Rosemary Geisdorfer Feal

New York, NY , NY
United States
New York US
United States
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Since 2002, Rosemary G. Feal has served as executive director of the Modern Language Association of America. She administers the business affairs, programs, and governance of the association.

She is on leave from her position as professor of Spanish at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York, where she was chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures.

She has published on contemporary Latin American literature, Afro-Hispanic studies, Caribbean women writers, and feminist theory.

Her book publications include Isabel Allende Today (coeditor; 2002);

Painting on the Page: Interartistic Approaches to Modern Hispanic Texts (coauthor; 1995);

Novel Lives: The Fictional Autobiographies of Guillermo Cabrera Infante and Mario Vargas Llosa (author; 1986).

Rosemary Feal speaks frequently on the state of the humanities, the academic workforce, doctoral study and professional development for PhDs, world languages and literatures, and foreign language studies.

She earned a PhD in Spanish from the University at Buffalo, State University of New York, and a BA from Allegheny College. Rosemary Feal also completed the Bachillerato en Letras at the Instituto Belga Guatemalteco (Guatemala) and studied abroad in France and Spain.

Rosemary Feal has announced that she plans to step down as executive director at the end of her current term, in summer 2017.


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