Florinda Ruiz Director of the Writing Program and Visiting Associate Professor of Writing

Florinda Ruiz

Payne Hall 202


Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University 1993

M.A. Johns Hopkins University 1989

B.A. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain) 1984


Transmission of Classical Greek and Roman cultures, Spanish Islam, Ekphrasis studies, 20th century Spanish culture, writing pedagogy. 


Writing & Composition. Immigrant voices. Visual art and poetry in world literature.

[Past courses in Spanish Language & Culture, and Classics]

Selected Publications

Essay, poems, and photographs. "Why I Write About War" in Collateral Damage. Bárbara Mujica (ed.) University of Virginia Press, Charlottesville, 2021.

Essay, poems, and photographs. "Human Cries Keep Falling Like Summer Rain" in Voices on the Move. Domnica Radulescu and Roxana Cazan (eds.) Solis Press, London, 2020.

“Chapter 3: Islamic Spain after the Thirteenth Century” in Arabic Heritage in the Post-Abbasid Period. Imed Nsiri (ed.) Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2019.

Book Review. Arthur Golding’s ”A Moral Fabletalk” and Other Renaissance Fable TranslationsLiza Blake and Kathryn Vomero Santos (eds.) MHRA Tudir & Stuart Translation Series. London: Modern Humanities Research Association, 2017. The Sixteenth Century Journal (SCJ), Vol. XLVIII (2017): 813-15.

“Arthur Golding’s Metamorphoses: A Protreptic Endeavor for a Reformation Readership”, with Gary Gibbs, Explorations in Renaissance Culture, 41, 2 (December 2015): 119-148.

Translation. Primeras Memorias (English title Sard Al That: A Permissible Narrative) by Sultan bin Muhammad al-Qasimi, Sharjah: Al-Qasimi Publications, 2011.

Rosetta Stone Spanish (Spain) Version 4 (Intermediate) Win/Mac Personal Edition, Fairfield Language Technologies, Spain voice and language voiceover & consultant, 2010. TOTALe™ Rosetta Stone Spanish Spain) online language-learning program. Peninsular Spanish Voice. Fairfield Language Technologies, 2010.

“Arthur Golding’s Metamorphoses: Myth in an Elizabethan Political Context,” with Gary Gibbs, Renaissance Studies (RS), 22, 4 (September, 2008): 557-75.

Translation. Teatro de Mira de Amecua. Antonio Muñoz Palomares. Biblioteca Aurea Hispánica. Madrid: Iberoamericana, 2007. Reviewed by Evelyn Franquiz. The Sixteenth Century Journal (SCJ), Vol. XL/2 (2009): 564-565.

Rosetta Stone Spanish (Spain) Version 3 (Elementary) Win/Mac Personal Edition, Fairfield Language Technologies, Spain voice & language voiceover & consultant, 2007.

Book Review. Arthur Golding. Ovid’s Metamorphoses; a selection. (Ed.) Peter Scupham. Manchester Fyfield Books; Carcanet Press, 2005. Renaissance Studies 21, 3 (2007): 459-60.

Book Review. Textualización y Oralidad. José Jesús Bustos Tovar (Coord.) Madrid: Visor Libros, 2003. The Sixteenth Century Journal, Vol XXVI (2005): 951-56