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Alberto González Valdés

Teaching Assistant Professor
Hispanic Studies
252-328-4132 (phone)
252-328-6233 (fax)
gonzalezvaldesa@ecu.edu
Bate 3311 (office)

Dept. Foreign Languages & Literatures
East Carolina University Mailtstop #556
Greenville, NC 27858-4353

 
BACKGROUND

PhD in Hispanic American Literature, U. Connecticut
M.A. in Spanish, U. Connecticut
M.A. in Education-Urban Public School, Cambridge College, Mass
Licenciatura en Filología, University of Havana, Cuba.

 
AREAS OF INTEREST

Contemporary Latin-American Literature and Culture
Afro-Caribbean Literature and Culture
Popular Culture and Urban Hip-Hop Literature
Independent Film, and other alternative forms of Arts
Applied Linguistics

 
PUBLICATIONS

  • Poetas del 2004. Miami: Instituto de Cultura Peruana. (5 pp.) 2004
  • Narradores del 2004. Miami: Instituto de Cultura Peruana. (5 pp.) 2004
  • Poetas del barrio. Hartford Public Library. (Poetry-10 pp.) 2002
  • Noventa Millas Interminables. Hartford: Board of Ed. (Testimony-80 pp.) 2000
  • Mi amigo Juan. Habana: Editorial Gente Nueva. (Novel-167 pp.) 1994
  • Entre los ojos el espejo. Havana: Editora Prov. (Poetry -30 pp.) 1990

Essays:

  • "Afro-American Cultural Diaspora: Transculturation through Hip Hop… in the Caribbean and Beyond" forthcoming in Cuban Transfer. Georg Olms Verlag, Hildesheim/Zürich/NewYork. Series Passages Transdisciplinary Cultural Perspectives. 2012
  • "Inventos: The Cuban Culture Surviving During the Special Period" under submission to Cuba: Imagination Beyond Utopia, Exile, and Loss. Illinois State University. 2011

 
LITERARY PRIZES

  • 1994. Mi amigo Juan (Novel) First Prize "Pinos Nuevos" Cuba.
  • 1994. Mi amigo Juan de Cuba. First Prize 'Rosa Blanca" Cuba (Books Contest)
  • 1987. Puntos cubanos (Poetry) First Prize "Frank País" Cuba.
  • 1986. Cuando la luz se va (Short Stories) First Prize "Frank País" Cuba.
  • 1986. Campo cultural (Short Stories-Book) First Prize "13 de Marzo" Cuba.

 

 

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