Samford University world languages and cultures professors Sara Ortega-Higgs and Joanna Bradley and five of their Spanish language students participated in the IX Annual Conference on Latin-American and Iberian Studies at Lee University March 26. The trip was co-sponsored by Samford’s Department of World Languages and Customs and the University Fellows program.
The students presented original research they completed for the Spanish Literature course Ortega-Higgs taught last fall. Their presentation topics included:
“The Function of the ‘Town’s Fool’ in La casa de Bernarda Alba”–Erica Bradley
"Adela’s Suicide from a Psychological Perspective and its Symbolic Dimension”–Michayla Hebert
“Desesperación y desesperanza en La casa de Bernarda Alba”– Ashlee Priest
“Lorca and Liberation: Re-imagining Religion to Respond to Repression in La casa de Bernarda Alba”–Lacey Spear
“Las matemáticas y la poesía”– Sarah Westmoreland
Bradley participated in a discussion panel at the conference. Ortega-Higgs was the event’s keynote speaker, with a presentation on "Lily's Binder: Connecting Students with Purpose in the Foreign Language Classroom".