Notable Achievements

Four students in the Spanish program presented papers at the XXVII Latin American Studies Symposium held at Rollins College, in Winter Park, FL, on April 5.

  • Alex Bell  ’20 presented “Poetas Principales del Modernismo Hispanoamericano en Canción de Otoño en Primavera y la Pregunta.”
  • Dominique Rosario  ’20 presented “Muerte y Nacionalismo en Dos Patrias, por José Martí.”
  • Valentina Olivieri-Puentes  ’19 presented “¿Y las Madres que opinan?”
  • Violeta Bueno  ’19 presented “Un Cambio de Vestuario: Un Análisis de El Delantal Blanco.”

Their papers were produced in Associate Professor of Spanish Angeles Rodriguez Cadena’s class Introduction to Literary Studies in Fall 2018.

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Expertise

Contemporary Mexican and Latin American Literature and Culture, Cultural memory, Cultural complexes, Interdisciplinary approaches to historical fiction in literature, film and television, Written and audiovisual composition of narratives, Mexican television and film female directors, Feminist Studies, Race and Ethnicity Studies, Nature and Culture. 

Ph. D. University of Michigan.

M.A. Ohio University. International Affairs, Latin American Studies concentration.

M.A. Ohio University. Spanish Language and Literature.            

B.A. University of Veracruz, Mexico. English Language and Literature.

  • Ph. D. University of Michigan.

    M.A. Ohio University. International Affairs, Latin American Studies concentration.

    M.A. Ohio University. Spanish Language and Literature.            

    B.A. University of Veracruz, Mexico. English Language and Literature.

  • Cultural memory. Cultural complexes. Interdisciplinary approaches to historical fiction in literature, film and television. Written and audiovisual composition of narratives. Mexican television and film female directors. Feminist Studies. Race and Ethnicity Studies. Nature and Culture. 

  • More recent publications

    Book

    La ficción histórica en la televisión iberoamericana 2000-2012. Construcciones del pasado colectivo en series, telenovelas y telefilms. María de los Ángeles Rodríguez Cadena, editor.  Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill, 2016. 230 pp.

    Book chapters

    “Heroínas de la Revolución Mexicana y la construcción de la memoria cultural en el cuento histórico contemporáneo” in Representaciones en la cultura visual y las letras acerca de la Revolución Mexicana y la Guerra Cristera, Ute Seydel, Editor. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México/Bonilla Artigas, 2018, pp 243-267.

    “Memoria cultural y la construcción audiovisual del pasado: las heroínas de la Independencia de México en la serie televisiva Gritos de muerte y libertad ” in La ficción histórica en la televisión Iberoamericana 2000-2012. Ángeles Rodríguez Cadena, editor. Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill, 2016, pp 177-212.

    “Relajo and melodrama in the fictional portrayal of the Mexican Independence of 1810” in (Re) Collecting the past. History and Collective Memory in Latin American Narrative. Victoria Carpenter, editor. Bern: Peter Lang, 2010, pp 89-110.

    Articles in academic journals

    “El drama humano en la historia nacional. El pasado colectivo y la telenovela histórica mexicana”.  Matices Zeitschrift zu Lateinamerika, Spanien und Portugal. No. 83/ 3, 37-39. 2015 Köln, Germany.

     “El pasado nacional como narrativa de ficción o la Historia es una telenovela”. The  Journal of Mexican Studies. University of California Center for US-Mexican Studies and the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Vol 30-1, Winter 2014, pp 180-211.

    “La novela Los pasos de López y el relajo literario en la independencia de México de 1810”. Bulletin of Hispanic Studies. BHS, 85 (2008): 695-716

    “Contemporary (Hi)stories of Mexico: Fictional Re-creation of Collective Past on Television”.  Film and History. An Interdisciplinary Journal of Film and Television Studies.  34.1 (2004): 49-55

  • More recent presentations

    Conference presentations

    “Cultural memory and the optical unconscious: women of the past in historical audiovisual texts by women directors in Latin America”. 42nd IIES International Academic conference. Social Sciences and the Humanities, Sapienza University, Rome, Italy, September 10-13, 2018.

    “Memoria cultural y una heroína de la Independencia de 1810: Gertrudis Bocanegra en la literatura y el cine”. XXI Congreso Internacional de Literatura y Estudios Hispánicos, Quito, Ecuador, March 7-9, 2018.

    “La ficción histórica en la televisión mexicana y otra forma de ver el pasado: las heroínas de la Independencia en cámara lenta”. Canadian Association for Latin American and Caribbean Studies Conference at the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada, June 3-4, 2017.

    “Memoria cultural y la construcción audiovisual del pasado: las heroínas de la Independencia de México en la serie de televisión Gritos de muerte y libertad”.  Audiovisual Representations of the Past. The Construction of Historical Narrative and Identity through Cinema and Television in Mexico and Ibero-America. Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, University of Guadalajara, and IAMHIST (International Association of Media and History). Mexico City. March 24, 2017.

    “Heroínas  de la Revolución Mexicana y la construcción de la memoria cultural  en el cuento histórico contemporáneo Mamá Cuca, y Antonieta y sus dos cuentos”.  XVII Congreso Internacional de Literatura Hispánica, Mérida, México, March 9-11, 2016.

    “Cultural memory and the fictional portrayal of the Latin American past on television”.  International Congress of Humanities and Social Sciences Research, July 24-28, 2012. Paris, France.