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Ph.D. Student in Spanish

Advised by Professor Irene Gómez-Castellano

rnunezro@live.unc.edu | Dey 301A

At UNC Since 2018


Education

Since 2018- Ph.D. Romance Studies, Spanish. at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Romance Studies Department, Current.
September 2016- June 2018 Master of Arts, University of Oregon, Romance Languages Department – 

Major: Spanish. Thesis: Informal economies and the rhetoric of silence in LA DE BRINGAS (1884) and BLANCA SOL (1889). Adviser:  Dr. Mayra Bottaro,

October 2014- June 2015. Master of Teaching Arts, Máster en profesorado de Educación Secundaria, Bachillerato, Formación Profesional y enseñanza de Idiomas, Facultad de Educación, University of Huelva, Thesis:  Taller creativo en la enseñanza Secundaria de Lengua y Literatura, Proyecto de innovación Didáctico Curricular, Adviser: Dra. María Victoria Galloso Camacho y Ldo. José Antonio Carballar Jurado.
October 2013- January 2015. Master of Arts, 2015 – Máster de Literatura Europea y Enseñanza de Lenguas, University of Huelva.

Facultad de Humanidades, Thesis: El Manuscrito de la Fontana de Oro (1871), Adviser: Dr. Eloy M. Navarro Domínguez.

October 2007- June 2012. Bachelor of Arts 2012 –  Hispanic Philology, University of Huelva

ADDITIONAL STUDY

September 2012- June 2013. Erasmus Placement 2012/13: European Exchange Program,  University of Limerick.

Language Resources Centre in The School of Modern Language.

September 2010- June 2011. Erasmus 2010/2011: Università Ca Foscari di Venezia. School of Applied Languages.

Bio

My name is Rafael Núñez Rodríguez and I was born in 1987 in Spain (Isla Cristina, Huelva). At the University of Huelva, I have studied Hispanic Philology and two different Master degrees: the first one was about European literature and the final dissertation focused on the manuscript of “The Golden Fountain Café”, the first novel written by Benito Perez Galdós; the second degree was about teaching Spanish as a foreign language, general teaching and teaching in high school and I went through it because I love education and I love learning new ways of teaching. I have lived in London (UK) and studied at the Università Ca’ Foscari (Venice, Italy) and at the University of Limerick (Limerick, Ireland) thanks to different European scholarships. After these experiences, I decided to concentrate on the literature of my province, Huelva: I published the “Antología de poesía Joven Onubense” (Niebla: 2016); I wrote various articles about poetry in my province, all collected under the title “Las Generaciones Poéticas Onubenses”; and finally I participated to a radio program, “La Arcadia Onubense”, during which my partner and I had the opportunity to interview many important poets from Spain, Mexico and Ecuador.

Publications

BOOKS

Núñez Rodríguez, Rafael; V. Bellido, Alejandro. Antología de Poesía Joven Onubense,

Niebla Servicios Editoriales, Huelva, 2015.

Peer review

“La Creación de un Mito Liberal: La Fontana de Oro”, Actas del XI Congreso Internacional

Galdosiano, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 13- 19 de Junio de 2017, published 2018.  (Peer

reviewed).

BOOK CHAPTERS

Núñez Rodríguez, Rafael. “Un Forastero en la Poesía Mexicana: José Eugenio Sánchez”, Huracán de Sol, Poetas de Nuevo León en España. Colección Latitudes, CONARTE diciones, Monterrey, 2019

REVIEWS

Benito Pérez Galdós, Doña Perfecta, (ed) Ignacio Javier López, reseña realizada por Rafael

Núñez Rodríguez, Madrid, Cátedra, 2017, Anales Galdosianos, January,  2018.

Enrique Garcia Bolaños, Señales, reseña realizada por Rafael Núñez Rodríguez, La Isla de

Siltolá, 2017, Oculta Literatura, web:

https://www.ocultalit.com/resenas/la-constante-busqueda-en-senales-de-enrique-garcia-bolan

os/

Miguel Mejía, reseña panorámica de Tierra de Nadie, Reseña realizada por Rafael Núñez

Rodríguez, La Galla Ciencia: (Consulted: 4-12-2017):

http://www.lagallaciencia.com/2017/04/tierra-de-nadie-de-manuel-mejia-por.html

Victor Pérez, Precioso rastro de destrucción, 2016, Reseña realizada por Rafael Núñez

Rodríguez, La Galla Ciencia, (Consulted: 4-12-2017) 

http://www.lagallaciencia.com/2017/02/precioso-rastro-de-destruccion-de.html

Miguel Ángel Márquez Guerrero, “Sevilla/Berlín. Punto de fuga”, Reseña realizada por

Rafael Núñez Rodríguez, Revista Narrativas, número 38, Julio- Septiembre de 2015. ISSN

1886-2519.

Manuel Cabello Pino, Motivos y tópicos amatorios clásicos en El amor en los tiempos del 

cólera, reseña realizada por Rafael Núñez Rodríguez, Erebea, v. 4, (29), Universidad de

Huelva, 2014

Conferences

Awards

June, 24- 26, 2019 Buchan Excellence Fund, Romance Studies department, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,  II Congreso Internacional Sobre Poéticas, Roma
April, 26- 27, 2019. Travel Award Romance Studies department, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, The Nineteenth-century In 2019 – Mapping Women’s Writing In The Long Nineteenth Century, Long Beach (CA)
June 13-15, 2018. Chris Vanden Bossche Graduate Student Travel Awards, Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies (INCS)
June, 2017 Travel Award Romance Language, University of Oregon, XI Congreso Internacional Galdosiano 
June 2014 Alumno 10C Award, Cátedra Cepsa, X Edition, University of Huelva. Awarded for outstanding academic performance.

Courses Taught

Span 203 Spring 2018, Intermediate level, fall 2019, Romance Studies Department, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Span 105 Elementary Spanish Fall 2018, Romance Studies Department, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Span 111 Intens Begin Spanish Romance Language Department, University of Oregon
Span 101, 102 and 103 Elementary Spanish, Romance Language Department, University of Oregon
September 2012- June 2013: Linguistic Assistant in Language Resource Centre,  University of Limerick (Ireland).
March 2013 Linguistic Inspector of Spanish Junior Certificate Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh, Limerick (Ireland).

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Span 203 Spring 2018, Intermediate level, fall 2019, Romance Studies Department, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Span 105 Elementary Spanish Fall 2018, Romance Studies Department, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Span 111 Intens Begin Spanish Romance Language Department, University of Oregon
Span 101, 102 and 103 Elementary Spanish, Romance Language Department, University of Oregon
September 2012- June 2013: Linguistic Assistant in Language Resource Centre,  University of Limerick (Ireland).
March 2013 Linguistic Inspector of Spanish Junior Certificate Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh, Limerick (Ireland).

SERVICE

Fall 2019 Co-Organizer Fernando Valverde Poetic reading and co-organizer Nieves Garcia translation workshop. With Prof. Irene Gómez Castellano and Sarah Booker At The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, (sponsored by Buchan Excellent Award, Center For European Studies and UNC College Arts and sciences, Romance studies)
2013- 2014 Co-funder Erasmus Social Network at University of Huelva

STUDENT ADVOCACY

September 2008-June 2012 Undergraduate Students’ representative at

the University of Huelva (Spain)

September 2013- June 2014: Graduate Students’ representative at the University of Huelva (Spain)

ADDITIONAL STUDY

September 2012- June 2013. Erasmus Placement 2012/13: European Exchange Program,  University of Limerick.

Language Resources Centre in The School of Modern Language.

September 2010- June 2011. Erasmus 2010/2011: Università Ca Foscari di Venezia. School of Applied Languages.