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RAQUEL VILLAMIL-ACERA

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

LANGUAGES LITERATURES AND CULTURES

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Diplomas/Degrees

Ph.D, University of California, Berkeley (2008)
M.A., Universidad de Salamanca, Spain (1999)
B.A., Universidad de Deusto, Bilbao (1997)

Recent Courses

Level II Spanish
Level IV Spanish

Teaching Specializations/Interests

Pedagogy of Spanish as a Second Language: Second Language Acquisition, Teaching Stylistics and Linguistics, Developing Materials for Teaching.

Hispanic Linguistics: History of the Spanish Language: Synchronic and Diachronic Perspectives, Modern Dialectology, Phonetics and Phonology.

The Politics of Language in the Spanish-Speaking World.

Literary linguistics:
- Literary Dialects in Popular and Avant-garde Peninsular Theater
- Comic and Grotesque Discourse in 20th Century Peninsular Theater
- Intersections of Standard and non-Standard Spanish Language in 19th and 20th Peninsular Comic Theater

Humor in 20th Peninsular Theater

Book Chapters

Rakhel Villamil-Acera (2014). “Pedro Muñoz Seca (1881-1936): The Comic Effect of the Grotesque”. Spanish and Portuguese Across Time, Space, and Borders. Studies in Honour of Milton M. Azevedo. (pp. 37-50). Palgrave MacMillan.


Refereed Articles

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Rakhel Villamil-Acera (2014), "¡Qué divertido es divorciarse!: La desentimentalización del divorcio en el teatro madrileño antes y después de la Segunda República". Hispania 97.2, 233-243.

Rakhel Villamil-Acera (2014), "Género y mediación social en las tragedias grotescas de Carlos Arniches". Submitted for publication.

Rakhel Villamil-Acera (2012), “Sociolectos y antilenguajes en el teatro cómico madrileño de preguerra”. Crítica hispánica, ISSN 0278-7261, Vol. 34, Nº 2., 34:2, 245-258.

Rakhel Villamil-Acera (2009), “Visual and Textual Communication: Contributions to Foreign Language Reading Comprehension”. Connections: A Journal for Foreign Language Educators, 3, 21-30.

Rakhel Villamil-Acera (2006), “El dialecto literario de los sainetes de Carlos Arniches: entre tradición y modernidad”. Tempo e Memória, 4:5, 99-119.

Rakhel Villamil-Acera (2004), “Teaching Literary Texts: From Spanish 4 to Spanish 25”. Berkeley Language Center Newsletter, 19:2, 12-16.


Invited Presentation/Lecture

Rakhel Villamil-Acera (2014, April). “Pedro Muñoz Seca (1881-1936): The Comic Effect of the Grotesque”. University of California, Berkeley., Berkeley, CA.


Conference Presentations/Papers

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Rakhel Villamil-Acera (2013). “Vanguardia y humor en Cuatro corazones con freno y marcha atrás (Enrique Jardiel Poncela)”. In XIV Annual Conference of the International Society for Luso- Hispanic Humor Studies. Kansas City, KS.

Rakhel Villamil-Acera (2013). "Género y mediación social en el teatro cómico madrileño (1898-1936)". In Modern Language Association. Boston.

Rakhel Villamil-Acera (2011). “¡Divorciémonos mi amor! ¡Verás qué divertido!”. In Kentucky Foreign Languages Conference. Lexington, KY.

Rakhel Villamil-Acera (2010). “Writing with a Purpose”. In American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. Guadalajara, Mexico.

Rakhel Villamil-Acera (2009). “Sociolectos y antilenguajes en el teatro cómico madrileño de preguerra”. In The Hispanic Linguistics Symposium and The Conference on the Acquisition of Spanish and Portuguese as First and Second Languages”. San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Rakhel Villamil-Acera (2008). “Variación regional y música en la clase de español”. In Foreign Language Association of Northern California (FLANC). University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA.

Rakhel Villamil-Acera (2007). “¿Qué me dices?: comunicación oral para principiantes”. In Foreign Language Association of Northern California (FLANC). San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA.

Rakhel Villamil-Acera (2006). “La construcción de Andalucía en el teatro de los Hermanos Álvarez Quintero: entre el optimismo y la marginación”. In Modern Language Association (MLA). Philadelphia.

Rakhel Villamil-Acera (2005). “Carlos Arniches: pacto lingüístico y/o pacto cultural”. In American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP). New York, NY.

Rakhel Villamil-Acera (2004). “Leyendo textos: técnicas de escritura para un ensayo de exposición”. In Foreign Language Association of Northern California (FLANC). University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA.

Rakhel Villamil-Acera (2003). “Teaching Literary Texts: From Spanish IV to Spanish 25”. In Berkeley Language Center (BLC). University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA.

Rakhel Villamil-Acera (2003). “How Does a Text Read”. In Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association (RMMLA). Missoula, Montana.


Honors and Accomplishments

Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor, University of California, Berkeley. Spring 2004.

Professional Activities

Faculty Leader for Adelphi in Spain, study abroad program, summer 2011 (Madrid, summer 2012 (Sevilla)and summer 2013 (Bilbao).

Licenses & Certifications

C.A.P. Certificado de Aptitud Pedagógica (Certificate in Pedagogy) Universidad de Deusto, Bibao, Spain. June 1997