A Scholarly Gathering
Hundreds of distinguished scholars from across the country gathered in Miami April 19-20 for the College Language Association Conference (CLA), which was hosted by Barry’s School of Adult and Continuing Education (ACE) and the City of Miami.
With a theme of “Spirituality and Religion in Literature,” the conference gave attendees the opportunity to present scholarly papers, exchange ideas with other colleagues and have open dialogues with specialists from such areas as language, literature, linguistics and pedagogy. Dr. Patricia Feito, associate professor of English at ACE, presented a paper titled “Creative Landscapes of the Spirit in Willa Cather’s O Pioneers!” as part of the Women’s Literature and the American Geography session at the conference.
Founded in 1937, the CLA is the oldest African-American literature and language organization in the United States, and is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year. Originally, members came from historically black colleges and universities. Today, however, CLA members come from universities all over the world, including some from our Dominican sister schools.