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Professor John Ardila was a profesor asociado at the Universidad de Extremadura (Spain) and an instructor at Milwaukee Area Technical College (Wisconsin). He also taught as a tutor at Marquette University (Wisconsin) and as a teaching assistant at Kalamazoo College (Michigan), where he studied English Literature. In 2001 Professor Ardila was conferred the tenured grade of funcionario docente de carrera by the Spanish Ministry of Education. He earned a doctorate in Anglo-Germanic Studies from Extremadura (1999) with a thesis on Charlotte Temple, the first American best-seller, and a second doctorate, in Spanish literature, from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (2005) with a thesis on the picaresque novel.
He serves in the editorial advisory boards of seven scholarly journals in Denmark, Spain and the US, and has peer-reviewed for journals in Spain, Britain and the US, and for publishers in Britain and the US. In 2003 John won the Universidad de Extremadura Research Prize. He has been a visiting lecturer at the Universities of Aalborg and Copenhagen, and twice an associate researcher at Cambridge.
In 2010-12 Professor Ardila was the Principal Investigator of a Leverhulme International Network, leading a team of fourteen academics from Britain, US, Denmark, Spain, Holland, and Switzerland in a project entitled ‘Unamuno’s Literature and Politics’, sponsored by the Leverhulme Trust’s international-network grants scheme.
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This article was published on Oct 30, 2012