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Patricia C Valladares-Ruiz

Title: Associate Professor of Latin American and Caribbean literatures and cinemas. Director of Graduate Studies.
Office: 717B Old Chemistry Building
Tel: 513-556-0402
Email: patricia.valladares-ruiz@uc.edu

Research and Teaching Interests: Contemporary Latin American fiction and film, Hispanic and Francophone Caribbean literature, Neo-slave narratives, Politics and Aesthetics.
Theoretical interests: Cultural and Critical Theory, Postcolonial Studies, Critical Race Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, and Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA). 
Patricia Valladares-Ruiz is the author of Sexualidades disidentes en la narrativa cubana contemporánea (Tamesis, 2012), the editor of Afro-Hispanic Subjectivities (Cincinnati Romance Review, 2011), and the coeditor of El tránsito vacilante: Miradas sobre la cultura venezolana contemporánea (Rodopi, 2013).  She has also published book chapters and articles on Latin American and Caribbean literature and cinema in scholarly journals such as Revista Hispánica Moderna, MLN: Modern Language Notes, Revista Iberoamericana, Romance Quarterly, Hispania, La Torre, Neophilologus, Monographic ReviewInti, eHumanista: Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Iberian Studies, Cuadernos de literatura and, Letras Femeninas.
She is currently writing a book on literary dissent in the Bolivarian Revolution.
Personal website: http://www.patriciavalladares.com

 

Education

  • Ph.D., Université de Montréal, 2005.
  • M.A., McGill University, 2000.

Research Information

Research Interests

Research and Teaching Interests: 19th, 20th, and 21st century Latin American fiction and essay, Hispanic and Francophone Caribbean literatures, Narratives of Slavery, Film studies, Cultural politics.

Theoretical interests: Cultural Theory, Postcolonial Studies, Race and Ethnic Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA). 
 

Research Support

  • (PI), Valladares-Ruiz, Patricia, URC Faculty Awards 2014-2015, UC. (URC Faculty Awards 2014-2015), $8,000.00. 05/01/2014 to 08/22/2014. Status: Active.
  • Selected grants, fellowships, and awards: Faculty Research Grant (University Research Council, 2014); Library Travel Research Grant (Center for Latin American Studies of the University of Florida (2012); Taft Publication Subvention (2013); Taft Summer Research Fellowship (Summer 2012); Taft Domestic Travel Grant (2011); Taft Publication Subvention (2011); Taft International Conference Travel Grant (2011); Taft Domestic Travel Grant (2011); Taft Research Funds (2010); Taft Domestic Travel Grant (2010); Taft International Conference Travel Grant (2010); Taft Domestic Travel Grant (2009); Taft Summer Research Fellowship (2009); Taft International Conference Travel Grant (2009); Taft Domestic Travel Grant (2009); 52nd International Congress of Americanists Travel Grant (2006); Modern Language Association (MLA) Travel Grant for Attendance at the Annual Conference (2004); Excellence Doctoral Fellowship, Section of Hispanic Studies, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, Université de Montréal (2001-2004); Excellence Doctoral Fellowship (bourse d’excellence), Faculty of Graduate Studies, Université de Montréal (2003-2004); Conference Travel Grant, Section of Hispanic Studies, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, Université de Montréal (2003); Doctoral Fellowship (bourse d’excellence), Fonds pour la formation de chercheurs et l’Aide à la recherche, Canada (2000-2005); Scholarship (bourse d'excellence), Fonds pour la formation de chercheurs et l’Aide à la recherche, Canada (1998-2000). .

Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Desplazamiento y disenso político en la narrativa de Eduardo Sánchez Rugeles.” Inti: Revista de estudios literarios (2014). Special Issue on Contemporary Venezuelan Literature. Ed. Miguel Gomes. 127–148.
  • “La invención de una promesa: Nostalgia colonial y jerarquía racial en Doña Inés contra el olvido de Ana Teresa Torres." Revista Iberoamericana 244-245 (2014): 1103-1121. Sponsoring Organization: International Institute of Ibero-American Literature.
  • “Memoria histórica y lucha de clases en el nuevo cine venezolano”.  Revista Hispánica Moderna 66.1 (2013): 57-72. Sponsoring Organizations: Hispanic Institute (Columbia University) and University of Pennsylvania Press.
  • "El ocultismo paródico en la narrativa de Teresa Dovalpage." Monographic Review 27 (2012): 149-166. Sponsoring organization: Texas Tech University. 
  • "Narrativas del descalabro: El sujeto migrante en dos novelas de Juan Carlos Méndez Guédez" MLN: Modern Language Notes 127.2 (March 2012): 385-403. Sponsoring Organization: The Johns Hopkins University.
  • "'No hay negro bueno ni tamarindo dulce': El blanqueamiento en Santa Lujuria de Marta Rojas." Romance Quarterly 58.2 (2011): 126-143. Sponsoring Organization: University of Kentucky.
  • "El discurso exotérico en Compendio y descripción de las Indias Occidentales (1628-1629) de Antonio Vázquez de Espinosa." eHumanista. Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Iberian Studies 17 (2011): 460-477. Sponsoring Organization: University of California.
  • "Lo más prohibido: Sexualidad femenina y relaciones de poder en Sonia Rivera-Valdés." Letras femeninas 36.1 (summer 2010): 255-274. Organization: International Association of Feminine Hispanic Literature and Culture.
  • "Cultos afrocubanos e identidad nacional en el cine cubano contemporáneo." La Torre. Revista de la Universidad de Puerto Rico  14.53-54 (Winter 2010): 567-590.
  • Interview with Juan Carlos Méndez Guédez. Espéculo 42 (July 2009). Sponsoring Organization: Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain).
  • "Los dos melicios: Traducción literaria y afiliaciones identitarias en la novelística sefardí del Levante." Hispania 90 (2007): 356-367. Sponsoring Organization: International Association of Feminine Hispanic Literature and Culture.
  • "Lo especial del período: Políticas editoriales y movimiento generacional en la literatura cubana contemporánea". Neophilologus 89 (2005): 383-402. Sponsoring Organization: Universiteit van Amsterdam.

Books

  • El tránsito vacilante: Miradas sobre la cultura venezolana contemporánea.  An edited collection of essays by leading scholars on contemporary Venezuelan cultural productions. Introduction and co-edition with Leonora Simonovis. Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi, 2013. (Link).
  • Sexualidades disidentes en la narrativa cubana contemporánea. Woodbridge: Tamesis Books, 2012. (Link).
  • Editor. Special Issue on Afro-Hispanic Subjectivities. Cincinnati Romance Review 30 (winter 2011). Collection of eleven refereed articles.

Book Chapter

  • "Genealogía de una intermitencia: Subjetividades afrodescendientes en la literatura venezolana contemporánea". El tránsito vacilante: Miradas sobre la cultura venezolana contemporánea. New York & Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2013.

Editorial

Electronic Journal

Introductions

  • Tendencias estéticas y temáticas en la cultura venezolana contemporánea. With Leonora Simonovis. El tránsito vacilante: Miradas sobre la cultura venezolana contemporánea. New York & Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2013.

Prefaces

Review

  • Enriqueta Faber: travestismo, documentos e historia by James J. Pancrazio, Cincinnati Romance Review 32 (2011): 168-170.
  • La insensata geometría del amor by Susana Guzner, Grafemas: Revista de la Asociación de literatura femenina hispánica  9.1 (2002). Sponsoring Organization: International Association of Feminine Hispanic Literature and Culture.
  • Carnival and National Identity in the Poetry of Afrocubanismo by Thomas F. Anderson, Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos 37.2 (Winter 2013 [2014]): 377-378.

Work in Progress

  • Female subjectivities in Caribbean Neo-slave Narratives (manuscript in preparation).
  • Mapping Cultural Dissidence in the Bolivarian Revolution (manuscript in preparation).

Presentations & Lectures

Invited Presentations

  • (2014). “Ruptura estética y temática en la narrativa homoerótica de la Revolución cubana”. Allegheny College (Meadville, PA).
  • (2014). “Sujetos desplazados y escindidos en la nueva narrativa venezolana de la diáspora”. Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Lingüísticas y Literarias Andrés Bello and Instituto Pedagógico de Caracas (Venezuela).
  • (2006). “Zonas de poder y transgresión en Fire de Deepa Mehta” Lectures Series: “Cine y Violencia de Género: el cine como instrumento de educación y concienciación sobre el maltrato a la mujer”, School of Political Science and Sociology, Universidad de Granada (Spain).
  • (2003). “Reflexiones metodológicas y teóricas en la investigación literaria” Master of Hispanic Studies Program, Université de Montréal (Canada).

Paper Presentations

  • (2013). “Alegorías de la inmediatez política y disensión en la narrativa venezolana contemporánea (2000-2012)”. Annual Conference of the Latin American Studies Association, Washington, D.C.
  • (2012). “Parodias ocultistas en Muerte de un murciano en La Habana y El difunto Fidel de Teresa Dovalpage.” . Negritud: Third International Conference on Afro-Latin American Studies, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • (2012). "Desplazamientos y dislocaciones en la narrativa venezolana del nuevo milenio". Mid-America Conference on Hispanic Literature, University of Nebraska.
  • (2011). “Construcción del sujeto migrante en dos novelas de Juan Carlos Méndez Guédez”. 36th Annual Conference of the Caribbean Studies Association, Curacao.
  • (2011). “(Des)erotización del sujeto femenino esclavizado en la narrativa caribeña contemporánea.” Panel: “La condición (neo-) colonial y la experiencia esclavista” . 64th Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, Lexington, KY.
  • (2011). “Racial and Cultural Politics in Post-Revolutionary Venezuela”. Conference on Ethnicity, Race, and Indigenous Peoples in Latin America and the Caribbean, University of California, San Diego..
  • (2010). Propuestas ideoestéticas del nuevo cine venezolano. Screening Spanish American Revolutions. Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Conference, McGill University (Montreal, Canada).
  • (2010). “Reescritura del pasado esclavista en Fe en disfraz de Mayra Santos-Febres” . Second International Conference on Caribbean Studies, Marquette University (Milwaukee, WI).
  • (2009). “Cubanas Freestyle: Representaciones periféricas de género, sexualidad y raza en 'Las Krudas'”. "Rethinking Inequalities", Latin American Studies Association annual conference, Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio de Janeiro (Brazil).
  • (2009). "Sexual and Gender Displacements and Afro-Caribbean Rituals in Haitian and Cuban Cultural Practices". 62nd annual Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, University of Kentucky.
  • (2009). “Parodias nacionales: La renuncia del héroe Baltasar como novela anti-fundacional”. Mid-America Conference on Hispanic Literature: Race, Religion, and Resistance. University of Kansas.
  • (2009). “Reescrituras de la esclavitud en la novela cubana contemporánea”. Rethinking the Mangrove: Second Symposium of Critical Practices in Caribbean Cultural Studies, University of Puerto Rico.
  • (2008). "Mecanismos de confesión y expiación en _Las historias prohibidas de Marta Veneranda_ de Sonia Rivera-Valdés". Masculinities, Femininities and More – An Interdisciplinary Conference on Gender in the Humanities, 23rd annual conference, University of West Georgia (Carrollton, GA).
  • (2006). “Rectificaciones: Nuevas formas de resistencia e inclusión en la producción cultural cubana contemporánea”. Symposium: “Transgressing Genders and Sexualities: (Re-)Writing and Teaching the History of the Americas,” 52nd International Congress of Americanists, Universidad de Sevilla (Spain).
  • (2004). "Saldando deudas: Subjetividades sexuales en la producción literaria de los ‘(post)novísimos". Fourth Biennial Conference on Spanish and Latin American Literatures and Film, Florida International University (Miami, FL).
  • (2002). “Représentations identitaires sexuelles, ethniques et nationales dans le récit cubain (1990 – 2000)”. Annual Conference of the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Studies Association as part of the Congress of Humanities and Social Sciences, Ryerson University, Toronto (Canada).
  • (2002). “Fracturar el silencio: El sujeto erótico en Ena Lucía Portela y Pedro de Jesús López Acosta”. Congress of the Canadian Association for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, UQAM (Montreal, Canada).
  • (2002). “Economía del Otro: Género, sexualidad y etnicidad en la literatura latinoamericana contemporánea” (chair and organizer of the session). XXXVIII Congress of the Canadian Association of Hispanists, Ryerson University, Toronto (Canada).
  • (2002). “Hacia una dislocación del imaginario nacional en la narrativa cubana”. XXXVIII Congress of the Canadian Association of Hispanists, Ryerson University, Toronto (Canada).
  • (2002). "Reyes sin tronos: subversión, representación e identidad en _El Rey de La Habana_ de Pedro Juan Gutiérrez". XIII Annual conference “Image, Film, Text”, Binghamton University.
  • (2014). “Sujeto político, nostalgia y desencanto en narrativas de la Revolución bolivariana.” Latin American Studies Association Annual Conference (Chicago, IL).
  • (2015). “Horror y distopía en la narrativa venezolana del periodo revolucionario”. 64th Kentucky Foreign Language Conference.

Colloquia

  • (2014). Invited discussant. Session: “Poetry, History and the Critical Eye.” Latin American Studies Association Annual Conference (Chicago, IL) .
  • (2013). “Current State and Future of LGBT & Queer Studies”. Roundtable with Dr. David Halperin organized by Fellows of the Graduate School, Department of English, Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, and the LGBT Center of the University of Cincinnati. .
  • (2013). “Women of Color Faculty.” Roundtable organized by the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences, University of Cincinnati. .

Honors & Awards

  • 8th Annual Breakfast of Champions, Darwin T. Turner Scholars Program (UC). Faculty recognition for teaching contributions., 2013.
  • 9th Annual Breakfast of Champions, Darwin T. Turner Scholars Program (UC). Faculty recognition for teaching contributions., 2014.
  • Nomination for contributions in helping students reach their educational goals at UC, Doctoral Hooding and Master’s Recognition. 09S, 12S, 13S.

Experience & Service

Events Organized

  • Conference. Panel organizer: “Disonancias y disidencias en la cultura venezolana del nuevo milenio”. Annual Conference of the Latin American Studies Association., Washington, D.C., 2013.
  • Conference. Panel organizer and discussant. “Racial Identities in Contemporary Venezuelan Cultural Productions.” 2011 Conference on Ethnicity, Race, and Indigenous Peoples in Latin America and the Caribbean., University of California, San Diego, 2011.
  • “La condición (neo-)colonial y la experiencia esclavista” (organizer and discussant) (2011, 64th Kentucky Foreign Language Conference.
  • “Representaciones de la esclavitud en el Caribe hispano” (organizer and discussant) (2011, 64th Kentucky Foreign Language Conference.
  • "Estética del (des-)arraigo en el Caribe francófono e hispano" (organizer and discussant) (2009, 62nd annual Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, University of Kentucky.
  • “Hispanic Caribbean Literature and Globalization” (co-organizer and discussant) (2005, CALACS, Montreal.
  • "Voces transgresoras: Género y sexualidad en la literatura latinoamericana contemporánea" (organizer) (2002, Universite du Quebec a Montreal.
  • "Economía del Otro: Género, sexualidad y etnicidad en la literatura latinoamericana contemporánea" (chair and organizer) (2002, 38th Congress of the Canadian Association of Hispanists, Ryerson University, Toronto.
  • Conference. Panel organizer. “Procesos de racialización en la literatura contemporánea del Caribe insular y continental.” 3rd Negritud International Conference.
  • Conference. Panel organizer and chair: “Postmodern Narratives of the Hispanic Caribbean.”, Cincinnati Conference on Romance Languages and Literatures. University of Cincinnati..
  • (2013). Special session organizer and discussant: “Disonancias y disidencias en la cultura venezolana del nuevo milenio”, Section on Venezuelan Studies, Latin American Studies Association Annual Conference (Washington D.C.).
  • (2014). Special session organizer and discussant. “La otra cara de la ‘patria’: Cinco perspectivas sobre la cultura venezolana contemporánea.” Session sponsored by the Section of Venezuelan Studies, Latin American Studies Association Annual Conference (Chicago, IL).
  • (2011). Keynote address. Dr. José Quiroga (Emory U.), “Language Games,” U. of Cincinnati..
  • (2014). Keynote address. Dr. William Luis (Vanderbilt U.), “The Rise and Fall of Empires in the Spanish Caribbean of the Nineteenth Century,” U. of Cincinnati.

Service

  • University Research Council (Review Committee) 2014 to 2017
  • Latin American Regional Strategy Group 2014 to 2015
  • Cincinnati Romance Review. Web developer and administrator (since 2009-2012).,
  • Reappointment Committee Chair (2009-2010).,
  • Cincinnati Romance Review. Reviewer (since 2008).
  • Member, Research Committee.,
  • Editor of Journal, Associate Editor, Cincinnati Romance Review (since 2010),
  • WGSS Graduate Studies Committee (2009-2012),
  • Member of the Executive Board, The Charles Phelps Taft Research Center (2009-2013).,
  • Latin-American Studies Committee (since 2008).,
  • Safe Zone Ally (since 2009).,
  • Film Studies Committee (since 2010).,
  • Graduate Studies Committee (RLL), 2011-2012
  • Research Committee (2008-2009, 2011-2014).
  • Cincinnati Conference on Romance Languages and Literatures Web developer and administrator (2009-2012).,
  • Web developer and administrator for the Cincinnati Conference on Romance Languages and Literatures (since 2011),
  • Committee Member, Search committee (Assistant Professor of Spanish/Educator),
  • Committee Member, Search committee (Instructor of Spanish),
  • Graduate Studies Committee 2014 to 2015
  • Merit Raise Committee (alternate chair) 2014 to 2015
  • Referee for Letras Hispanas. 2014
  • Referee GIST, Education and Learning Research Journal (Colombia).
  • Referee for 452ºF (Spain).
  • Referee for SituArte (Venezuela).
  • Referee for Nouvelles études francophones: Journal of the International Council of Francophone Studies.
  • Referee for Cincinnati Romance Review. 2008 to 2014
  • Referee for Anthurium: A Caribbean Studies Journal (University of Miami, Florida).

Courses Taught

  • 15-SWLC-801 INTRO LIT THEORY
    Term: 09A

  • 15-SPAN-323 LATIN AMER CIV II
    Term: 11S

  • 15-SPAN-322 LATIN AMER CIV I
    Term: 08A

  • 15-SPAN-300 GRAMMAR AND COMPOSITION
    Term: 08A

  • 15-RLL720 CONSTRUCTING THE SELF: NEGOTIATING IDENTITIES IN PAN-CARIBBEAN LITERATURES
    Term: 09W

  • 15-SPAN-302 INTRODUCCIÓN A LA LITERATURA IBEROAMERICANA
    Term: 11A

  • 15-FREN-755 APPARTENANCE, FILIATION CULTURELLE ET IDENTITÉ NATIONALE DANS LA LITTÉRATURE FRANCOPHONE CONTEMPORAINE
    Term: 09S

  • 15-SPAN-421 REPRESENTATIONS OF GENDER AND SEXUALITY IN HISPANIC LITERATURES
    Term: 09A

  • 15-SPAN-314 HISPANIC WOMEN FILMMAKERS
    Term: 10W

  • 15-SWLC-802 TOPICS IN LITERARY THEORY I
    Term: 10W

  • 15-FREN-385 LITTÉRATURES FRANCOPHONES DES ANTILLES
    Term: 10S

  • 15-SPAN-3002 SPEAKING IN SPANISH
    Term: 13SS

  • 15-SPAN-767 HISPANIC CARIBBEAN LITERATURES
    Level: Graduate
    Term: 10A

  • 15-SPAN-314 SOCIAL ISSUES IN SPANISH FILMS.
    Term: 12W

  • 15-SPAN-422 POPULAR CULTURE IN HISPANIC CARIBBEAN LITERATURE & FILM
    Term: 11W

  • 15-SPAN-784 SPECIAL TOPICS IN LATIN AMERICAN LITERATURE.
    Term: 11A

  • 15-SPAN-4001 Advanced Grammar
    Term: 13FS

  • 15-SPAN-3031 Social Issues in Spanish Films.
    Term: 13FS

  • SPAN7093 Dispositivos de resistencia.
    Level: Graduate
    Term: 14SS

  • 15-SPAN-3002 Speaking in Spanish
    Level: Undergraduate
    Term: 14SS

  • 15-SPAN-8032 Topics: Narrativas latinoamericanas del siglo XXI.
    Level: Graduate
    Term: 14FS

  • -SPAN-3031 SPANISH FILM
    Level: Undergraduate
    Term: 14FS

  • SPAN3082. Online course: Latin American Today (two sections).
    Level: Undergraduate
    Term: 15SS

  • SPAN3032 Spanish Film (online)
    Level: Undergraduate
    Term: 16SS

  • SPAN7087 Hispanic Caribbean literature
    Level: Graduate
    Term: 16FS

  • SPAN3032 Latin American Film
    Level: Undergraduate
    Term: 17SS

  • MLTI1064 Making Sense of Race and Racism
    Level: Undergraduate
    Term: 17SS

  • SPAN3034 Cinema and Society in Revolutionary Cuba (University Honors Seminar with a study tour to Cuba).
    Level: Undergraduate
    Term: 17FS

  • RLL7001 Introduction to Graduate Studies
    Level: Graduate
    Term: 17FS

  • RLL7001 Introduction to Graduate Studies
    Level: Graduate
    Term: 17FS

Additional Information

http://www.patriciavalladares.com