Gloria Estela González Zenteno

Professor of Luso-Hispanic Studies

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 Spring 2022: Wednesday 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM, Thursday 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM on zoom (meeting room: 8024435074).
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Professor Gloria Estela González Zenteno was born and raised in Guadalajara, Mexico. She has a Licenciatura in Hispanic literatures from the Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara, an M.A. and a Master’s degree in Latin American literature from the Stony Brook University, and an M.F.A. in creative writing from the Solstice program. An avid slow traveler (not a tourist!), she has lived in Frankfurt (Germany), New York City, La Paz (Mexico) and Cagliari (Italy). She looks forward to moving to Puerto Vallarta, Barcelona, and / or Amsterdam for her next sabbatical.

Professor González has published extensively on the function of animal imagery and the figures of the reader, the writer and the sweep of literary traditions in Augusto Monterroso (Guatemala) and Juan José Arreola (Mexico).

But her passion is in creative writing. She writes in English and Spanish about characters that stand in the intersections of diverse sexualities and natural environments. Her creative work is featured in the Barcelona Review, Cronopio, Flyway, The Fem, the Revista Mexicana de Literatura Contemporánea, Salon, and Solstice Literary Magazine. Her current project, The Age of Aquarius, is a memoir about being gay in conservative Mexican and American societies. At Middlebury, Professor González teaches fiction and nonfiction, Latin American and Latino narrative, and all levels of Spanish language. She lives with her wife, her children, their dog and two cats.

On her free time she likes bailar, pasear, conversar y bien comer.  


Teaching Interests

Creative fiction and non fiction, Latin American contemporary literature


Research Interests

Latino literature in Spanish / Latin American fantastic literature / magical realism / Augusto Monterroso


Recent Publications

Maga.” Revista Cronopio. November 2015.

 Arribada.” (Novel excerpt) Flyway: Journal of Writing and Environment.  January 2016.

 “Open Triangle.” The Fem Literary Magazine.  December 2015.

Maga.” (Fiction, English) Solstice Literary Magazine. Winter 2014.

Ambistoma mexicanum.” (Fiction, English) Cobalt Review. 2013. 

 “Ambistoma mexicanum.” (Fiction, Spanish) Revista de literatura mexicana contemporánea 54, 2013. 67-72.

"Bajo el colchón". The Barcelona Review: International Review of Contemporary Fiction. May 2002.

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