Michele C Davila Goncalves

Michele C Davila Goncalves

Professional Details

Title: Associate Professor
Office: SB-203C
Phone: 978-542-7425
Email: michele.davilagoncalves@salemstate.edu

Spring Courses

Cat. # Term Course # Title
1674 01 WLC120 Perspectives on World Cultures
2676 S1 SPN711 Seminar in Latin American and US Latino Cultures

Professional Biography

Chair, Associate Professor, Salem State University, World Languages & Cultures Department, Salem, MA, since 2008.

Professional Interests

Spanish Language & Culture, Puerto Rican and its Diaspora Literatures & Cultures, Detective Novel, Feminine Literature, Latino & Brazilian Cinema.

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:  ¡Sí se puede! The Impact of Latinos in the US, European Continental Literature I & II, Perspectives on World Cultures: Media and Diversity in the Hispanic World.

- 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.

- Department Chair, 2014-2017.

Selected Publications

Academic:

“Navegando mundos virtuales: literatura femenina puertorriqueña” (Navigating Virtual Worlds: Puerto Rican Feminine Literature). Entornos Digitales: conceptualización y praxis. Eds. Beatriz Trigo & Mary Anne Dillinger.  Barcelona: Editorial UOC, 2017. Peer Reviewed

Editor. Transnational Orientalisms in Contemporary Spanish and Latin American Cinema. Contributor. Chapter 4 - "“The ‘Oriental’ Subject in Brazil’s Melting Pot: Portrayals of Jewishness in O ano em que meus pais saíram de férias." Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016.

“Subversions of Motherhood: The Sleuth in Claudia Piñeiro’s Crime Fiction.”  Twenty-first Century Latin American Narrative and Postmodern Feminism.  Ed. Gina Ponce de León. UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014.  53-74.

"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. 

Poetry:

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

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

Selected Presentations

Lego: el mundo neo-fantástico maravilloso de Tere Dávila (Lego: The Marvelous Neo-fantastic World of Tere Davila), Literatures (A)cross-Cultures Conference, Fresno Pacific University, California, 10/7/2016.

“Los avatares de la muerte en la obra de Yanitzia Canetti” (Yanitzia Canetti’s Avatars of Death in Her Ouvre), XLI Instituto Internacional de Literatura Iberoamericana (IILI) Conference, Jena, Germany, July 20, 2016.

“Madres detectives: tergiversaciones de la novela negra de Claudia Piñeiro” (Detective Mothers: Transgressions in Claudia Pineiro’s Crime Novel), XII Congreso de novela y cine negro: la globalización del crimen. Salamanca, Spain, May 4, 2016.

“De aquí y de allá: vertientes de la poesía puertorriqueña trasatlántica” (From Here and From Over There: Transatlantic Puerto Rican Poetry), Spanish Section, New England Modern Language Association (NEMLA), March 17, 2016. Invited Guest Speaker.

“De biomitografías y novelas de formación: El arca de la memoria de Dinorah Cortés Vélez (About Biomythography and Formation Novels: El arca de la memoria by Dinorah Cortés Vélez), Feria Internacional del Libro Eugenio María de Hostos, Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, November 4, 2015.

“Detectives de aquí y de allá: enigma, metaficción y búsqueda de la verdad en la novela policial puertorriqueña” (Detectives From the Island and its Diaspora: Enigma, Merafiction and the Search for Truth in the Puerto Rican Detective Novel), Programa Académico del 6to Festival de la Palabra, San Juan, Puerto Rico, October 21, 2015.

“La teología de la liberación y la crisis de la memoria en Batismo de sangue” (Liberation Theology and the Memory Crisis in ‘Blood Baptism’), Latin American Studies Association (LASA), Chicago, IL, May 23, 2014.

“’Al otro lado’: perspectivas sobre la inmigración mediante la mirada de niños” (‘On the Other Side’: Perspectives on Immigration Through Children’s Gaze), New England Modern Language Association (NEMLA), Harrisburg, PA, April 4, 2014.

“'Made in China' en Puerto Rico: acercamientos a la cultura china en Flor de ciruelo y el viento y Barra china” (‘Made in China’ in Puerto Rico: Approximations to Chinese Culture in Flor de ciruelo y el viento and Barra china), Latin American Studies Association (LASA), Washington DC, May 30, 2013.

“Designing Engaging Latin American Civilization & Cultures Courses,” with Kara Jacobs, Massachusetts Foreign Languages Association (MaFLA), Sturbridge, MA, October 17, 2013.

 

Personal Interests

- Reading

- Traveling (52 countries and counting!)

- Good Restaurants

- Good Movies