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
11466 CRW4122 Adv Fiction Writing Workshop Face to Face (P) Tu,Th 12:00 PM - 01:15 PM Unavailable
No Description Available
19521 CRW4122 Adv Fiction Writing Workshop Face to Face (P) Tu,Th 01:30 PM - 02:45 PM Unavailable
No Description Available
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.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
19629 AML4630 Latino/latina Literature Video Strmng (V1) COVD DL exmp M,W 12:30 PM - 01:20 PM Unavailable

This survey section will focus primarily on contemporary 20th and 21st century U.S. Latino/a literature (poetry, fiction, non-fiction and drama). We will start with excerpts from Mexican American authors and use a chronological procedure and contextual process to cover as much ground as possible in order to include writing in various genre by Chicano/a, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Dominican authors and others. Additionally, we will try to view at least one film documenting Latinx culture. Our primary required text is The Norton Anthology of Latino Literature edited by Ilan Stavans et al; this will be supplemented with at least two books by writers not included in the NALL.

10847 CRW3010H Honors Creative Writing Video Strmng (V1) COVD DL exmp M,W 03:00 PM - 04:15 PM Unavailable
Theory and techniques of literary genres with honors level content; practice and critique of original writing by peers and critical reading of established authors
21723 LIT3905 Directed Expr in Literature Face to Face (P) Unavailable

Individualized topics of study and/or research in literature with personalized faculty direction. May be repeated for credit.
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
81759 CRW4122 Adv Fiction Writing Workshop Video Strmng (V1) COVD DL exmp M,W 01:30 PM - 02:20 PM Unavailable
Theory and techniques of literary genres with honors level content; practice and critique of original writing by peers and critical reading of established authors.
92170 CRW4122 Adv Fiction Writing Workshop Video Strmng (V1) COVD DL exmp M,W 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Unavailable

This section of CRW 4122 will engage students in writing activities, assignments, workshops and readings to expand their understanding of foundational fiction theory, style, and constructive critique so that they may be able to produce fiction of varying lengths and  styles. Students will provide each other peer-feedback--verbal and written--in small and large groups with a focus on craft concerns 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 actively contribute to the process.

81846 LIT3823 Hispanic Women Writers Video Strmng (V1) COVD DL exmp M,W 10:30 AM - 11:20 AM Unavailable

This course will survey the writing of Hispanic Women writers in a variety of genre. We’ll focus on the rich cultural and literary production of Hispanic Women Writers 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."  We will also explore how the texts challenge cultural boundaries of feminine and feminist identity and consider and compare the aesthetics of writers based in Latin America and those based in North America.

No courses found for Summer 2020.

Updated: Oct 25, 2019