Faculty Profile


Clary Loisel

Clary Loisel

Professor, Spanish

Email: clary.loisel@umontana.edu
Office: LA 428
Office Hours:

Fall 2019:

Tuesdays/Thursdays 8:30-9:30 and 12:20-12:50

 

 


Current Position

Professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies

Fulbright Scholar

 

Courses

Fall 2019:

SPNS 326: Introduction to Spanish Literature

MCLG 315: Modern Hispanic Authors and Their Times (Isabel Allende)

 

 

 

 

 

Personal Summary

As a Full Professor of Spanish language, literature, and film, I specialize in gender issues in contemporary Mexican narrative and theater. The major themes of most of my upper-division classes address human rights issues.  Since 2001, I have directed seven study abroad programs (five to Mexico and two to Chile).  I also teach Latin American Studies and in 2014 attended classes in Portuguese at the Instituto Brasil-Estados Unidos in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where I completed the equivalent of a BA in Portuguese from the University of Florida.  One of my next publications will be an anthology of Brazilian LGBT literature translated into English. 

Education

PhD University of Florida 

MA University of Texas at San Antonio

BA University of Texas at Austin

As of July 2015, I fulfilled the requirments for the equivalency of a BA in Portuguese from the University of Florida

Research Interests

SEEKING PUBLISHER

Translation of Rosamaria Roffiel's novel Amora (1989), Mexico's first lesbian novel.

 

 

 

Projects

      Postmodern Construction of Sexual Identity: A Study of Contemporary Brazilian Queer Theater during the 1964-1985 Dictatorship

Field of Study

Human Rights Issues in Latin American Literature and Film

Contemporary Mexican Novel and Theater

Contemporary Spanish-American Literature and Film

Contemporary Brazilian Literature and Film

Selected Publications

ARTICLES

“La evolución de Fabio Cáceres en Don Segundo Sombra.”  Revista Cronopio.  www.revistacronopio.com.  July 3, 2019. Edition 85. 

“La paternidad de Andrés en Sin rumbo.”  Revista Cronopio.  www.revistacronopio.com.  December 20, 2018. Edition 82.

 “Los elementos románticos y realistas en Martín Rivas,” Sieteculebras: Revista Andina de Cultura 37 noviembre-enero (2015): 58-59.

 “Print the Myth: Elena Poniatowska’s Biographical Fiction.” Confluencia: Revista Hispánica de Cultura y Literatura 24.2 (Spring 2009): 83-92.

“El análisis psicológico en la novela de Eduardo Barrios.” Sieteculebras: Revista Andina de Cultura 26 (Julio-setiembre 2009): 6-10.

“El romanticismo en Hispanoamérica.” Sieteculebras: Revista Andina de Cultura 24 (Mayo-agosto 2008): 12-15.

“Ricardo Palma y las Tradiciones peruanas.” Sieteculebras: Revista Andina de Cultura 22 (Julio 2007): 34-35. 

Pedro Páramo desde una perspectiva feminista psicológica.” Escritos: Revista del Centro de Ciencias del Lenguaje 31 (Enero-junio 2005): 153-162.

“Autor y autonomía: la técnica narrativa y sus repercusiones en Don Quixote de la Mancha.” República de las Letras: Revista Literaria de la Asociación Colegial de Escritores 88 (Febrero 2005):          142-150.

“El verso quemante de Gabriela Mistral.” Sieteculebras: Revista Andina de Cultura 20 (Diciembre 2005): 48-51.

“La novela de la revolución mexicana.” Sieteculebras: Revista Andina de Cultura 17 (Noviembre-enero 2003): 7-11.

“La personalidad poética de César Vallejo.” Sieteculebras: Revista Andina de Cultura 16 (Diciembre-enero 2002): 18-22.

“La naturaleza cíclica de Residencia en la tierra 1925-1931: Un estudio de ‘Galope muerto’ y ‘Significa sombras’.” Nueva Revista del Pacífico 46 (2001): 63-70.

“El detective condenado: La contribución de Lo peor sucede al atardecer de Olivier Debroise a la novela posmoderna.” Escritos: Revista del Centro de Ciencias del Lenguaje 22 (Julio-diciembre          2000): 173-184. 

“La poesía de Valle Caviedes, síntesis criolla del estilo barroco.” Sieteculebras: Revista Andina de Cultura 14 (Abril-mayo 2000): 13-15. 

“Una celebración de ‘familia’ en Utopía gay de José Rafael Calva.”  Revista de Literatura Mexicana Contemporánea 8.3 (Mayo-agosto 1998): 55-61.

“El Teatro del Absurdo a propósito de El cepillo de dientes.”  LA CHISPA: Selected Proceedings (1997): 255-264.

INTERVIEWS

“Entrevista a José Luis Ramos Escobar, Dramaturgo Puertorriqueño.” Alba de América, Revista Literaria  30.57 (Julio 2011): 290-294.

“Entrevista a Antonio García del Toro, Dramaturgo Puertorriqueño.” Alba de América: Revista Literaria 29.55 (Julio 2010): 631-635.

“Entrevista a Juan Bosco Álvarez.” Revista de la Literatura Mexicana Contemporánea 40.16 (Enero-marzo 2009): 93-95. 

“Entrevista con Luis Zapata.” Alba de América: Revista Literaria 24.45 (2005): 541-556.

“Entrevista a César Sotelo, Dramaturgo Mexicano.” Revista de Literatura Mexicana Contemporánea 26.11 (Mayo-agosto 2005): 81-87.

“Interview with José Ramón Enríquez, Gay Mexican Dramatist.” Harrington Gay Men’s Fiction Quarterly 6.4 (2004): 25-36.

“Interview with Rosamaría Roffiel.” Women and Language 27.1 (Spring 2004): 74-78.

“Entrevista con José Joaquín Blanco.” Alba de América: Revista Literaria 22.41 (Julio 2003): 585-595.

“Una plática con Olivier Debroise.” Alba de América: Revista Literaria (Julio 2002): 595-605.

“Entrevista con José Ramón Enríquez.” Latin American Theatre Review (2002): 127-131.

“Entrevista con Rosamaría Roffiel.” Revista de Literatura Mexicana Contemporánea 16.8 (Julio-septiembre 2002): 101-107.

“Una plática con Elena Poniatowska.” Alba de América: Revista Literaria 20.37 (Julio 2001): 673-677.

“Miguel Barbachano Ponce and The Diary of José Toledo.” Harrington Gay Men’s Fiction Quarterly 3.2 (2001): 18-25.

“Entrevista con Miguel Barbachano Ponce, autor de El diario de José Toledo (1964), la primera novela mexicana gay.” Alba de América: Revista Literaria 20.37 (Julio 2001): 557-672.

PAPERS PRESENTED AT SCHOLARLY MEETINGS 

“Voces Queer en en Teatro Mexicano.” XLII Congreso iILI: Intersecciones-Desacuerdos-Pertenencias. Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. Bogotá, Colombia. (June 11-15, 2018).

“Duas Vozes Queer do Teatro Mexicano Contemporâneo.”  Colóquio Internacional Dramaturgias e Pulsões Anárquicas. Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil. (November 9-11, 2017)

“Intertextuality in Clarice Lispector’s Hour of the Star: Novel and Film.” Literature/Film Association Conference: Fluid Frontiers: Margins and Confluences in Literature, Film Media, and Culture.  University of Montana. (October 2-4, 2014).

“The University of Montana’s Global Leadership Initiative via Human Rights Issues in Latin American Literature and Film.” Humanities Education and Research Association (HERA). Salt Lake City. (March 8-10, 2012)           

“Language and Inequality in the Works of Rosario Castellanos,” Pacific Council on Latin American Studies (PCCLAS). Las Vegas, NV. (November 7-8, 2008)

“Elementos de Bildüngsroman femenino en El espejo roto de Mercé Rodereda,” Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Conference. Reno, NV. (October 9-10, 2008)

Utopía gay de José Rafael Calva: un estudio queer del matrimonio,” Simposio de Estudios Queer de la Pascua 2007. Mexico City, Mexico. (April 8-14, 2007)

“La función del suicidio de Andrés en Sin rumbo,” Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association. Tucson, AZ. (October 12-14, 2006)

“Sinopsis histórico-literaria: del ‘posboom’ al presente.” Universidad del Salvador. Buenos Aires, Argentina (Nuestra Señora del Pilar Campus). (April 26, 2005)

“La epopeya en Chile: La Araucana de Alonso de Ercilla y Zúñiga,” Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association. Coeur d’Alene, ID. (October 10-13, 2005)

“La conquista de México: Bernal Díaz del Castillo y la Historia verdadera de la conquista de Nueva España.” Universidad del Salvador. Buenos Aires, Argentina (Main Campus). (April 18, 2005)

“Foundational Masks: Lifting the Veil of Homosexuality in El Periquillo Sarniento,” Islam, Women, the Veil and the West. Missoula, Montana. April 28-30, 2005.

“Human Rights Issues in Contemporary Mexican Literature,” Council on International Education Exchange. San José, Costa Rica. (July 19, 2004)

“Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz y su Respuesta.” Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association. Missoula, MT. (October 9-11, 2003)

Utopía gay: un estudio de un matrimonio homosexual.” Latin American Studies Association XXIV International Conference. Dallas TX. (March 27-29, 2003)

“Queering the Early Mexican Homosexual Novel: A Study of 41 o el muchacho que soñaba en fantasmas.” Octavo Congreso de Literatura Mexicana Contemporánea. El Paso, Texas. (March 6-8, 2003)

“Queering la novela mexicana contemporánea: Hot line del pendejismo amoroso: un estudio de La más fuerte pasión de Luis Zapata.” Séptima Congreso de Literatura Mexicana Contemporánea. El Paso, Texas. (March 7-9, 2002)

Los estables de Alberto X. Teruel como una novela ‘queer.’” XII Jornadas. Mexico City, Mexico. (July 3-6, 2002)

“Intertextuality in José Joaquín Blanco’s Las púberes canéforas.” Mid-American Conference on Hispanic Literature. Madison, Wisconsin. Sept. 21-24, 2000

“Cartas de relación: un estudio socio-histórico.” VII Jornadas. Mexico City, Mexico (July 5-7, 2000)

“La Teoría de la Recepción, la Homosexualidad y Después de todo.” Quinto Congreso de Literatura Mexicana Contemporánea. El Paso, TX. (March 1-4, 2000)

“Respuestas psicológicas de las personajes femeninas en Pedro Páramo.” National Association of Hispanic and Latino Studies. Houston, TX. (February 21-26, 2000)

“Sofoco y el Teatro del Absurdo en Noche de los asesinos de José Triana.” Modern Language Association. San Francisco, CA. (December 26-28, 1998) 

“Los valores familiares y el matrimonio en Utopía gay de José Calva.” Southeast Modern Language Association. New Orleans, LA. (November 15-18, 1998) 

“Homotextuality and Intrigue in Olivier Debroise’s Lo peor sucede al atardecer.”Latin American Studies Association. Chicago, IL. September 9-11, 1998) 

Lo peor sucede al atardecer de Olivier Debroise como una novela anti-detectivesca metaficcional.” V Jornadas. Mexico City, Mexico. (July 8-12, 1998)

Los recuerdos del porvenir de Elena Garro: una perspectiva feminist.” Rocky Mountain Council on Latin American Studies. Missoula, MT. (April 23-35, 1998)  

“Una celebración de familia en Utopía gay de José Rafael Calva.” Tercer Congreso de Literatura Mexicana Contemporánea. El Paso, TX. (March 5-7, 1998)

“Epiphany of Self-Reflection: Metafiction and Autobiography in José Ceballos Maldonado’s Después de todo.” Hispanics and the U.S.: An Interdisciplinary Conference. University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA. (October 9-12, 1997)

Dois perdidos numa noite suja: interseção do Teatro do Absurdo e o Teatro da Crueldade.” Cincinnati Conference on Romance Languages and Literatures. University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH. (May 8-10, 1997)

“La naturaleza cíclica en Residencia en la tierra 1925-1931: Un estudio de ‘Galope muerto’ y ‘Significa sombra.’” Conference on Iberoamerican Literature.  University of  Central Florida. Orlando, FL. (March 7-8, 1997)

“El Teatro del Absurdo a propósito de El cepillo de dientes.” La Chispa. Conference on Hispanic Literature. Tulane University, New Orleans, LA. (February 28-March 1,1997)

“Autor y autonomía: la técnica narrativa en Don Quixote.” Paradigms of Truth. Conference on Peninsular Literature. University of New Mexico at Albuquerque, Albuquerque, NM. (February 14-15, 1997)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Publications

MONOGRAPH

Ordem e Progresso: Breve História do Brasil.  San Francisco: Floricanto press, 2019.

Clásicos de la Literatura Hispanoamericana Colonial en su Contexto Sociohistórico.  San Francisco: Floricanto Press, 2007.

ANTHOLOGIES

Mexican Queer Theater.  San Francisco: Floricanto Press, 2015.

Out of the Closet and Onto the Stage: Mexican Gay and Lesbian Theater.  San Francisco: Floricanto Press, 2013

TRANSLATIONS

Novels:

The Strongest Passion [translation of La más fuerte pasión (1995) by Mexican writer Luis Zapata]. San Francisco: Floricanto Press, 2006.

The Diary of José Toledo [translation of El diario de José Toledo (1962) by Mexican writer Miguel Barbachano Ponce]. New Orleans: University Press of the South, 2001.

Play:

Gay Dracula (translation of Drácula Gay) by Mexican dramatist Tomás Urtusástegui; Harrington Gay Men’s Fiction Quarterly 7.4 (2005): 37-45.

Honors

Fulbright Scholar: I taught two undergraduate courses on human rights issues (in Spanish) at the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais in Belo Horizonte, Brazil during fall 2017.  

Specialized Skills

I'm communicatively competent in Brazilian Portuguese.

Languages

English: Native

Spanish: Near-native

Portuguese: Advanced

Affiliate Home Department

Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures (Spanish Section)

Bio

As a Full Professor of Spanish language, literature, and film, I specialize in gender issues in contemporary Mexican narrative and theater. The major themes of most of my upper-division classes address human rights issues.  Since 2001, I have directed seven study abroad programs (five to Mexico and two to Chile).  I also teach Latin American Studies and in 2014 attended classes in Portuguese at the Instituto Brasil-Estados Unidos in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where I completed the equivalent of a BA in Portuguese from the University of Florida.  One of my next publications will be an anthology of Brazilian LGBT literature translated into English.  I received a Fulbright Scholarship and spent fall 2017 teaching two upper-division human rights courses (in Spanish) at the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.  

Teaching Experience

TEACHING EXPERIENCE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA

Professor of Spanish

Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures, University of Montana, Missoula, Montana.  

Undergraduate/Graduate literature courses (in Spanish):

*Teaching Toward Hope: Human Rights Issues in Contemporary Latin American Literature

*Latin American Literature: Between Inequality and Hope

*Consciousness Raising Via Global Issues in Contemporary Spanish-American Literature

*Civilization versus Barbarism and the Transformation of the Environment

*Contemporary Mexican Novel

*Queering Contemporary Spanish-American Literature and Film

*Gender Issues and the Contemporary Mexican Novel

*Contemporary Spanish-American Short Story

*Twentieth-Century Spanish-American Theater

*Literature of the 'Boom'

Graduate courses (in English):

*Child Poverty through Film and Literature

*Seminar on the Contemporary Mexican Novel in Translation

*Research Methods and Literary Theory

 Undergraduate civilization and literature courses (in Spanish):

 *Introduction to the Literature of Latin America

 *Spanish-American Civilization through Literature and Film

 *Introduction to Peninsular Literature

 Undergraduate literature and civilization courses (in English):

*Introduction to Latin American Studies

*Human Rights Issues in Film and Literature of the Portuguese-Speaking World

*Human Rights Issues in Latin American Literature and Film

*Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality in Contemporary Latin American Literature and Film

*Feminism in Latin American Film and Theater

*Chilean Cultural Studies adn Human Rights Issues

 *Major Hispanic Authors and Their Times: Elena Poniatowska

 *Major Hispanic Authors and Their Times: Rosario Castellanos

 *Major Hispanic Authors and Their Times: Juan Rulfo

*Latin American Civilization through Literature and Film

Undergraduate language courses (in Spanish):

*Advanced Composition and Conversation

*Advanced Practice in Spanish Conversation

 *Written and Oral Expression in Cultural Contexts

 *Intermediate Spanish (regular)

 *Intermediate Spanish (special section: Freshmen Interest Group FIG)

*Beginning Spanish

Undergraduate special interdisciplinary courses (in English):

*Chilean Culture and Civilization: Excursion to Chile

 *Reading the City: Mexico City

 *Reading the City: Excursion to Mexico City

 *Study Abroad Preparation for Semester Long Stay in Oaxaca, Mexico

 *Study Abroad Preparation for Semester Long Stay in Guanajuato, Mexico

 

 

Professional Experience

I have also taught community college, high school, and middle school.

International Experience

Fulbright Scholar: Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais; Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Director of Seven Study Abroad Programs (Five to Mexico, two to Chile)

Semester-Long Faculty Exchange to the University of Guanajuato

Mini Faculty Exchanges to Chile and to Argentina

University Research Grant: Mexico and Puerto Rico

Faculty Development Awards: Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, and Brazil.

Hobbies

I am an avid tennis player and like to travel to Latin America whenever possible.