Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés

Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés, Ph.D.

Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés was born in New Jersey to Cuban parents. Educated in Miami and New York, her fiction, nonfiction, and poetry appear in numerous journals and anthologies, including Southern Humanities Review, Flash Fiction, Saw Palm, Literary Mama, Kweli Journal, Guernica, and The Norton Anthology of Latino Literature. Her short story collections, Oye What I’m Gonna Tell You (2015) and Marielitos, Balseros, and Other Exiles (2009), were #4 and #5 on the Guardian’s list of ten of the best books to help understand Cuba. Everyday Chica, winner of the 2010 Longleaf Press Poetry Prize was followed by Everyday Chica, Music and More, a poetry CD set to Caribbean folk music was released in 2011. She was the 2009 Theodore Morrison Fiction Fellow at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference.

Education

  • Ph.D. in African American Women Writers, Composition, and writing from State University of New York at Albany (1989)
  • M.A. in American and English literature from Barry University (1985)
  • B.A. in English, Creative Writing from The University of Miami (Coral Gables) (1982)
  • A.A. in English from Miami Dade College (1980)

Research Interests

Latinx Literature, writing, women writers of color, Emergent American Literature and women's studies.

Selected Publications

Books

Recordings

Awards

  • 2011 Multicultural Student Center Advisor of the Year
  • 2010 United Arts of Central Florida, Individual Artist Fellowship
  • 2010 Longleaf Poetry Chapbook Award
  • 2009 Theodore Morrison Fiction Fellow at Breadloaf Writers Conference

Activities

Faculty advisor for Dominican American Student Association

Courses

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
20434 AML3630 Latinx Literature Face to Face (P) Tu,Th 12:00 PM - 01:15 PM Unavailable
No Description Available
10579 CRW3010H Honors Creative Writing Face to Face (P) Tu,Th 09:00 AM - 10:15 AM Unavailable
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
93358 AML3632 Puerto Rican Literature Video M,W 10:30 AM - 11:20 AM Unavailable

"Post-1865" literary history and "diversity"

This class will survey literature by Puerto Rican writers both on the island and on the mainland starting with authors seeking freedom from Spanish Colonial rule followed by those writing against American political and cultural domination, to the “Bootstraps” generation, through the Nuyorican poets, and up to contemporary spoken word artists. This class seeks to provide a general interdisciplinary survey of Puerto Rican cultural production including a variety of genre such as poetry, fiction, non-fiction (including speeches and newspaper columns), drama, and film. Using a chronological procedure and contextual process to cover as much ground as possible, we will explore the socio-political and economic factors leading to Puerto Rican migration to the mainland with a particular focus on the impact of Puerto Ricans in Central Florida.

92633 CRW3211 Creative Nonfiction Writing Video M,W 02:30 PM - 03:20 PM Unavailable

In this class students will learn about and identify the various types of nonfiction writing including memoirs, narratives, cultural commentaries, rants, personal essays about current events and/or contemporary issues and lyric essays. Together we will read closely selected works and student texts and understand common literary techniques and elements of contemporary literary nonfiction. Students will engage in creative and analytical writing of varying lengths related to students’ own interests but also the content of readings and discussions and actively participate in productive workshops by providing useful feedback and being a conscientious workshop member. Besides various written assignments, students will conduct an oral history interview to listen carefully for another’s storytelling, life experience, and cultural contexts in order to improve one’s own nonfiction narratives.

93400 CRW3211 Creative Nonfiction Writing Video M,W 01:30 PM - 02:20 PM Unavailable
No Description Available

No courses found for Summer 2022.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
11466 CRW4122 Adv Fiction Writing Workshop Video Tu 12:00 PM - 01:15 PM Unavailable

CRW 4122M Advanced Fiction Writing


This mixed mode section of CRW 4122M will engage students in writing activities, assignments, workshops and readings to provide a foundation of theory, style, and critique so that they may be able to produce fiction in a variety of styles/genre. Students will provide each other peer-feedback in small and large groups with the foundational ideas and practices by which imaginative work is done. Students will work in a workshop environment that would expose them to prewriting and editorial skills through revision, the critique of one another’s work, and a full engagement with the intensity of the process of creative invention. This class will therefore be conducted and organized primarily as a workshop, and each student will be required to contribute to the process.

19521 CRW4122 Adv Fiction Writing Workshop Video Tu 01:30 PM - 02:45 PM Unavailable
CRW 4122M Advanced Fiction Writing

This mixed mode section of CRW 4122M will engage students in writing activities, assignments, workshops and readings to provide a foundation of theory, style, and critique so that they may be able to produce fiction in a variety of styles/genre. Students will provide each other peer-feedback in small and large groups with the foundational ideas and practices by which imaginative work is done. Students will work in a workshop environment that would expose them to prewriting and editorial skills through revision, the critique of one another’s work, and a full engagement with the intensity of the process of creative invention. This class will therefore be conducted and organized primarily as a workshop, and each student will be required to contribute to the process.
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
81619 CRW4122 Adv Fiction Writing Workshop Mixed-Mode/Reduce Seat-Time(M) M,W 10:30 AM - 11:20 AM Unavailable

CRW 4122M Advanced Fiction Writing

This mixed mode section of CRW 4122M will engage students in writing activities, assignments, workshops and readings to provide a foundation of theory, style, and critique so that they may be able to produce fiction in a variety of styles/genre. Students will provide each other peer-feedback in small and large groups with the foundational ideas and practices by which imaginative work is done. Students will work in a workshop environment that would expose them to prewriting and editorial skills through revision, the critique of one another’s work, and a full engagement with the intensity of the process of creative invention. This class will therefore be conducted and organized primarily as a workshop, and each student will be required to contribute to the process.

92275 CRW4122 Adv Fiction Writing Workshop Mixed-Mode/Reduce Seat-Time(M) M,W 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Unavailable

CRW 4122M Advanced Fiction Writing

This mixed mode section of CRW 4122M will engage students in writing activities, assignments, workshops and readings to provide a foundation of theory, style, and critique so that they may be able to produce fiction in a variety of styles/genre. Students will provide each other peer-feedback in small and large groups with the foundational ideas and practices by which imaginative work is done. Students will work in a workshop environment that would expose them to prewriting and editorial skills through revision, the critique of one another’s work, and a full engagement with the intensity of the process of creative invention. This class will therefore be conducted and organized primarily as a workshop, and each student will be required to contribute to the process.

81462 LIT3823 Hispanic Women Writers Mixed-Mode/Reduce Seat-Time(M) M,W 01:30 PM - 02:20 PM Unavailable
LIT 3823M Hispanic Women Writers

This mixed mode course will survey the writing of Hispanic Women writers in a variety of genre to provide students with a broader view of how they are enhancing literature and culture of the Americas. Students will examine how the fiction, non-fiction and poetry created by contemporary Hispanic Women Writers express identity from diverse national origins, woman-centered and feminist perspectives. Themes to be considered include the relationships among identity/self-representation, family, friendship/ sisterhood, motherhood, beauty, voice, history, tradition, spirituality, home, political activism and the "American Dream."

No courses found for Summer 2021.

Updated: Oct 25, 2019