Mark Ferrara has taught at universities in the United States, South Korea, China, and on a Fulbright scholarship in Turkey. His courses are internationally focused, interdisciplinary, and aim to raise critical insight of other cultures through their literatures. Dr. Ferrara's research interests include utopian studies and religion in literature. He is co-editor of the translated book Cao Xueqin Xin Zhuan (Between Noble and Humble: Cao Xueqin and Dream of the Red Chamber), a historical and biographical introduction to the writings of the Chinese novelist Cao Xueqin (1715-1763). Ferrara has also published a study of the historical and literary antecedents to Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign rhetoric of hope, and he is at work currently on an East-West critique of higher education in the United States.
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