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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Arts
September 22, 2017
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 ¡Hola, amigos!

Dr. Mercedes Rowinsky-Geurts

Associate Professor; Spanish

Contact Information
Phone: (519)884-0710 ext.2835

Office Location: Bricker Academic - BA410
Office Hours: On Sabbatical Leave for the academic year 2016-2017
Languages Spoken




Contemporary Spanish and Spanish American Literature: Prose, Poetry and Theatre. Spanish and Latin American Film. Literary and Cultural Theories. Latin American and Spanish Diaspora. Women's Writing.



Imagen y discurso. El estudio de las imágenes en la obra de Cristina Peri Rossi. Montevideo: Ediciones Trilce, 1997. (Awarded Special Mention, 1998 Prizes by the Ministry of Education and Culture in Uruguay, Essay Genre)


Hola Amigos. 2nd Canadian Edition. Eds. Mercedes Rowinsky and Rosa Stewart. Nelson Education Canada. Feb. 2011.

Jarvis, Lebredo, Mena-Ayllón, Rowinsky-Geurts, Stewart. ¡Hola, amigos! 1st Canadian Edition. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co. 2008.

Cristina Peri Rossi. El pulso del mundo: articulos periodisticos 1978-2002. 2nd edition. Edition Mercedes Rowinsky. Prologue by Elena Poniatowska. Universidad Autónoma de la Ciudad de México Press. October 2005.

Cristina Peri Rossi. El pulso del mundo: Selección de articulos periodisticos: 1978-2002. Edition and introduction Mercedes Rowinsky. Montevideo: Ediciones Trilce, 2003. (5th place on Best Sellers Books' List in Montevideo, Uruguay, August 2002)


Cristina Peri Rossi. Panic Signs. Trans. Mercedes Rowinsky-Geurts & Angelo A. Borrás. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier Press, 2002. (Gold Medal, ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year, 2003, Fiction in Translation)


Ecos en la soledad. Toronto: Snap Printing, 1992. (Second Prize in Poetry, Cultural Celebration of the Spanish Language in Toronto, 1992)

Article in book

2011- “Memory Paths and Life Journeys: Mario Benedetti, Eduardo Galeano and Cristina Peri Rossi.” In Inhabiting Memory: Essays on Memory and Human Rights in the Americas. Ed. Marjorie Agosín. San Antonio: Wings Press, 2011.

2007- "Deseo y temporalidad en Estrategias del deseo de Cristina Peri Rossi:. Figures du désir dans la littérature de langue espagnole. Hommage à Amadeo Lopez. Ed. Lina Iglesias, Béatrice Ménard and Françoise Moulin Civil. Centre de Recherches Ibériques et Ibéro-Américaines, Université Paris X-Nanterre, 2007, pp. 383-400. ISBN 978-2-8591-027-0

Additional Information


2010- "Creativity and Writing: The Postcard Project" in Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching CELT, Volume III. June 2010.

2009 "When Learning Matters: Students Assessment Using Portfolios in Higher Education."  In Engaging Students: Best Practices in Active Learning. Ed. Catherine Black. Atwood Publishing. Madison, WI.

"Exile and the Search for Identity." Relocating Identities in Latin American Cultures. Ed. Elizabeth Montes Garcés.  University of Calgary Press, Turning Point Series. pp. 85-97. 

"Shadows and Treasures. Memory Paths and Life Journeys: Mario Benedetti, Eduardo Galeano & Cristina Peri Rossi." Invited paper for the anthology, Inhabiting Memory. Ed. Marjorie Agosín.  University of Texas Press, forthcoming 2007.


2008, Nominated for the Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great teaching,

2008, 3M Teaching Fellowship 2006, Nominated for the 3M Teaching Fellowship

2006, Awarded the Grace Anderson Research Fellowship for Women. (Two, one term course remissions for   winter 2007.)
2005, Laurier Alumni Faculty Mentoring Award2005, Meritorious Performance, Faculty of Arts, W.L.U.2001, Nominated for OCUFA (Ontario Colleges & Universities Faculty Associations) Outstanding Teacher Award.
2001, Nominated for the American Association of Teachers of Spanish & Portuguese Outstanding Teacher Award.
2000, Wilfrid Laurier University Outstanding Teacher Award.
2000, Nominated for 2000 3M Teaching Fellowship.