Dr. Dana Derrick Ward, Associate Professor of Spanish
Ph.D. Comparative Literature, University of Arkansas
  • 19 and 20th-Century Spanish Literature
  • English Literature
  • World Literature
  • M.A. Spanish, University of Arkansas
    B.A. Spanish, Hendrix College
    Minor: French
    Dissertation:Dramas of Defamiliarization and Distantiation: A Comparative Study of the Selected Works of Eugene Ionesco, Tom Stoppard, and Antonio Buero Vallejo


  • Welcome to my webpage where you will find information about me as well as the syllabi for my classes. Next you will find my movie and author links. You can also CLICK HERE to visit my photo gallery to see pictures from my class and my trip with the Spanish Club to Spain ¡Aproveche!


    Contact Information
    Office: 116G Dean Hall

    Email: Dana Ward
    Recent Presentations

  • Alicante-Combinando la enseñanza con el turismo

    Central State Conference and Arkansas Foreign Language Teachers Association in Little Rock, AR (April 15-18, 1999)

  • Creating and Using Spanish News Broadcasts

    American Council of Teachers of Foreign Languages in Boston, MA (November 18, 2000)

  • Spanish Camp Immersion Games and Cultural Celebrations

    American Council of Teachers of Foreign Languages in Washington, D.C. (November 16, 2001)

  • Miscellaneous
  • Sponsor of Arkansas Tech Spanish Club
  • Former Dean of the Spanish Weekend and Summer Immersion Language Camps with the Arkansas International Language Program
  • Class Syllabi

    Spring 2004

  • Beginning Spanish I SPAN 1024
  • Conversation and Composition II SPAN 3013

    Recent Syllabi

  • Beginning Spanish I SPAN 1014
  • Intermediate Spanish SPAN 2014
  • Conversation and Comp I SPAN 3003
  • Spanish Literature SPAN 4213
  • Intermediate Spanish SPAN 2024
  • Conversation and Composition II SPAN 3013
  • Culture and Civilization SPAN 3123
  • Spanish American Short Stories




  • Teaching Philosophy:

    The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of the mind for the purpose of satisfying it afterward.


    Proverbs:

  • Aunque la mona se viste de seda, mona se queda.
  • No es oro todo lo que reluce.
  • Más vale pájaro en mano que cien volando.

  • Spanish Courses Taught at ATU:

  • Beginning Spanish 1014 and 1024
  • Intermediate Spanish 2014 and 2024
  • Conversation and composition 3003 and 3013
  • Spanish Civilization and Culture 3123
  • Spanish-American Civilization and Culture 3133
  • Spanish Literature 4213
  • Spanish-American Literature 4223
  • Latin-American Short Stories 4993/5993
  • Spanish-American Short Stories 6073

  • Special Problems in 19th and 20th Century Spanish:
  • 19th Century Latin American Literature 6893
  • 20th Century Spanish Drama 4993
  • Medical Spanish 4991-4
  • Teaching Spanish Conversation 6883
  • Spanish Cultural Immersion and Research 4801/6801
  • Spanish and Latin American Film 5803/6803

  • English Courses:
  • Freshman Composition 1013 and 1023
  • Honor's Composition 1053
  • ESL 0203
  • TESOL 4703/5703
  • TESOL Special Problems 4993/5993
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    Important Author Links:
  • Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
  • Benito Pérez Galdós
  • Antonio Machado
  • Juan Ramón Jiménez
  • Federico García Lorca
  • Alejandro Casona
  • Octavio Paz
  • Juan Rulfo
  • Julio Cortázar
  • Antonio Buero Vallejo
  • Gabriel García Márquez
  • Surrealism
  • Defamiliarization
  • Magic Realism
  • Important Movie Links:
  • El silencio de Neto
  • Danzón
  • Las mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios
  • Yo la peor de todas
  • Belle époque
  • De eso no se habla
  • El norte
  • Como agua para chocolate
  • El nido
  • El Ángel exterminador