Maida Watson

Maida Watson

Office: DM 496
watsonm@fiu.edu

Personal website

Education

  • M.S. in finance, Florida International University, 1987
  • Ph.D. University of Florida, 1976
  • B.A. Agnes Scott College, 1966

Specializations

  • 19th century Peruvian literature
  • Panamanian literature
  • Latin American theater
  • Function of food in 19th and 20th century literature
  • Women in Peruvian literature

Select Publications

Books

  • Module on Teaching Business Languages with Chris Grosse: Published by U of Illinois CIBER office, 2014.
  • Historia viva de Panamá en los versos de 10 mujeres. Panamá: Asamblea Nacional de Panamá and Editorial Fuga, 2012.
  • Specialized Languages in the Global Village: A Multi-Perspective Approach. With Carmen Perez Llantada. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011.
  • Languages for Business: A Global Approach with Carmen Perez-Llantada. Spain: University of Zaragoza, 2010.
  • Proceedings of the Conference on International Business, Language and Technology. Published as a special edition of the Journal for Global Business Languages. Lafayette, Ind.: Purdue University, 2004.
  • El cuadro de costumbres en el Perú decimonónico. Universidad Católica del Perú, 1980.
  • Materiales para una historia del teatro de Colombia. Instituto Colombiano de Cultura, 1978.
  • Proceedings of the Symposium on Latin American Theater. University of Kansas, 1978.

Articles

  • “La presencia de los chinos en la literatura peruana del siglo XIX”_Axel Gasquet y Georges Lomné (eds.) Extremo Occidente y Extremo Oriente: Herencias asiáticas en la América hispánica y huellas americanas en el Extremo Oriente. Lima, 2015. Forthcoming
  • “Pintando con palabras: el cuadro de costumbres y el arte costumbrista en Perú, Colombia, Cuba y México en el siglo XIX.” Revista Casa Museo Ricardo Palma, Miraflores, Perú. Forthcoming.
  • “Con la aguja y la pluma: Carolina Freyre de Jaimes y la prensa editada por mujeres en el Perú decimonónico,” Indigenism, Pan-Indigenism and Cosmovisionism: The Confluence of Indigenous Thought in the Americas: Papers of the Fifty-Eighth Annual Meeting of the Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials, Miami, Florida, May 17-22, 2013, pp. 143-153. Martha E. Mantilla, editor. [New Orleans]: SALALM Secretariat, Latin American Library, Tulane University, 2015.
  • "Teaching Culture in Textbooks for Spanish for Business Published in Spain" Global Business Languages Vol 19 (2015): 37-54. Print.
  • “The Theme of the Canal in the Caribbean Short Story” "El tema del Canal en el cuento del Caribe." Aguas del pozo|Waters of the Well: a bilingual short story literary journal. Web log post. 10 June. 2014. http:/watersofthewelljournal.blogspot.com.es.
  • "Food and Literature: The Function of Food in 19th Century Hispanic Costumbrismo.” CUALLI, Latin American and Iberian Food Studies Review, Kennesaw State University, Atlanta, Georgia, 20l3. 218-240.
  • “El tema del paraíso perdido en el teatro cubano del exilio.” Eds. Matías Montes Huidobro y Yara González Montes. Celebrando Virgilio Piñera, Plaza Editorial, 2013. 207-216.
  • “Casa, mujer y nación en la trilogía Maramargo:El último juego, Lobos al anochecer, El jardín de las cenizas.” Antípodas, (2012): 73-82 No.XXIII. Rosas y gallinazos. Estudios críticos sobre Gloria Guardia y Julio Ramón Ribeyro./ Editor: Roy C. Boland Osegueda.
  • “La vida cotidiana en la obra de Manuel Ascensio Segura.” Revista Casa Museo Ricardo Palma, Miraflores, Perú 7:1 (2012).
  • “Beyond Cupcakes and Computers: Foreign Languages and Entrepreneurship.” Eds. Maida Watson and Carmen Perez Llantada, Specialised Languages in the Global Village: A Multi-Perspective Approach. London: Cambridge Scholars, 2011. 155-171. Print.
  • “Justo Arroyo, Costumbrismo in Spanish America, Isis Tejeira, Maria Olimpia de Obaldía, Rogelio Sinán, Panama Canal as Theme in Literature, Panama History, Culture and Literature, Consuelo Tomas, Women in Panamanian Literature.” Eds. Maureen Ihne and Salvador Ocopesa. World Literature in Spanish: An Enciclopedia. California: ABC-CLIO Press, 2011.
  • “La función de la comida en la literatura costumbrista peruana del siglo XIX.” Ed. Marcel Velásquez. La República de papel, Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Universidad de Ciencias y Humanidades, 2009. 321-338.
  • “Gabriel García Márquez.” Eds. Jay Kinsbruner and Erick Langer. Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture, New York: Charles Scribner Sons, Vol 3 (2008): 392-394.
  • “Gloria Guardia.” Latin American Women Writers: An Encyclopedia. New York: Routledge, 2008. 210-213.
  • “Elsie Alvarado de Ricord.” Latin American Women Writers: An Encyclopedia. New York: Routledge, 2008. 20-21.
  • “Nación e identidad en el teatro de Rogelio Sinán.” Cahiers ALHIM (Amérique Latine Histoire et Mémoire/ América Latina Historia y Memoria), Vincennes Saint-Denis: Universidad de Paris (8 mayo 2008): 69-78. Print.
  • “Arte y literatura en el costumbrismo decimonónico peruano.” Revista Casa Museo Ricardo Palma 6:6 (2006): 40-62. Print.
  • “Una nueva relación entre la crítica y la literatura: Gloria Guardia.” Voces de América. American Voices. Ed. Laura Alonso Gallo. Cadiz: Editorial Aduana Vieja, 2004. 417-433. Print.
  • “Nación y narración en el teatro de Manuel Nicolás Corpancho.” Homenaje a Luis Jaime Cisneros. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la U Católica del Perú, Tomo 2, 2002. 1505-1515. Print.
  • “Literatura y sociedad en el teatro cubano en el exilio: la expresión de la diferencia.” Madrid: A Distancia, Revista de la Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, 19 (2001/02): 182-186.Print.
  • “Nación y narración en la obra de Rogelio Sinán.” Revista Iberoamericana, 196 (2001): 433-441. Print.
  • “From Exile to Double Minority: Women Writers in Cuban Exile Theater.” /Cuba: A Literature Beyond Boundarie/. Ed. Susanna Regazzoni. Frankfurt: Vervuert Press, 2001. 69-81. Print.
  • “Rogelio Sinán.” Dictionary of Literary Biography, Detroit, Michigan. Vol. 145, 1994. 291-297. Print.
  • “Women Writers in Late 19th Century Perú: The Semanario del Pacífico and the Baronesa de Wilson.” Confluencia 7.2 ( 1992): 47-53. Print.
  • “Influencias del teatro español romántico sobre el teatro peruano decimonónico.” Ideas ’92 8 (1992): 77-84. Print.
  • “The Search for identity in the Plays of Three Cuban American Female Dramatists.” The Bilingual Review|Press 16.2 (1991): 188-196. Print.
  • “Observaciones sobre el teatro chicano, nuyorriqueño y cubano en los Estados Unidos”, The Bilingual Review 5.1 (1978): 117-125 and in La Revista Nacional de Cultura, Caracas, Venezuela, (1978): 81-95.Print.
  • “La teoria teatral de Enrique Buenaventura: El problema del colonialismo cultural.” La Revista de Crítica Literaria Lationamericana, Lima, Perú, (1978): 193-197. Print.
  • “Enrique Buenaventura’s Theory of the Committed Theater", The Latin American Theater Review (Spring 1976): 43-47. Print.
  • “Teatro, mujeres hispanas e identidad.” Hispanos en los Estados Unidos. Eds. Alberto Moncada y Rodolfo Cortina. Madrid, Spain: Ediciones de Cultura Hispánica, 1988. 285-297.Print.
  • “Ethnicity and the Hispanic American Stage: The Cuban Experience.” Hispanic Theater in the United States. Eds. Nicolas Kanelos. Houston: Arte Público Press, 1984. 34-35. Print.
  • “Training the ESL Teacher. An Intensive Spanish Program for Teachers of Migrant Children.” The Adult Basic Education TESOL Handbook. New York: Collier Mac Millan, 1979. 264-271. Print.
  • “Notes on the Theme of the Black in the Literary Creation of Rogelio Sinán.” Homenaje a Lydia Cabrera. Ed. Reinaldo Sánchez. Miami: Ediciones Universal, 1977. 259-263. Print.

Book reviews

  • “Pablo Bonell, Marisa de Prada, Carlos Schmidt, and Ana Señor. Negocio a la vista: Reportajes con actividades para cursos de español de los negocios.” Global Business Languages: Vol. 14, Article 11. (2009). Print. Available at:< http:/docs.lib.purdue.edugbl/vol14/iss1/11>
  • "Manuel Fernández-Conde Rodriguez. La enseñanza de la cultura en la clase de español de los negocios" Global Business Languages: Vol. 14, Article 12. (2009). N.pag. Print. Available at:< http:/docs.lib.purdue.edugbl/vol14/iss1/12>
  • “Manuel Ascensio 0Segura: Obras completes. Edición a cargo de Alberto Varillas Montenegro” Boletin de la Academia Peruana de la Lengua vol 49, (enero-junio 2010): 221-227. Print.

Book chapters

  • “Beyond Cupcakes and Computers: Foreign Languages and Entrepreneurship.” Eds. Maida Watson and Carmen Perez Llantada, Specialised Languages in the Global Village: A Multi-Perspective Approach. London: Cambridge Scholars, 2011. 155-171.
  • “Mujeres en la literatura panameña,” Mujeres en las Artes de Panamá en el siglo XX.” Ed. Mónica Kufker. Panamá: Instituto Nacional de Cultura, 2011. 116-146.
  • “Una nueva relación entre la crítica y la literatura: Gloria Guardia.”. Voces de América. American Voices. Ed. Laura Alonso Gallo. Cadiz: Editorial Aduana Vieja, 2004. 417-433.

Recent conference papers

  • “Teaching Spanish and French for Business to Heritage Speakers in Miami.” 2010 CIBER Business Language Conference at U of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2010.
  • “Site Visits: Standards and Scaffolding: Creating and Teaching Cases for Business Language Learners at All Levels.” with Dr. Annie Abbott, 2008 CIBER Business Language Conference, Tampa, Florida, 2008.
  • “La Habana y Miami como ciudades imaginadas en la literatura cubana del exilio.” Sexta Conferencia Bianual de Estudios Culturales Españoles y Latinoamericanos, Miami, Florida, 2008.
  • “Teaching Spanish for Business for Heritage Speakers.” The 2007 CIBER Business Language Conference at Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 2007.
  • “ Literature and Food in Latin American Costumbrismo.” SAMLA Convention , Atlanta, Ga, 2007.
  • “Teaching Spanish for Business at the K-12 Level: The Cultural Component.” CIBER K-l2 Teachers Workshop. Florida International University, Miami, Florida, 2006.
  • “Teaching Spanish for Business On Line. “National CIBER Directors Meeting, Miami, Florida, 2006.
  • “Comparing Asian and Latin American Film,” Seminar on Japan for k-12 Teachers sponsored by Asian Studies, Miami Beach, Florida, 2006.
  • “Matters of Perspective: Culture, Communication and Commerce- Teaching Spanish for Business Using an On-Line Format- with Dr. Constance Bates; Experiential Learning and Faculty Development: Madrid-Avila- with Dr. Annie Abbott, The 2006 CIBER Business Language Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, 2006
  • “Ekfrasis in Latin American Costumbrismo: Relationship Between the 19th Century Sketch of Customs and Manners and the Art of the Period.” SAMLA Convention, Atlanta, Georgia, 2006.
  • “Lengua, cultura y estudios culturales en el mundo de los negocios: textos para español para Negocios publicados en España comparados con los textos publicados en los EEUU.” Seminar on Teaching Spanish for Business: A Global Approach, Avila, Spain, 2005.

Recent Keynote Speaker

  • “Arte y literature en el costumbrismo en Colombia, México, Cuba y Perú en el siglo 19.” I Conferencia del Siglo 19 en Instituto Rivo Aguera, U. Católica del Perú, Lima, Perú, July 2010.
  • “La vida cotidiana en la época de Palma.” Symposio sobre Ricardo Palma, Lima, Perú, February, 2010.
  • “Beyond Cookies and Computers: Foreign Languages and Entrepreneurship.” First Conference on Languages for Business: A Global Approach, sponsored by U of Zaragoza, U of Salamanca and the European Association of Teachers of Languages for Special Purposes, Avila, Spain, 2009.
  • “La función de la comida en la literatura costumbrista peruana del siglo XIX.” Peru XIX, Universos discursivos y visuales en la prensa decimonónica, Lima, Perú, July 2008
  • “La vida cotidiana en la obra de Manuel Ascensio Segura.”Coloquio Internacional sobre El Costumbrismo en el Perú, Lima, Perú, Casa Museo Ricardo Palma, March 7, 2008.
  • “Arte y costumbrismo en el Perúu decimonónico.” V Congreso Internacional de Literatura Hispanica, Lima, Perú, March 9, 2006

Funding

  • Italian Government grant for part of salary for Italian instructor. Renewable for five years. 2003.
  • National Endowment for The Humanities (NEH). Travel to Collections, Research in Archives, Lima, Perú. 1991.
  • Southern Regional Board, Research at Biblioteca Nacional Archives. 1990.
  • National Endowment for The Humanities (NEH). Research at Biblioteca Nacional Archives, Madrid, Spain - The Baronesa de Wilson in 19th Century Perú. 1990.
  • American Philosophical Society, Research at Biblioteca Nacional Archives, Madrid, Spain-19th Century Perú. 1989.
  • Florida Endowment for The Humanities, Conference on Cuban Exile Theater. 1988.
  • Florida Arts Council, Conference Performance on Cuban Exile Theater. 1988.
  • National Endowment for The Humanities (NEH) Summer Stipends. 19th Century Peruvian Literature. 1986.
  • US Office of Education, Grant to Develop Texts in Russian and Portuguese. 1985.
  • US-Spain Joint Committee, Research on Peruvian-Spanish Literary Relations. 1985.
  • Fulbright-Hays, Faculty Research Abroad, Research on Colombian Theater in Bogotá. 1978.

Honors and awards

  • National CIBER Languages and Business Award. 2013.
  • Member, Editorial Board, Revista Casa Museo Ricardo Palma, Lima, Perú. 2012.
  • Member, La Institución Gran Duque de Alba, Avila, Spain. 2012.
  • Kaufman Entrepreneurship Award. 2008.
  • Academy for Teaching Grant. 1998 and 1995.
  • Teaching Incentive Prize. 1996.

International Recognition and Awards

  • Member- Editorial Board- Revista Casa Museo Ricardo Palma, Lima, Perú. 2012.
  • Member- La Institución Gran Duque de Alba, Avila, Spain. 2012.

Current Research Projects

  • The literary works of Carolina Freyre de Jaimes in 19th century Peru
  • The image of Policarpa Salavarrieta in 19th Century Colombian art and literature, 19th Century Venezuelan and Argentine literature, 20th century Latin American literature and the 21st century Telenovela in Colombia
  • The presence of the Chinese in l9th century Peruvian literature
  • The function of food in l9th Century Cuban literature ( the novel Cecilia Valdes) and l9th Century Cuban Costumbrismo
  • A Study of the teaching of culture in textbooks to teach Spanish for Business published in Spain and the USA

Mentees

  • María Espinosa (Ph.D., 2011). “La nueva novela indigenista.” Florida International University.
  • Zoila Clark (Ph.D., 2009). “Reconceptualizing Female Sexuality in the Texts of Cristina Escofet and Isabel Allende: A Surrealist and Postmodern Approach.” Florida International University.
  • Kendall Moore (Ph.D., 2009). “The Representation of People of Color in the Nineteenth Century. The Slavery Novel in Cuba and Brazil.” Florida International University.

Research collaborations with graduate students

  • The function of clothes in l9th Century Latin American literature (with Sandra Berrios, Florida International University)
  • Teaching Spanish for Business (with Svetlana Tyutina, Ph.D. student, Florida International University)
  • The presence of the Chinese in l9th century Peruvian literature (with Johny Zevallos, Universidad de San Marcos, Lima, Peru)
  • 19th century Peruvian costumbrismo (with Janet Torres, Universidad de San Marcos, Lima, Peru)
  • A study of the teaching of culture in textbooks to teach Spanish for Business published in Spain and the USA (with graduate students at the Universidad de Salamanca, Avila, Spain)

Graduate Student Supervision

I have served in over 20 committees for the PhD and the MA as a committee member

Dissertations Directed:

  • “La nueva novela indigenista.”by María Espinosa, 2011.
  • “Reconceptualizing Female Sexuality in the Texts of Cristina Escofet and Isabel Allende: A Surrealist and Postmodern Approach.” by Zoila Clark, 2009 ( Published, U Press of America, 20l0)
  • “The Representation of People of Color in the Nineteenth Century. The Slavery Novel in Cuba and Brazil,” by Kendall Moore, 2009

Course Development

During the last five years I have developed fully on line courses: Undergraduate

  • Spanish American Culture
  • Spanish for Business,
  • Latin American Theater
  • Spanish for Business in Latin America
  • Latin American Short Story
  • The function of food in film and literature Graduate
  • The Traditional Latin American Novel
  • Entrepreneurship and Languages
  • Latin American Short Story
  • Costumbrismo in Latin American literature

Grant Evaluator

During the last 10 years I have served as an evaluator for Fulbright Hays Dissertation and Faculty Research Abroad grants ( 5 times) FIPSE ( four times) Title VI International Programs ( four times), the NEH Fellowships (one time) and Jacob Javits Fellowships ( twice).