Torres, Rosario

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Associate Professor of Spanish
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Gaige, 314
    Biography

    Dr. Rosario Torres is an Associate Professor of Spanish at Penn State Berks. Her research focuses on contemporary Spanish (Peninsular) Cultural Studies and Literature.

    She is interested in deconstructing traditional definitions of gender, adopting an interdisciplinary approach that incorporates both semiotic and ideological perspectives. Her research challenges codified representation conventions in contemporary Spanish mass media to suggest new ways of perceiving them and to propose better images as alternative.

    Her book Advertising Representation of Women in Spanish Fashion and Beauty Magazines (Representación publicitaria de la mujer en la prensa de alta gama española. Madrid, Editorial Pliegos, 2020) examines visual portrayals of women in advertisements appearing in Spanish women's magazines and it, also, identifies the ten most commonly perpetuated stereotypes.

    Publications

     Torres, Rosario. Representación publicitaria de la mujer en la prensa de alta gama española (Advertising Representation of Women in Spanish Fashion and Beauty Magazines.) Madrid: Editorial Pliegos, 2020. Print.

     Torres, Rosario. “La vida secreta de los silencios. Silencios significantes en el cine de Isabel Coixet.” Tras las lentes de Isabel Coixet: Quince años de cine, compromiso y feminismo. Ed. Barbara Zecchi. Zaragoza: Prensas Universitarias de Zaragoza, 2017. 101-127. Print.

     Torres, Rosario. “Las galas de travestis neoyorkinas como propuestas alternativas a identidades de género y a técnicas narrativas convencionales.” Nomadías. Revista del Centro de Estudios de Género y Cultura de América Latina (23), 9. Ed. Fabiola Bahamondes Carrasco. Santiago: Universidad de Chile, 2017. 53-61. Web: http://www.nomadias.uchile.cl/index.php/NO.

    Education

    Ph.D., Hispanic Languages and Literatures (Twentieth Century Peninsular), Stony Brook University

    M.A., Hispanic Languages and Literatures, Stony Brook University

    B.A., Media Studies (Journalism), Universidad de Sevilla