Dr. Oscar A. Díaz-Ortiz

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Professor of Spanish and Hispanic Culture Studies 

Director of Latin America Studies

Middle Tennessee State University

Murfreesboro, TN 37132-0079

 

 

 

EDUCATION

1994-97

Ph.D., Arizona State University.  Dissertation: Molded and Silent Bodies: Male Hegemonic Discourse in the XIX-Century Spanish American Essay.  Director:  Dr. David William Foster.

1992-94

Master of Arts. Kansas State University.

1990-92

Miami Dade Community College.

1980-86

Licenciado en Educación, Escuela de Filología e idiomas, Universidad INCCA de Colombia.

1973-78

Colegio Interparroquial del Sur Santo Cura de Ars Cissca

 

HONORS

 

2007

Thesis Director for the University Honors College.

“The United States’ Religious Influence on Mexico.”

Author: Peter Colby Sledge

Thesis Awarded by the University Honors Council.

2007

Named as an influential academic mentor by Vice President for Students Affairs.

2006

John Pleas Faculty Award Nomination.

2006

Named as an influential academic mentor by Vice President for Students Affairs.

2005

McNair Research Mentor.

2005

Awarded a Faculty Development Grant at University of Granada- Spain.

2005-

Full Member of the Graduate Faculty.

2004

Director of Abroad Program in Business Spanish, Segovia-Spain.

2003

Session and mini-workshop for The ESL Enterprise Project at MTSU/College of Education.

2003

McNair Research Mentor.

2003

Named as an influential academic mentor by Vice President for Students Affairs.

2003

MTSU Summer Research Faculty Award.

2002

Awarded a Faculty Development Grant. Summer 2002.

2002

OWLS Professor Award Nomination.

2001

McNair Research Mentor.

2001

Named as an influential academic mentor by Vice President for Students Affairs.

2001

Awarded a Faculty Research and Creativity Activity Grant. Spring 2001.

2000

Named as an influential academic mentor by Vice President for Students Affairs.

1997

Regent’s Summer Grant Languages and Literatures Department.

1997

Arizona State University Spanish Publishing Award.

1996

Sigma Delta Kappa Arizona State University.

1996

Regents Graduate Academic Scholarship Arizona State University.

1996

Regents Research Scholarship.

1996

Honorable Mention Chasqui: Revista de literatura latinoamericana.

1995

Graduate College Academic Scholarship Arizona State University.

1995

The Honor Society Of Phi Kappa Phi.

1994-97

College of Liberal Arts Fellowship.

1993

Sigma Delta Phi, Kansas State University.

1993

Modern Languages Grant.

1992-94

College of Liberal Arts Fellowship.

 

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

2008

Professor of Spanish and Hispanic Culture Studies at Middle Tennessee State University.

2008

McNair Research Mentor.

2008

Academic Auditor to TBR

2006-

Member of the Editorial Board Committee to The Coastal Literary Review. University of Southern Georgia.

2005

McNair Research Mentor.

2004

Fall Business Study Abroad Program in Segovia-Spain.

2003-08

Associate Professor of Spanish and Hispanic Culture Studies at Middle Tennessee State University.

2003

Session and mini-workshop for The ESL Enterprise Project at MTSU/College of Education.

2003

McNair Research Mentorship.

2003

Summer Study Abroad Program I in Segovia and Madrid-Spain.

2001

McNair Research Mentorship.

2001

Summer Study Abroad Program in Madrid and Segovia-Spain.

1998-03

Assistant Professor of Spanish and Hispanic Culture Studies at Middle Tennessee State University.

1997-98

Visiting Assistant Professor. Department of Spanish and Portuguese at The University of Iowa, Iowa City.

1994-97

Spanish Instructor at Phoenix College.

1996

Summer Study Abroad Program in Cuernavaca-Mexico.

1994-97

Teaching Associate at Arizona State University.

1994-97

Spanish Instructor Correspondence Courses at College of Extended Education-Arizona State University.

1992-94

Teaching Assistant at Kansas State University.

1990-92

Substitute Teacher at Miami Dade Public Schools.

1984-89

Spanish Literature Teacher at Colegio San Agustín-Norte. Bogotá, D.C.  Colombia.

1979-84

Elementary School Teacher in Bogotá, D.C.  Colombia.

 

 

COURSES TAUGHT

 

·         Spanish American Novel.

·         Spanish Cinema and Literature.

·         Literature of Social Protest.

·         Modernism.

·         Spanish American Short Story

·         Studies in Hispanic Popular Cul.

·         Colonial Literature.

·         Spanish American Culture.

·         Spanish Culture and Civilization

·         Intro to Latin Amer Lit I & II.

·         Business Spanish.

 

·         Latinos in the U.S.

·         Advanced Composition and Grammar.

·         Intermediate Comp and Grammar.

·         Spanish Advanced Conversation.

·         Spanish Intermediate Conversation.

·         Spanish Beginning Conversation.

·         Intermediate Composition.

·         Beginning Composition.

·         Beginning Spanish I & II.

·         First Year Intensive Spanish.

·         Intermediate Spanish III & IV.

 

 

TEACHING INTEREST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

19th-20th  Centuries  and Contemporary Spanish American Literature, Narrative, Theater and Essay, Spanish American Culture, Hispanic Culture Studies, Spanish American Film and Popular Culture, Gender Studies, Spanish for Business, Conversation, Composition, Grammar and Languages Courses.

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

Book:

 

·           El ensayo hispanoamericano del siglo XIX: Discurso hegemónico masculino. Madrid: Editorial Pliegos, 2001.

 

Book Chapter:

 

·         Gustavo Alvarez Gardeazábal y Albalucía Angel transgresores del género”.  Autores Colombianos del Siglo XX.  Ed. Angela I. Robledo. Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Bogotá, D.C: Ministerio de Cultura, 2000.

 

 

Articles:

 

·     “Dualidades femeninas en Soledad: conspiraciones y suspiros de Silvia Galvis. Estudios de Literatura colombiana. Universidad de Antioquia; Facultad de comunicaciones. 22.1 (2008): 47-61.

 

·     “Laura Restrepo: Hacia un cambio emancipador de la mujer latinoamericana”. Alba de América 49-60 (2007): 125-38.

 

·    “La virgen de los sicarios de Fernando Vallejo”. El carácter grotesco del cuerpo social. Universitas Humanistica. 55 (2003): 69-80.

 

·         “Para subir al nopal: El cuerpo visto como un instrumento en la carrera hacia el poder social y político en la sociedad urbana. Deslinde 53-54 (1997): 63-66.

 

·         “Helena Poniatowska: La novela testimonial, manipulación del discurso oficial y del discurso testimonial en La noche de Tlatelolco.  Deslinde 51-52 (1996): 51-61.

 

·         “Marco Antonio de La Parra: Matatangos y la resemantización de su causa ausente”.  Latin American Theater Review 29.2 (1996): 43-70.

 

·         Alvarez Gardeazábal: Construcción del ícono ideológico, su transgresión y castigo en El Divino”.  Revista de estudios colombianos 16 (1996): 24-32.

 

 

Encyclopedia Entries:

 

·     Albalucía Angel”. Latin American Women Writers: An Encyclopedia. Eds. André, María Claudia and Eva Bueno. New York & London: Routledge P, 2007.

 

·     “René Vergara.” Latin American Mystery Writers: An A-to-Z Guide.   Ed. Darrell B. Lockhart Westport, Conn: Greenwood P, 2004.

 

·     “Antonio Mora Vélez.” Latin American Science Fiction Writers: An A-toZ Guide. Ed. Darrell B. Lockhart. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood P, 2004.

 

·         Luis de Góngora y Argote”.  Spanish Writers On Gay and Lesbian Themes; A

      Bio-Bibliographical Source Book.  Ed. David William Foster. Westport,

      Connecticut: Greenwood P, 1999.

 

·         “Francisco de Quevedo y Villegas”.  Spanish Writers On Gay and Lesbian Themes; A Bio-Bibliographical Source Book.  Ed. David William Foster. Westport, Conn: Greenwood P, 1999.

 

 

WORK IN PROGRESS

 

·         Preparing a paper titled  “Hibridación socio-cultural en La Malinche de Laura Esquivelto be read at The VII Internacional Congress of Hispanic Literature 2009. San José de Costa Rica -March 9-12, 2009.

 

 

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

 

·         “Globalización, cultura popular y valores sociales en Sin tetas no hay paraíso de Gustavo Bolívar.” The VII International Congress of Hispanic Literature 2008. Cuzco - Peru, March 3-6, 2008.

 

·         “Desmitificación de la imagen y el discurso masculino en Comandante Paraíso de Gustavo Álvarez Gardeazabal XV Congreso de Colombianistas. Bogotá, D.C, Colombia. S.A.  July 31-August 4, 2007.

 

·         "Laura Restrepo: hacia un cambio emancipador de la mujer latinoamericana".The XXVII Internacional Symposium  of Literature: Literature and Globalization 2006. Montevideo, R. O. del Uruguay. August 7-12, 2006.

 

·         "Ángel y demonio: La dualidad femenina en Soledad: Conspiraciones y suspiros de Silvia Galvis". The V International Congress of Hispanic Literature 2006. Lima, Perú. March  8-11, 2006.

 

·         “Transculturación: Resultado integrativo posmodernista en tres textos ensayísticos del Caribe”. The IV International Congress of Hispanic Literature 2005. Bayahibe, Dominican Republic. March 2-4, 2005.

 

·         “Gender and Violence in Colombian Film and Literature. The Society of Latin American Studies Annual Conference 2004 Leiden, The Netherlands. Leiden University. April 2-4, 2004

 

·         “Andrés Bello: The father’s Word a Manipulative Discourse Segundo Congreso Internacional 2002. Escritura, Individuo y Sociedad en España, Las Américas y Puerto Rico. Arecibo, Puerto Rico Universidad de Puerto Rico. November 22-24, 2002.

 

·         Racism in Latin America: The Construction of a New National Body in 19th Century in José Antonio Saco’s Essay” Society for Latin American Studies Conference, University of East Anglia. Norwich, UK. March 22-24, 2002.

 

·         Transvestismo narrativo y cultural en Rosario Tijeras de Jorge Franco.”  International Fosteriana Conference 2001. Tempe, AZ. October 25-27, 2001.

 

·         Carlos Monsivais: La construcción femenina desde la óptica del patriarcado en Escenas de pudor y liviandad.  The 2001 Kentucky Foreign Languages Conference, Lexington, KY. April 19-21.

 

·         “Domingo F. Sarmiento: El discurso sexuado y el poder fálico en la lucha entre civilización y barbarie.” VII Jornadas Metropolitanas de Estudios Culturales. Mexico D.F, July 5-7, 2000.

 

·         “Compromiso social en el teatro español contemporáneo." Twentieth Cincinnati Conference on Romance Languages and Literatures, Cincinnati, OH, May 10-13, 2000.

 

·         The Grotesque Discourse in The Virgen of the Sicarios” at the First Conference on Humor. Parody, Satire, Irony, Laughter, and the Grotesque: Humor in Latin American, Peninsular, Luso-Brazilian, and Chicano Literatures. Tempe, AZ. October 7-9, 1999.

 

·         "Gender Insubordination and Gay Identity in Gustavo Alvarez-Gardeazábal and Albalucía Angel-Marulanda's Narrative." Nineteenth Cincinnati Conference on Romance Languages and Literatures, Cincinnati, OH May 6-8, 1999.

 

·          Confessing to Laura: Woman’s Body as a Semantic Battle Ground for Gender” at the III Conference on Foreign Films and Literatures. Philadelphia, November 6-9, 1998.                                                               

 

·         "Mentiras y verdades mentirosas en La noche de Tlatelolco de Elena Poniatowska". III Jornadas Literarias de Literatura Mexicana y Latinoamericana, Casa Lam. Mexico City, July 3-5, 1998.

 

·         “Light Culture in Mexico: An Alternative Discourse.” Conferencia de Estudios Culturales Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana. Mexico City, D.F., 1997.

 

·         La estrella de Sevilla y la estructura del acto simbólico social”.  Association of Hispanic Theater Conference.  El Paso, Texas, March 1996.

 

·         Alvarez Gardeazábal: construcción del ícono ideológico, su transgresión y castigo en El Divino”.  Noveno Congreso de la Asociación de Colombianistas. Universidad de Los Andes. Bogotá,  D.C.  Colombia, July 1995.

 

·         “Marco Antonio de la Parra: andá cantale a Gardel; El inconsciente político en Matatangos.  V Annual Symposium on Contemporary Latin American Literature U of Arizona at Tucson, March 1995.

 

 

ACTIVITIES

 

2008-09

Serving on the Editorial Board Committee for The Coastal Review. University of Southern Georgia.

Serving as a member for the Multicultural Affairs Advisory Council.

Serving as advisor and promoter to Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity at MTSU.

Member of the Tenure and Promotion Committee.

Member on the Spanish Search committee.

Serving as advisor for Spanish Majors and Minors.

Serving as mentor for McNair Program at MTSU.

Serving as advisor for Latin American Studies Minors.

Serving as Director to Latin American Studies.

Serving as Chair for Latin American Studies Committee.

Serving on the Faculty Development Committee 2007-09.

Serving on Study Abroad Committee.

Serving as advisor for Sigma Delta Pi Spanish Honor Society.

Serving as advisor for Sigma Phi Iota Honor Society.

 

2007-08

Serving on the Editorial Board Committee for The Coastal Review. University of Southern Georgia.

Serving as a member for the Multicultural Affairs Advisory Council.

Serving as advisor and promoter to The Hispanic Student Association at MTSU.

Member on the Spanish Search committee.

Serving as advisor for Spanish Majors and Minors.

Serving as advisor and mentor for McNair Program at MTSU.

Serving as advisor for Latin American Studies Minors.

Serving as Director to Latin American Studies.

Serving as Chair for Latin American Studies Committee.

Serving on the Faculty Development Committee 2007-09.

Serving on Study Abroad Committee.

Serving as advisor for Sigma Delta Pi Spanish Honor Society.

Serving as advisor for Sigma Phi Iota Honor Society.

 

 

MEMBERSHIPS IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

 

·          Modern Languages Association

·          Asociación de Colombianistas en Los Estados Unidos.

·          Association of Hispanic Theater

·          Phi Kappa Phi

·          Sigma Delta Pi (Epsilon Chapter).

·          Sigma Phi Iota