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Michael Colvin


Professor of Writing, Literature, and Language
Professor of Communication & Media Arts


Writing, Literature, and Language






Michael’s research interests include twentieth-century Latin American literature and Portuguese film, literature, and culture. He is the author of three books: Las últimas obras de José Donoso: Juegos, roles y rituales en la subversión del poder (Madrid: Pliegos, 2001), The Reconstruction of Lisbon: Severa’s Legacy and the Fado’s Rewriting of Urban History (Lewisburg, US: Bucknell University Press, 2008), and Fado and the Urban Poor in Portuguese Cinema of the 1930s and 1940s (Suffolk, UK: Tamesis, 2016). Dr. Colvin’s current book project is a comprehensive history of Portuguese cinema.


B.A., Stockton State College
Ph.D., Temple University


In my Hispanic Civilization course, I always take my students to the Hispanic Society of America in Washington Heights right before our mid-term exam so they can see art and artifacts from the Iberian Peninsula from the Punic Wars through the 20th century. After our final exam, I take them to El Museo del Barrio in East Harlem where we see exhibits from Latin America and from Hispanic communities in the United States. 

Office Hours

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Wednesdays 1:00-2:30

and by appointment


Nugent Hall, Room 151A