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					                           WILFREDO HERNANDEZ
                                          C.V.
                                    (September 15, 2008)

EDUCATION
2002. P.h. D. in Spanish. University of Connecticut.
      Dissertation: Cartografía del deseo: Represenciones de homosexualidad masculina en la
      literatura hispanoamericana (1880-2000).
1998. M. A in Spanish. University of Connecticut.
1993. Completed one year of a master‟s program in Teaching of Foreign Languages. Central
      University of Venezuela.
1991. Certificate to teach in Venezuelan high schools. Central University of Venezuela.
1990. B. A. in Modern Languages. Central University of Venezuela.

WORK EXPERIENCE
2002 - present Allegheny College. Assistant Professor of Spanish.
2000 - 2002     Allegheny College. Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish.
1998 - 2000 Trinity College. Teaching Fellow in Spanish (taught 1 - 2 classes a semester).
1998 - 2000     Organizer of the Iberian and Latin American Film Festival at Trinity College.
1994 - 1998. University of Connecticut, Storrs. Teaching Assistant in Spanish (taught 2
                classes a semester including upper-level classes).
1993 - 1994. Strasburgh High School, Shenandoah County, Virginia. Teacher of Romance
               Languages.
1990 - 1993 Armando Reverón School of the Arts. Caracas, Venezuela. Instructor of
               Foreign Languages.
1990 - 1992 Santiago de León de Caracas Academy. Venezuela. Teacher of Foreign
               Languages.
1985 - 1993. Research Assistant for Prof. José Rafael Lovera. School of History. Central
               University of Venezuela (gathered archival information, wrote from author
               dictation, proof read two books and many journal papers and newspaper
               articles).

RESEARCH AND TEACHING INTERESTS
Representations of illicit drugs in Latin American literature and cinema
Modern and Contemporary Spanish American Literature
Cuban, Puerto Rican, and Venezuelan literature
Gender Studies
Contemporary Latin American popular culture
Hispanic Cinema
Latin American culture and art
Spanish language (all levels)
Latinos in the United States

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS
Peer- Reviewed Journal Papers
“Countradiscurso y paratextualidad en Elegía sin nombre de Emilio Ballagas.”
       Revista Iberoamericana. 222, January-March 2008, 163-180.
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“Medicina, homosexualidad y política en Cuba finisecular: la polémica de los dependientes de
        comercio.” Revista de Estudios Hispánicos. XL, 1, January 2006: 25-48.
“Subcultura, identidad y representación: Armando Rojas Guardia y el surgimiento de la
        literatura gay en Venezuela.” Chasqui. 34, 2 (November 2005): 17-32.
“El que supo de la vieja herida: representaciones de homosexualidad en la literatura de
        Armando Rojas Guardia.” ARGOS, revista de la División de Ciencias Sociales y
        Humanidades de la Universidad Simón Bolívar. 39, 2003, 7-30.
“Ni arte puro ni arte para: Fina García Marruz y la poesía cubana de los noventa.”
        Romance Notes. XL (2). Winter 2000: 235-44.
“Política homosexual y escritura poética en Manuel Ramos Otero.” Chasqui. 2000. 29(2): 73-
        95.
“Del desprecio del pueblo a su conquista: un estudio de los personajes como ilustración de las
        concepciones ideológicas de Rómulo Gallegos.” Cincinnati Romance Review. XVIII,
        1999: 99-108.
“Entre Orígenes y la Revolución: Introducción a la poesía de Fina García Marruz.”
        Monographic Review / Revista Monográfica. XIII, 1997: 339-53.
Book Chapters
“Introduction.” With Kirk Nesset, from the Allegheny English Department. Alphabet of the
        World by Eugenio Montejo. Kirk Nesset, ed. and trans. Norman, The University of
        Oklahoma Press, forthcoming.
“From the Margins to the Mainstream: Lesbian Characters in Spanish Fiction, 1961-1989.”
        Tortilleras: Hispanic and U.S. Latina Lesbian Expression. Lourdes Torres and
        Inmaculada Pertusa, eds. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2003. 19-34.
“Homosexualidad, rebelión y tradición poética en Manuel Ramos Otero.” Sexualidad y
        nación. Daniel Balderston, ed. Pittsburgh: Iberian American Literature Institute /
        University of Pittsburgh, 2000. 225 - 41.
On-Line Article
“Homoerotismo en la poesía de Armando Rojas Guardia.” CONTRANATURA.
        www.geocities.com/contranatura-ucv/
Book and Film Reviews
“Secuestro Express. Dir. Jonathan Jakubowicz.” Chasqui. 35, 1 (May 2006): 184-87.
“Pantin, Yolanda y Ana Teresa Torres: El hilo de la voz. Antología crítica de escritoras
        venezolanas del siglo XX.” Chasqui. XXXIV, 1 (May 2005): 203-05.
“Foster, David William: Queer Issues in Contemporary Latin American Cinema.” Film
        Criticism. Vol. XXVIII, No. 3: 59-64.
“Gomes, Miguel: Poéticas del ensayo venezolano del siglo XX: la forma de lo diverso.”
        Dispositio/n. 50 (2000): 209-15.
“González Echevarría, Roberto y Enrico Pupo-Walker: Cambridge History of Latin American
        Literature.” INTI. 44-50: 379-83.
“Hidalgo, Amarilis: La novela moderna en Venezuela.” Revista de Estudios Hispánicos.
        XXXI, 3, 1997: 568-70.
“López Ortega, Antonio:El camino de la alteridad.” INTI. 46-47: 339-43.
“Rodríguez Ortiz, Oscar: Hacer tiempo.” INTI. 45: 415-18.

CONFERENCE PAPERS
“Sexualidad, represión y muerte en Toda una dama de Isaac Chocrón.” JALLA International
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        Conference. Santiago, Chile, August 5, 2008.
“La „loca‟ rebelde: El „nuevo‟ homosexual en La Revolución de Isaac Chocrón.” The
        Venezuelan Section of the Latin American Studies Association‟s Symposium. Central
        University of Venezuela. Caracas, May 28, 2008.
“El surgimiento del homosexual nuevo en el teatro de Isaac Chocrón”. Latin American
        Studies Association Conference. Montreal, September 5, 2007.
“Subcultura y literatura gay en Venezuela”. Pontificial University of Lima, Peru.
        International Conference on Latin American Literature and Culture. August 3,
        2007.
“Armando Rojas Guardia y la creación de la literatura gay en Venezuela”. Kentucky
        Romance Language Conference. April 17, 2005.
“Positivismo, sexualidad y la polémica de los empleados de comercio en La Habana en1888.”
        8th Annual Ohio State University Symposium on Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian
        Literatures, Linguistics, and Cultures. April 29, 2005.
“Homosexualidad y literatura en Venezuela.” 2 nd Symposium on Sexuality. Central
        University of Venezuela. June 3, 2004.
“Literatura y cinematografía gay: Antes que anochezca de Reinaldo arenas y Before Night
        Falls de Julian Schnabel.” Pennsylvania Foreign Languages Conference. Duquesne
        University, September 27, 2003.
“Representaciones de homoerotismo en la literatura y el cine hispanoamericanos
        contemporáneos.” XXXIV Conference of the Iberian American Literature
        International Institute. University of Iowa, July 5, 2002.
 “Julián del Casal y el surgimiento del contradiscurso homosexual en Cuba.” Cincinnati
        Conference of Romance Languages. University of Cincinnati, May 9, 2001.
“Imágenes homoeróticas en la poesía hispanoamericana del siglo XIX.” Poetic Discourse at
        Play 2001. Hispanic, Luso-Brazilian and Latino/a Poetry Conference. University of
        California, Irvine. April 19, 2001.
“A Web-Based Program to Support Reading of Spanish Poetry.” The American Association
        of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese Eighty-Second Annual Meeting. San Juan,
        Puerto Rico, August 5, 2000.
“The Cross-Dressed Body in Manuel Ramos Otero‟s Poetry.” NECLAS Conference. Yale
        University, October 14, 1999.
“Homoerotismo en la poesía de Raúl Gómez Jattin.” Caribbean Studies Asociation 29th
        Conference. Panamá, Panamá. May 25, 1999.
“Social Change and the Emergence of Gay Subcultures in Latin American Cities.” Latin
        American Studies Consortium of New England Graduate Student Conference. Yale
        University, February 27, 1999.
“Del desprecio del pueblo a su conquista: un estudio de los personajes de Rómulo Gallegos
        como ilustarción de su ideología políctica.” Cincinnati Conference of Romance
        Languages. University of Cincinnati, May 7, 1998.
“Cine, pintura y música en la poesía de Fina García Marruz.” The Sensual Text Graduate
        Conference. Brown University, April 23, 1998.

INVITED LECTURES
“More than One Hundred Years of Homosexuality in Latin America: The Case of
       Venezuela.” Allegheny College, November 9, 2004.
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“El deseo homoerótico masculino en la literatura hispanoamericana,1880-2000.” Central
        University of Venezuela. Caracas, August 1, 2003.
“Contradiscurso homosexual en la poesía de Julián del Casal.” Symposium Centenary of the
        Famous 41. Sexuality and Social Control in Latin America, c. 1901. Tulane
        University, November 17, 2001.
“Less than One Hundred Years of Homosexuality: Literary Images of Same-Sex Desire in
        Latin America.” Allegheny College, April 23, 2000.
“Representations of Homosexuality in Modern Spanish American Poetry.” University of
        Rochester, January 20, 1999.
“Mapping Same-Sex Desire in Contemporary Latin America Fiction.” Trinity College,
        November 20, 1999.

WORK IN PROGRESS
Peer-Reviewed Journal Paper
“La „loca”rebelde: el homosexual „nuevo‟ en La Revolución de Isaac Chocrón.” Expected
        completion: Fall 2008.
Book
Venezuela maricona: Homosexualidad y literatura en Venezuela, 1880-2005. Expected
        completion: Fall 2010.

COURSES TAUGHT AT ALLEGHENY
Language
Beginning (SPAN 110, 1 time, spring 2008; 120, once a year since 2000), Intermediate
        (SPAN 215, 1 time, spring 2001; 225, 5 times from 2001 to 2006) and Advanced
        Spanish Language Courses (305, twice, 2001 and 2002)
Civilization, Culture, Cinema, and Literature (SPAN 335, once a year since 2000; 345,
        once a year since 2000; 385, once a year since 2000; 460, one time, 2001; and 485,
        twice in the last two years)
Seminars (SPAN 580 on Sexuality in Modern Latin America, three times since 2000; FS 101
        on the Cuban Revolution and Latinos in the United States, three times since 2000;
        SPAN 600, twice since 2002; SPAN 610, every year since 2002)
Independent Studies (SPAN 590, five times: One on modern Caribbean Culture (spring
        2003); one on Latin American Women (summer 2005); one on Modern Mexican
        Culture (fall 2006); and one on Teaching Spanish at Elementary School and College
        (spring 2008).

SERVICE
Department
Head of the Spanish Section. 2006-present (in charge of supervising 4-5 faculty, scheduling
       courses, representing and advocating for Spanish at the departmental meetings,
       recruiting minors and majors; led one search to replace a sabbatical).
Spanish Majors advisor. 2002-present.
Spanish final project comp advisor (since 2002) and second reader (since 2000).
Co-Host of the Spanish Table. 2000-present. (Native Spanish speaker hosting one-hour
       informal conversation periods, twice a week for five years; one-hour weekly since
       2006).
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Director of the Spanish House. 2002-2007. (In charge of selecting residents, monitoring
        House activities, organizing 4/5 cultural events a semester, and resident advisor).
Search Committee for Spanish Faculty. 2001, 2002, 2004, 2006.
Chair of the Modern Languages Department Prize‟s Committee. 2002-present.

College
Coordinator of the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Minor. 2005-2007
Curriculum Committee. 2006 - 2007.
Freshman advisor. 2002 - present.
Animal Research Committee 2004 - 2006.
Spanish reader and examiner for International Studies and other double majors (mainly
        Economics, Women Studies, Political Sciences), 2002 - present.
Coordinator of the Humanities Lecture Series, 2001-2004 (duties included presenting 4
        speakers a semester and hosting an one-hour and a half event monthly).
Interpreter for a 3-week EL Term in Costa Rica led by Don Goldstein, from the Economics
        Department. May-June 2003.
On-site evaluator for study abroad at the Technological Institute of Monterrey in Queretaro,
        Mexico. 2-day visit in March 2007.
Steering Committee, Latin American and Caribbean Studies Minor. 2000-present.
Organizer of campus visit on March 13th, 2008, by documentarian Christopher Moore,
        including showing of his film May I Speak?; lectures in fall 2001 by Prof. Robert
        Irwin (Tulane University); in spring 2002 by Prof. Víctor Macías (University of
        Wisconsin); in spring 2005 by Prof. and writer Edmundo Paz Soldán (Cornell
        University), and in fall 2005 of Dr. Lucia Márquez (Caracas Children Hospital).

Meadville and vicinity
Organizer of the Allegheny International Film Festival. 2008.
Presenter of Hispanic movies in the International Allegheny Film Festival at the Academy
       Theatre. 2001-present
Outsider evaluator of Spanish Program for the Jamestown Area School District. Fall, 2005.
Volunteer Spanish-English Interpreter for the Vernon Township Police. Spring 2008-present.

HONORS AND GRANTS
Allegheny College Academic Support Committee Grant to travel to Venezuela. $2,500.
        May-June 2008.
Granted outstanding professor and researcher residency visa by the U.S. Citizenship and
        Immigration Services on June 16, 2006.
Center Associate at the University of Pittsburgh‟s Latin American Studies Program.
        September 2005 - September 2006.
Peer reviewer for the American journals Centro and Film Criticism, and the Venezuelan
        journal Argos, revista de la division de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades de la
        Universidad Simón Bolívar. Caracas, Venezuela.
Book and film reviewer for Chasqui.
Fellowship in Latin American Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. $ 2, 5000. June 2005.
Allegheny College Academic Support Committee Grant to travel to Venezuela. $ 2, 500.
        July-August 2003.
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Diversity Scholar Grant. $1,500. Allegheny College. With Sarah Buck from History.
        Funding for bringing a scholar of color to campus. Fall 2002.
The Demmler Grant for Innovative Learning. $ 6,000. Allegheny College. With Clara
        Castro - Ponce (main grant writer), Barbara Riess, and Nancy Smith.
The Mellon Grant for Technology. $ 4,000. Trinity College. With Zaira Rivera. Funded
        creation of a web-page as a resource in the teaching of poetry in Spanish. Spring
        2000.
Recipient of a Fellowship for a doctoral candidate in Spanish. $ 16,000 each year. Trinity
        College. 1998 – 99 and 1999-2000.
Recipient of a Fellowship for Dissertation Research. $1,500. University of Connecticut,
        Graduate School. Summer 1999.
The Nathan L. Whetten Fellowship. $ 750. Latin American Studies Program, University of
        Connecticut. Fall 1998.
Phi Kappa Phi. University of Connecticut. 1998.
Doctoral Studies Fellowship (a semester release to work solely on dissertation proposal) at the
        Modern and Classical Languages Department of the University of Connecticut.
        Spring 1998.
A Grant from the Teaching Institute. $ 500. University of Connecticut. With Kevin Gaugler
        and Xavier Mattews. Funded acquisition of Hispanic videos for starting a collection at
        the Department of Modern and Classical Languages.
Summer Fellowships. $ 1,750 each. University of Connecticut, 1995 and 1996.


LANGUAGES
Spanish: Native Speaker
English: Speak
French: Speak
Portuguese: Read
Italian: Read

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
Modern Languages Association
International Institute of Iberian American Literature
The Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies (The City University of New York)
Latin American Studies Association
Caribbean Studies Association
Colombian Culture and Literature Specialists Association

				
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