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

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.

- 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

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. Print

“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. Print.

"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. 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.

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

“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), 03/17/2016.

“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.

“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.

“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.

“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.

 

Personal Interests

- Reading

- Traveling (50 countries and counting!)

- Good Restaurants

- Good Movies