Hispanic Studies Faculty Listing
Associate Professor of Spanish
B.A. Stockton State College
Ph.D. Temple University
Michael Colvin received his Ph.D. from the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Temple University in Philadelphia. His areas of research interest include late twentieth-century Latin American narrative, Portuguese fado music, and Iberian film and popular culture produced under fascist dictatorships. He is the author of two books: Las últimas obras de José Donoso: Juegos, roles y rituales en la subversión del poder (Madrid: Pliegos, 2001) and The Reconstruction of Lisbon: Severa’s Legacy and the Fado’s Rewriting of Urban History (Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press, 2008). Michael Colvin regularly teaches intermediate and advanced Spanish grammar, courses on Spanish and Latin American Literature and Civilization, and writing seminars about Hispanic New York and the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War.
Colvin, Michael. “Images of Defeat: Early Fado Films and the Estado Novo's Notion of Progress.” Portuguese Studies. 26.2 (2010).
The Reconstruction of Lisbon: Severa’s Legacy and the Fado’s Rewriting of Urban History.” Guest Lecture at the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture: University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, MA. March 12, 2009.
“Re-pensar Lisboa: A Mitologia da Severa e a Renascença do Bairro da Mouraria das Cinzas das Demolições.” Guest lecture at the Centre de Recherche Interdisciplinaire sur les Mondes Ibériques Contemporains: Université de la Sorbonne (Paris IV). April 7, 2009.