Isabel Z. Brown
Office Hours

MWF 8:30-9am
MW  12: 15-2:25 pm
F: 12: 15-12: 45pm,  and by appointment 
Ph: (251) 461-1455
 
Isabel Z. Brown
Associate Professor of Spanish
Latin American Literature, Culture and Society, Caribbean Literature, Culture and Society,

Research Interests

  • Latin American Literature
  • Caribbean Literature
  • Dominican Literature
  • Translation Studies 

Education

Ph.D., Emory University, 1986-9
M.A., Emory Universtiy, 1983-86
B.A., University of South Alabama, 1971-75

Publications

 
Books
 
Culture and Customs of the Dominican Republic. Westport: Greenwood Press, 1999, 198 pp.
 
 
 
 
Of Forgotten Times. Willimantic, CT: Curbstone Press, 2004. 230 pp. A translation of Dominican author Marisela Rizik’s novel El tiempo del olvido. Santo Domingo: Taller. 1996.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Journal Articles

“From Matrophobia to the Motherline in Marisela Rizik’s Of Forgotten Times. Caribe: Revista de Cultura y Literatura, vol 9, Summer 2006. 109-22.

“Standard Deviation: Perspectives of the Trujillo Regime in the Novel: Focusing on Works by Julia Alvarez and Marisela Rizik.” in Rebeldía, denuncia y justicia social: Voces enérgicas de autoras hispanoamericanas y españolas. Ed. Clementina Adams.Miami: Ediciones Universal, 2004. 51-63.

“El proceso de transculturación en La biografía difusa de Sombra Castañeda.” La Torre: Revista de la Universidad de Puerto Rico, vol. X, no. 37, (1996): 85-97. Rpt. in Arqueología de las sombras: La narrativa de Marcio Veloz Maggiolo. Ed. Fernando Valerio-Holguín. Santo Domingo: Amigo del Hogar, 2000. 249-262.

“Historiographic Metafiction in In the Time of the Butterflies”. South Atlantic Review, 64:2, 1999.

“Modernidad y nacionalismo en Sólo cenizas hallarás (bolero). South Eastern Latin Americanist (SELA), vol. XL., Nos. 3, 4, 1997. 3

"El proceso de transculturación en: La biografía difusa de Sombra Castañeda." La Torre: Revista de la Universidad de Puerto Rico, vol. X, no. 37,1996. 85-97.

"Autora en busca de expresión en Escalera para Electra de Aída Cartagena Portalatín." Cincinnati Romance Review, vol. XII, 1993.


Courses

Regular Offerings:

Introductory Spanish, Intermediate Spanish, Conversational Spanish
and Composition, Advanced Spanish Grammar and Composition (W), Commercial
and Technical Spanish, Introduction to Spanish Literary Analysis, Hispanic
Civilization, Readings in Latin American Literature Through the 19th Century,
Readings in Latin American of the 20th Century

Seminars, Special Topics and Directed Graduate:

Latin American Culture and Civilization, Intensive Grammar Review, The Short Stories of Gabriel GarcíaMárquez, The Mexican Revolution, The Latin American Novel, The Business Worldin Spanish, Advanced Conversational Skills, Latin American History, Advanced Grammar Skills, Don Quijote, The Latin American Short Story, Advanced Language Skills, Latin American Boom Novels, Women Writers of Latin America, Spanish Writing Stylistics, The Latin American Historical Novel


Course taught outside the department (CAS 100):
Freshman Year Experience

Courses taught as part of Study Abroad Programs:
1) Guadalajara, Mexico, summer 1990:
Special Topics Cross-Listed, Graduate and Undergraduate: Advanced Conversation,
Contemporary Narrative, Commercial Spanish, Contemporary Mexico
2) Xalapa, Mexico, summer 2000:
Special Topics Cross-Listed, Graduate and Undergraduate: Advanced Conversation,
Medical Terminology and Usage
3) Xalapa, Mexico, summer 2003:
Special Topics Cross-Listed, Graduate and Undergraduate: Introduction to Literary
Analysis, The Mexican Short Story