1 ` Jesus Freire Assistant Professor State University of New York Modern Languages and Literatures Oswego, NY Work: (315) , x-2196 EDUCATION: PhD MA MA BS Spanish, University of Iowa (UI), Iowa City, IA ESL, University of Northern Iowa (UNI), IA Literatures of Latin America and Spain, UNI, IA Hispanic Literatures, UNI, IA AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION AND TEACHING INTERESTS: PhD: Golden Age Spanish Fiction Golden Age Spanish Theater Philosophy of Ortega y Gasset Philosophy of Martin Buber (Dissertation) Latin American Short Story of Fantasy MA: English as a Second Language MA: Hispanic Literature Generalist BA: Hispanic Literature Generalist Spanish: Language, Grammar, Conversation, Composition Spanish for Native Speakers Language and International Trade Spanish for Health Professionals General Linguistics Contrastive Phonology Geography, History, and General Culture of Spain and Colombia Philosophy European Union Development Mythology TEACHING EXPERIENCE: Assistant Professor. SUNY at Oswego, NY. Modern Languages and Literatures. Fall 1993 to the present. Supervisor. The University of Iowa. Department of Spanish and Portuguese. Responsibility for designing and implementing Language Courses, as well as developing Training Sessions for
2 TAs at the Elementary Level (approximately 40 sections per semester). January 1991 through June Coordinator. The University of Iowa. Department of Spanish and Portuguese. Guide and Advisor to Spanish Elementary TAs in matters pertaining instruction. Spring Teaching Assistant. The University of Iowa. Dept of Spanish and Portuguese. Fall 1985 through spring Assistant Professor. ESL Dept. Universidad Javeriana. Bogotá, Colombia through Teacher and Director. Estudio A-2. Orense, Spain. ESL to adults through PUBLICATIONS -Essay in book: Viaje a un nivel de conciencia, in Yo quiero que haya mundo: Elena Garro 50 años de dramaturgia. April, ISBN: Article ( Mujer objeto ) published in Revista Literaria Baquiana in October Mujer objeto was also published electronically by the e-journal: Revista Literaria Baquiana in the May-Aug sigue, 2005 PRESENTATIONS AND SESSIONS CHAIRED: -- Relative Values Are Relative to What MLL Salon. SUNY Oswego. Spring Love: Philosophical Considerations MLL Salon. SUNY Oswego. Fall Book presentation Yo quiero que haya mundo. SUNY Oswego. April Medieval European History: Closer to Us Than We May Think MLL Salon. SUNY Oswego. Fall On Natural Law. MLL Salon. SUNY Oswego. Fall Really, What Is Art? MLL Salon. SUNY Oswego. Spring Viaje a un nivel de conciencia at the Coloquio Internacional en Homenaje a Elena Garro en el 90 Aniversario de su Nacimiento, held at the Facultad de Filosofía y Letras de la Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, in Puebla, México on December 8-9, The Element Missing in Machiavelli s Treatise on Power. (Politics) The Image of Power in Literature, Media, and Society. Sponsored by the Society for the Interdisciplinary Study of Social
3 Imagery and Colorado State University at Pueblo. Colorado Spring, CO. March 9-11, El apogeo de la vida. Twentieth-Century Literature Conference University of Louisville, KY. February 23-25, On Power. Modern Language Department Salon. March 23, Round table discussant on Oliver Sacks in preparation for his announced talk in our campus. April 16, La interpretación del Arte en Don Quijote. Delivered at Villanova University, in Philadelphia, in commemoration of the 400 th anniversary of the first publishing of Part I of Don Quixote. March 18, El poder como perspectiva condicionante: el caso del Paraguay. Palabra, cultura y poder: cruce de perspectivas sobre el Paraguay. Latin American Studies Association [LASA]: XXV International Congress. Las Vegas, Nevada. October 7, Discussant for literary session Palabra, cultura y poder: cruce de perspectivas sobre Paraguay. LASA: XXV International Congress. Las Vegas, Nevada. October 7, Stages in Human Psychological Maturation, and the Limitations They Impose on Humanistic Perception. Departmental Salon. SUNY Oswego. March 9, Latino América: campo fértil para la desinformación. Democracy in Latin America. SUNY at Albany, NY. October 10-12, La religion como ilusión mágica y manifestación patológica en el teatro de Carlos Canales, Undécimas Jornadas Internacionales del Teatro Latinoamericano [11th Int l Congress of Latin American Theater]. The playwright was present. Puebla, Mexico. July 10, Interviewed playwright Carlos canales on stage before an audience, and formally presented two of his new publications. Puebla, Mexico. July 10, New York Businesses May Be Far From Utilizing Fully Their Trade Potential With Mexico, Quest 3. SUNY Oswego. April La Tragedia, la catarsis y el Otro, Topology. Binghamton University. March 21-22, The Four Women in Mathew s Genealogy. Departmental Salon. SUNY Oswego. September 9, Heidegger s The Nothing. Departmental Salon. SUNY Oswego. September 26, Frustración intelectual en Borges. Filosofía y Ciencias Sociales. Unversity of Havana, Cuba. 14th Conference of North American and Cuban Philosophers and Social Scientists. The
4 session was dedicated to this presentation after a unanimous vote to postpone all others within the session to a future date during the Convention. June 24-July 8, Chaired Literary Session in the School of Philosophy. University of Havana, Cuba. 14 th Conference of North American and Cuban Philosophers and Social Scientists. The Chair was offered to me, and the motion approved, following my presentation on Borges, as an honor for its philosophical value. June 24-July 8, Un hombre llamado Flor de Otoño: Faithful Adaptation of Rodríguez Méndez s Play? The Cinematic Adaptation of Spanish Theater. Ohio Wesleyan University. April 18-23, Playwright was present. - The Lighter Side of Beethoven s Music. Departmental Salon. SUNY Oswego. March, El cielo como soborno en el teatro de Carlos Canales, MIFLC (Mountain Interstate Foreign Language Conference), Wilmington, NC. October 10-13, Special session in honor of George Woodyard, editor of Latin American Theater Review. Both, the playwright and George Woodyard were present. -Performed role in dramatic reading of Bajo un fuego celestial, a play by Carlos Canales. Both playwright and honored editor George Woodyard were present. MIFLC, Wilmington, NC. October Mudejar Art in the Cordova Mosque. Departmental Salon at SUNY Oswego. April 19, Stories from Spain. Stories for young children, some accompanied by music, at the Oswego Public Library. Oswego, NY. April 3 rd, Desmitificación de Hera en la imagen femenina de la posmodernidad, Northeast Modern Language Association. Hartford, CT. March 30-31, On Knowledge and Wisdom. Modern Languages and Literatures, SUNY Oswego. October 26, Machismo from a Man s Perspective. Presentation made for the Sisters of Omega Phi Beta Sorority at SUNY Oswego, NY. November Mitología y la América Precolombina. Hewitt Union, SUNY Oswego. September Ciencia ficción y fantasía. SUNY at Binghamton, NY. Literature and Popular Culture. Chaired session. April 21-22, La mujer como objeto erótico. SUNY at Binghamton, NY. Woman, Text, Image. April, La perspective del Otro. Latin America: Diversity and Dreams. SUNY Oswego. October 28-30, 1993.
5 WORKSHOPS: -ATC Training Session. SUNY Oswego. January 19, The Amazing Maya. At Qué Colores! Oswego, NY. November 16, New Tools for Learning Languages: Beyond the Basics. University of Buffalo. September 30-October 1, Language and Globalization. SUNY College at Oneonta. October 28, The End of Postcolonial Theory. Princeton University. September 23, Integrative Learning as an Intellectual Art. Oswego Symposium on Learning and Teaching. SUNY Oswego. September 16, Backing up Your Data. Campus Technology Services. SUNY Oswego. Fall Conversations on Learning and Teaching Series. SUNY Oswego. November 18, Language and Culture for International Business. University of Memphis, Memphis, TN. February 19-21, History and Social Structure of Mexico, TEC de Monterrey. Campus: Mexico City. January 10, Mexico s Economic and Political Environment, TEC de Monterrey. Campus. January 10, The Mexican Banking System, TEC de Monterrey. Campus: Mexico City. January 10, Mexican Labor Environment and Labor Affairs on Trade, TEC de Monterrey. Campus: Mexico City. Jan 13, Knowing Your Neighbors: Cross-Cultural Awareness, TEC de Monterrey. Campus: Mexico City. January 13, Selling to Mexico: Business Culture, New York Trade Office, USA Embassy in Mexico City. January 14, International Logistics, NY Trade Office, USA Embassy in Mexico City. Jan 14, The US/Mexico Past, Current and Future Relations, NY Trade Office, USA Embassy in Mexico City. January 14, The Impact of NAFTA: Economic Policy and Corporate Strategy, TEC de Monterrey. Campus: Monterrey. Jan 15, The Impact of the US Economy on the Mexican National and State Markets: The Case of Nueva Leon, TEC de Monterrey. Campus: Monterrey. January 15, 2003.
6 - The History, Industry and Economy of the North of Mexico and its Borderlands, TEC. Campus: Monterrey. Jan 16, The Role of Mexico in the Free Trade Agreements of the Americas, TEC. Campus: Monterrey. Jan 16, How to Initiate and Conduct Negotiations in Mexico, TEC. Campus: Monterrey. Jan 16, Trade Facilitators, TEC. Campus: Monterrey. Jan 17, Conducting Electronic Office Hours, SUNY Oswego. November 14, Dealing with Students in Crisis: Academic and/or Psychological, SUNY Oswego. November 12, American Council on the Training of Foreign Languages. Washington, DC. November Zarzuela (Spanish Operetta)< Washington, DC. November 16, New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers (NYSAFLT/FLANCY). Liverpool, NY. November 4, The University of Iowa Orientation and teaching Workshops for TAs, The Natural Approach, By Dr. Tracy D. Terrell. The University of Iowa. Fall UNIVERSITY SERVICE: College University Governance Member of the Faculty Assembly College/Department Committee Membership --Chairs and Program Directors --Language and International Trade --Curriculum and Global Understanding --International Business Liaison to Business School --Linguistics --Personnel, until June DSI, until June Self-Assessment Director of Language and International Trade (LIT). -Reappointed as Director of LIT for period September 1, 2011 through August 31, Reappointed as Director of LIT for the period September 1, 2008 through August 31, Reappointed as Director of LIT for the period of September 1, 2007 through August 31, 2008
7 -Appointed Director of LIT at SUNY Oswego, NY, as from the spring of 2004 through August 31, Coordinator of SPA 101 at SUNY Oswego. Spring 2008 to the present. Coordinator of SPA 102 at SUNY Oswego. Fall of 2004 through the fall of LIT internship evaluator and sponsor for GLS/SPA 498 -LIT SPA 499 Internship director and evaluator. ACADEMIC SERVICE: Course and/or Program Development: -Developed Contemporary Spanish Thought [SPA 395/595 (530)] summer 2011 course. -Developed España a través de su prensa [SPA 495/595 (530)] summer 2010 course. -Developed The European Union seminar Redesigned the Love in Hispanic Literatures course Redesigned the Borges course Directed the MA Thesis: Un análisis de las corrientes políticofilosóficas y teológicas que influenciaron el lenguaje poético y místico de San Juan de la Cruz y su visión pedagógica. SUNY Oswego, fall Developed the course Business Spanish Spring Participated in Project Globalization: Strengthening Curriculum and Expanding the Ability of the Business Community to Engage in International Trade. This entails a commitment to serve as a faculty consultant to the external business community and/or for internal community advancement, developing at least a new instructional module to be infused into existing courses, and giving a series of lectures aimed at facilitating trade between the two countries: USA and Mexico. Jan 9-17, Pioneered a Business course in Spanish for the major in Language and International Trade Redesigned SPA 425 (Literature of Spain in the 20 th Century) in order to incorporate productions from the second half of the century, and with an emphasis on the last decade Developed various Independent Studies courses. Some of the subjects covered are: -Isabel Allende -Spanish (Peninsular) Literature from the 18 th to the 20 th Centuries.
8 -Modern Languages Proficiency Test Committee for the English MA Candidacy. Responsible for the Spanish tests: designing, testing, and grading. Fall 1993 through Summer Sessions: courses taught every summer from 1993 to the present. -Translated Mexico s US Embassy handout (Hugo de la Torre, Moisés Ramírez and Juan Antonio Lara. Desvinculan el acuerdo de la crisis en el campo, Reforma, 10 diciembre, 2002) for the SUNY Oswego Business School faculty participants in Project Globalization. January Advised Project Globalization SUNY Oswego faculty members on self-taught materials for the study of the Spanish language at the elementary and intermediate levels. January Substituted for Department Chair at Teacher Education Preparation Advisory Board Meeting, December 5, Foreign Language Test Report for Fulbright. October Advisor to majors / minors in Modern Languages, Literature and International trade, International Business, and Transfer students to the present. -First-Year College Advisor to the present. Developed the course Love in Hispanic Literatures in Academic advisor to Cultural Studies Special Project. Summer Administrative Work Language and International Trade Director Spanish for Business Minor Liaison with the School of Business Coordinator of SPA 102 Coordinator of SPA 101 LANGUAGES: Spanish: native English: excellent Galician: excellent comprehension (aural and reading) Portuguese: very good comprehension (aural and reading) French: very good reading comprehension; fair aural comprehension Italian: very good reading comprehension; fair aural comprehension
9 RESIDENCE ABROAD: León, Orense, and Almería, Spain London, England Paris, France Melilla, Morocco Bogotá, Colombia Also some of the countries I traveled to, often extensively and repeatedly, and in many cases for professional reasons, are: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Monaco, Andorra, Belgium, Luxemburg, Portugal, Ecuador, Venezuela, Mexico, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, Canada and Cuba in addition to those countries where I did have residence.
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