Dr. Stephanie Alcantar

Dr. Stephanie Alcantar

Visiting Assistant Professor

36 Irvin Hall
513-529-5003
alcants@miamioh.edu

Office Hours

By Appoinrment

EDUCATION

Ph.D. in Romance Languages and Literatures.
University of Cincinnati. 2018
Dissertation title: “Redefining the Limits of Language and Representation. A Semiotic Study of the Use of the Mathematical Concepts Infinity, Center, and Limit in Literature.”

M.A. in Spanish.
University of Cincinnati. 2014

B.A. in Applied Mathematics.
Universidad Juarez del Estado de Durango. 2011

 

COURSES TAUGHT AT MIAMI

  • SPN 111 - Intensive Basic Spanish
  • SPN 201 - Second Year Spanish
  • LAS 260 - Latin America in the U.S.
  • LAS 315 - Latin American Diaspora.
  • Independent Studies: Undergraduate and Graduate level.

 

RELATED EXPERIENCE

Translation and editing experience

  • Member of the editorial board and coordinator of the section “Poetas al ruedo” for the cultural journal La Otra. Since 2011.
  • Literary Translation Workshop. Department of Philology. Uniwersytet Pedagogiczny, Krakow, Poland. 2017.
  • Bilingual poetry reading. Translation of poems. Celebrating the Hispanic Heritage Month in the Walter C. Langsam Library. University of Cincinnati. 2017.
  • Frida in Focus. Bilingual poetry reading. Translation of poems. Celebrating the Hispanic Heritage Month. Niehoff Urban Studio Organized by the University of Cincinnati. 2016.
  • Echoes/Ecos: Bilingual poetry reading perform during the 33rd Cincinnati. 2016.
  • Conference of Romance Languages and Literature. Participant and co-organizer of the event. 2016.
  • Poems in conversation. Bilingual poetry. Translation of poems. Chase Public. 2016.
  • “Ecos Echoes: Translating Contemporary Poetry” VI English Graduate. 2015.
  • Student Conference. Translation of poems. Bilingual poetry reading and discussion panel. 2015.
  • Translator and Editor of surveys for the Institute for Policy Research. 2013.

RECOGNITIONS AND AWARDS

  • Dean’s Fellowship. Graduate School. University of Cincinnati. 2017 TAFT Graduate Enhancement Award for a research project. Location: Spain. 2017-2018 
  • Conference Travel Award. Graduate Students Association. 2012-2017 Teaching Assistantship for: University of Cincinnati. 2012-2017.
  • University Graduate Scholarship for Ph.D. Degree: University of Cincinnati. 2014-2018.
  • University Graduate Scholarship for Master Degree: University of Cincinnati. 2012-2014.
  • TAFT Graduate Enhancement Award for a research project. Third Place. International Poetry-Narrative Award “Caminos de la libertad”. Grupo Salinas, Mexico. 2016.
  • Commendation in recognition of literary career. Sponsor: Cultural Institute of Durango. Mexico. 2016. 
  • TAFT Graduate Enhancement Award for a research project. Location: Spain. 2015.
  • First Place. International Contest ‘Las Palabras’. University ITESO, Jesuit University of Guadalajara, Letra Uno. Mexico. TAFT Graduate Enhancement Award for a research project. 2014.
  • TAFT Graduate Enhancement Award for a creative writing project. 2012 Essay Award "Pilar Alanís Quiñonez" for research. Cultural Institute of Durango, Mexico. 2013.
  • Medal “Benito Juárez” in recognition for graduating with B.A. in Applied Mathematics with best overall GPA. Universidad Juarez del Estado de Durango. 2013.
  • XV PECDA, Creative Writing Fellowship. To develop a Poetry Project. 2009 Second Place. International Contest of Creative Writing “Caminos de l Libertad”. Grupo Salinas, Mexico. 2010-2011 
  • “Premio Estatal de la Juventud” (State Award for Youth Career) recognition for Literary and Cultural career. Durango, Mexico. 2010-2011.
  • Poetry award “Olga Arias”. Cultural Institute of Durango. Mexico. 2008.

PUBLICATIONS

Books

El orden del infinito: relectura de un tema borgiano, Durango: IMAC, 2012.
Essay Award "Pilar Alanís Quiñonez" for reaserch.

Articles

  • “Redefiniendo los límites del lenguaje. Un estudio sobre la aplicación de conceptos matemáticos en la literatura hispanoamericana.” Vernacular: New Connections in Language, Literature, & Culture, No. 2. University of Tennessee, 2017.
  • "Volcán y lucha social: el símbolo del volcán en Cenizas de Izalco y algunos poemas de Claribel Alegría." Istmo. Revista Virtual de Estudios Literarios y Culturales Centroamericanos. No. 36. Denison University. 2019.

Poetry Books

  • Coreografía del miedo, Mexico City: Tierra Adentro, 2015.
  • Humedad de la nostalgia. Translated to Polish. Durango: IMAC, 2013.
  • Teoría del olvido, Guadalajara: Mantis, ICED, 2011.
  • La incertidumbre también tuvo infancia. Translated to Polish by Marta Eloy. Durango: ICED, 2009.
  • Los lirios contarán cuentos de hadas. Durango: IMAC, ICED, 2008.

Interviews

  • “Literatura de residuos complejos, Agustín Fernández Mallo” Mexico City:Tierra Adentro, 2015.
  • Coreografía del miedo, Mexico City: Tierra Adentro, 2015.
  • Humedad de la nostalgia. Translated to Polish. Durango: IMAC, 2013.
  • Teoría del olvido, Guadalajara: Mantis, ICED, 2011.
  • La incertidumbre también tuvo infancia. Translated to Polish by Marta Eloy. Durango: ICED, 2009.
  • Los lirios contarán cuentos de hadas. Durango: IMAC, ICED, 2008.

Anthologies

  • El ABC de la poesía mexicana. Mexico City: Perro Alado. (Forthcoming 2018)
  • 64 poetas latinoamericanos nacidos entre 1970 y 1990. Medellín: ‘Prometeo’ Journal, 2014.
  • Médanos de la memoria. Aguascalientes: IMAC, CONACULTA, 2013.
  • Ríos Paralelos. Bogotá, Ulrika, 2013.
  • Muestra de Poesía Mexicana (1965-1990). Chile: Letra 5, 2011.
  • Lazos con la tierra. Poetas mexicanos. Tabasco: SEMARNAT, 2010.
  • II Tomo de la Antología de la Red de Escritores de Durango. Durango: IMAC, 2008. Poetas vivos, poesía viva. Durango: ICED & Sociedad de Escritores de Durango, 2007.

Catalogue

  • Frida in Focus. Collaboration: Poem “Even the Stones Hibernate”. Bilingual publication. University of Cincinnati, 2016.
  • Frida in Focus Project: an online exhibition. Collaboration: Poem “Even the Stones Hibernate”. Bilingual publication. Cincinnati Art Museum, 2017.

Drama

  • “[ ] El tamaño del vacío”. New Drama in Spanish. Digital Repository of the Library of the University of Cincinnati, 2014. First Representation of the Play at University of Cincinnati, 2015. https://drc.libraries.uc.edu/handle/2374.UC/733400

INVITED PRESENTATIONS

Academic

  • Ápeiron, una de las primeras aproximaciones de los matemáticos griegos al concepto de infinito, analizado a partir de la narrativa de Jorge Luis Borges”. Departamento de Lengua y Literaturas Hispánicas. IV Congreso Internacional sobre Iberoamérica. Athens, Greece. 2018.
  • Lecture: “Redefining the Limits of Language. The Use of Mathematical Concepts in Hispanic Literature”. Department of Philology. Uniwersytet Pedagogiczny, Krakow, Poland. (Bilingual Spanish-English). 2017.
  • Lecture: “Redefining the Limits of Language. The Use of Mathematical Concepts in Hispanic Literature”. Mexicat. Barcelona, Spain. (In Spanish)
  • Lecture: “New limits for language. Infinity within Literature” Amaya Cultural Foundation. Durango, Mexico. (In Spanish)
  • “Sobre cómo la poesía se apropia de la ciencia para generar emociones estéticas inéditas. Un análisis de Carne de Pixel, de Agustín Fernández Mallo y ‘Épica de los gases constructores’, de Vicente Luis Mora”. 37 Cincinnati Conference on Romance Languages and Literatures. University of Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • Lecture: “Hybrid Texts: The Mathematical Concept Infinity in Hispanic Literature”. Instituto Tecnológico de Durango. Durango, Mexico. (In Spanish). 2016.
  • “Apología de la resurrección: un análisis de la aparición de la sextina de Jaime Gil de Biedma dentro del contexto de la tradición literaria de España.” 36th Cincinnati Conference on Romance Languages and Literatures. University of Cincinnati.
  • “Absent Reality. An analysis About the Use of Photography in the Movie Blow Up and it Comparison with the Narrative Discourse of “Las babas del diablo.”” 35th Cincinnati Conference on Romance Languages and Literatures. University of Cincinnati. (In Spanish). 2015.
  • Lecture: “Ostranenie: reconstruction of reality”. Primer Coloquio Nacional de Literatura Duranguense. Durango, Mexico. (In Spanish)
  • “A Return to Infinity: Time As a Ludic Element within the Short Stories “El milagro secreto” and “El jardin de senderos que se bifurcan” of Jorge Luis Borges. 34th Cincinnati Conference on Romance Languages and Literatures. University of Cincinnati. (In Spanish). 2014.
  • Lecture: “Mathematics and literature: the order of infinity”. National Library of Colombia. Bogota, Colombia. (In Spanish). 2013.
  • Lecture “Yo tambien Cel-leer”. Fundalectura. Bogotá, Colombia, 2013. (In Spanish)
  • “Milestones of Mexican Poetry. The Vertigo of the Word or the Art of Wonder” II Jornadas Internacionales de Poesía de Bogota. National University of Colombia. Bogota, Colombia. (In Spanish). 2010.
  • Lecture “¿To Whom Belongs the Sin Eva? Let’s talk about Gender-based violence.” Municipal Institute of Culture. Durango, Mexico. (In Spanish)
  •  “The conspiracy of Invectives: Violence and Literature”. I Encuentro Nacional de Escritores Jóvenes, Monterrey, México. (In Spanish). 2009.

Creative Writing

  • Bilingual Poetry Reading. Cafe Lokator. Krakow, Poland. Poetry Reading. Mexicat. Barcelona, Spain. 2017.
  • Primer Coloquio Nacional sobre literatura durangueña. Presentation of the book “Coreografía del miedo”. Durango, Mexico. 2015.
  • 32th Fesitval de poesía de la Edición, la Poesía y las Artes. Poetry Reading and Presentation of the book “Coreografía del miedo”. Huelva, Spain. 2015.
  • Poetry reading. Casa de América Latina. Lisbon, Portugal. May 2015.
  • Book presentation. Presentation of the “Coreografía del miedo”. Barcelona, Spain. 2015.
  • Poetry Reading. Café María Pandora. Madrid, Spain. 2015.
  • Poetry reading. Universiad de Valladolid. Valladolid, Spain. 2015.
  • Encuentro Internacional de Escritores José Revueltas.”Poetry reading, and presentation of the magazine La otra. Durango, Mexico. 2014.
  • Letras con Lava. Virtual poetry reading. Sponsored by Laboratorio de Letras de Valladolid, Valladolid, España.2014.
  • II Jornadas Internacionales Universitarias de Poesía de Bogotá. 2013.
  • Poetry reading and presentation of the Antology Rios Paralelos at Botogá, Colombia.
  • 5th Annual Poesía en Abril. Poetry Reading Northeastern Illinois University. Chicago, EEUU. 2012.
  • 19th Festival Internacional de Poesía de Bogotá. Poetry reading. Bogotá, Colombia. 2011.
  • VII Encuentro Iberoamericano de Poesía Carlos Pellicer Cámara Poetry reading.Tabasco, Mexico. 2011.
  • II Jornadas Internacionales Universitarias de Poesía de Bogotá. Poetry reading. Botogá, Colombia. 2010.
  • II Encuentro Nacional de Poesía Carruaje de Pájaros. Poetry reading. Chiapas, México. 2010.
  • XX Encuentro Latinoamericano de Poetas José Saramago y Jaime Sabines. Poetry reading. Durango, México. 2009.
  • XIV Encuentro Internacional de Escritores Literatura y Monstruosidad. Presentation of the book La incertidumbre también tuvo infancia. Monterrey, México. 2009.
  • II Encuentro Mexico Joven. Poetry reading. Warsaw, Poland.2009.
  • Bilingual Poetry Reading. Księgarnia hiszpańska Elite. Krakow, Poland.2009.
  • Poetry Reading. Librería Alberti. Madrid, Spain.2009.
  • Poetry reading. “Durango en la Voz de sus autores. Palacio de Bellas Artes, México City, Mexico.2009.
  • 1er Encuentro Nacional de Escritores Jóvenes. Poetry reading. Monterrey,México. 2009.
  • Festival Internacional de Poesia de La Habana. Poetry reading. La Habana, Cuba. 2009.
  • V Encuentro Iberoamericano de Poesía Carlos Pellicer Cámara. Poetry reading. Tabasco, Mexico. 2009.
  • Encuentro Nacional de Escritores José Revueltas. Poetry reading . Durango, México. 2009.
  • Encuentro Nacional de Escritores en Durango. Poetry reading. Durango, México. 2007.