Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
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Dr. Dinorah Cortés-Vélez is Associate Professor of Spanish at Marquette University. She specializes in Colonial Latin American literatures and cultures. Her secondary field of research is Puerto Rican literature and culture. She has published several articles on Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz regarding gender, epistemology, philosophy, and theology. She has also published articles on topics such as poetics, gender, sexuality, and race in contemporary Puerto Rican literature. Her work is included in a critical anthology on Sor Juana’s literary reception during the 20th century, La recepción literaria de Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz: un siglo de apreciaciones críticas (1910-2010). Dr. Cortés-Vélez is the creator and organizer of Marquette University’s biennial Caribbean studies conference Calibans and Caribbeanisms. She is a native of Puerto Rico who has published three books of fiction and a chapbook of poetry. Her most recent book of fiction, Fugas de duermevela: prosas heridas (Flights of Twilight Sleep: Wounded Texts), received an Honorable Mention in the literary contest of the PEN Club of Puerto Rico International. She is currently putting the finishing touches on a manuscript for a book to entitled, ““‘Sin que a uno u otro se incline’: La filosofía de género de Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz” (“‘Not to Either State Inclined’: The Philosophy of Gender of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz”).
Developed and Taught:
SPAN 4310-5310: Film and Society in Spanish: Introduction to Film Analysis
SPAN 4320: Latin American and Latinx Contemporary Issues through Film and Cultural Theory
SPAN 4320: Latin American and Latinx Contemporary Issues: Film, Visual Cultures, and the Power of the Image
SPAN 4450/5450: Literary Voices of Afro-Puerto Rican Literature
SPAN 4700: Creative Writing in Spanish
SPAN 4931/5931: Female Coming-of-Age Narratives in Latin American, U.S. Latino, and Caribbean Literatures
SPAN 4996: Senior Experience: Religion, Humanism, and Social Justice in Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
SPAN 3001: Grammar Review and Writing
SPAN 3310: Peoples and Cultures of Latin America
SPAN 3320: Contemporary Themes of Latin America
SPAN 3500: Introduction to Literary Analysis
SPAN 3505: Introduction to Literary Analysis for Heritage and Native Speakers
SPAN 3515: Masterpieces of Early Spanish Literature
SPAN 4600/5600: Survey of Colonial Latin American Literature: From Pre-Columbian Times to the Baroque of the Indies
SPAN 4670/ 5670: Latin American Short Story
Selected Publications (after tenure):
I. Colonial Literature
II. Puerto Rican Literature
III. Latin American Literature
“Orfismo, rosas y locura en un cuento de Clarice Lispector” [“Orphism, Roses, and Madness in a Short Story by Clarice Lispector”]. Revista de Estudios de Género y Sexualidades (REGS).
IV. Creative Writing Books Published
Short story book: Fugas de duermevela: prosas heridas. [Flights of Twilight Sleep: Wounded Texts]. Editorial Isla Negra, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 2018.
Poetry chapbook: Poemas de la soledad en Wisconsin [Poems of the Loneliness in Wisconsin]. Colección La cólera de las erinias, 8. San Sebastián, Puerto Rico: Indómita Editores, 2015.
Multi-genre miscellany: Cuarentena y otras pejigueras menstruales [Quarantine and Other Menstrual Trifles]. San Juan, Puerto Rico: Isla Negra Editores, 2013.
Novel: El arca de la memoria: una biomitografía [The Chest of Memory: a Biomythography]. 1st and 2nd edition. San Juan, Puerto Rico: Isla Negra Editores. 2011, 2012.