Marymount Manhattan

Michael Colvin

My research interests include late twentieth-century Latin American narrative, Portuguese fado music, and Iberian film and popular culture produced under fascist dictatorships, and narratives of personal trauma. I’m the author of two books: Las últimas obras de José Donoso: Juegos, roles y rituales en la subversión del poder (Madrid: Pliegos, 2001) and The Reconstruction of Lisbon: Severa’s Legacy and the Fado’s Rewriting of Urban History (Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press, 2008). My current research projects include a book, “Fado in Portuguese Cinema of the 1930s and 1940s” (under review) and articles on celebrity and memory in Portuguese popular culture.

 


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Title/Position

Associate Professor of English and World Literatures

Department

English and World Literatures

Email

mcolvin@mmm.edu

Phone/Ext

212-517-0549

Degree(s)

B.A. Literature and Language, Stockton State College
Ph.D. Spanish and Portuguese, Temple University

Teaching

In my Hispanic Civilization course, I always take my students to theHispanic Society of America in Washington Heights right before our mid-term exam so they can see art and artifacts from the Iberian Peninsula from the Punic Wars through the 20th century. After our final exam, I take them to El Museo del Barrio in East Harlem where we see exhibits from Latin America and from Hispanic communities in the United States.