Michele C Davila Goncalves

Michele C Davila Goncalves

Professional Details

Title: Associate Professor
Office: SB-204C
Phone: None
Email: michele.davilagoncalves@salemstate.edu
Resume: Michele C Davila Goncalves [DOC 202KB]
Website: http://www.salemstate.edu/~mdavilagoncalv

Fall & Winter Courses

Cat. # Term Course # Title
1872 02 FYWL100 First Year Seminar (World Languages & Cultures)
1905 01 SPN420 U.s. Latino Literature in Spanish

Professional Biography

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

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, Diversity and Multiculturalism

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.

- 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.

- Faculty Fellow for the Diversity and Multiculturalism Office, 2014-2016.

Selected Publications

Academic:

“Crisol cultural en Brasil: la representación judía en O ano em que meus pais saíram de ferias” (The Melting-Pot in Brazil: Jewish Representation in “The Year my Parents Went on Vacation”).  Agentes de cambio: perspectivas cinematográficas de España y Latinoamérica en el siglo XXI (Agents of Change: Cinematographic Perspectives from Spain and Latin America in the XXIst Century).  Ed. Fátima Serra.  Forthcoming 2014.

“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. Print.

"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.

"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.

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:

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

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

Selected Presentations

“Navegando mundos virtuales: literatura femenina puertorriqueña” (Navigating Virtual Worlds: Puerto Rican Female Literature), VII Congreso de la Asociación Hispánica de Humanidades, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, June 27, 2014.

“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.

“Viviendo el terror en un narco-estado fronterizo: ‘Miss Bala’ de  Gerardo Naranjo” (Living the Terror in a Border Narco-State: ‘Miss Bullet’ by Gerardo Naranjo), New England Modern Language Association Annual Convention (NEMLA), Boston, March 23, 2013.

"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.

"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.

 

Personal Interests

- Reading

- Traveling (48 countries and counting!)

- Good Restaurants

- Good Movies