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Dr. Michelle Leigh Farrell

Assistant Professor of Modern Languages
o: Canisius Hall Rm 217
p: x3058


Current Research Interests

Dr. Farrell's research interests include film and literature from Venezuela, Cuba and Brazil. She analyzes the film and literature that are products of government cultural initiatives such as the national and community works of the contemporary Venezuelan Film Platform, Cuba's ICAIC and Brazil's Cinema Novo. Her dissertation entitled "A Revolution of Consciousness: Redefining Venezuelan National Identities through Cinema" focuses on the current Venezuelan use of film under Chavismo in comparison with Cuba's ICAIC and Brazil's Cinema Novo. She considers these national initiatives as large-scale education programs to reshape national identity in times of political change.

Dr. Farrell is also active in her research on language and cultural pedagogy and teaching Portuguese to speakers of Spanish.

Courses Taught

  1. PG 110: Elem Brazilian Portuguese
  2. PG 111: Elem Brazilian Portuguese
  3. PG 210: Interm Brazilian Portuguese I
  4. SP 111: Elementary Spanish II
  5. SP 211: Intermediate Spanish II
  6. SP 220: Topics in Language & Culture
  7. SP 225: Spanish & English in Contrast
  8. SP 231: Career Spanish for Nrsing & HS
  9. SP 306: Cuban Film: A Close Look
  10. SP 359: Cult
  11. SP 360: Dictator&RevolutMove/ContempLA
  12. SP 381: Coor Sem:Exit Reserach Study