her research interests center on contemporary Spanish poetry and the classical tradition in Spanish literature. Included in her list of publications are the book Tradición clásica en la poesía de Aurora Luque: Figuras, formas e ideas and the anthology of the metapoetical poetry of Aurora Luque Fabricación de las islas. Professor Álvarez is also interested in the methodology of Spanish as a second language and she has published several articles and book chapters in this area such as “Teaching the Poems of A rachas: Themes and Forms”, “Lorca y el flamenco: una propuestad didáctica.” or “¿Cómo educaría a una hija?” Mujer y educación en España.” Prior to her appointment at Le Moyne, Josefa Álvarez was tenured professor at the Instituto Cervantes in Sao Paulo, Brazil, where she was training teachers and instructors of Spanish.
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