Rosemary Geisdorfer Feal

The President of the Modern Language Association wrote a good letter on the situation of foreign languages in general and at SUNY-Albany in particular. It is on pp. 4-5 of the Winter 2010 MLA Newsletter, and it has a bibliography including Catherine Porter’s “Presidential Address: English Is Not Enough” (PMLA 125.3 [2010]: 546-55), which I … More Rosemary Geisdorfer Feal

Viva Jujuy

We had the first day of class, and it was like this. Long live my province, our painted hills, my dove. My home in New Granada; my home in California, my home anywhere in New Spain. Brown-skinned woman, do not separate yourself from the list of those I love. My most fascinating new student is … More Viva Jujuy


Here in Maringuoin we have the necessary conditions for snow and it feels that cold. It is literally colder here right now than it is at the Puerto de Navacerrada, a ski station above Madrid. Here is a recipe for a carajillo, which they must be drinking there and I should drink here: Ingredients: * … More Carajillo

Día de los Reyes

Ya vienen los Reyes Magos caminito de Belén; olé, olé, Holanda y olé; Holanda ya se ve. This is the 12th day of Christmas, when the Magi come, and it is sunny. Views of the crescent moon and clouds were beautiful from the high bridge over the Mississippi River yesterday evening on the way home.  … More Día de los Reyes