1. Rattlesnakes and the Moon by Darlin Neal
  2. The Year of Disappearances by Susan Hubbard
  3. Marielitos, Balseros and Other Exiles by Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés
  4. The Terrible Wife by Terry Thaxton
  5. Ecocritical Explorations in Literary and Cultural Studies by Patrick D. Murphy
  6. Elegant Punk by Darlin Neal
  7. Drawing on the Victorians, edited by Anna Maria Jones
  8. As If, poems by Russ Kesler
  9. Innocence, Heterosexuality, and the Queerness of Children’s Literature by Tison Pugh
  10. Mud Song by Terry Thaxton
  11. The Historicism of Charles Brockden Brown by Mark L. Kamrath
  12. People Get Ready by Kevin Meehan
  13. Virtual Teams in Higher Education by Flammia
  14. Oye What I'm Gonna Tell You by Milanés
  15. Collecte Writings of Charles Brockden Brown edited by Mark L. Kamrath
  16. Crossing The Creek by Anna Lillios
  17. According to the Gospel of Haunted Women
  18. The Zero Theorem by Pat Rushin
  19. Getaway Girl by Terry Thaxton
  20. Lizard Man by David James Poissant
  21. Writing for the Web: Composing, •Coding, and Constructing Web Sites
  22. Intercultural Communication by Houman Sadri and Madelyn Flammia
  23. Everyday Chica by Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés
  24. Transversal Ecocritical Praxis by Patrick D. Murphy
  25. The Flight of the Kuaka by Donald Stap
  26. Getaway Girl by Terry Thaxton
  27. Problem Novels by Anna Maria Jones
  28. The Season of Risks by Susan Hubbard
  29. The Heaven of Animals by James Poissant
  30. The Society of S by Susan Hubbard
  31. The Rhetorical Nature of XML by J.D. Applen and Rudy McDaniel
Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés

Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés, Ph.D.

Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés was born in New Jersey to Cuban parents. Educated in Miami and New York, her fiction, nonfiction, and poetry appear in numerous journals and anthologies, including Southern Humanities Review, Flash Fiction, Saw Palm, Literary Mama, Kweli Journal, Guernica, and The Norton Anthology of Latino Literature. Her short story collections, Oye What I’m Gonna Tell You (2015) and Marielitos, Balseros, and Other Exiles (2009), were #4 and #5 on the Guardian’s list of ten of the best books to help understand Cuba. Everyday Chica, winner of the 2010 Longleaf Press Poetry Prize was followed by Everyday Chica, Music and More, a poetry CD set to Caribbean folk music was released in 2011. She was the 2009 Theodore Morrison Fiction Fellow at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference.

Education

  • Ph.D. in African American Women Writers, Composition, and writing from State University of New York at Albany (1989)
  • M.A. in American and English literature from Barry University (1985)
  • B.A. in English, Creative Writing from The University of Miami (Coral Gables) (1982)
  • A.A. in English from Miami Dade College (1980)

Research Interests


Latino/a Literature, writing, women writers of color, Emergent American Literature and women's studies.

Duties

Department of English Honors in the Major Coordinator

Selected Publications

Books

Recordings

Awards

  • 2011 Multicultural Student Center Advisor of the Year
  • 2010 United Arts of Central Florida, Individual Artist Fellowship
  • 2010 Longleaf Poetry Chapbook Award
  • 2009 Theodore Morrison Fiction Fellow at Breadloaf Writers Conference

Courses

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
19582 CRW4122 Adv Fiction Writing Workshop Face to Face Instruction (P) Tu,Th 12:00 PM - 01:15 PM Not Online

This section of CRW 4122 will engage students in writing activities, assignments, workshops and readings to provide a foundation of theory, style, and critique so that they may be able to produce fiction in a variety of styles/genre. Students will provide each other peer-feedback in small and large groups with the foundational ideas and practices by which imaginative work is done. Students will work in a workshop environment that would expose them to prewriting and editorial skills through revision, the critique of one another’s work, and a full engagement with the intensity of the process of creative invention. This class will therefore be conducted and organized primarily as a workshop, and each student will be required to contribute to the process.

18642 LIT3381 Women Writers of Color Face to Face Instruction (P) Tu,Th 01:30 PM - 02:45 PM Not Online

This section of Women Writers of Color will focus on selected contemporary women writers of various genre from various ethnicities; students will be asked to contribute to text/author selection. We will read the texts within context, noting the historical conditions under which they were written and reviewed. Feminist, Womanist, Multicultural literary theory and cultural criticism will be used to analyze the work in class and online discussions and written critiques.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
91932 CRW3211 Creative Nonfiction Writing Mixed-Mode/Reduce Seat-Time(M) M,W 10:30 AM - 11:20 AM Not Online

Students will be expected to try variations on the genre of creative nonfiction to include memoir and the personal essay. Students will experiment with commentaries, narrative essays, and cultural critiques. For those interested in more multimedia or interdisciplinary “writing”, there will be an option of creating a short documentary/memoir film with personal commentary or graphic memoir accompanied by an artist statement. Expect a lot of writing in class and out of it as well as a lot of reading (of more than each other’s’ work) before coming to class—your voice will be included in text selections, so be ready to suggestion great nonfiction writing we can study together.

91933 CRW3211 Creative Nonfiction Writing Mixed-Mode/Reduce Seat-Time(M) M,W 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Not Online

Students will be expected to try variations on the genre of creative nonfiction to include memoir and the personal essay. Students will experiment with commentaries, narrative essays, and cultural critiques. For those interested in more multimedia or interdisciplinary “writing”, there will be an option of creating a short documentary/memoir film with personal commentary or graphic memoir accompanied by an artist statement. Expect a lot of writing in class and out of it as well as a lot of reading (of more than each other’s’ work) before coming to class—your voice will be included in text selections, so be ready to suggestion great nonfiction writing we can study together.

90866 LIT3823 Hispanic Women Writers Mixed-Mode/Reduce Seat-Time(M) M,W 01:30 PM - 02:20 PM Not Online

This course will survey the writing of Hispanic Women writers in a variety of genre to provide students with a broader view of how they are enhancing literature and culture of the Americas. Students will examine how the fiction, non-fiction and poetry created by contemporary Hispanic Women Writers express identity from diverse national origins, woman-centered and feminist perspectives. Themes to be considered include the relationships among identity/self-representation, family, friendship/ sisterhood, motherhood, beauty, voice, history, tradition, spirituality, home, political activism and the "American Dream."

No courses found for Summer 2019.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
10897 CRW3010H Honors Creative Writing Face to Face Instruction (P) Tu,Th 09:00 AM - 10:15 AM Not Online

   This section of Creative Writing for Non-majors will engage students in writing activities, assignments, workshops and readings to provide a foundation of theory, style, and critique so that they may be able to produce work in a variety of genre. Students will provide each other peer-feedback in small and large groups with the foundational ideas and practices by which imaginative work is done; the class will be conducted and organized primarily as a workshop, and each student will be required to contribute to the process. We will read from works of established writers from the class texts; students will be evaluated on the strength of their participation in class, and by the final portfolio of their best work done in the genres of fiction, Creative non-fiction (personal essay or memoir), Poetry and Drama.

11568 CRW4122 Adv Fiction Writing Workshop Face to Face Instruction (P) Tu,Th 01:30 PM - 02:45 PM Not Online

PR: English major or minor, and grade of “C” (2.0) or better required in CRW 3120, or C.I.

Intensive writing practice in fiction. Peer critique and group discussion of original manuscripts.

20620 LIT3381 Women Writers of Color Face to Face Instruction (P) Tu,Th 12:00 PM - 01:15 PM Not Online

PR: Grade of “C” (2.0) or better required in ENC 1102 or C.I. Examines the cultural productions of women writers of color in the Americas with a particular focus on literature, theory, and film.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
91272 CRW5130 Form & Theory in Creative Wr Face to Face Instruction (P) W 07:30 PM - 10:15 PM Not Online

This section of CRW 5130 will expose students to the contemporary literary landscape with a focus on style, voice, history, and identity in selected works of American fiction of the last 20 years. By closely reading a variety of short stories and novels, we will analyze and learn from the ways in which different literary writers use structure and the elements of fiction to convey rich narratives. My objective in studying the art and craft of the works, two books to be selected by class members, is to provide examples that will broaden students’ aesthetic and serve as catalyst for new directions in their own writing.

91288 LIT3823 Hispanic Women Writers Mixed-Mode/Reduce Seat-Time(M) M,W 03:30 PM - 04:20 PM Not Online

This course will survey the writing of Hispanic Women writers in a variety of genre. We’ll focus on the rich cultural and literary production of Hispanic Women Writers to provide students with a broader view of how this group is enhancing literature of the Americas. Students will examine how the fiction, non-fiction and poetry created by contemporary Hispanic Women Writers express identity from diverse national origins, woman-centered and feminist perspectives. Themes to be considered include the relationships among and between identity/self-representation, family, friendship/sisterhood, motherhood, beauty, voice, history, tradition, spirituality, home and the "American Dream."  We will also explore how the texts challenge cultural boundaries of feminine and feminist identity.

Updated: Dec 6, 2018

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