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Monica Simal

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Photo of faculty memberAssistant Professor

Contact Information:

msimal@providence.edu
401-865-1836
Sullivan Hall 214

Education:

Ph.D. - Boston University

Area(s) of Expertise:

Caribbean Literature. Cuban cultural identity and Cuban diasporas studies.

Awards and Honors:

Summer Scholars Award - Providence College
Committee to Aid Faculty Research Grant - Providence College

Selected Publications:

Simal, Monica. (2016). En defensa del intelectual homosexual disidente: la revista "Mariel" frente al discurso homofóbico de la revolución cubana (In defense of the dissident intellectual: "Mariel" journal in the face of the Cuban revolution’s homophobic discourse). Eds. Mabel Cuesta. San Juan: Isla Negra Editores., 65-85.

Simal, Monica. (2016). La poética del testimonio en "Necesidad de libertad" (1986) de Reinaldo Arenas (The poetics of testimony in "Necesidad de libertad" (1986) by Reinaldo Arenas). Kamchatcka. Revista de análisis cultural (Kamchatka. Journal of Cultural Analysis) , Valencia: Universidad de Valencia. 6, 269-290.

Simal, Monica. (2016). Carlos Victoria: la autenticidad literaria como resistencia (Carlos Victoria: the Literary Authenticity as Resistance). Surco Sur, Tampa: University of South Florida. 6 (9), 36-43.

Simal, Monica. (2015). "Necesidad de libertad": Reinaldo Arenas y la generación del Mariel frente a la tradición literaria cubana (“Necesidad de libertad": Reinaldo Arenas and the Mariel Generation).. The Latin Americanist, North Carolina: University of North Carolina at Charlotte & Winthrop University. 59 (3), 67-87.

Recent Presentations:

Simal, Monica., XXVI Annual Conference of the International Association of Hispanic Feminine Literature and Culture, University of Houston, Houston, TX, "Nuevas especialidades y redes discursivas del intelectual cubano en los Estados Unidos". November, 2016.

Simal, Monica., Reading Cuba: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Cuban and Cuban American Literature, Florida International University, Miami, Florida, "Lecturas suicidas para repensar a José Martí: Carlos Victoria y la Generación del Mariel". November, 2016.

Simal, Monica., Symposium on Cultura y Literaturas Cubanas en tiempos de cambio", Universidad Internacional de la Rioja/Universidad de Granada, UNIR Madrid Campus, "La generación del Mariel: consecuencias de un éxodo". July, 2016.

Simal, Monica., Nuestro Caribe: Poder, Raza y Postnacionalismos desde los límites del mapa LGBTQ, Baruch College, Baruch College, "En defensa del intelectual homosexual disidente: la revista "Mariel" frente al discurso homofóbico de la revolución cubana". May, 2016.

Simal, Monica., NeMLA Annual Convention, NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association), Hartford, Connecticut, "Carlos Victoria: la autoficción de una 'mentira veraz'". March, 2016.

Simal, Monica., Whipple, Reegan., NeMLA Annual Convention, NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association), Hartford, Connecticut, "Reinaldo Arenas y la autoficción de la enfermedad". March, 2016.

Simal, Monica., XXXIII International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association , LASA, San Juan, Puerto Rico, "Entre la palma y la caña: Reinaldo Arenas y su relectura de lo cubano en Fernando Ortíz". May, 2015.

Simal, Monica., 9th Annual Spanish Fair and Expo, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, "Travesías del Mariel: Exilio y Literatura". April, 2015.

Simal, Monica., Tenth Conference on Cuba and Cuban Studies, Cuban Research Institute (Florida International University), Miami, Florida, ""La loma del Angel" o Reinaldo Arenas: reescrituras, inscripciones y parodias de la cubanidad". February, 2015.

Simal, Monica., Mid-America Conference on Hispanic Literature, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, ""Boarding home": la poética del espacio como vertedero". October, 2014.

Simal, Monica., VI International Congress of The Hispanic Association of the Humanities, The Hispanic Association of Humanities (AHH), Madrid, Spain, "Reinaldo Arenas y la Revista "Mariel": testimonio de una recreación del campo literario cubano ". June, 2012.

Simal, Monica., 65th Annual Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, "Reinaldo Arenas and Mariel Generation: Against Testimony". April, 2012.