North African literature and cultural productions.
Political, economic, social and cultural issues in Francophone Africa and international development.
Empirical research in applied linguistics with a focus on the development of communicative-based teaching materials for students of Arabic.
Arabic language, literature, and culture in the medieval and Pre-Modern Islamic world.
Philosophy, literature, Chinese culture, and communication.
Literature and culture of late imperial China.
16th century Italian Hospitaller Knights and 20th century literature and modern cinema.
Literature and cinema of Quebec and modern French and German poetry.
Russian linguistics and literature.
German, English, and French literature from the Romanticism to the present.
16th and 17th century French literature, the history of ideas, international studies, and language teaching and methodology.
Marginalized literature of the German speaking exile in Latin America.
Latin American Studies
Latin American poetry, Colombian and Central American studies, Afro-Latin American culture and music.
Immigration and the Latino community.
Marginality, feminism, nepantlismo, and transfronterismo in Latin America.
Intersection between culture and political identity in Cuba, radical politics in Latin America, cultural relations between Spain and the Caribbean, and the make-up of cities and cultural representation.
Impact of migration on cultural production and narratives of violence and poverty.
Professor Werth specializes in contemporary Latin American theater. Her areas of interest include performance, memory studies, documentary theater, and film. She teaches courses on diverse aspects of the Southern Cone, including Postdictatorial literature, performance, and human rights.
Teaching Methodology and Linguistic Studies
Student usage and attitudes towards mobile phones in Sweeden, the U.S., Japan, and Korea.
The use of media as a language learning tool and learning disabilities in the language classroom.
Empirical research methods with audiovisual technology for second language learning.
Phonology and linguistic studies.
- Suñé Minguella, Gemma. (2020). "A vueltas con la etapa mexicana de Emilio Prados: Poesía mística y filosofía."Boletín de la Biblioteca Menéndez Pelayo XCVI-1: 67-82.
- Suñé Minguella, Gemma. (2020). "Tula sin censura: un recorrido por la otra versión del clásico de Miguel Picazo" (Uncensored Tula: A Survey of the Other Version of Miguel Picazo's Classic). Trasvases Entre La Literatura y El Cine 2: 211-239.
- Hachad, Naima, “La photo-broderie de Carolle Bénitah : commémoration, transgression et réinvention de soi.” Expressions Maghrébines. 19/1 (été 2020): 49-69.
- Hachad, Naima. (2019). Revisionary Narratives: Moroccan Women’s Auto/Biographical and Testimonial Acts. Liverpool University Press.
- Leow, R. P., Cerezo, L., Caras, A., & Cruz, G. (2019). CALL in ISLA: “Promoting depth of processing of complex L2 Spanish ‘Para/Por’ prepositions.” In R. M. DeKeyser and G. Prieto Botana (Eds.), Doing SLA research with implications for the classroom: Reconciling methodological demands and pedagogical applicability. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: John Benjamins: 155–178.
- Naaman, Erez. (2020). “Authorship and Unity of the Classical Arabic Poem through the Lens of Collaborative Composition.” Arabica 67 (1): 1-59.
- Oliver, Amy A. (2019). "Roots of Carlos Vaz Ferreira's Philosophy." Genealogy (Special Issue: New Directions in Latinx/Latin American Philosophy), 3(4): 57.
- Vinogradova, P., & Ross, E. H. (2019). "Fostering volunteer ESL teacher identity through reflection on apprenticeship of observation." TESOL Journal, 10(4): e480.
- Tseng, Amelia. (2020). "‘Qué barbaridad, son latinos y deberían saber español primero’: Language ideology, agency, and heritage language insecurity across immigrant generations." Applied Linguistics: 1-23.
- Tseng, Amelia. (2020). "Normalization of dialect translinguistics in an internally diverse global-city diasporic community." In Jerry Won Lee and Sender Dovchin (eds.), Translinguistics: Negotiating innovation and ordinariness. Routledge: 146-160.
- Tseng, Amelia. (2020). "Advancing a sociolinguistics of complexity: Spanish-speaking identities in Washington, DC." In Andrew Lynch (ed.), Handbook on Spanish in the Global City. Routledge: 330-354.
- Aristizaìbal Juanita and Martiìnez Juliana eds. (2019) “Violent Tales: Cultural Representation in Colombia and Mexico.” Revista de Estudios Hispaìnicos. 53:1.
- Vilanova, Núria. (2019). “La frontera como estética textual: la escritura de Jesús Gardea.” In Daniel Samperio and Roberto Bernal (eds). Casi toda la luz: textos críticos en torno a Jesús Gardea. Santiago de Querétaro, México: Fondo Editorial. Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro: 187-217.
- Werth, Brenda. (2019). “The Dramas of Human Rights: Documentary Theater and Performance.” Cambridge Companion to Human Rights and Literature. Ed. Crystal A. Parikh. Cambridge University Press: 141-154.