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Angela Espinosa

Angela EspinosaAngela Espinosa
Visiting Teaching Associate Professor of Spanish
Sturm Hall, Room 205
Phone: 303-871-6660
Email: angela.espinosa@du.edu

 

EDUCATION

  • PhD, Spanish and Portuguese, University of California-Irvine.
  • MA, Spanish and Portuguese, University of California-Irvine.
  • BA, Spanish and Humanities, University of Colorado-Boulder.
  • Professional biography 

    Angela Cecilia Espinosa is a Visiting Teaching Assistant Professor of Spanish. Her research is comparative in scope and focuses on how race, gender, and/or sexuality are deployed to articulate national identities in Latin American avant-garde literary and cultural production, particularly in Mexico and Brazil. Currently, she is completing an article exploring male homosexual desire in Federico García Lorca's El paseo de Buster Keaton. She has taught numerous courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, including Writing History and the Mexican Revolution; Utopia/Dystopia: Brazilian Art and Culture in the Latin American Context; and Poetry, Pedagogy, and Revolution: 20th Century Latin American Poetry of Protest.

    In addition to her research and teaching, Angela is dedicated to community outreach. She designed and led workshops on Mesoamerican and Afro-Cuban cosmology for K-12 public schools in Santa Ana, California. In Salt Lake City, she promoted Mexican art and culture by bringing renowned artists and scholars to give community presentations and helped to found the first poetry contest in the Spanish language for the state of Utah, the Premio Sor Juana de poesía.

    Outside of academia, Angela is a trained dancer and performed professionally with ¡Fiesta Colorado! (a Mexican folkloric dance company) from 1995 to 2001. She has also studied Afro-Brazilian dance under Rosângela Silvestre, and occasionally performs and and/or teaches salsa along the Front Range.

    Selected Publications

    Published Articles

    "La masculinidad marginada en la vanguardia post-Revolucionaria: El caso de El Café de Nadie de Arqueles Vela." Mexican Studies/Estudios Mexicanos 30.2 (2014): 397-420.
    "De la metonimia a la metáfora en dos novelas de Alejo Carpentier." Espéculo: Revista de estudios literarios 45. Facultad de Ciencias de la Información, Universidad Complutense de Madrid. September 16, 2010. Web.
    "En busca de la (u)topía de la especificidad en La virgen de los sicarios." Semiosis 4 (2008): 77-94.

    Articles in Progress:

    "Melancholy Gender in Lorca's El paseo de Buster Keaton." 20 pages.
    "Arqueles Vela's Un crimen provisional and Buñuel's Ensayo de un crimen: Transatlantic Intersections of Gender and Sexuality in Post-Revolutionary Mexico." 22 pages.
    "Contesting the Carnivalesque: Race, Gender and Brazilian Identity in Pagú's Industrial Park." 25 pages. Angela Cecilia Espinosa

    Book Reviews 

    "Ludismos críticos." Review of El juego con los estereotipos: La redefinición de la identidad hispánica en la literatura y el cine postnacionales. Nadia Lie, Silvana Mandolessi y Dagmar Vandenbosch (eds.).ThéoCritno.6.Bruxelles:PIEPeterLang,2012. Confluencia29.2(2014).173-75. Translations.
    Bromberg, Ellen. Trans. Angela Espinosa. "El Espacio de Danza: Movimiento, Media y Metáfora". Terpsichore en Ceros y Unos- Ensayos de Videodanza. Buenos Aires: Guadalquivir, 2010. 181-186.