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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 - Fall 2021

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 302: TransatlanticHispCult&Reading

    An introduction to textual analysis and critical thinking via a variety of materials (websites, television/radio programs, films, literary texts, podcasts, etc.) from both Spain and Latin America. This course must be taken in residence.

  • SPAN 314: LatAmerCiv:Challenges 21st Cen

    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.