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

Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés, Ph.D.

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.

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

No courses found for Spring 2017.

No courses found for Fall 2016.

No courses found for Summer 2016.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
11858 CRW3010H Honors Creative Writing Face2Face M,W 3:00PM - 4:15PM Not Online
CRW 3010H.0201: Honors Intro to Creative Writing
(Milanes)

This section of CRW 3010H 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. 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. Indeed class participation is mandatory—attendance is required.
We will read from works of established writers from the class texts; students are required to keep a journal as well as take notes of class discussions and to use these as backgrounds to their story ideas and drafts. 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.
11310 CRW6025 Adv Graduate Writing Workshop Face2Face Tu 7:30PM - 10:15PM Not Online
CRW 6025.0001: Advance Graduate Writing Workshop - Fiction
(Milanes)

This is a workshop course in which you will write, revise and present two new stories or novel chapters. These will be read out loud in class - the shorter piece, in its entirety; the longer piece will be excerpted. These stories will be read and critiqued by classmates before your assigned workshop date with a focus on structure, style and language, among other aspects of the work. A guide to productive feedback will be created at the beginning of the semester so that we may constructively comment - verbally and in writing - on each other's work and aim to grow as writers and as critics of literary fiction. Besides the two new works of fiction produced and revised for class (valued at 75 points), students will be expected to participate in every class session, produce in-class writings from prompts, upload peer reviews, post to discussion and share excerpts of self-selected writers (25 points).

For the first three weeks of the semester, our emphasis will be on close reading, establishing productive criteria for feedback and evaluation, in class writing prompts and story shares (discussion of excerpts by contemporary writers selected by class members), the close reading and discussion of Drown, Junot Diaz's collection of stories and also the drafting and revision of a short story (or series of flash stories) of no more than six pages. This submission will be read/performed in class.

The subsequent weeks of the semester will be focused on the production and revision a polished draft of a longer short story or novel chapter (up to 25 pages). We will workshop each piece, providing verbal and written feedback after each writer reads an excerpt in class.
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
82002 CRW3211 Creative Nonfiction Writing Face2Face Tu,Th 9:00AM - 10:15AM Not Online
CRW 3211.0001: Creative Nonfiction
Milanes

This course will examine several forms of creative nonfiction—personal essay, memoir, lyric essay, narratives, academic cross genre writing, journalistic feature essay et al. By reading published works of creative nonfiction, we will discover the many forms this genre offers us. Drawing on memory, imagination, experience, dream and observation, we will use techniques learned in writing literary fiction and poetry. Besides an anthology of important practitioners of creative nonfiction, in many of its manifestations, students will select an author to study together. Students will be required to produce two polished pieces of creative nonfiction that will be workshopped, as well as a variety of short pieces—including responses to our readings, journaling assignments, and an oral presentation.
90940 CRW3211 Creative Nonfiction Writing Face2Face Tu,Th 12:00PM - 1:15PM Not Online
CRW 3211.0002: Creative Nonfiction
Milanes

This course will examine several forms of creative nonfiction—personal essay, memoir, lyric essay, narratives, academic cross genre writing, journalistic feature essay et al. By reading published works of creative nonfiction, we will discover the many forms this genre offers us. Drawing on memory, imagination, experience, dream and observation, we will use techniques learned in writing literary fiction and poetry. Besides an anthology of important practitioners of creative nonfiction, in many of its manifestations, students will select an author to study together. Students will be required to produce two polished pieces of creative nonfiction that will be workshopped, as well as a variety of short pieces—including responses to our readings, journaling assignments, and an oral presentation.
82741 LIT3930H Hon Special Topic Face2Face Tu,Th 1:30PM - 2:45PM Not Online
LIT3930H.0201: Performing Identity: Reading, Critiquing and Creating Literature and Art
Milanes
With Professor Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz, SVAD

This course examines both performance art and literature that uses, promotes and/or problematizes identity at its core. Ours will be an active exploration in that students will be asked to complete tasks/assignments to exercise and express their own take on identity. Students will be challenged to explore texts and art that may seem shocking, amusing or disturbing but they will be charged to think critically about these, synthesize their responses and ultimately create a work—performance or written—to express identity/identities. Some of the significant themes addressed throughout the semester include: the definition of art (with a focus on written and performance work), the role of race in the construction and representation of identity, discussions of gender, sexism, sexual orientation and how they are “marked” in texts/art, the function of class/classism in literary and art criticism, and the ways in which identity in literary and performance pieces of the artists studied intersect. Students can expect to discuss other themes including but not limited to: marginalization, border crossing or transnationalism (physical and intellectual), citizenship/nationhood, community, family, and various other socio-political issues. We will reading and discuss Junot Díaz’s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao and David Smalls’ Stitches, we will read/view performance pieces, short films and literary excerpts, many of these selected by students.

No courses found for Summer 2015.

Updated: Aug 7, 2014

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