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Olga Vilella

Title:Adjunct Faculty
Office:Warde Academic Center
Phone:773-298-3274
Email:vilella@sxu.edu
Department: Language and Literature

Courses Taught

  • SPAN 317: The Narrative and Spectacle of the Mexican Revolution
  • SPAN 217: Women in Mexican Culture
  • LS 10: Introduction to Latino Studies
  • SPAN 334: Film and Literature
  • SPAN 391: Selected Topics in Hispanic Literatures: Theater and Culture
  • SPAN 314: Imaginary Caribbean: Literature of Cuba and Puerto Rico

Selected Honors/Awards

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Presentations

"A toda máquina: los avatares de la modernidad caribeña decimonónica en las páginas de La Revista Blanca de Puerto Rico (1896-1898; 1917-1934)." Presented at the XXI International Conference of Hispanic Literatures in Quito, Ecuador, March 7-9, 2018.

"Mas allá de la bomba, el baquiné y el café: modernidad caribeña en La Revista Blanca de Mayagüez, Puerto Rico (1896-1898; 1917-1934)." Presented at the XX International Conference of Hispanic Literatures in Buenos Aires, Argentina, March 8-11, 2017.

"Ver y entenderse lo que se ve: Imágenes y lectores de principios del siglo XX puertorriqueño." Presented, by invitation, at the "Coleccionismo en la literatura y cultura latinoamericana" colloquium at the Universidad de los Andes, Bogota, Colombia, March 20-21, 2016.

"Esperando a Junot: los maravillosos juegos lingüísticos de Tomás Rivera y Pedro Juan Soto, escritores latinos." Presented at the XV International Conference of Hispanic Literatures in Antigua, Guatemala, March 4-9, 2015.

"Don Cirilo, ciclista y mártir o los avatares de la modernidad caribeña decimonónica." Presented at the International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, Washington, D.C., May 15-19, 2013.

Publications

Historical Dictionary of the "Dirty Wars": Human Rights Violations in the Southern Cone, 1973-1990. 3rd. edition. Lanham, (MD): Rowman & Littlefield, 2016. Co-authored with David Kohut.

"Of Bayaderas, Congaïs, and Fumerías: 'Virtual' Collecting in De Marsella á Tokio: Sensaciones de Egipto, la India, la China y el Japón by Enrique Gómez Carrillo," in Collecting From the Margins: Material Culture in a Latin American Context, Ed. by María Mercedes Andrade, Ph.D., Bucknell University Press, April 2016.