Michele C Davila Goncalves

Professional Details

Title: Assistant Professor
Office: SB-204C
Phone: 978-542-7425
Email: michele.davilagoncalves@salemstate.edu
Website: http://www.salemstate.edu/~mdavilagoncalv

Spring Courses

Cat. # Term Course # Title
2026 S1 SPN711 Seminar in Latin American and US Latino Cultures
2347 01 SPN102 Elementary Spanish II
2360 01 SPN418 Hispano-American Literature II
3777 01 SPN501 Senior Seminar with Thesis
4075 01 SPN416 Hispano-American Civilization and Culture
4125 02 SPN418 Hispano-American Literature II
4126 02 IDS603H Honors Independent Study

Professional Biography

Assistant Professor, Salem State University, Foreign Languages Department, Salem, MA, 2008-
   present (tenure-track).

Assistant Professor, Framingham State University, Modern Languages Department,
   Framingham, MA, 2005-2008.

Foreign Visiting Professor, Pontifícia Catholic University, Letters Department, Rio de Janeiro,
   RJ, Brazil, 2004-2005.

Professional Interests

Spanish & Portuguese Language, Feminine Literature, Detective Novel, Caribbean Literature & Cultural Studies, Puerto Rican Studies, Latino Literature, Assessment.

Responsibilities

- To teach undergraduate Spanish classes:  Elementary Spanish 101 & 102, Intermediate Spanish 201 & 202, Spanish Business, Travel & Tourism, Readings from Hispanic World, Advanced Conversational Spanish, Spanish Composition thru Film, Advanced Spanish Grammar, Hispanic American Civilization & Culture, US Latino Literature in Spanish, Senior Seminar with Thesis.

- To teach undergraduate English classes:  European Continental Literature I & II.

- To teach graduate Spanish classes: Advanced Spanish Grammar & Textual Analysis, Seminar in Latin American Literature and US Latino Literatures, Seminar in Latin American & US Latino Cultures, MAT Research Monograph

- College-Wide Assessment Advisory Committee (Co-Chair)

- PAC-D Committee

Selected Publications

Academic:

"Lo abyecto: familias disfuncionales en Crímenes domésticos de Vanessa Vilches Norat" (The Abject: Disfunctional Families in Domestic Crimes by Vanessa Vilches Norat). Tinkuy 18 (2012): 141-149.  Peer Reviewed.

"Siguiéndole las pistas a la novela detectivesca puertorriqueña" (Following the Clues of the Puerto Rican Detective Novel). Cuaderno Internacional de Estudios Humanísticos y Literatura/International Journal in Humanistic Studies and Literature (CIEHL). Invited Guest Editor Michele C. Davila Goncalves.  Monographic Issue:  Puerto Rican Contemporary Literature 70s, 80s & 90s  18 (2012): 77-90. 

"El universo caleidoscópico de Yolanda Arroyo Pizarro" (The Kaleidoscopic Universe of Yolanda Arroyo Pizarro). La escritura de mujeres en Puerto Rico a finales del Siglo XX y principios del XXI: narradoras, cuentistas, cronistas, relatoras / Essays on Contemporary Puerto Rican Writers. Ed Amarilis Hidalgo de Jesús. New York: Edwin Mellen Press, 2012.  38-64. By invitation. Print.

"When the Spirits Dance Mambo: la experiencia femenina negra en la diáspora puertorriqueña" (When the Spirits Dance Mambo: Black Female Experience in the Puerto Rican Diaspora). Revista Surco Sur 3 (2011): 93-98. Peer reviewed. Print.

"Una nueva estética de la violencia latinoamericana: Archivo de oscuridades de José E. Santos" (A New Latin American Aesthetic of Violence: Archive of Obscurities by José E. Santos). Cuaderno Internacional de Estudios Humanísticos y Literatura/International Journal in Humanistic Studies and Literature (CIEHL) 15 (2011): 115-123. Peer reviewed. Print.

"Lo que nos hace humanos: deconstruyendo El pintor de batallas de Arturo Pérez-Reverte" (What Makes Us Humans: Deconstructing The Painter of Battles by Arturo Perez-Reverte). Hipertexto 12 (2010): 161-171. Peer Reviewed. Web.

"En busca del Corazón de Voltaire: el detective epistolar de Luis López Nieves" (In Search of Voltaire's Heart: The Epistolary Detective of Luis López Nieves). Voces del Caribe 2.1 (2010): 53-68. Peer Reviewed. Web.

"Andando por los márgenes: travestismo y lenguaje en Sirena Selena vestida de pena de Mayra Santos-Febres" (Walking in the Margins: Travestism and Language in Sirena Selena by Mayra Santos-Febres). In La mujer en la literatura, Vol. VIII. Ed. Juana A. Arancibia. Argentina: Instituto literario y cultural hispánico, 2009. 177-189.

"Cada uno al ritmo de su propio tambor: la poesía negra de Jorge Artel y Luis Palés Matos" (Each One by the Rhythm of their Own Drum: Black Poetry in Jorge Artel and Luis Palés Matos). In ‘Chambacú, la historia la escribes tú,' Ensayos sobre cultura Afrocolombiana. Ed. Lucía Ortiz. Madrid: Iberoamericana/Vervuert, 2007. 69-86.

"De Pulp Fiction a metaficción literaria: las transformaciones del personaje detectivesco en la narrativa policial brasileña" (From Pulp Fiction to Metafiction: The Transformations of the Detective in Brazil's Crime Novel). Chasqui 34.2 (2005): 78-91.

"Voces en contrapunto: dialogismo interno en Tú, la oscuridad de Mayra Montero" (Voices in Counterpoint: Internal Dialogism in In the Palm of Darkness by Mayra Montero). Con-textos 17.35 (2005): 30-41.

"La voz caribeña femenina en la literatura de los Estados Unidos" (The Caribbean
Female Voice in the Literature of the United States). Exégesis 13.37-38 (2000): 42-46. Peer reviewed. Print.

"El poder de la escritura: una alegoría del juego de ajedrez en Urraca de Lourdes Ortiz"
(The Power of the Written Word: The Allegory of Chess in Urraca by Lourdes Ortiz). Mester 24.2 (1995): 13-32. Peer reviewed. Print.

El archivo de la memoria: la novela de formación femenina en Rosa Chacel, Rosa Montero, Rosario Castellanos y Elena Poniatowska (The Archives of Memory: The Female Novel of Formation by Rosa Chacel, Rosa Montero, Rosario Castellanos and Elena Poniatowska). New Orleans: University Press of the South, 1999.

Poetry:

Antología de poemas de amor. Poetry selection. Puerto Rico: Casa de los poetas, 2012. 38.

Mosaicos. Poetry book. Puerto Rico: Casa de los poetas, 2011.

Revista Boreales: Literatura de Puerto Rico y Latinoamérica. Puerto Rico, 2010. 72-73. Print.

Projeto Editorial Banda Hispânica: Jorna de Poesia. "Acervo Geral - Porto Rico" (The Editorial Hispanic Project: Poetry Journal. "General Database - Puerto Rico"). Eds. Floriano Martins, Maribel Sánchez, Madeline Millán. Fortaleza, Ceara, Spring. 7/15/2010. Web. 8/25/2010. <http://www.jornaldepoesia.jor.br/BHBHpuertorico.htm>

Poetas en el tiempo. (2006). Ed. Leticia Ruiz Rosado. Aguadilla: Universidad de Puerto Rico. 203-206.

Nueva Poesía Hispanoamericana. 14ta ed. (2006). Ed. Leo Zelada. Lima: Ediciones Lord Byron. 111-112.

Poemas al Mar. (2006). Ed. by the Female Writers Association. Galicia, Spain.

Poetas sin tregua (2006). Book of poetry selections from six Puerto Rican Female Poets. Madrid: Publidisa. 10-17.

Selected Presentations

"Beyond the Nation:  Contemporary Puerto Rican Poetry," 2nd Annual Series of Lectures on Latin American Authors, University of Massachusetts at Lowell, MA, December 4, 2012.

"Filo de juego: carnaval poetico puertorriqueno" (Filo de juego:  Puerto Rican Poetic Carnival), New England Council on Latin American Studies (NECLAS) Annual Fall Meeting, Yale University, New London, CT, November 3, 2012.

"From Nationalism to Confession:  The Voices of Puerto Rican Poetry in the Last 50 Years,"  Modern Languages Department, Roanoke College, Salem, VA, October 24, 2012.

"Class Based Practices: Helping Teaching & Aiding Course & Program Assessment - Foreign Languages Department Assessment Practices at Salem State University." NEEAN 8th Annual Academic Assessment Summer Institute,  Keene State College, NH, June 7, 2012.

"La dictadura militar a través de la mirada de un niño en Kamchatka y O ano em que meus pais saíram de ferias" (Military Dictatorships Through the Gaze of a Child in Kamchatka and "The Year my Parents Went on Vacation"), New England Council on Latin American Studies (NECLAS) Annual Fall Meeting, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, November 5, 2011.

"Maternidades criminales en los cuentos de Vanessa Vilches Norat" (Criminal Maternities in Vanessa Vilches Norat's Short-stories), 24th Annual Pennsylvania Foreign Language Conference, Pittsburg, PA, September 24, 2011.

"‘Elemental mi querido Watson': variaciones y transgresiones de la novela detectivesca en el Caribe hispano" (‘Elementary my Dear Watson': Variations and Transgressions in the Hispanic Caribbean Detective Novel), Jornadas Andinas de Literatura Latinoamericana (JALLA), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Spring, August 7, 2010.

"Una nueva estética de la violencia: Archivo de oscuridades de José E. Santos" (A New Aesthetic of Violence: Archivo de oscuridades by José E. Santos), 2010 NAAAS & Affiliates National Conference (National Association of African-American Studies & National Association of Hispanic and Latino Studies - NAHLS), Baton Rouge, LA, February 10, 2010.

"Puertorriqueños y Nuyoricans: su cultura a través de la literatura, lenguaje y musica" (Puerto Ricans and Nuyoricans: Their Culture in Literature, Language and Music), 43rd Annual Conference of MaFLA (Massachusetts Foreign Language Association), Sturbridge, MA, 2009.

"Ethic Perceptions between Puerto Ricans and Puerto Rican-Americans." Invited Guest Speaker, Hispanic Heritage Month Events, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA, 2009.

"Pop-culture en la literatura puertorriqueña contemporánea" (Pop culture in Contemporary Puerto Rican Literature) Latin American Studies Association (LASA), in "Literature and Culture: Interdisciplinary Approaches," Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2009.

"Diversidad y unidad: las múltiples caras del Caribe" (Diversity and Unity: The Multiple Faces of the Caribbean) on the MaFla May Diversity Day Program at Lasell College, Newton, MA, 2009.

"Syncopated Rhythms: Music in Contemporary Puerto Rican Literature," Salem State College, Salem, MA, 2009.

"Bildungfilmes de Brasil," MaFLA 42nd Annual Conference. Table: Crecer de golpe: el cine de formación en Latinoamérica, Sturbridge, MA, 2008.

"Topografías de la violencia: el Cinema da Retomada brasileño," VII Congreso Internacional de Literatura Hispánica, Cusco, Perú, 2008.

Personal Interests

- Reading

- Traveling (48 countries and counting!)

- Good Restaurants

- Good Movies