Laura Redruello, PHD

Laura Redruello, PHD

Associate Professor

Department : Modern Language & Literature

Email : laura.redruello@manhattan.edu

Phone : 718-862-7752

Office : MEM 417

Education

PHD, Vanderbilt University
MA, U. of Southern Mississippi
BA, Universidad Complutense Madrid

Research

  • Latin American literature, 20th and 21st century fiction
  • National and cultural identity within the literature, music and film of the Caribbean with a focus on Cuban Cultural Production

Publications & Professional Activities

  • "Habana Abieta: el reencuentro en el documental cubano", La Gaceta de Cuba 2, (2006)
  • "La presencia de la mujer en el espacio fílmico cubano” in Language and Identity in Chicano/Latino Discourse: Edited By Monica Cantero. Muenchen: Lincom GMBH (2006)
  •  “Diferencias genéricas en el discurso fílmico cubano: el caso de Suite Habana.” Revista Encuentros en la cultura cubana 36, (February 2005)
  • “La intertextualidad como transgresión. Nicolás Guillén en el rap cubano.”CARIBE: Revista de Literatura y cultura 7: 1 (2005).
  • “La mujer en el espacio fílmico de Tomás Gutiérrez Alea.” La palabra y el hombre 132, Universidad Veracruzana, (2004).
  •  “Escribir en Cuba: "Creer, mentir o callar" Una conversación con el escritor cubano Arturo Arango.” CARIBE: Revista de Literatura y cultura 6:2 (Winter 2003-2004) 
  • “Disparidad discursiva en los márgenes de la Habana”, Colorado Review of Hispanic Studies1 (2003)  

Presentations In Academic Conferences:

  • “Discursive Transgressions: Culture and the Special Period in Cuba” (by invitation). Yale University.  January, 2006.
  •  Presentation and discussion of the Cuban movie “Alicia en el pueblo de Maravillas” (by invitation). Yale University.  January, 2006.
  •  “Gloria Rolando, Lizette Vila y Belkis Vega, tres voces femeninas en el espacio fílmico cubano.” In Northeast Modern Languages Association, Philadelphia. March 5-8, 2006.
  • “La música y la imagen en la enseñanza de E/LE.”  in “New Directions in language teaching”, The College of Mount Saint Vincent,  New York . March 10, 2006.
  • “El documental como espacio de resistencia para la mujer cineasta en Cuba” XXVI International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA), in San Juan, Puerto Rico. March 14-17, 2006.
  • "Guillén poetry in Cuban rap.” 2004  National Meeting of the Popular Culture / American Culture Associations (PCA/ACA), in San Antonio. April 7-8, 2004.
  •  “Cuban Music as a Space for Dialogue and Confrontation” at Tulane University: Caribbean Soundscapes. A Conference on Caribbean Music and Culture. March 12-14, 2004.“Discursive Transgressions: Culture and the Special Period in Cuba” (by invitation). Yale University.  January, 2006.
  • Presentation and discussion of the Cuban movie “Alicia en el pueblo de Maravillas” (by invitation). Yale University.  January, 2006.
  • “Gloria Rolando, Lizette Vila y Belkis Vega, tres voces femeninas en el espacio fílmico cubano.” In Northeast Modern Languages Association, Philadelphia. March 5-8, 2006.
  •  “La música y la imagen en la enseñanza de E/LE.”  in “New Directions in language teaching”, The College of Mount Saint Vincent,  New York . March 10, 2006.
  • “El documental como espacio de resistencia para la mujer cineasta en Cuba” XXVI International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA), in San Juan, Puerto Rico. March 14-17, 2006.

Courses Taught/Teaching

HIST 322      Spl Tpc:Spanish Civilization
SPAN 001      Abroad: Madrid, Spain
SPAN 209      Speaking Spanish
SPAN 217      Spanish for Heritage Speakers I
SPAN 320      Special Topics: in Hispanic Culture Studies
SPAN 340      Spanish Civilization
SPAN 342      Caribbean Culture
SPAN 435      Spanish-American Short Fiction
SPAN 440      Women in Hispanic Literature
SPAN 460      Independent Study