LUIS LINARES-OCANTOUniversity Address: Hispanic Studies College of Charleston Charleston, SC 29424 Phone: 843.953.7783 Fax: 843.953.7642 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Blog: http://blogs.cofc.edu/linares/ Website: Education
PhD University of Iowa, Spanish Literature, 1997.
Thesis: La Doble Magia: Teatro y Religion en Cuba S-XX MA University of Iowa, Spanish Literature, 1992.
BA De Paul University, Spanish, 1989. Thesis: N/A
Current Position and Professional Experience
Associate Professor, College of Charleston
2002 - Present Associate Professor, College of Charleston. 1996 - 2002 Assistant Professor, College of Charleston. 1992 - 1996 Teaching Assistant, University of Iowa. 1991 - 1992 Instructor, Kirkwood Community College.
Awards and Honors
2012 Nominated for the College-wide teaching award
1995 Nominated for Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, University of Iowa. 1989 National Award Gabriela-Mistral, De Paul University.
1988 Minority Student Affairs Recognition Award, De Paul University. 1988 Senior Leadership Merit Award, De Paul University.
Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research
Project Period: October 2004-December 2004; $2000.00 (Luis Linares-Ocanto)
2002 Research Grant
Project Period: June 2002-August 2002; $2500.00 (Luis Linares-Ocanto)
2000 Research Grant
Project Period: June 2000-August 2000; $1000.00 (Luis Linares-Ocanto)
Linares-Ocanto, L. El delirio del Carnaval en Juana Revolico de Flora Díaz Parrado.. Explicaciones de Textos Literarios: Volumen 30.1&2 (2003-2004).
Linares-Ocanto, L. El peine y el espejo: el rosario, el ekuele y el espejismo.. Revista Horizontes: 84 (2001): p. 169-184.
Linares-Ocanto, L. Los Dioses en si mismos: lo afro cubano en Requiem por Yarini de Carlos Felipe.. Latin American Theater Review. Volumen 33.2 (2000): p. 43-52.
Linares-Ocanto, L. María Antonia y Ochún: Enfrentamiento y (des) integración. La Mateodora. 2 (January/March 1999): p. 19-23.
Presentations, Lectures, Panels and Papers
Tendencias en el “Nuevas teatro cubano del S. XXI” X Congreso Internacional de Literatura Hispánica, San Juan, Puerto Rico, March 2011.
"La dramaturgia de Flora Díaz Parrado: el carnaval y la mitología afrocubana.." Third Interdisciplinary Colloquium on Hispanic/Latin American Literature, Linguistics, and Cultures, University of Florida, October 2007.
"Representación del homosexual en el teatro contemporáneo en Cuba.” Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, Kentucky, April 2006.
"The New Theater in Cuba: Homoerotics and Political Change." Céfiro: Enlace Hispano Cultural y Literario, Sixth Annual Conference, Texas Tech University, TX, March 2005.
"Amor y muerte a través de los rituales religiosos en varias obras cubanas.” XVI Southeast Conference on Foreign Languages and Literatures, Orlando, FL, March 2004.
"Transgenerismo en el cine y la literatura hispanoamericana: Intersección cultural.” 53rd Mountain Interstate Foreign Language Conference, Charleston, SC, October 2003.
"Santa Camila de la habana vieja: El dominio de los hombres.” Conference on Caribbean Culture, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, April 2002.
"El Carnaval y la Representación del negro en Cuba, Puerto Rico y Republica Dominicana.." Carolina Conference on Romance Literatures, Chapel Hill, NC, March 2001.
"Maria Antonia: Espectáculo folclórico o espectáculo teatral?” Third International Conference on Caribbean Literature, Ponce, Puerto Rico, November 2000.
“Afro-Cuban Literature and Culture.” University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain, July 2000 "Mamico Omi Omo: el teatro de la Crueldad y la crueldad de los Orishas.” Second International Conference on Caribbean Literature, Bermudas, November 1999.
"El peine y el espejo: rosario, ekuele y espejismo.” Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, University of Kentucky, April 1999.
"Juana Revolico: el delirio carnavalesco.” First International Conference on Caribbean Literature, Nassau, Bahamas, November 1998.
"Los dioses en si mismo: lo afro-cubano en el teatro de Carlos Felipe.” Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, University of Kentucky, April 1997.
Chair of panels/Organizer
“Acercamientos a la narrativa de Zoe Valdes.”Third International Conference on Caribbean Literature, Ponce, Puerto Rico, November 2000.
“Marginación y lucha/Marginalizacion and Struggle.” Where Choice is born: Caribbean Voices and Visions, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, April 2002.
Organizer, Workshops and Performance by Nicolas Dorr, Cuban playwright. April 2002
Organizer, Workshop ‘Cuban Theater History’ by Roberto Gacio Suarez, Cuban actor, professor and critic, 2012
“El teatro de Cuba a través de Carlos Díaz, Carlos Celdrán y Nelda Castillo”, by Roberto Gacio Suarez. College of Charleston, September 2012
Hispanic Heritage Month Committee, Conference Program Organizer (Chair), 2007. Hispanic Heritage Month Committee, Conference Program Organizer (Chair), 2006. Liaison, Conference Track Organizer, 2002.
Editorial and Review Activities
2010 Invited Manuscript Reviewer or Referee, Edwing Mellen Press, "Dramaturgas puertorriqueñas de 1990 al presente."
Committees and Service Department Service
Re-certifying Spanish and LTPO courses for General Education credit, 2012 HISP Civilization and Culture Committee (Chair) 2012
Search Committee Member 2011- 2012 Spanish House Committee 2011-present Search Committee Member, 2010-2011
Alternate Rubrics for Study Abroad courses Committee, 2011
Cuban dinner party at the Casa Hispana as part of the Hispanic Heritage Month events, 2010 Spanish House, October 2009.
Director Spring study abroad program (Cuba), February 2008 - May 2008 Director Spring study abroad program (Cuba), February 2009 - May 2009
Member of the Major Revision Sub-Committee, Committee Member, August 2008 - October 2008 Search Committee Member, February 2008 - April 2008
Spanish House, Facilitator, March 2003 - May 2004.
Director summer study abroad (Cuba), Summer 2003/ 2004/2005.
Ibero-American Film Festival, Committee Chair, February 2001 - March 2003. Basic Language Committee, Committee Member, August 2001 - May 2002. Exam review, Facilitator, May 2000 - May 2002.
Audio Visual Acquisitions, Facilitator, August 1999 - May 2002. Spanish Placement Exam, Student Placement, June 1999 - June 2001.
Spanish Club Adviser, Student Org Advisor (Non-Professional Org), August 1999 - May 2001. Declamation Contest (Judge), Committee Member, April 1999 - April 2001.
Latin Festival, Committee Chair, April 1999 - April 2001. Habitat for Humanity, Facilitator, April 2000.
Department at the March Open House, Student Recruiter, March 1997 - March 2000. Graeser Award Committee, Committee Member, August 1998 - May 1999.
Translation, administer and evaluate test, Prepare/Grade Certification Exams, March 1997 - March 1999. Advising undeclared major, Committee Member, September 1997 - May 1998.
Translation for SCETV, Facilitator, April 1997 - May 1997.
Latin American and Caribbean Studies Steering Committee (LACS), Committee Member, August 1996 – present.
Senator, Faculty Senate Service, August 2009 - May 2010. August Parking Member, 2007 - May 2009.
Diversity Council, Committee Member, August 2005 - May 2006. Cuban Scholarship, Committee Member, January 2004 - April 2008. Grievance Committee, Committee Member, August 2002 - May 2003.
Lowcountry Institute for Language Teachers, Committee Member, May 2001 - August 2002. Committee Member, August 1999 - May 2001.
Professional and Community Service
Lowcountry Institute for Language Teachers, July 2001 - July 2002.
Language and Summer Study Abroad Fair, Committee Member, March 2001 - March 2002.
April 2002, I serve as liaison between Dr. Vicky Roman-Lagunas and the playwright Nicolas Dorr to have him as a guest speaker at the Caribbean Voices and Visions Conference in Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago
Consultant, January 2001 - June 2001.
Clark-Cuba Connection Project, Guest Speaker, March 2001.
Member of the committee for Mateadora journal, Committee Member, April 1998 - May 1999.
Teaching Experience College of Charleston
LACS 103, Introduction to Contemporary Cuba, SUM I DAY 2003 - MAYMESTER 2004 LTSP 256, Latin America Lit & Film: Magic & Real, FALL 2001
SPAN 101, Beginning Spanish I, SUM I DAY 2008 - SUM I DAY 2009
SPAN 101, Elementary Spanish, FALL 1999 - SPRING 2007, SUM I DAY 2010 SPAN 102, Elementary Spanish, SPRING 2000 - SUM I DAY 2006
SPAN 201, Intermediate Spanish, FALL 2000 - FALL 2006 SPAN 200, Intermediate Spanish SPRING 2013
SPAN 202, Intermediate Spanish, SUM I DAY 2000 - FALL 2009
SPAN 313, Spanish Composition, SPRING 2009- SPRING 2011, SPRING 2012, SPRING 2013 SPAN 313, Spanish Conversation and Composition I, SPRING 2007 , FALL 2007, FALL 2009, SPAN 314, Spanish Conversation, FALL 2008 - SPRING 2010- FALL 2010
SPAN 314, Spanish Conversation and Composition II, SPRING 2006 - FALL 2006 SPAN 316, Applied Spanish, SPRING 2000 - SPRING 2001
SPAN 325, Spanish American Civilization and Culture, FALL 1999 SPAN 326, Latin American Civilization and Culture I, FALL 2002 SPAN 327, Latin-American Civilization Culture II, SPRING 2010 SPAN 329, Current Issues Abroad, SPRING 2008
SPAN 333, Caribbean Civilization and Culture, FALL 2013
SPAN 372, Contemporary Spanish American Literature, SPRING 2002 - SPRING 2007- SPRING 2011, SPRING 2012
SPAN 390, Cuba, SPRING 2008
SPAN 390, Cuban Theater, SPRING 2009
SPAN 454, Contemporary Spanish American Poetry, SPRING 2000
SPAN 455, Contemporary Spanish American Fiction, FALL 2000 - SPRING 2004 SPAN 456, Contemporary Spanish American Theatre, FALL 2008- FALL 2010 SPAN 456, Contemporary Spanish American Theatre, FALL 2003 - FALL 2006 SPAN 458, Contemporary Hisp-Caribbean Theater, SPRING 2009
SPAN 458, Contemporary Hisp-Caribbean Theater, FALL 2009
SPAN 458, Contemporary Hispanic-Caribbean Theater, FALL 2002 - FALL 2007, FALL 2012 SPAN 490, Study Abroad: Cuba, SPRING 2008
SPAN 498, A Pro-Cuban Theater, SPRING 2007 SPAN 498, Independent Study, SPRING 2000
General Teaching Interests