FAU
Department of Languages, Linguistics & Comparative Literature

gosser Mary Ann Gosser-Esquilín

Ph.D., Yale University

Professor of Spanish and Caribbean Literature

Office Phone:  561-297-0612

E-mail: gosser@fau.edu

Areas of Expertise

Literature of the French- and Spanish-Speaking Caribbean

 

Mary Ann Gosser-Esquilín is a Professor of Spanish and Comparative Literature. She completed her A.B. degree in French at Bryn Mawr College, PA; her license and maîtrise in Comparative Literature at the Universit é de Provence I, Aix-en-Provence; and her doctorate in Comparative Literature at Yale University. Her areas of interest encompass the literature of the French- and Spanish-speaking Caribbean. She has taught at Rutgers University; at Denis Diderot, U niversité de Paris VII; and at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Jamaica, as a visiting Fulbright Scholar.

Her teaching awards at Florida Atlantic University include the Alumni Association Faculty Talon Award, the Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching (2001-2 and 1994-95), and the Award for Excellence and Innovation in Undergraduate Advising (2012).

She is President of Florida Atlantic University's Chapter 128, Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.

She is also a member of the editorial board of Sargasso: A Journal of Caribbean Literature, Language and Culture and Chasqui.

Selected Publications

"Looking for Zombis in All the Wrong Places: Mayra Montero's La trenza de la Hermosa luna." Hispanet 5 (2012). http://bit.ly/1Hb9coq

"Del rojo de su sombra de Mayra Montero: cruzando fronteras." Letras Hispanas Revista de Literatura y Cultura 7 (2010). http://bit.ly/1IJrHEP

"El consumo del cuerpo travesti en Sirena Selena vestida de pena de Mayra Santos-Febres." PALARA: Publication of the Afro-Latin / American Research Association 14 (2010): 42-53.

"Recónditas raíces raciales y culturales en La casa de la laguna de Rosario Ferré.” Alba de América 27.51 and 52 (2008): 245-57.

"Caribbean Poetics of the Erotic in Mayra Montero's In the Palm of Darkness." NewMango Season 1.2 (2008): 149-58.

"Puerto Ricans Searching for Their Roots: Afro-Caribbean Routes in Olga Nolla." CLA Journal 1.4 (2007): 418-35.

"La ménagerie caribeña: algunas bestias y varios animales." Monographic Review / Revista Monográfica 20 (2005): 45-58.

"Rosario Ferré y Olga Nolla: ¿manuscritos reconceptualizando la nación?" Confluencia 19.2 (2004): 58-68. http://bit.ly/1JTtqJj

"Marie (Vieux) Chauvet y Myriam Warner-Vieyra diarios demenciales o escrituras esculcantes." Género y cultura en Am érica Latina: arte, historia y estudios de género. Comp. Luzelena Gutiérrez Velasco. México, D.F.: Colegio de México, 2003. 177-87.

"Nanas negras: The Silenced Women in Rosario Ferré and Olga Nolla." Centro Journal of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies 14.2 (2002): 49-63.

"Ana Lydia Vega's Falsas crónicas del Sur: Reconstruction and Revision of Puerto Rico’s Past." A Twice-Told Tale: Reinventing the Encounter in Iberian/Iberian American Literature and Film. Ed. Santiago Juan-Navarro and Theodore Robert Young. Newark: U of Delaware P, 2001. 193-209. http://bit.ly/1eLRqjW

"La transculturación social y racial: ¿treta posmoderna de Ana Lydia Vega?" Chasqui 29.2 (2000): 108-21. http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/29741606

"Marie Chauvet and Edwidge Danticat: Dramatic Narratives or Haitian Danses macabres." Performance and Text in Caribbean Literature and Art. Spec. issue of Sargasso (1999): 76-93.

"Rosario Ferré: Voice of the Writer, Voice of the Translator." Journal of West Indian Literature 8.2 (1999): 91-99. http://www.jstor.org/stable/23019794

"A Puerto Rican Case of Desire and Despair: Rosario Ferré's The House on the Lagoon." JAISA 3.2 (1998) 23-33.

"Caribbean Identities Reconstructed and Redefined in Women's Narrative Texts: Marie Chauvet, Myriam Warner-Vieyra, and Ana Lydia Vega." Latin America Issues: The Caribbean(s) Redefined 13 (1997) 15-36.

"The Archeology of (Writing) the Body: Severo Sardu's El Cristo de la rue Jacob." Hacia un nuevo canon literario. Ed. Jo-Anne Engelbert and Dianne Bono. Hanover, NH: Ediciones del Norte, 1995. 121-31.

"Textualidad y sensualidad compartidas en 'El regalo' de Rosario Ferré." Alba de América 11.20-21 (1993): 199-210.

"Cobra: Writing Is the Art of Ellipsis and Digression." Critical Essays on the Literatures of Spain and Spanish America. Ed. Luis T. González-del-Valle and Julio Baena. Boulder: Publications of the Society of Spanish and Spanish-American Studies, 1991. 111-20. http://amzn.to/1NTyWtm

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