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RESEARCH INTERESTS

Caribbean literature * Latin(o) American theater and performance studies * migration and citizenship * colonialism and race.

Ph.D. 2000, University of Kansas, Hispanic Literature
M.A. 1994, University of New Mexico, Hispanic Literature
B.A. 1992, Tulane University, Latin American Studies and Spanish

Camilla Stevens holds a joint appointment with the Department of Latino and Caribbean Studies and is the former director of the Center for Latin American Studies. She specializes in Latin(o) American drama, theater and performance studies, and Caribbean literature. Her research highlights the role of theater in the cultural politics of constructing, defining, and remembering collective identities. Her book Family and Identity in Contemporary Cuban and Puerto Rican Drama offers a comparative analysis of how domestic drama allegorizes divergent views of Cuban and Puerto Rican national experience during the second half of the 20th-century. In Aquí and Allá: Transnational Dominican Theater and Performance, professor Stevens explores how contemporary Dominican theater and performance artists portray a sense of collective belonging shaped by the transnational connections between the homeland and the diaspora. She has also co-edited a two-volume collection of Latin American women playwrights and currently serves on the editorial board of the Latin American Theatre Review

 

PUBLICATIONS


BOOKS

  • 2019. Aquí and Allá: Transnational Dominican Theater and Performance (University Press of Pittsburgh). https://www.upress.pitt.edu/authors/camilla-stevens/
  • 2016. Escrito por mujeres. (1951-2010). Vol II. Co-edited anthology of Latin American Women Playwrights. Latin American Theater Today Books (with May Summer Farnsworth and Brenda Werth).
  • 2013. Escrito por mujeres. (1911-1942). Vol I. Co-edited critical anthology of Latin American Women Playwrights. Latin American Theater Today Books (with May Summer Farnsworth and Olga Martha Peña Doria).
  • 2004. Family and Identity in Contemporary Cuban and Puerto Rican Drama (University Press of Florida). 


SELECT ARTICLES AND CHAPTERS

  • 2016. “Hispanic Caribbean Theatre on the Move: Crossing Borders, Redefining Boundaries.” Latin American Theatre Review 50.1: 11-27.
  • 2014. “Caribbean Drama: A Stage for Cross-Cultural Poetics,” in Re-imagining the Caribbean: Teaching Creole, French, and Spanish Caribbean Literature. Eds. Valérie Orlando and Sandra Cypess. Lexington Books.
  • 2013. “‘Get up, Stand up, Stand up for your Rights’”: Transnational Belonging and Rights of Citizenship in Dominican Theater,” in Imagining Human Rights in Twenty-First Century Theater: Global Perspectives. Eds. Florian Becker, Paola Hernandez, and Brenda Werth. Palgrave.
  • 2009. “Theater Transformations: Reading Race in Abelardo Estorino's Parece blanca,” in Trans/acting: Latin American and Latino Performing Arts. Eds. Jacqueline Bixler and Laurietz Seda. Bucknell University Press.
  • 2007. “Ponernos el espejo por delante: Staging Race in Alejandro Tapia y Rivera’s La cuarterona.” Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos. 31(2): 231-52.
  • 2006. “The Haunted Puerto Rican Stage: Lucy Boscana in Vejigantes and La carreta.” Latin American Theatre Review 38 (1): 5-22. (reprinted in: Revista del Archivo Nacional de Teatro y Cine del Ateneo Puertorriqueño, 2006).

 

COURSES REGULARLY TAUGHT

595:100 Introduction to Caribbean Studies

595:270 Introduction to Caribbean Literature

595:341 Theater of the Hispanic Caribbean: Migration and Memory

595:342 Post-Colonial Caribbean Theater and Performance (as graduate seminar, 940:659)

940:215 Introducción a la Literatura Hispánica

940:331 Literatura y Cultura del Caribe Hispano (siglos 15-19)

940:332 Literatura y Cultura del Caribe Hispano (siglos 20-21)

940:450 Teatro Hispanoamericano (as graduate seminar, 940:555)

Upcoming Events

07 May 2020;
08:00AM - 05:00PM
Course 435: 19th Century Spanish Literature
01 Sep 2020;
12:00AM
Face the Music: Fall 2020 Portuguese Course
01 Sep 2020;
12:00AM
Portuguese FALL 2020 Courses

Publications

Translation and Web Localization - Miguel A. Jiménez-Crespo (2013)
Disorientations: Spanish Colonialism in Africa and the Performance of Identity - Susan Martin-Márquez
The Structure of Coordination: Conjunction and Agreement Phenomena in Spanish and Other Languages - José Camacho (2003)
Romance Linguistics 2006 - J. Camacho, N. Flores, L. Sánchez, V. Déprez and M. Cabrera (eds) (2007)
Information Structure in Languages of the Americas. J. Camacho, R. Gutiérrez-Bravo and L. Sánchez (eds) (2010)
The Family Album: Histories, Subjectivities and Immigration in Contemporary Spanish Culture.  Yeon-Soo Kim (2005)
La oralidad escrita. Sobre la reivindicación y re-inscripción del discurso oral. Jorge Marcone (1997)
Vientre, manos y espíritu: hacia la construcción del sujeto femenino en el Siglo de Oro. Dámaris Otero-Torres (2000)
Quechua-Spanish Bilingualism. Interference and Convergence in Functional Categories. Liliana Sánchez (2003)
The Morphology and Syntax of Topic and Focus: Minimalist Inquiries in the Quechua Periphery. Liliana Sánchez (2010)
Photography and Writing in Latin America: Double Exposures. Marcy Schwartz (Co-edited with Mary Beth Tierney-Tello, 2006)
Invenciones urbanas: Ficción y ciudad latinoamericanas. Marcy Schwartz  (2010)
A Game of Mirrors: The Changing Face of Ethno-racial Constructs and Language in the Americas. Thomas M. Stephens (2003)
Dictionary of Latin American Racial and Ethnic Terminology. Thomas M. Stephens (1999)
Family and Identity in Contemporary Cuban and Puerto Rican Drama. Camilla Stevens (2004)

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