Pedro Ruiz Perez
1. Please provide a brief outline of your training and scientific activity.
Professor of Spanish Literature at the University of Córdoba, and visiting professor at Sorbonne-Nouvelle, Toulouse and Bordeaux. Vice President of the International Golden Age Association (AISO). Member of the PASO Group and director of several R + D research projects. I have edited texts by Fernán Pérez de Oliva, Boscán, Espinosa, the Duke of Rivas, Javier Egea and Luis Riaza. Monographs include El espacio de la escritura (Peter Lang, 1996), Libros y lecturas de un poeta humanista (University of Córdoba, 1997), Manual de estudios literarios de los siglos de oro (Castalia, 2003), La distinción cervantina (CEC, 2006), La rúbrica del poeta (Universidad de Valladolid, 2009) and the volume on the seventeenth century in the Historia de la literatura directed by José Carlos Mainer (Crítica, 2010).
I am currently leading an international team in the project Subject and Literary Institution in the Modern Age; in this context I have coordinated, among other works, the volumes Cervantes: los viajes y los días (Sial, 2016) y Sociología de la literatura hispánica: el autor y la institución literaria (Studi Ispanici, 2018).
2. Please state your reasons for choosing Venice and the Department for your research and teaching stay.
I am particularly interested in some current perspectives of philology in Italy. The structure of the Dipartimento di Studi Linguistici e Culturali Comparati and its lines of work seem to me suitable to enrich my research and to propose a fruitful dialogue. I have previously collaborated with colleagues of this University, in what has been a very positive experience.
3. Have you ever had a research collaboration with the teaching staff of Department of Linguistics and Comparative Cultural Studies in the past?
My first stay at Ca' Foscari, with the Erasmus Programme, dates back to 2007; at that time, the grounds for continued collaboration were established, developed in subsequent invitations. For one of them, I participated in the Intensive Program of the European Union Frontiers and Cultures. Europe and the Americas: Intra and Intercontinental Migrations, developed from 2010 to 2012, in collaboration with Professor Susanna Regazzoni, coordinating its development by the University of Cordoba and participating directly as a teacher in 2011 and 2012. The good results of the experience led to participation in 2013 in a working seminar to develop a joint international doctoral program project. In particular, I maintain personal collaborations with Professor Valle Ojeda, in the board of directors of Siglo de Oro International Association, and Professor Adrian J. Sáez, with whom I have shared a research team since 2010.
4. What are your expectations regarding our University in general and our Department in particular?
My aims are to incorporate improvements in my teaching practice based on the pedagogic methodology developed in the Dipartimento and its comparative and cultural approach to literature; and, in the research section, to update the state of the art with complementary perspectives to those developed in the project of approaching the construction of the authorial subject in modernity. Modestly, I aspire to correspond with what I have developed in both fields.