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Pilar Perez-Serrano

Pilar Pérez Serrano

Associate Professor of Spanish

Ph.D. Hispanic Studies, Boston College
M.A. Spanish Literary Studies, Brandeis University
B.A. English Literature and Visual Arts, Gordon College

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Dr. Pérez Serrano is from Córdoba, Spain, and joined the Gordon faculty in the fall of 2002. She studied English and Spanish Literature at Gordon College and Brandeis University and she received her Ph.D. in Hispanic Studies from Boston College. Her interests include 20th and 21st Century Spanish theater, novel and film as well as literary theory and cultural studies.

She has published articles and book reviews in various Spanish and American Theatre Journals such as Estreno: Journal of Contemporary Spanish Theatre and Leer Teatro: Publicación de la Asociación de Autores de Teatro. She has coordinated panels and presentations for different universities and conferences such as Clark University or NEMLA (the North East Modern Language Association). Dr. Pérez Serrano's research focuses on the creative implications hidden in Spanish contemporary tragedy and its relationship to classical tragedy, trauma studies, and the ethics of responsibility. She is the author of La rebelión de Los esclavos: tragedia y posibilidad en el teatro de Raúl Hernández Garrido(Editorial Fundamentos, 2014) and Mito y función social en el teatro de Raúl Hernández Garrido, an introduction to the volume Los esclavos (Editorial Astillero,2009). In 2014, she received the Marv Wilson Excellence in Teaching Award and she was a fellow for the Gordon College Center for Faith and Inquiry. Her most recent publications include En el sotobosque de su ser, a poetry translation of Christine Weeber’s In the Understory of Her Being (Finishing Line Press, 2018) and “Ser humano y ser en crisis: la involución del personaje en el teatro de Juana Escabias” a scholarly article for the volume Juana Escabias: estudios sobre su teatro. Una investigación transoceánica (Editorial Benilde, 2018).