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Wesley Costa de Moraes

Assistant Professor of Spanish
Welles 212-A
585-245-6345
moraes@geneseo.edu
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Wesley Moraes has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 2018.

Office Hours - Spring 2022

Mondays 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Wednesdays 9:00 - 10:00 am
(and by appt.)

Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • Ph.D. Contemporary Latin American Literature, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2018.

  • M.A. Contemporary Latin American Literature and Film, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2013.

  • B.A. Pedagogy, School Management, and Vocational Orientation. Centro Unisal-Americana, São Paulo, Brazil, 2002.

Publications

  • “Ciudadanía y abyección: un retrato urbano de Brasil en O invasor de Marçal Aquino”. Desafíos, Diferencias y Deformaciones de la Ciudadanía. Raleigh: Editorial A Contracorriente, 2020, pp. 17-40. (Chapter in a peer-reviewed edited volume).

  • “Ciudad y animalidad en El ruido de las cosas al caer, de Juan Gabriel Vásquez”. Literatura y globalización: Latinoamérica en el nuevo milenio, Anthropos Editorial, 2019, pp. 153-67. (Chapter in a peer-reviewed edited volume).

  • Ensaios de cultura teatral., by Walter Lima Torres. São Paulo, Paco Editorial, 2016. Latin American Theatre Review., vol. 53.1, 2019, pp. 150-51. (Book review).

  • Contracultura: Alternative Arts and Social Transformation in Authoritarian Brazil., by Christopher Dunn. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2016. Hispanófila., vol. 186, 2019, pp. 148-50. (Book review).

  • “Daniel Galera.” Dictionary of Literary Biography: Twenty-First-Century Brazilian Writers, vol. 384, Gale Cengage, 2019, pp. 122-27. (Biographical entry).

  • “Marçal Aquino.” Dictionary of Literary Biography: Twenty-First-Century Brazilian Writers, vol. 384, Gale Cengage, 2019, pp. 22-28. (Biographical entry).

  • “Corpos Fragmentados da América Latina: O Caso de Mano de obra, de Diamela Eltit, e Passageiro do fim do dia, de Rubens Figueiredo.” Revista Iberoamericana., XVIII, vol. 68, 2018, pp. 121-39. (Peer-reviewed journal article).

  • “El lenguaje como arma: la escritura del guerrero en Todas as vezes que dissemos adeus. de Kaka Werá Jecupé.” Transmodernity., vol. 7, no. 1, 2017, pp. 105-23. (Peer-reviewed journal article).

  • Tony Manero, Post Mortem y No: la estética de lo masculino en la trilogía de Pablo Larraín.” Letras Hispanas, vol. 11, 2015, pp. 120-32. (Peer-reviewed journal article).

  • Margens literárias no Brasil contemporâneo. Special volume on contemporary Brazilian literature. Edited with Carolina Sá Carvalho. Romance Notes, vol. 57, no.3, 2017. (Edited book).

More About Me

Research Interests

  • Citizenship
  • Gender Relations
  • Animals, Animality, and Humankind
  • Environmental Issues
  • Urban Studies 

Other Interests

  • World Music
  • Reading
  • Drawing
  • Poetry

Classes

  • SPAN 102: Elementary Spanish II

    Communication-based language course. Continuation of the development of the four language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Intensive practice of real-world communication and cultural knowledge.

  • SPAN 301: Oral & Written Communication

    This course offers practice in expository Spanish writing with emphasis on clarity, structure and idiomatic expression, focusing on a variety of topical issues. Students will review selected grammar topics an enhance their communicative skills, written and spoken, through textual analysis and discussions at the high intermediate level. This course must be taken in residence.

  • SPAN 314: LAC: Arts, Culture & Society

    This course presents major aspects of Latin American societies and cultures and is complemented by a study of key historical events from the past and the present.