Dr. Mary Ann Gosser-Esquilín

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Ph.D., Yale University

Professor of Spanish and Caribbean Literature

Office Phone: 561-297-0612

E-mail: gosser@fau.edu 

Areas of Expertise: Literature of the French- and Spanish-Speaking Caribbean

Mary Ann Gosser-Esquilín is a Professor of Spanish and Comparative Literature. She completed her A.B. degree in French at Bryn Mawr College, PA; her license and maîtrise in Comparative Literature at the Université de Provence I, Aix-en-Provence; and her doctorate in Comparative Literature at Yale University. Her areas of interest encompass the literatures of the French- and Spanish-speaking Caribbean. She has taught at Rutgers University; at Denis Diderot, Université de Paris VII; and at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Jamaica, as a visiting Fulbright Scholar.

Her teaching awards at Florida Atlantic University include the Alumni Association Faculty Talon Award, the Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching (2001-2 and 1994-95), the Award for Excellence and Innovation in Undergraduate Advising (2012), and the FAU Division of Student Affairs Vice President’s Diamond Award for a Faculty’s Outstanding Contribution to Student Affairs (2018).

She is President of Florida Atlantic University's Chapter 128, Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.

She is also a member of the editorial board of Sargasso: A Journal of Caribbean Literature, Language and Culture.

As the University Honors Coordinator, she will be happy to help you with Honors in the various majors offered by our Department.

Majors in LLCL who meet the following criteria will be eligible to pursue honors in French, Linguistics, Spanish, or Italian

  1. Student has already completed at least 9 upper-division credits in the major, including FOL 3880, but fewer than 100 credits toward the degree
  2. Student has earned a minimum overall GPA of 3.2
  3. Student has earned a minimum overall GPA of 3.5 in the major

For further information, please visit: http://www.fau.edu/artsandletters/llcl/honorsinthemajor/


Selected Publications

Culture, Nature, and the Other in Caribbean Literature: An Ecocritical Approach . Cambria Press, forthcoming Spring 2023.

“Las indómitas a toda brida: esbozo de una aproximación ecofeminista a la obra de Maya Islas y Alina Galliano.” Entre islas: la imaginación de Magali Alabau, Alina Galliano, Lourdes Gil, Maya Islas e Iraida Iturralde. Ed. Elena M. Martínez y Francisco Soto. Aduana Vieja, 2018. 246-68.

“Talk about a Little Ecocritical Culture: Guadeloupe as a Toxic island?” Sargasso 1/2  (2016-17): 87-107.

“Manicom, Jacqueline.” Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro-Latin American Biography. Ed. Franklin W. Knight and Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Vol. 4. Oxford UP, 2016. 183-85.

“Ecofeminist Discourse and Fluid Lyrical Sexualities: Julia de Burgos’s Río Grande de Loíza.” Journal of Language and Sexuality 5:2 (2016): 155-81.

“Mayra Montero y Mayra Santos-Febres, ¿serán de un mismo pájaro las dos alas?” Un pueblo disperso: dimensiones sociales y culturales de la diáspora cubana. Ed. Jorge Duany. Valencia: Aduana Vieja Eidtorial, 2014. 299-316.

“Ex-centric Culinary Journeys: Consumption and Simulacra in Puerto Rican Literature.” CUALLI Latin American and Iberian Food Studies Review (2013):58-81.

“Caribbean Biota: Taming the Beasts and Tending the Gardens.” Journal of Caribbean Literatures 7.1 (2013): 105-22.

"Looking for Zombis in All the Wrong Places: Mayra Montero's La trenza de la Hermosa luna." Hispanet 5 (2012). http://www.hispanetjournal.com/LookingForZombies.pdf 

"Del rojo de su sombra de Mayra Montero: cruzando fronteras." Letras Hispanas Revista de Literatura y Cultura 7 (2010). https://gato-docs.its.txstate.edu/jcr:802c90d2-f5d6-40b0-9190-a62bbe05085d/Gosser.pdf 

"El consumo del cuerpo travesti en Sirena Selena vestida de pena de Mayra Santos-Febres." PALARA: Publication of the Afro-Latin / American Research Association 14 (2010): 42-53.

"Recónditas raíces raciales y culturales en La casa de la laguna de Rosario Ferré.” Alba de América 27.51 and 52 (2008): 245-57.

"Caribbean Poetics of the Erotic in Mayra Montero's In the Palm of Darkness." NewMango Season 1.2 (2008): 149-58.

"Puerto Ricans Searching for Their Roots: Afro-Caribbean Routes in Olga Nolla." CLA Journal 1.4 (2007): 418-35.

"La ménagerie caribeña: algunas bestias y varios animales." Monographic Review / Revista Monográfica 20 (2005): 45-58.

"Rosario Ferré y Olga Nolla: ¿manuscritos reconceptualizando la nación?" Confluencia 19.2 (2004): 58-68. https://go.gale.com/ps/i.do?id=GALE|A117117222&v=2.1&u=gale15691&it=r&p=AONE&sw=w&asid=364c7f6eea86c43cab34e0729aa5e2bf 

"Marie (Vieux) Chauvet y Myriam Warner-Vieyra diarios demenciales o escrituras esculcantes." Género y cultura en Am érica Latina: arte, historia y estudios de género. Comp. Luzelena Gutiérrez Velasco. México, D.F.: Colegio de México, 2003. 177-87.

"Nanas negras: The Silenced Women in Rosario Ferré and Olga Nolla." Centro Journal of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies 14.2 (2002): 49-63.

"Ana Lydia Vega's Falsas crónicas del Sur: Reconstruction and Revision of Puerto Rico’s Past." A Twice-Told Tale: Reinventing the Encounter in Iberian/Iberian American Literature and Film. Ed. Santiago Juan-Navarro and Theodore Robert Young. Newark: U of Delaware P, 2001. 193-209. https://rowman.com/ISBN/9780874137330/A-Twice-Told-Tale-Reinventing-the-Encounter-in-Iberian-Iberian-American-Literature-and-Film 

"La transculturación social y racial: ¿treta posmoderna de Ana Lydia Vega?" Chasqui 29.2 (2000): 108-21. https://www.jstor.org/stable/29741606?origin=crossref&seq=1#metadata_info_tab_contents 

"Marie Chauvet and Edwidge Danticat: Dramatic Narratives or Haitian Danses macabres." Performance and Text in Caribbean Literature and Art. Spec. issue of Sargasso (1999): 76-93.

"Rosario Ferré: Voice of the Writer, Voice of the Translator." Journal of West Indian Literature 8.2 (1999): 91-99. https://www.jstor.org/stable/23019794?seq=1#metadata_info_tab_contents 

"A Puerto Rican Case of Desire and Despair: Rosario Ferré's The House on the Lagoon." JAISA 3.2 (1998) 23-33.

"Caribbean Identities Reconstructed and Redefined in Women's Narrative Texts: Marie Chauvet, Myriam Warner-Vieyra, and Ana Lydia Vega." Latin America Issues: The Caribbean(s) Redefined 13 (1997) 15-36.

"The Archeology of (Writing) the Body: Severo Sardu's El Cristo de la rue Jacob." Hacia un nuevo canon literario. Ed. Jo-Anne Engelbert and Dianne Bono. Hanover, NH: Ediciones del Norte, 1995. 121-31.

"Textualidad y sensualidad compartidas en 'El regalo' de Rosario Ferré." Alba de América 11.20-21 (1993): 199-210.

"Cobra: Writing Is the Art of Ellipsis and Digression." Critical Essays on the Literatures of Spain and Spanish America. Ed. Luis T. González-del- Valle and Julio Baena. Boulder: Publications of the Society of Spanish and Spanish-American Studies, 1991. 111-20. https://www.amazon.com/Critical-Literature-Spanish-Publications-Spanish-American/dp/0892950641