Nancy Bird-SotoNancy Bird-Soto

Associate Professor

Room: Curtin Hall, Room 705
Phone: (414) 229-5234
e-mail: birdsoto@uwm.edu
Curriculum Vitae: pdf 33kb

Education:

Ph.D., Spanish, University of Wisconsin-Madison
M.A., Spanish, University of Wisconsin-Madison
B.A., Spanish, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Diploma in Hispanic, European and Latin American Studies, Fundación José Ortega y Gasset, Toledo, Spain

Areas of specialization and research interests:

Latin American literature, Women writers of the late Nineteenth Century and early Twentieth Century in Puerto Rico, Transatlantic approach to 1898, U.S. Hispanic Literature via Luisa Capetillo, Latino/a Literature, gender studies and literatura obrera.

Courses Taught:

Spanish 318: Advanced Speaking and Listening
Spanish 350: Introduction to Literary Analysis
Spanish 371: Introduction to U.S. Latino Literature in English
Spanish 373: Topics in U.S. Latino Literature: Latina Writers
Spanish 472: Spanish-American Literature and Civilization
Spanish 507/769: Gender and Resistance in Latin American Literature
Spanish 577/781: The Latin American Essay
Spanish 720: Approaches to Hispanic Literary Theory and Criticism

Honors, Awards and Research Grants:

2010, UW-Milwaukee, Nominee for the 2011 UWM Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award
2011, UW-Milwaukee, Nominee for the 2011 Research in the Humanities Award
2011, Departmental nominee for the Gustave O. Arlt CGS Award in the Humanities

Invited Talks:

Keynote speaker for Hispanic Heritage Month at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse on September 26, 2013.

Publications:

Books:
Sobre la tela de una araña. San Juan: Editorial Quinto Elemento, 2011. E-book.

Sara la obrera y otros cuentos: El repertorio femenino de Ana Roqué. Lewiston, N.Y.: Edwin Mellen Press, 2009.

Escritoras puertorriqueñas de la transición del siglo XIX al XX: Carmela Eulate Sanjujo, Ana Roqué y Luisa Capetillo. Lewiston, N.Y: Edwin Mellen Press, 2009.

Articles:
"In Some Odd Way: The Queer and Meta-Queer in Luisa Capetillo's Mi opinion." Letras Salvajes: Revista de Literatura, Arte y Pensamiento de Alta Velocidad 12 (2013): 65-76. Web. (pdf)

"The playful 'i' in Tato Laviera's Poetry: An Arte Poetica." MMLA Journal 46.1 (2013): 1-13. Print.

“Gender, Censorship and Resistance in Esmeralda Santiago’s Conquistadora.” Genre. University of California-Long Beach (2013): 1-12. Print.

“En la frontera del artificio: La muñeca de Carmela Eulate Sanjurjo y Sirena Selena vestida de pena de Mayra Santos Febres.” Fronteras de la memoria. Eds. Bernardita Llanos & Ana Maria Goetschel. Santiago: Editorial Cuarto Propio, 2012. 219-238. Print.

“Subversivo y sin verbos: ‘Acto de fe” de Mayra Santos Febres.” Entre las “ruinas” y la descolonización. Reflexiones desde la literatura del Gran Caribe. Ed. Silvia Valero. Tinkuy: Boletín de Investigación y Debate. 13 (2010): 123-130.

“Incorporando a las mujeres: Luisa Capetillo y Nuestra América”. Identidades 7 (2009): 59-74.

“The (Un)Making of the Woman as Sinner: The Memories of Ana Calderón.” Cuarto Propio 5 (2009). Web

“Recovering the Self: The Unnamed Characters of Luisa Capetillo’s How Poor Women Prostitute Themselves.” Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage 7 (2009): 45-56.

"Simply María or the American Dream: Lessons in Gender…And Action!” Identidades 6 (2008): 131-147.

“Rompiendo el molde o arrancándose el corset: La propuesta educativa de Luisa Capetillo.” Identidades 5 (2007): 161-175.

Creative Writing:
“Crónica de un sueño y su realidad.” Speaking desde las heridas: Cibertestimonios Transfronterizos/ Transborder. Ed. Claire Joysmith, México: UNAM, (2008). 154-156.

Selection of poems. Revista Cayey (2010). 76-77.