Michigan State University’s FemRhet Conference
I’m off to Lansing tomorrow to participate in the FemRhet Conference at Michigan State University. My plenary presentation will combine fiction, memoir, cultural criticism and pop culture. How’s that for un arroz con mango?
The title of my presentation is “‘My English is Not Very Good Looking’–Accents and Identities.” I will discuss ways in which we use and abuse accents to perform our identities. Actually, it is way more fun than it sounds–there will even be salsa music. I’ll tell you how it goes–425 people have registered for the conference. Talk about a captive audience!