Dr. Lydia Rodríguez, Department of Foreign Languages, presented a paper entitled “The Family in Loida Maritza Pérez’s Geographies of Home” in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Rodríguez was invited by Dr. Sintia Molina from St. Francis College in New York to form part of a conference panel on “Drifting Writers: Cases and Things in Dominican Women’s Narrative” (Escritoras a la deriva: casos y cosas en la narrative femenina dominicana).
The panel was one of the sessions at the ninety-third annual American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese Conference in Washington, D.C., in July. The paper examines the broken immigrant family structure in Pérez’s novel.
While at the conference, Rodríguez had the opportunity to meet Rosemary Feal, executive director of the Modern Language Association, and brainstorm with her about new conference and journal ideas.