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Madeline  Camara

Madeline Camara

Madeline Camara


Office: CPR 448
Phone: 813/974-2924



Madeline Cámara Betancourt, Ph.D in Hispanic Languages and Literature in SUNY at Stony Brook, is Professor of Latin American Literature in World Languages at the University of South Florida. She has taught at the University of Havana, UNAM in Mexico City, and San Diego State University, California. She has received, among other awards, a Rockefeller Resident Fellowship in the Humanities at Florida International University, as well as a Fulbright Border Program Award.

Lately her research has focused on María Zambrano She has co-edited the first two anthologies about the Spaniard philosopher published in USA: María Zambrano: Palabras para el mundo (Juan de la Cuesta, 2011) and María Zambrano: Between the Caribbean and the Mediterranean (Juan de la Cuesta, 2015). Previously she has published, edited and contributed to several books about Cuban women writers and Cuban literature. Among others: Imagining a Matria (NY: Palgrave, 2008), La memoria hechizada (Barcelona: Icaria, 2002) La letra rebelde: estudios de escritoras cubanas (Miami:Universal, 2002), Cuba: the Elusive Nation (Gainsville, Florida UP, 2000) Vocació n de Casandra (NY: Peter Lang: 2000) and Cuentos Cubanos Contemporáneos (Xalapa: Editorial Veracruzana, 1997).

She has authored numerous articles that have been published in national and international academic journals and literary publications. Founder and editor of the literary journal Letras Cubanas, in La Habana (1986-1992), she still has a passion for literary criticism, journalism and editing. She is considered a leading scholar in the field of Cuban Studies.