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Milton Medellin


Email: medellmn@mail.uc.edu

Milton Medellín.  San Luís Potosí, S.L.P (México).  1979. Poet and Translator.  BA in Philosophy by the Universidad Autónoma  de  Tlaxcala in Mexico. He has published in several Magazines such as:  Nadie me piensa con barba, Quiero con el cerdo, Tensión Crítica, La balsa del náufragoUni 10 , Alforja Revista de Poesía  and in the e-magazines Círculo  de  Poesía and Caratula. He studied in many writing workshops with renowned poets such as: José Vicente Anaya, Mario Bojórquez y  Eduardo Langagne and a Seminar in Philosophy of Religion with Dr. Ricardo Avilés Espejel. He has been professor of philosophy at the Universidad Autónoma de Tlaxcala and  Preparatoria Iberoamericana de Tlaxcala (México). He won the Dolores Castro state poetry prize in 2007. He has published a poetry book, No cesará el desvelo  in 2010 (Tlaxcalteca Cutural Institute in Mexico).He is Master in Spanish and is currently studying the PhD. in the LatinAmerican Literature in Romance Language and Literatures Department at University of Cincinnati, Ohio. He is a lecturer in Mexico on topics of philosophy, religion and antropology, being the most important: Poetry and spiritual exercises (UIA, Mexico, 2012) and Ontological vocation as a will of being: philosophy as an existential praxis (UAT, Mexico, 2014). 

Education

  • MA in Hispanic Literature , University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 06-2012 (Latin American Poetry and Creative Writing).
  • BA Philosophy, University of Tlaxcala, Mexico, 06-2009 (Philosophy of Religion ).
  • Certification in Basic Spanish Language Program, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 06-2011 (Spanish Teaching Practicum).
  • "Education for Cosmopolis" Certification (educational workshop), Universidad Iberoamericana Puebla (UIA), Mexico, 2011 (Philosophy of Education / Theology).

Research Information

Research Interests

Creative Writing (Poetry and Essay)
Latinamerican poetry (specially Mexican Poetry of the XX century)
Philosophy of Religion 
Psychic Conversion and Spiritual Thinking
Mystical Poetry of the East and West
Philosophical Anthropology
Poetry Translation (from english to spanish)
Relationship between Philosophy & Poetry 

Publications

Book Chapter

  • Poetry Selection[Link]

Book of Poems

  • "No cesará el desvelo".

    Poetry Book published by Instituto Tlaxcalteca de Cultura in 2010[Link]

Creative Translation

  • Poetry translation from english to spanish, of the poem "La belle dame sans merci", written by romantic english author John Keats[Link]
  • Translation of Thomas Merton american writer and poet. The poem is called "In Silence". Translation from english to spanish[Link]
  • Three poems of Kenneth Patchen, translation from english to spanish.[Link]
  • Poesía noruega: Olav H. Hauge[Link]

Electronic Journal

  • A comment about Latin American History of Essay. A brief classification regarding Identity and Culture[Link]

Other Publications

  • 2009 Revista Uni 10  (University Journal)

    "Creativity constriction in university spaces." An article about sociology of knowledge in specific public spaces.

Poem

  • Doscientos Años de Poesía Mexicana.Published by Instituto Tlaxcalteca de Cultura in November 2010. Anthology of Mexican Poetry from 1818 to 2010. A selection of my poetry appears there.

Presentations & Lectures

Paper Presentations

  • (04-2012). El tragaluz y la justa memoria: una visión ricoeuriana. The 15th annual Hispanic and Lusophone Studies Symposium, Ohio State University.
  • (05-2012). Metáforas de lo sagrado y sacralidad profana en "tiempo de silencio" de Martin Luis-Santos. 32nd Cincinnati Conference on Romance Languages and Literatures, University of Cincinnati.
  • (04-2011). El símbolo de la epifanía en "El reino de este mundo" de Alejo Carpentier. 64th annual Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, University of Kentucky.
  • (02/23/2013). Reconfiguración dramática del mito de Job en "En la diestra de Dios padre" de Enrique Buenaventura. 12th Ohio Latinamerican Conference (OLAC), Wittenberg University. [Link]

Lectures

  • (06/28/2012). Poesía y ejercicios espirituales. Universidad Iberoamericana Puebla (Mexico).
  • (07/04/2014). Vocación ontológica como voluntad de ser: la filosofía como praxis existencial..

Honors & Awards

  • Taft Enhancement Award, Taft Research, 06-2011 to 08-2011. Bibliographical Research Infrarrealism: Mexican Marginal Poets form 70's decade XX century.
  • State Poetry Award Dolores Castro received in 2007 in Tlaxcala,Mexico. Premio Estatal de Poesía Dolores Castro.
  • Taft Enhancement Award - Taft Research, Unicersity of Cincinnati, 05/11/2012 to 06/22/2012. LITERARY FIELDS IN POETRY FROM 70’S DECADE IN MEXICO: A DOCUMENTARY / NEWSPAPER RESEARCH .

Experience & Service

Work Experience

  • 2010 to Present, Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.
  • 2009 to 2010, Philosophy Professor, Iberoamerican University College (Prepa Ibero Tlaxcala), Tlaxcala, Mexico.
  • 2005 to 2009, Adjunct Professor of Philosophy, University of Tlaxcala, Tlaxcala, Mexico.
  • 06-2011 to 08-2011, Curso Taller de Filosofía de la Religión, University of Tlaxcala, Mexico.

Events Organized

  • Lecture. Mario Bojórquez Bilingual Poetry Lecture (05/04/2012, University of Cincinnati RLL Department.

Courses Taught

  • 15-SPAN-101 BASIC SPANISH I
    Level: Undergraduate
    Term: 12S

  • 15-SPAN-103 BASIC SPANISH III
    Level: Undergraduate
    Term: 11W

  • 15-SPAN-102 BASIC SPANISH II
    Term: 11A

  • 15-SPAN-103 BASIC SPANISH III
    Term: 11S

  • 15-SPAN-103 BASIC SPANISH III
    Level: Both
    Term: 11U

  • 15-SPAN-101 BASIC SPANISH I
    Term: 10A