Universitat Rovira i Virgili

María del Carmen Rueda Ramos

 Profesora titular d'universitat / Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor

Education: Llicenciada en Filologia Anglogermànica (Anglès), Universitat de Barcelona (1987). Ph.D. in American Literature (2001) , Universitat de Barcelona

Teaching: Technical English for Engineering, English for Specific Purposes

Research: Literature of the American South, Contemporary Appalachian Literature, English for Specific Purposes, New technologies applied to foreign language teaching

Publications:

Books

Rueda Ramos, Carmen. Voicing the Self: Female Identity and Language in Lee Smith's Fiction. Valencia: Biblioteca Javier Coy de Estudios Norteamericanos, Universidad de Valencia, 2009. 254 pages.  ISBN  978-84-370-5538-1

Arnó, E.; Soler, A.; Rueda, C. (eds.) Information Technology in Languages for Specific Purposes: Issues and Prospects. New York: Springer (Educational Linguistics Series, vol. 7), 2006. 266 pages. ISBN 0-387-28595-4.

Rueda, C.; Arnó, E.; Soler, A. A Reading Course for Computing. Barcelona: Cedecs, 2001. 180 pages.   ISBN  84-95027-90-9     

Selected articles and book chapters

Rueda Ramos, C. "Staging Southern Culture: Liminality and Cultural Performance in Donald Davidson's The Big Ballad Jamboree" in The Performing South. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2106.

Rueda Ramos, C. "Transience and Change in Appalachia: Ron Rash's Nothing Gold Can Stay" Appalachian Journal: A Regional Studies Review vol. 42.1/2 (Fall-Winter): 2015, 82-89.    

- Rueda Ramos, C. "Polluted Land, Polluted Bodies: Mountaintop Removal in Ann Pancake's Strange As This Weather Has Been." In The Health of the Nation (European Views of the United States, volume 5). Heidelberg, Germany: Universitätsverlag WINTER, 2014. pages 219-230.    

- Rueda Ramos, C. "On Music in Her Mountain Novels: An Interview with Lee Smith." Atlantis 35.2 (2013): 157-169.

- Rueda Ramos, C. "Book review of Ron Rash's Burning Bright." Appalachian Heritage Spring issue (2012): 118-126.

- Arnó, E.; Rueda, C. "Promoting reflection on science, technology, and society among engineering students through an EAP online learning environment."  Journal of English for Academic Purposes 10.1 (2011): 19-31.

- Arnó, E.; Rueda, C.; Soler, A. "Designing a Virtual Learning Environment for EAP students: "Quantum LEAP (Learning English for Academic Purposes)" in Teaching Academic and Professional English Online.  Munich, Germany: Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2009. pages 57- 82.

- Rueda, C.; Arnó, E.; Soler, A. "Integrating the Internet into EAP: Developing new literacies and language learning skills" in The Texture of Internet: Netlinguistics in Progress. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2007. Pages 208-229.   

- Soler, A.; Rueda, C.; Arnó, E. "Students' profile as autonomous learners in an Internet-based EAP course." Ibérica. Journal of the European Association of Languages for Specific Purposes 9 (2005): 53-78.

- Rueda, C. "Marginality and Ambivalence in Lee Smith's Saving Grace" in The Periphery Viewing the World. Athens, Greece: Parousia Publications 60, 2005. Pages 244-249.    

- Rueda, C. "The Figure of the Marginal Male in Lee Smith's Fiction" Appalachian Heritage (special issue on Lee Smith) vol. 31:1 (2003): 27-35.

Contact information:

Office: Escola Tècnica Superior d'Enginyeria
Telephone: 977559609
Avinguda dels Països Catalans, 26 
43007 Tarragona

carmen.rueda@urv.cat