Lillian Manzor
Associate Professor
Interim Chair

 

Degrees

  • -Ph.D., Spanish, (USC 1988)
  • -B.A., Spanish and French (UM 1978) 

Grants and Awards

  • Extra-mural Grants
    -National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities.” Summer 2012.
  • -Coral Gables Cultural Development Board. 2011-12. 
  • -Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. 2009, 2011, 2013.

  • Intra-mural Grants
  • -Center for the Humanities Interdisciplinary Research Group “Digital Humanities.” 2014-15.
  • -Center for Latin American Studies/Cuban Heritage Collection Grant for Course Revision in Support of Undergraduate Research. 2013-14
  • -Provost’s Research Award. Summer 2013
  • -Center for Latin American Studies Travel Grant. 2013
  • -Center for the Humanities Faculty Fellowship. 2011-12
  • -University of Miami Provost Office, Faculty Learning Community Fellow. 2011.
  • -Center for Latin American Studies Interdisciplinary Research Group “New Technologies in the Caribbean.” 2010.
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Publications

  • Books

    Manzor, Lillian and Alberto Sarraín, eds. Teatro venezolano del siglo XX. La Habana: Editorial Alarcos, Colección Clásicos del Siglo XX,  2008.  

  • Manzor, Lillian and Alberto Sarraín eds. Teatro cubano actual:  Dramaturgia escrita en Estados Unidos.  La Habana: Ediciones Alarcos, 2005.
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  • Arrizón, Alicia and Lillian Manzor eds. Latinas on Stage. Berkeley: Third Woman Press, 2000.
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  • Manzor-Coats, Lillian; Borges/Escher, Cobra/CoBrA:  Un encuentro postmoderno.  Madrid:  Editorial Pliegos, 1996. 
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  • Articles (since 2010)
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  • “Cincuenta y cinco años de teatro en La Gran Cuba.” La Gaceta de Cuba, 4 (2014)
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  • “Cuban Theater Digital Archive: A Multimodal Platform for Theater Documentation and Research.” (with Kyle Rimkus and Mitsunori Ogihara). In P. Nesi and R. Santucci, eds. ECLAP 2013, LNCS 7990. Berlin: Springer-Verlag, pp. 138–150.
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  • “De homosexual marginado a ñángara: Virgilio Piñera en las tablas norteamericanas (1969-1987).” In Matías Montes Huidobro, ed. Celebrando a Virgilio. Miami: Universal, 2013. (24 pp).
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  • “Chamacos en el sur global.” Latin American Theater Review 46.1 (2012): 59-72
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  • “Un teatro urgente desde la Habana: bojeo de algunas puestas cubanas en el K-torce FIT.” Conjunto 62 (Jan – Mar 2012): 41-49.
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  • “Ground Down to Nothing but Still Fighting: A Review of Talco” (with Austin Webbert ). E-misférica 8.2 -The Narco Machine. http://hemisphericinstitute.org/hemi/en/e-misferica-82/manzor-webbert
  • “Archiving US-Cuban Performances.” Revista Caribe 13.2 (2011): 71-94.
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  • “Performing Arts: Performance Art.” In Cuba: People, Culture, History, edited by Alan West-Durán. Detroit: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2011. 732-35.
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  • “Más allá de las categorías nacionales.” “Jenseits nationale Schublade.” Theater der Zeit  - Spezial Theater in Kuba (Sept 2010): 40-43. (German-Spanish bilingual publication.)
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  • “Alberto Sarraín: el promotor del intercambio.” “Forderer des Austauschs.” Theater der Zeit  - Spezial Theater in Kuba (Sept 2010): 44-45. (German-Spanish bilingual publication.)
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  • Digital Humanities
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  • Cuban Theater Digital Archive (2011 - present)
  •             http://www.cubantheater.org
  •             http://www.teatrocubano.org
  • “Cuban Theater in Miami: 1960 – 1980.W (with Beatriz Rizk, 2012)
  •             http://scholar.library.miami.edu/miamitheater/
  • 2013 “Honorable Mention” Katharine Kyes Leab and Daniel J. Leab American Book Prices Current Exhibition Awards in the electronic exhibition category of Rare Books and Manuscripts Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL).
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  • “Entrevista con José Triana.” http://cubantheater.org/digitalobject/4202
  • “Sites that Speak: Miami Through its Performing Arts Spaces in Miami.” Work in progress. http://scalar.usc.edu/hc/sites-that-speak/index
  • Theatre Documentation Videos
  • Director and content editor of over 100 filmed equity and non-equity theater productions in the United States and Cuba. http://ctda.library.miami.edu/digitalobjects/videos

 Research Interests

  • -Latin American and Latino/a cultures
  • -Performance studies

  • -Gender studies
  • -Literature and the visual arts 

Selected Publications

  • -Borges/Escher, Cobra/CoBrA: Un encuentro posmoderno
  • -Latinas on Stage

Dramaturgy and Literary Advisor

  • Anna in the Tropics (Nilo Cruz and Carlos Díaz). October-November 2013, Teatro Trianon, Havana and Colony Theater, Miami Beach.
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  • Huevos (Ulises Rodríguez Febles and Alberto Sarraín). November 2013, Akuara Teatro, Miami.
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  • Contigo, pan y cebolla (Héctor Quintero and Alberto Sarraín). April 2013, Akuara Teatro, Miami.
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  • Cartas de amor a Stalin (Juan Mayorga and Alberto Sarraín). April 2012, Teatro Abanico, Miami.
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  • Chamaco (Abel Gonzalez Melo and Alberto Sarraín). October 2009, Latin Quarter Cultural Center, Miami.
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  • Parece Blanca (Abelardo Estorino and Alberto Sarraín). September 2002, Havana’s Teatro Nacional, La Macagua’s Teatro Escambray, Santa Clara’s Teatro de la Caridad, and Matanza’s Teatro Sauto. First Miami-Havana theatrical co-production. Staged by Miami’s La Ma Teodora and Cuba’s National Performing Arts Council, with the collaboration of Miami Light Project, and UM Center for Latin American Studies. (Play and event received over 30 international press reviews and articles.)
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Editorial & Professional Activities

  • Editorial Board,Cuban Studies (2013 – present)
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  • Co-Chair, Latin American Studies Association, Section on Cuba, 2013-2014
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  • Chair, Latin American Studies Association, Performance Track, 2012-2013
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  • Co-Chair, Caribbean Performativities Research Group, Hemispheric Institute for Performance and Politics, 2014-present
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  • Member, Ad Hoc Committee on Governance, Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, 2013 – 2014
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  • Board Member, Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, 2011 - present

Community Activities