CU Faculty Member to Present at the Nation's Most Prestigious Literary & Linguistic Conferences

April 11, 2012

Dr. Patricia Montenegro will present a paper entitled "El simbolismo de las sombras en Hijo de hombre de Roa Bastos ("The Symbolism of Shadows in Son of Man by Augusto Roa Bastos) at the 65th Annual Kentucky Foreign Language Conference.  This conference is one of the nation's longest-running and most prestigious literary and linguistics conferences.

This year’s conference will be held April 19th through April 21st and will have sessions in Arabic Studies, East Asian Studies, French and Francophone Studies, German-Austrian Swiss Studies, Hispanic Linguistics, Hispanic Studies (both Spanish American and Peninsular), Italian Studies, Russian Studies, Language Technology, Luso-Afro-Brazilian Studies and Second Language Acquisition.
Dr. Montenegro earned her doctorate from Stanford University, and is a faculty member in the Humanities and Communications Art department.  She currently teaches basic and intermediate courses in Spanish. She specializes in contemporary Spanish American Literature and has written on Mario Vargas Llosa, Rubén Darío, Horacio Quiroga in Revista de crítica literaria and the electronic journal, El cuento en red. She works on textual analysis emphasizing the historical background as a determining factor of narratives and poetic discourse. She has delivered papers on El astillero, by Juan C. Onetti, Los periodistas by Vicente Leñero, Ruedo de incautos by Francisco Prieto and “El perseguidor” by Cortazar.

She is an active co-sponsor of Alpha Nu Ro, Cheyney University’s chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, and is involved in the Society for Civility presentations at West Chester University.