Sep. 30, 2011
Every year, Shawnee State University Spanish Professor Julia Coll, Ph.D., presents papers at conferences and she has had numerous articles published in books, literary journals and magazines.
More than two dozen books, journals and magazines line her bookshelves that contain the essays and articles she has written and had published over the years.
This year, Coll is published in two books. Inspired by Isabel Allende, author of "La casa de los espiritus," Coll wrote and presented a paper, "Reflections of Teaching Women's Literature in Latin America," at the Doctor's Association of Spanish Professionals in America Inc. (ALDEEU) conference in Avila, Spain, published in the book, "Avila: Cuna de la mistica," in 2011.
ALDEEU was created in 1980 and brings together Spanish higher education professionals in the United States and professional "friends of Spain" dedicated to all branches of knowledge.
In 2010, Coll presented at the 23rd Annual Pennsylvania Foreign Language Conference in Pittsburg, Penn. Her paper, "The objects and the voices of the memory to reconstruct the past and understand the present in Oriana," was chosen to be published in a new book, "Rondas Literarias de Pittsburg 2010," just released in September.
Coll presented a new essay at the Pennsylvania Foreign Language Conference in September, "The Inheritance as a Central Theme in Contemporary Cuba Film and Literature," about a book, "La Perla de Cubagua (The Pearl of Cuba)" and the film "El Cuerno de la Abundancia."
"It is a very interesting story," Coll said. "The history part is real and some of the characters are fictional. There are so many stories intertwined and it is really funny – but the ending is sad."