Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
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Milwaukee, WI 53233
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Dr. Dinorah Cortés-Vélez specializes in Colonial Latin American literature. She earned her Ph.D. in 2006 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a dissertation on the ethical and protofeminist political uses of humor in the writing of Mexican nun Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. She is also interested in the literatures of the Hispanic Caribbean, especially Puerto Rican poetry. Professor Cortés-Vélez divides her time among teaching, academic research, and creative writing. She has published three literary books: the novel El arca de la memoria: una biomitografía (The Chest of Memory: A Biomythography - Editorial Isla Negra, San Juan, PR 2011); a miscellany entitled Cuarentena y otras pejigueras menstruales (Quarantine and Other Menstrual Trifles - Editorial Isla Negra, San Juan, PR 2013); and Poemas de la soledad en Wisconsin (Poems of the Loneliness in Wisconsin - Indómita Editores, San Sebastián, PR 2015). She has an upcoming short story collection with Isla Negra entitled Fugas de duermevela: prosas heridas (Flights of Twilight Sleep: Wounded Texts). She has completed a manuscript for a scholarly book to be entitled Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz: género, diferencia, resistencia (Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz: Gender, Difference, Resistance).
Among her current research projects is a book on Sor Juana’s discourse on sexual difference.