Three faculty in S&T’s arts, languages and philosophy department recently learned that their papers have been accepted for upcoming academic conferences. They are:
- A paper by Emilia Barbosa, assistant professor, has been accepted for the Modern Language Association’s 2019 International Symposium, which will be held in July in Lisbon, Portugal. The paper is titled “Baring Postmemory: Identity’s Articulation in Isabela Figueiredo’s A Gorda.” Barbosa will present another paper, “Methodologies of Empowerment in the Transmedia Testimonies of Carolina Silva Santisteban: The Case of ‘Cuando Seamos Libres.’ (2016)” in May at the Latin American Studies Association 2019 Congress in Boston.
- Audra Merfeld-Langston, associate professor and chair of arts, languages and philosophy, also wrote a paper that has been accepted for the Modern Language Association’s 2019 International Symposium. Her paper is titled “Excusing Otherness: Françoise de Graffigny’s Lettres d’une Péruvienne.”
- Jorge Porcel, associate professor, wrote two papers that have been accepted for the 27th Conference on Spanish in the US and 12th Conference on Spanish in Contact with Other Languages, which will be held in April at Cleveland State University. The papers are titled “Attitudes towards the Learning of Spanish and other Foreign Languages among undergraduates at a Midwestern Engineering University” and “Language (de)territorialization in the Miami Cuban speech community.”