ALARI Resident Scholar
Rosemary G. Feal is Executive Director Emerita of the Modern Language Association, which she led from 2002 to 2017, and Professor Emerita of Spanish at the State University of New York at Buffalo. In 2018–19 she was the Wilbur Marvin Visiting Scholar at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University. She was the Mary L. Cornille Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Humanities at Wellesley College in 2017–18. For over thirty-five years, Feal has been a regular contributor to the Afro-Hispanic Review as well as an associate editor and a member of the editorial board of the journal. She edits the SUNY Series in Latin American and Iberian Thought and Culture. She also served as senior consulting editor of the Latin American Literary Review, editor of Profession, and general editor of MLA publications. Her books include Isabel Allende Today; Painting on the Page: Interartistic Approaches to Modern Hispanic Texts; and Novel Lives: The Fictional Autobiographies of Guillermo Cabrera Infante and Mario Vargas Llosa. Feal’s current work focuses on contemporary Afro-descendant poets from the Caribbean, with special consideration to the concept of identity.