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Manuel I Ramos Montes

Title: Ph.D.
Office: 709 Old Chemistry Building
Tel: 513-556-1950
Email: manuel.ramos-montes@uc.edu

Manuel R. Montes (Zacatecas, México, 1981). Author of five books of fiction and one literary essay, he achieved a Ph.D. degree in Romance Languages and Literatures after defending a dissertation on the writer as a fictional character within the Spanish language novel tradition.

Education

  • MA, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, Puebla, México, 19/09/2011 (Contemporary Mexican Literature).
  • Bachelor, Universidad Autónoma de Zacatecas, Zacatecas, México, 06/15/2004 (Fantastic Literature and Cortesian Chronicles).
  • PhD, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, United States, 03/02/2016 (Hispanic and Latin American Literature).

Research Information

Research Support

  • Taft Departmental Enhancement Fund. 01/14/2013.
  • Taft Graduate Student Travel Grant. 04/18/2013.
  • Taft Graduate Enhancement Award. 05/01/2013 to 08/01/2013.
  • Taft Graduate Enhancement Award Grant . 05/05/2014 to 08/15/2014.
  • Taft Graduate Student Travel Grant. 03/06/2015 to 03/08/2015.
  • Taft Fellowship Dissertation Award. 28/08/2015.
  • Taft Departmental Enhancement Fund 15SS. 04/01/2015.

Publications

Published Books

  • (2012). Pentimenti. Cuentos en retrospectiva (2011-2004). Zacatecas, Mexico: Taberna Libraria.
  • (2010). Llanto de Lisboa. Aguascalientes, Mexico: Instituto de Cultura de Aguascalientes.
  • (2008). Loquios. DF, Mexico: Fondo Editorial Tierra Adentro.
  • (2003). El inconcluso decaedro y otros relatos. Zacatecas, Mexico: Instituto Zacatecano de Cultura.
  • (2014). Infinita sangre bajo nuestros túneles. Zacatecas, Mexico: Pictographia Editorial.
  • (2015). Aurea mediocritas. Monterrey, México: CONARTE.

Additional Publications

Play

  • R. Montes, Manuel Zebra. [Link]

Presentations & Lectures

Lectures

  • (04/06/2013). Sospechas en torno a la modestia de Borges. 33 Annual Conference of Romance Languages and Literatures, UC, Cincinnati, Kade Center.
  • (04/06/2013). Presentación de la antología Pentimenti. Cuentos en retrospectiva (2011-2004). 33 Annual Conference of Romance Languages and Literatures, UC, Cincinnati, Kade Center.
  • (04/20/2013). 6 Juan Goytisolo 6. La novela como (vestigio) documental. 66 Annual Kentucky Foreing Languages Conference, UK, Lexington, KY.
  • (03/04/2011). No hay tal silencio: Francisco Tario ante la critíca. XVI Congreso de Literatura Mexicana Contemporánea, UTEP, El Paso, TX.
  • (03/07/2015). La revolución mexicana me hace reír a carcajadas. Preeminencia del humor en Los de abajo de Mariano Azuela. XX Congreso de Literatura Mexicana Contemporánea, UTEP, El Paso, Texas.
  • (04/10/2015). Presentación del libro Aurea mediocritas. 35th Romance Languages and Literatures Conference, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.
  • (04/07/2016). Extirpación y methexis platónica como preámbulos a la (no) escritura en La vida breve de Juan Carlos Onetti. 36th Romance Languages and Literatures Conference, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.
  • (03/31/2017). La mano que mueve la prosa. Ocultaciones de la poesía de los realvisceralistas al trasluz del diario de Juan García Madero en Los detectives salvajes, de Roberto Bolaño. 37th Romance Languages and Literatures Conference, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.

Honors & Awards

  • Grant FONCA Young Creators for Novel, 2011 to 2012.
  • National Prize for Young Literature Salvador Gallardo Dávalos, 2009.
  • Juan Rulfo's National Prize for First Novel, 2007.
  • Grant Young Creators, Fondo Estatal para la Cultura y las Artes de Zacatecas, 2002 to 2003.
  • Grant CONACYT-FONCA 2014 for Studies Aborad, 2014.
  • Literary National Prize Alfonso Reyes for Essay, CONARTE, 2014.
  • University Graduate Scholarship, 08/15/2012 to 08/15/2016.
  • Publication Award for Scholarly and Creative Works, 2014.
  • Publication Award for Scholarly and Creative Works, 2015.

Experience & Service

Publicity

  • 12/15/2012 Manuel R. Montes, A Lesson In Translation GradCaster.
  • 08/20/2014 Presentación de la novela Infinita sangre bajo nuestros túneles La Jornada Zacatecas.

Courses Taught

  • 34-SPAN-101 BASIC SPANISH I
    Level: Undergraduate
    Term: 12FS

  • 34-SPAN-102 BASIC SPANISH II
    Level: Undergraduate
    Term: 13SS

  • -SPAN-3084 HISPANIC CULTURE US
    Level: Graduate