English Department

The current Bachelor of Arts in English offered at the University of Puerto Rico at Cayey promotes the study of English as a way to prepare students for a variety of professional careers in and out of the island. The BA in English is characterised by its flexibility and diversity of disciplines, thus responding to significant changes in the discipline since the department’s founding in 1969. As stated in the mission, the program is committed to diversity and to keeping a strong curriculum that encourages current approaches, including interdisciplinary methods. The department’s faculty, our most precious resource, educated at prestigious institutions, have been fully committed to the continuous assessment and revamping of our program with particular emphasis on current issues regarding language and culture.

Director's Message

UPR-Cayey offers an ample variety of middle and advanced level courses that target topics of interest for students not only from the area of Arts but also from the area of the Sciences. Course content covers topics related to Women and Gender Studies, Caribbean & Its Diaspora Studies, and Multicultural Studies. The program also offers specialized content courses for students of the English Education (Primary and Secondary levels) Program, as well as English courses for specialization in Business Administration.

The department has a highly prepared faculty in these areas. The academic offerings follow a five year course rotation. Students who consider graduate studies have the advantage of taking an additional focus (12 credits) in areas of Women and Gender Studies, Multicultural Studies and Caribbean & Its Diaspora.

Administrative Personnel

Arturo J. Collado - Lab Technician

Ingried Rodríguez Pagán - Lab Technician

Jennie Merced Reyes - Administrative Assistant

Students

“What can I do with an English Degree?”

This is one of the possible questions incoming first year students ask themselves because many perceive English simply as a school subject, thus equating studying English with becoming teachers. That is only one possibility. Certainly, if you pursue a B.A in English, you may plan to follow a career in teaching, but studying English can open other possibilities as well. A major in English has currency in unexpected areas in today’s marketplace. A degree in English could lead to careers in other fields. Our alumni are pursuing careers in Law, Commerce, Journalism, and the arts. Below is a shortlist of possibilities.

Career Opportunities

Unlike other vocational degrees, a major in English opens a variety of career opportunities for college graduates entering the job market. Since students who graduate with an English degree are trained to ask probing questions about large bodies of texts and then to formulate, analyze, and answer those questions in coherent, persuasive prose, which are vital skills to any number of careers, English majors have much to choose from after graduation. The most obvious career choices for English Majors are writing, journalism, editing, publishing, and teaching. However, other less intuitive job options include positions in advertising, public relations, acting, law, business, marketing, and directing.

Potential Fields & Careers:

• Undergraduate Studies
• Book Publishing
• Business Ventures
• Career Counseling
• Creative Writing
• Comparative Literature
• Court Language Interpreters/ Transcription
• Cultural Studies
• Federal & State Government / Administrative Fields
• Film Studies/Production
• Gender Studies
• Graduate Studies
• International Relations
• Journalism
• Law
• Linguistics
• Modern Languages
• Translation Studies/Translators
• Public Relations
• Tourism Industry
• TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
• English Education
• Acting
• Writing
• Marketing
• Directing

• Other Fields (Advertising, Athletics, Coaching, Encryptic analysis & deciphering, Entrepreneurship, Military-related Fields, Industrial-Pharmaceutical related Fields, Politics, Proposal development
Profile of the Graduate with a B.A. in English
To fulfill the program goals within the major, the department will offer a bachelor’s program through which students will:
a. Become conversant in diverse and current areas of English studies.
b. Develop essential speaking, writing, critical, and analytical abilities for success in their field, their future professions, and their lives.
c. Use the language and their learning both within and beyond the university classroom
d. Enhance their sense of social responsibility.

Publications:

“Cayey Students Write” (January-February)

“Cayey Students Write” (March-AprilMay)

“Cayey Students Write”  (October-November 2018)

Contact Information

Department of English
Arturo Morales Carrión Bldg., Office 225
PO Box 372230
Cayey, Puerto rico 00737-2230
Tel. 787-738-2161 ext. 2181, 2188, 2502
Working hours: 8:00am-4:30pm Monday-Friday

Academic Calendar

Faculty

Foto de la Profa. Carmen GonzálezCarmen González-Alfano is an English professor at the University of Puerto Rico at Cayey. She is an experienced and passionate educator who has taught all grade levels from elementary to secondary. She was also the English District Supervisor in the Barranquitas and Aibonito districts. She also directed the University of Puerto Rico at Cayey Preparatory High School in Aibonito. She is now the Interim Director of the English Department. Dr. González also works with the academic counseling and Clinical Experience of the future ESL secondary teachers. Her academic preparation includes a B.A in Arts in Secondary English Education from the U.P.R. Cayey, a Masters degree in Literature with emphasis on 19th century American Literature and Women’s literature from the U.P.R. Rio Piedras and an E.d.D. degree from the U.P.R. Río Piedras in the area of Curriculum and Instruction ESL. Her doctoral dissertation Single Mothers and their daughters’ discourses about education includes the stories of single mothers and their daughters and the analysis of their discourses about education and the resonance they have in their daughters’ decision-making processes about education.

Foto de la Prof. David LizardiDavid Lizardi Sierra is associate professor in the English Department of the University of Puerto Rico in Cayey. He has been at UPR-Cayey since 2001 and has occupied various administrative positions in the university and the English department. His interests are in Caribbean, Latino, U.S., & British literature, Pop cultural studies and literature, and music in connection with literary genres and culture. He also teaches ESL general education courses. He has published articles on Caribbean literature, Calypso and its influence on Caribbean literary genres, Representations of women in literary works and music, Popular Latino music, and has had poems published in journals and newspapers.

• Email address: david.lizardi1@upr.edu

Education

Ph.D. in the literature and languages of the English-speaking Caribbean with a major in Literature (UPR-RP)

  • Title of Dissertation: Jean, Dinah, Dorothy & the Rest: Representations of Women in Calypso & Literary Works of the Caribbean

MA in English: Literature (UPR-RP)

  • Title of thesis: “But I Want My Own Trunk”: Colonial Struggles in Annie John.
  • Areas of specialization: Twentieth Century British Drama, Caribbean Literature, and 19th & 20th century U.S. Literature.

BA in English/English-Education; Colegio Universitario de Cayey, C.U.C. (UPR-Cayey)

Areas of specialty

Caribbean, Latino, U.S., & British literature, Pop cultural studies and literature, oral and scribal poetry and music, Caribbean, U.S., British contemporary drama, culture and literature, Women and gender.
Literature and music of the Caribbean; Caribbean Drama & performance

Courses you are teaching and have taught

  • INGL 0002- Pre-Basic English
  • INGL 3101-02- Basic English I & II
  • INGL 3103-04- Intermediate English I & II
  • INGL 3201-02- Reading, Writing & Grammar I & II
  • INGL 3002- British Literature II
  • INGL 3145- Juvenile Delinquency in the 20th Century U.S. Novel & Film**
  • INGL 3155- Immigrant Voices in London**
  • INGL 3229- Caribbean Experience in Literature**
  • INGL 3221-3222- Introduction to Literature I & II
  • INGL 3231-3232- Advanced Composition I & II
  • INGL 3251-3252- U.S. Literature I & II
  • INGL 3265- English Across Cultures
  • INGL 3329- Caribbean Soundscapes: Poetry & Music of the Caribbean*
  • INGL 3335- Young Adult Literature
  • INGL 3360- Video, Culture & Literature**
  • INGL 3365- Literature of the Puerto Rican Experience in the U.S.**
  • INGL 3367- The Vietnam War & U.S. Pop Culture**
  • INGL 3429- Caribbean Drama & Performance*
  • INGL 3515- Special Topics in English
  • INGL 3517- Special Topics in Early British English
  • INGL 4185- Seminar in Cultural Studies
  • INGL 4275- Seminar in Literary History
  • INGL 4365- Seminar in Early (American/British) Literary History
  • INGL 4375- Seminar in Race, Ethnicity & Literature
  • INGL 4380- Seminar in Critical & Literary Theory
  • INGL 4407- Capstone Experience in English^ **

*Indicates courses developed by D. Lizardi
**Indicates courses substantially revised by D. Lizardi
^Indicates course co-developed with J. Marshall (Rtd.)

Publications

“Lorna Goodison: Interview by Lowell Fiet.” (Trancsribed by David Lizardi).

Sargasso 2001: Concerning Lorna Goodison. Lowell Fiet, ed. March 2002:
9-19. [Print]

“Review of Pressure Drop by Robert Buckeye.” Sargasso 2001: Concerning Lorna Goodison.

Lowell Fiet, ed. March 2002: 123-26. [Print]

“Singing the Kaiso: A New Approach to V.S. Naipaul.” Revista La Torre. El Caribe Anglófono. VII: 25.

Y. Ferdinandy, ed. July-Sept. 2002: 469-77. [Print]

Sargasso 2002: New Century/New Horizons: Emerging Scholars of Caribbean Literatures, Languages, & Cultures. (Graduate Students Issue). XII: 2. Eds.

S. Everson, E. Luciano, D. Walicek, D. Lizardi, & Raphael Dalleo. May, 2003. [Print]

“El Departamento de Inglés Integrando Esfuerzos.” Visión 2004. Universidad de Puerto Rico, Cayey. marzo 2004: 20. [Web]

“Chivalry Through Obeah: The Equal-Opportunity Calypso.” Revista La Torre. El Caribe Anglófono. X: 36-37. Sept. 2005; 381-91. [Print]

“Constructing Awareness Via Sexual-Political Discourse & Riddims: AIDS & Caribbean Music.”

Sargasso 2006-07, 1: Minor Keys, Chords & Discords. University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras, PR 2007. 83-97. [Print]

“‘Malo, Malo, Malo’: Discurso sobre la Violencia Domestica en la Musica Popular Caribeña y Latina.” Revista de Ponencias del Quinto Coloquio Nacional Sobre la Mujer: Voces
Que Cuentan. University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, PR. Marzo 2008. 211-32. [Print]

“Tata Rocks.” (Poem). Forum XXIII, Revista Literaria. Vol. XXIII. Universidad de Puerto Rico en Arecibo, 2016. [Web].

“Tributo a Jonathan Rivera Lizardi.” (Poem). La Voz del Paseo Boricua (Chicago, Illinois). Vol. 15, no. 26-27, January-February, 2017. 11. [Print]

Review: What She Go Do: Women in Afro-Trinidadian Music, by Hope Munro. Sargasso 2016-17, I & II. University of Puerto Rico at Rio Piedras, 2017. 139-46. [Print]

Vazquez, Nellie, Lydia Platon, Nereida Prado, Thayra Reyes, and David Lizardi. “37 Years of Women and Gender Based Curriculum at the University of Puerto Rico at  Cayey: Teaching and Embracing True Gender Equity.” Actas del XI Coloquio Nacional Sobre Las Mujeres; Feminismos, Descolonialidad y Otras Intersecciones. University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez, Mayagüez, P.R. [Forthcoming, 2018].

Video
Savidge, Leigh and James Chankin, directors. Straight Outta Puerto Rico: Reggaeton’s Rough Road to Glory. Interviews with Daddy Yankee, Tego Calderon, David Lizardi, et.al. Xenon Pictures, 2008.

 

Foto de la Prof. David H. LucianoBrief Biographical Notes: Born in New York in 1969, moved to Puerto Rico at a young age, and lived in Adjuntas, which he considers his hometown, and where he went to high school. Possesses a B. A. in Secondary Education (Interamerican University, Ponce P.R.); an M. E.D. TESL (Pontifical Catholic University, Ponce P.R.); and an Ed. D. in Curriculum and Teaching (UPR-Rio Piedras). Worked as a teacher for more than twenty years in the Department of Education, currently works as an Assistant Professor at UPR-Cayey. Here he has taught a wide range of courses from Basic English to upper echelon courses such as Phonetics, Seminar in Linguistics, Discourse and Grammar among others. Has conducted research with new techniques and methodology always with the goal of improving and updating the English Department’s as well as the Pedagogy’s curricula. His passion has always been to instill in the students the need in today’s society for learning and acquiring the English language and for them to understand that: Learning is Fun, and It is A Lifelong Journey!

Email: David.luciano@upr.edu

EDUCATION

Ed D Curriculum and Teaching TESL
University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus June 2011

Dissertation title: The Effect of a Kernel Sentence Combining Technique On the Reading Comprehension Levels of Seventh Grade ESL Students in Puerto Rico

Committee: Claudia Álvarez, María Soledad Martínez, María A. Irizarry (Chair)

M.E d. TESL

Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico, Ponce Campus May, 2006

BA Secondary Education TESL May, 1996

Interamerican University, Ponce Campus

TEACHING 2016

Assistant Professor
University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus
Professor Intensive Basic English II (English 3162)

TEACHING AND ADVISING 2012-present

Assistant Professor
University of Puerto Rico, Cayey Campus

  • Professor Basic English I and II (INGL3101-3102).
  • Professor Grammar, Composition, and Reading (INGL 3201-3202).
  • Professor Intermediate English I and II (INGL 3103-3104).
  • Professor English Majors and Pedagogy students- courses:
    • Introduction to Language (INGL 3225).
    • The Syntax of English Structural Grammar (INGL 3205).
    • Seminar in Linguistics (INGL 4290).
    • A Contrastive Analysis of English and Spanish (INGL 4245).
    • Discourse and Grammar (INGL 4210).
    • Oral and Written English I: Theory and Practice (INGL 3021).
    • Phonetics of the English Language. (INGL 4011).
    • INTD 4116- Research Course

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

2006-2011

Doctoral Research

University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras, Puerto Rico

  • Conducted a quasi-experiment to test the effect of the Kernel Sentence Combining Technique for improving reading comprehension levels of ESL students in Puerto Rico.
  • Examined the existing methods and techniques used by Department of Education in Puerto Rico.
  • Currently conducting research with Basic English students at UPR-Cayey Campus.

CONFERENCES/WORKSHOPS

Puerto Rico TESOL 44th Annual Convention Presenter. March 3rd, 2018.

Workshop: The Kernel Sentence Combining Technique for Improving Reading Comprehension Levels and Writing Skills. Costa Bahia Hotel & Casino, Guayanilla, PR.

PUBLICATIONS

El Nuevo Día (June,2012). El Idioma Global.

PRTESOL-GRAM (August, 2012). The Impact and Spread of English as a Global Language.
Issue No. I pp. 32-35.

Doctoral Dissertation (June, 2011). The Effect of a Kernel Sentence Combining Technique on the Reading Comprehension Levels of Seventh Grade ESL Students in Puerto Rico.
ProQuest, 3460568.

UNIVERSITY SERVICE

Translation Work
University of Puerto Rico, Cayey Campus

  • Translated the University’s Catalog from Spanish to English

Middle States Commission on Higher Education
University of Puerto Rico, Cayey Campus

  • Worked on the translation of the Self-Study Report

Undergraduate Mentor/Advisor
University of Puerto Rico, Cayey Campus

  • Mentorship and advice to pedagogy students in their compilation of a portfolio which is a graduation requirement.

Ncate/Tesol Accreditation

  • Collaborated with faculty members with the accreditation of the English Majors and Elementary and Secondary Pedagogy Teacher preparation programs.

GENERAL EDUCATION COMMITTEE
University of Puerto Rico, Cayey Campus

  • Collaborated with other faculty members with the revision of Interdisciplinary courses (INTD).
  • Collaborated in the revision of common core courses.
  • Collaborated with other faculty members with the revision of the “Habilidades y Contenidos” and the “Nuevo Modelo para la Educación General” documents.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • Golden Key Honour Society
  • TESOL Member

Foto de Dra Lydia Platón LázaroLydia Platón Lázaro is an adjunct profesor of the English Departament at UPR Cayey. She has published two books: Defiant Itineraries: Caribbean Paradigms in American Dance and Film (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015) and with visual artist Paloma Todd: El cuarto acto (San Juan: Ediciones Callejón, 2005). In 2019 her work is part of Brynn Shiovitz’ Anthology for Macfarland Press: The Body, the Dance and the Text, with the chapter: Screaming Soundscapes: The Sounds of Puerto Rican Contemporary Performance in the Work of Teresa Hernández and Ivette Román. For more than twenty years she has worked in independent performing and community arts initiatives as producer, collaborator, facilitator and performer. She has also taught at Universidad del Sagrado Corazón, la Universidad de Puerto Rico, Río Piedras and UPR Bayamón.

Lydia Platón Lázaro es un profesor adjunto del Departamento de Inglés de la UPR Cayey. Ha publicado dos libros: Desafiante itinerarios: Paradigmas en el Caribe americano de la danza y el cine (Nueva York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015) y con el artista visual Paloma Todd: El cuarto acto (San Juan: Ediciones Callejón, 2005). En 2019 su obra forma parte de la antología Brynn Shiovitz’ para Macfarland de prensa: el cuerpo, la danza y el texto, con el capítulo: Screaming sonoros: Los sonidos de Puerto Rico performance contemporánea en la obra de Teresa Hernández e Ivette Román. Desde hace más de veinte años ha trabajado en iniciativas escénicas y la comunidad de las artes independientes como productor, colaborador, facilitador e intérprete. También ha enseñado en la Universidad del Sagrado Corazón, la Universidad de Puerto Rico, Recinto de Río Piedras de la UPR y Bayamón.

Foto del Dr. Mathew GoodwinMatthew David Goodwin is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at the University of Puerto Rico at Cayey. His research is centered on the experience of migration in Latino/a Literature and he is the editor of Latin@ Rising: An Anthology of Latin@ Science Fiction and Fantasy. His BA is in Philosophy and his MA degrees are in Philosophy of Religion and English. He completed his PhD in Comparative Literature at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Currently, he teaches courses on Latino/a Literature, U.S. Puerto Rican Literature, Latino/a Science Fiction, Global Migrant Literature, Multi-Ethnic Science Fiction, and Digital Culture (Electronic Literature and Digital Poetry).

Foto de la Profa. Nellie VázquezNellie Vázquez Rivera is an Assistant Professor in the English Department of the University of Puerto Rico at Cayey. Her interests are in Caribbean masculinities and women/gender studies. She has developed the following courses for the English Department: Caribbean Women Writers, Women in Shakespearean Drama and Abuse and Exploitation in 18th and 19th Century British Literature. She is currently in the process of developing a course on Caribbean Masculinities. Dr. Vázquez has also offered workshops for English teachers of the Department of Education.

• E mail address: nellie.vazquez1@upr.edu

Education

PhD in the literature and languages of the English-speaking Caribbean with a major in Literature (UPR-RP)

  • Title of Dissertation: Jamaica Kincaid: (Un)Masking and Redefining Caribbean Masculinity

MA in English: Literature (UPR-RP)

  • Title of thesis: Disruptive Women in Shakespeare

BA English Arts (UPR-Cayey)

Areas of Specialization

Literature: Drama, narrative and masculinity/gender studies

Courses Taught

  • INGL4370 Seminar Modes and Genre
  • INGL 4195 Seminar in Feminism, Gender and Literature
  • INGL 4185 Seminar in Cultural Studies
  • INGL 3517 Women in Shakespearean Drama (Special Topics)
  • INGL 3335 Young Adult Literature
  • INGL 3385 Mystery Fiction as Genre
  • INGL 3360 Video, Culture and Literature
  • INGL 3319 Caribbean Women Writers
  • INGL 3246 Modern Literature By and About Women
  • INGL 3229 The Caribbean Experience
  • INGL 3221-3222 Introduction to Literature
  • INGL 3191 Conversational English
  • INGL 3103-3104 Intermediate English
  • INGL 3101-3102 Basic English
  • INGL 3001-3002 British Literature
  • INGL 0002 Remedial English

Recent publications (Forthcoming)

Foto de la Dra. Patria LopezPatria C. López de Victoria is an assistant professor in the English department of UPR Cayey, teaching courses in Linguistics, Research Methods, and Writing. Her research focuses on language, health, and ageing. She is a qualitative researcher currently working on a project on the narrative experience of disaster in older adults. She is also working on an NIH funded project on resilience and medical helpseeking after the passing of Hurricane Maria.

Email: patria.lopez1@upr.edu

EDUCATION

Ph.D., Applied Linguistics December 2016
The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania USA
Dissertation: “Narratives of Self in Bilingual Older Adults Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease”

AREAS OF SPECIALTY

Discourse Analysis; Identity/Self; Language and Ageing; Language, Health, and Ageing; Language, Health, and Quality of Life; Qualitative Inquiry; Multilingualism; Narrative Inquiry; Language Ideologies; Language and Power; Dementia; Stancetaking in Narrative Interviews; Small Sample Qualitative Interviews

COURSES TAUGHT

  • INGL 3201 Composition, Reading, and Grammar in English I
  • INGL 3202 Composition, Reading, and Grammar in English II
  • INGL 3515: Special Topics: Language, Power, and Ideologies
  • INGL 4290 Approaches to Discourse Analysis
  • INGL 4293 Second Language Acquisition
  • INGL 3103 Intermediate English
  • INGL 3021: Oral and Written English: Theory and Practice

GRANTS AWARDED

López de Victoria, P. (PI) & R.W. Schrauf (Co-PI). Resilience and Helpseeking in Health and Illness by and for the Elderly. NIH RFA-MD-18-006; GRANT No. R21MD013701 (2018-2020)

MANUSCRIPTS IN PREPARATION/REVISED

  • López de Victoria, P. (in prep). Cuéntame de María: A look at lived experience from the perspective of Elderly Cayeyanos. Manuscript to be submitted to the Ageing & Society Journal.
  • López de Victoria, P. (in prep). Tell me that again? How retelling aids bilingual persons with Dementia of the Alzheimer’s type. Manuscript to be submitted to International Journal of Bilingualism.
  • Schrauf, R,W., Lopez de Victoria, P., & Diaz, B. (in revision). Linguistic stance. An integrative paradigm for small sample mixed methods social science. Language & Society.

Foto de la Dra. Sally DelgadoSally J. Delgado is an assistant professor in the English Department of the University of Puerto Rico in Cayey. Her interests in historical dialectology and theories of creole genesis are explored in research on Ship English of the early colonial Caribbean. She is currently working on research in dialectology, discourse analysis and preparation in English for scientific purposes among Hispanic students. She has published several articles on maritime culture and history, education, and sociolinguistics and is active in local and international conferences to disseminate her research findings.
E mail address: sallyj.delgado@upr.edu

Education

PhD in the literature and languages of the English-speaking Caribbean with a major in Linguistics (UPR-RP)

  • Title of Dissertation: Ship English: Characteristic features of sailors’ speech in the early colonial Caribbean.

MA in English: Linguistics (UPR-RP)

  • Title of thesis: Captives, convicts, and crew: Exploring the influence of stigmatized varieties of English in the 17th century Caribbean.

Advanced Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (The Open University, United Kingdom)

Postgraduate Certificate in Education: Major in English, Minor in Drama (University of Leeds, Bretton Hall Campus, United Kingdom)

BA in English Literature and Drama with a Foundation Year in Fine Art (Liverpool University, United Kingdom)

Areas of specialty

Linguistics: dialectology of the English-speaking world, pidgin and creole languages, morphology and syntax, English as a Lingua Franca

Courses you are teaching and have taught

  • INGL 3205 Syntax of English Structural Grammar
  • INGL 3022 Oral and Written English: Theory and Practice
  • INGL 3103-3104 Intermediate English, Part I /Part II
  • INTD 4116 Interdisciplinary Research Experiences for Students
  • INGL 4210 Discourse and Grammar

 

Recent publications (since 2014)

Delgado, S. J. (2017). Maritime violence shaped the Caribbean. In N. Faraclas, R. Severing, C. Weijer, E. Echteld, W. Rutgers, & R. Dupey (Eds.), Memories of Caribbean futures: Reclaiming the Pre-colonial to Imagine a Post-coloniKal in the Languages, Literatures and Cultures of the

Greater Caribbean and Beyond. (pp. 183-192). Willemstad, Curaçao: University of Curaçao.

Delgado, S. J., LeCompte, P. A., Lao, H. Ursulin Mopsus, D., (2016). Education, languages in contact, and popular culture in the Hispanophone, Francophone, and Dutch Caribbean. In N. Faraclas, R. Severing, C. Weijer, E. Echteld, W. Rutgers, & R. Dupey (Eds.), Embracing Multiple

Identities: Opting out of neo-colonial monolingualism, monoculturalism, and mono-identification in the Dutch Caribbean. (pp. 85-93). Curaçao/Puerto Rico: University of Curaçao.

Delgado, S. J. (2015). Michael J. Jarvis. 2010. In the eye of all trade: Bermuda, Bermudians, and the Maritime Atlantic World, 1680-1783 [Book review]. Caribbean Studies, (43)2, 296-299.  Delgado, S. J. (2015). Creative license or linguistic data: Why we can (and should) use literary

representations of Caribbean speech in linguistic research. In N. Faraclas, R. Severing, C. Weijer, E. Echteld, & W. Rutgers (Eds.), Envisioning the greater Caribbean: Transgressing geographical and disciplinary boundaries. (pp. 391-396). Curaçao/Puerto Rico: University of Curaçao & Fundashon pa Planifikashon di Idioma.

Mejia, G. & Delgado, S. J. (2015). To each his own: Deconstructing the myth of default male pronouns. In Quintero, M. et al. (Eds.), Caribbean without Borders: Beyond the Can[n]on’s Range (pp. 221-232). Newcastle Upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Delgado, S. J. (2014). Jenny Shaw. 2013. Everyday life in the early English Caribbean: Irish, Africans, and the construction of difference. [Book review]. Caribbean Studies, (42)2, 258-261.

Delgado, S. J. (2014). The myth of Little England: Exploring the formative context of Barbadian language and identity. In N. Faraclas, R. Severing, C. Weijer, E. Echteld, & W. Rutgers (Eds.), Creolization and Commonalities: Transgressing neoicolonail boundaries in the languages,

literatures, and cultures of the Caribbean and the rest of the African Diaspora. (pp. 265-274). Curaçao/Puerto Rico: University of Curaçao & Fundashon pa Planifikashon di Idioma.

Delgado, S. J. (2014) Pirate English of the Caribbean and Atlantic trade routes in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries: Linguistic hypotheses based on socio-historical data, Acta Linguistica Hafniensia: International Journal of Linguistics, 45:2, 151-169, DOI:

10.1080/03740463.2014.897815

Foto del Dr Wendell Villanueva,Wendell Villanueva is an assistant professor in the English Department of the University of Puerto Rico in Cayey. His interests include the Caribbean Bildungsroman, Caribbean Identity, Literature and Film, American and African American Literature and Popular Music as tool for Resistance. He has published articles in La Torre and in the books In a Sea of Heteroglossia: Pluri-Lingualism, Plural-Culturalism, and Pluri-Identification in the Caribbean and Politeness and Face in Caribbean Creoles (With Dr. Nicolas Faraclas).
• E mail address: wendell.villanueva1@upr.edu

Education

PhD in the literature and languages of the English-speaking Caribbean with a major in Literature (UPR-RP)
• Title of Dissertation: Agency and National Identity in Samuel Selvon and Michael Anthony’s Bildungsromane

MA in the literature and languages of the English-speaking Caribbean with a major in Literature (UPR-RP)

  • Title of Thesis: The Role of Christianity in the Colonization Process of Africa and Its Diaspora as Represented in the Works of Three Modern Black Writers
  • Certificate in Linguistics and The Teaching of English as a Second Language (San Diego State University, San Diego, California)

MA in Spanish with a minor in English and Music (San Diego State University, San Diego, California)

BA in Applied Arts and Sciences (San Diego State University, San Diego, California)

Courses you are teaching and have taught

  • INCO 3005-06 Business Communication
  • INGL 3055 Literature and Film
  • INGL 3101-02- Basic English I & II
  • INGL 3201-02- Reading, Writing & Grammar I & II
  • INGL 3002- British Literature II
  • INGL 3226–African American Experience/Literature
  • INGL 3229- Caribbean Experience in Literature
  • INGL 3221-3222- Introduction to Literature I & II
  • INGL 3251-3252- American Literature I & II
  • INGL 3231-3232- Advanced Composition I & II

Publications

“Reconciling differences: Michael Anthony’s Green Days by the River” Editors Nicolas Faraclas Ronald Severing, Christa Weijer, Elizabeth Echteld, Marsha Hinds-Layne and Elena Lawton de Torruella. Chapter published in the book In a Sea of Heteroglossia: Pluri-Lingualism, Plural-Culturalism, and Pluri-Identification in the Caribbean. University of the Netherlands Antilles, Nov. 2010.

“Overlapping Identities in Samuel Selvon’s Fiction” Article published in the UPR Journal La Torre Año XI, Num. 41-42, Julio-Diciembre 2006.

“Ritualized Insults and the African Diaspora: ‘Sounding’ in African American Vernacular English and ‘Wording’ in Nigerian Pidgin.” Editors Susanne Muhleisen and Bettina Migge, et al. Chapter published in the book Politeness and Face in Caribbean Creoles, from the series [Varieties of English Around the World, G34] 2005.

“The Year in San Fernando Appropriating and Reversing the Gaze as an Act of Agency and Growth in an Effort to Construct a Trinidadian National Identity” Article published in the UPR Journal La Torre Año X, Num. 36-37, Abril-Septiembre 2005.

Foto de la Prof. Mario Medina CabánLanguage and Linguistics, Rhetoric and Grammar, ESL, Office: Rectoría, ext. 2119, 2121, 2122, E-mail: mario.medina@upr.edu

Dra. Nereida Prado RodríguezCaribbean Literature, U.S., British Literature, Women and Gender Literature, Literary Theory & Criticism, Cultural Studies, ESL, Office: 228-A MC, ext. 2505, E-mail: nereida.prado@upr.edu

Dr. Walter Rybarkiewicz NaperiayGeneral Literature, British Literature, Language and Linguistics, Cultural Studies, ESL, Office: 221 MC, ext. 2080, E-mail: walter.rybarkiewicz@upr.edu