1 LUIS LINARES-OCANTO University Address: Hispanic Studies College of Charleston Charleston, SC Phone: Fax: Blog: Website: Education PhD University of Iowa, Spanish Literature, Thesis: La Doble Magia: Teatro y Religion en Cuba S-XX MA University of Iowa, Spanish Literature, Thesis: N/A BA De Paul University, Spanish, Thesis: N/A Current Position and Professional Experience Associate Professor, College of Charleston Present Associate Professor, College of Charleston Assistant Professor, College of Charleston Teaching Assistant, University of Iowa Instructor, Kirkwood Community College. Awards and Honors 2012 Nominated for the College-wide teaching award 1995 Nominated for Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, University of Iowa National Award Gabriela-Mistral, De Paul University Minority Student Affairs Recognition Award, De Paul University Senior Leadership Merit Award, De Paul University. Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research 2004 Research Grant
2 Project Period: October 2004-December 2004; $ Research Grant Project Period: June 2002-August 2002; $ Research Grant Project Period: June 2000-August 2000; $ Publications Reviewed Papers Linares-Ocanto, L. El delirio del Carnaval en Juana Revolico de Flora Díaz Parrado.. Explicaciones de Textos Literarios: Volumen 30.1&2 ( ). Linares-Ocanto, L. El peine y el espejo: el rosario, el ekuele y el espejismo.. Revista Horizontes: 84 (2001): p Linares-Ocanto, L. Los Dioses en si mismos: lo afro cubano en Requiem por Yarini de Carlos Felipe.. Latin American Theater Review. Volumen 33.2 (2000): p Linares-Ocanto, L. María Antonia y Ochún: Enfrentamiento y (des) integración. La Mateodora. 2 (January/March 1999): p Presentations, Lectures, Panels and Papers Tendencias en el Nuevas teatro cubano del S. XXI X Congreso Internacional de Literatura Hispánica, San Juan, Puerto Rico, March "La dramaturgia de Flora Díaz Parrado: el carnaval y la mitología afrocubana.." Third Interdisciplinary Colloquium on Hispanic/Latin American Literature, Linguistics, and Cultures, University of Florida, October "Representación del homosexual en el teatro contemporáneo en Cuba. Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, Kentucky, April "The New Theater in Cuba: Homoerotics and Political Change." Céfiro: Enlace Hispano Cultural y Literario, Sixth Annual Conference, Texas Tech University, TX, March "Amor y muerte a través de los rituales religiosos en varias obras cubanas. XVI Southeast Conference on Foreign Languages and Literatures, Orlando, FL, March "Transgenerismo en el cine y la literatura hispanoamericana: Intersección cultural. 53rd Mountain Interstate Foreign Language Conference, Charleston, SC, October "Santa Camila de la habana vieja: El dominio de los hombres. Conference on Caribbean Culture, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, April "El Carnaval y la Representación del negro en Cuba, Puerto Rico y Republica Dominicana.." Carolina Conference on Romance Literatures, Chapel Hill, NC, March 2001.
3 "Maria Antonia: Espectáculo folclórico o espectáculo teatral? Third International Conference on Caribbean Literature, Ponce, Puerto Rico, November Afro-Cuban Literature and Culture. University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain, July 2000 "Mamico Omi Omo: el teatro de la Crueldad y la crueldad de los Orishas. Second International Conference on Caribbean Literature, Bermudas, November "El peine y el espejo: rosario, ekuele y espejismo. Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, University of Kentucky, April "Juana Revolico: el delirio carnavalesco. First International Conference on Caribbean Literature, Nassau, Bahamas, November "Los dioses en si mismo: lo afro-cubano en el teatro de Carlos Felipe. Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, University of Kentucky, April Chair of panels/organizer Acercamientos a la narrativa de Zoe Valdes. Third International Conference on Caribbean Literature, Ponce, Puerto Rico, November Marginación y lucha/marginalizacion and Struggle. Where Choice is born: Caribbean Voices and Visions, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, April Organizer, Workshops and Performance by Nicolas Dorr, Cuban playwright. April 2002 Organizer, Workshop Cuban Theater History by Roberto Gacio Suarez, Cuban actor, professor and critic, 2012 El teatro de Cuba a través de Carlos Díaz, Carlos Celdrán y Nelda Castillo, by Roberto Gacio Suarez. College of Charleston, September 2012 Conference Participation Hispanic Heritage Month Committee, Conference Program Organizer (Chair), Hispanic Heritage Month Committee, Conference Program Organizer (Chair), Liaison, Conference Track Organizer, Editorial and Review Activities 2010 Invited Manuscript Reviewer or Referee, Edwing Mellen Press, "Dramaturgas puertorriqueñas de 1990 al presente." Committees and Service Department Service Re-certifying Spanish and LTPO courses for General Education credit, 2012 HISP Civilization and Culture Committee (Chair) 2012 Search Committee Member Spanish House Committee 2011-present Search Committee Member,
4 Alternate Rubrics for Study Abroad courses Committee, 2011 Cuban dinner party at the Casa Hispana as part of the Hispanic Heritage Month events, 2010 Spanish House, October Director Spring study abroad program (Cuba), February May 2008 Director Spring study abroad program (Cuba), February May 2009 Member of the Major Revision Sub-Committee, Committee Member, August October 2008 Search Committee Member, February April 2008 Spanish House, Facilitator, March May Director summer study abroad (Cuba), Summer 2003/ 2004/2005. Ibero-American Film Festival, Committee Chair, February March Basic Language Committee, Committee Member, August May Exam review, Facilitator, May May Audio Visual Acquisitions, Facilitator, August May Spanish Placement Exam, Student Placement, June June Spanish Club Adviser, Student Org Advisor (Non-Professional Org), August May Declamation Contest (Judge), Committee Member, April April Latin Festival, Committee Chair, April April Habitat for Humanity, Facilitator, April Department at the March Open House, Student Recruiter, March March Graeser Award Committee, Committee Member, August May Translation, administer and evaluate test, Prepare/Grade Certification Exams, March March Advising undeclared major, Committee Member, September May Translation for SCETV, Facilitator, April May College-wide Service Latin American and Caribbean Studies Steering Committee (LACS), Committee Member, August 1996 present. Senator, Faculty Senate Service, August May August Parking Member, May Diversity Council, Committee Member, August May Cuban Scholarship, Committee Member, January April Grievance Committee, Committee Member, August May Lowcountry Institute for Language Teachers, Committee Member, May August Committee Member, August May Professional and Community Service Lowcountry Institute for Language Teachers, July July Language and Summer Study Abroad Fair, Committee Member, March March April 2002, I serve as liaison between Dr. Vicky Roman-Lagunas and the playwright Nicolas Dorr to have him as a guest speaker at the Caribbean Voices and Visions Conference in Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago Consultant, January June Clark-Cuba Connection Project, Guest Speaker, March Member of the committee for Mateadora journal, Committee Member, April May Teaching Experience College of Charleston LACS 103, Introduction to Contemporary Cuba, SUM I DAY MAYMESTER 2004 LTSP 256, Latin America Lit & Film: Magic & Real, FALL 2001 SPAN 101, Beginning Spanish I, SUM I DAY SUM I DAY 2009 SPAN 101, Elementary Spanish, FALL SPRING 2007, SUM I DAY 2010 SPAN 102, Elementary Spanish, SPRING SUM I DAY 2006
5 SPAN 201, Intermediate Spanish, FALL FALL 2006 SPAN 200, Intermediate Spanish SPRING 2013 SPAN 202, Intermediate Spanish, SUM I DAY FALL 2009 SPAN 313, Spanish Composition, SPRING SPRING 2011, SPRING 2012, SPRING 2013 SPAN 313, Spanish Conversation and Composition I, SPRING 2007, FALL 2007, FALL 2009, SPAN 314, Spanish Conversation, FALL SPRING FALL 2010 SPAN 314, Spanish Conversation and Composition II, SPRING FALL 2006 SPAN 316, Applied Spanish, SPRING SPRING 2001 SPAN 325, Spanish American Civilization and Culture, FALL 1999 SPAN 326, Latin American Civilization and Culture I, FALL 2002 SPAN 327, Latin-American Civilization Culture II, SPRING 2010 SPAN 329, Current Issues Abroad, SPRING 2008 SPAN 333, Caribbean Civilization and Culture, FALL 2013 SPAN 372, Contemporary Spanish American Literature, SPRING SPRING SPRING 2011, SPRING 2012 SPAN 390, Cuba, SPRING 2008 SPAN 390, Cuban Theater, SPRING 2009 SPAN 454, Contemporary Spanish American Poetry, SPRING 2000 SPAN 455, Contemporary Spanish American Fiction, FALL SPRING 2004 SPAN 456, Contemporary Spanish American Theatre, FALL FALL 2010 SPAN 456, Contemporary Spanish American Theatre, FALL FALL 2006 SPAN 458, Contemporary Hisp-Caribbean Theater, SPRING 2009 SPAN 458, Contemporary Hisp-Caribbean Theater, FALL 2009 SPAN 458, Contemporary Hispanic-Caribbean Theater, FALL FALL 2007, FALL 2012 SPAN 490, Study Abroad: Cuba, SPRING 2008 SPAN 498, A Pro-Cuban Theater, SPRING 2007 SPAN 498, Independent Study, SPRING 2000 General Teaching Interests Latin-American and Caribbean Theater and Civilization and Culture (Caribbean)