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Overview

  • Lucía M. Montás research focuses on contemporary Latin American literature with an emphasis on
    Caribbean women writers. Her dissertation: "La ciudad de las letradas: Reescribiendo
    Santo Domingo en la narrativa femenina urbana dominicana del nuevo milenio", examines the
    representation of the city and everyday urban life in texts written by contemporary Dominican
    female writers, such as Ángela Hernández, Emilia Pereyra, Emelda Ramos, Aurora Arias and
    Rita Indiana Hernández. The works studied portray the city of Santo Domingo during its urban
    transformation throughout the twentieth century and discuss how the urban crisis has altered the
    city politically, economically, socially and culturally. These Dominican women writers imagine
    and depict the city of Santo Domingo by redefining the urban model and expressing social
    criticism through the themes of gentrification, violence, memory and social inequality. The
    unifying thread of this dissertation is the theoretical concept of the “Right to the City” (1968)
    proposed by Henri Lefebvre that has been reinterpreted in recent years to consider issues such as
    gender and identity. Drawing on my coursework in social theory my interdisciplinary theoretical
    framework intersects with Geography, Urban Studies, Feminism, Queer Studies, and Sociology.
  • Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2019 “Literatura urbana femenina: La ciudad de Santo Domingo en Cóctel con frenesí y La estrategia de chochueca”Cuadrivium: Revista del Departamento de Español UPR Humacao..  13. 2019
    Intersections of Urban Violence in the Dominican Novel "Cóctel con frenesí.” .Voces del Caribe: Revista de Estudios Caribeños.  9.
    “Charamicos: Bildungsroman femenino aprendizaje político a través de la memoria histórica.”The Coastal Review.  3.

    Teaching Activities

  • Intermediate Spanish I Taught course 2019
  • Intermediate Spanish I Taught course 2019
  • Intermediate Spanish I Taught course 2019
  • Intro to Latin American Cult Taught course 2019
  • Intermediate Spanish I Taught course 2018
  • Intermediate Spanish I Taught course 2018
  • Intermediate Spanish I Taught course 2018
  • Intermediate Spanish II Taught course 2018
  • Education And Training

  • B.A. Spanish, University of Florida
  • M.A. Hispanic Studies, University of Kentucky
  • M.A. Spanish Literature, University of Florida
  • Ph.D. Hispanic Studies, University of Kentucky
  • Full Name

  • Lucia Montas