HPU Professor of Spanish Presents at Louisiana Conference

HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 23, 2009 – Dr. Hayden Carron, assistant professor of Spanish at High Point University, recently presented a paper at the XXVII Biennial Louisiana Conference on Hispanic Languages and Literatures in Baton Rouge, La. The conference, which brings together Caribbean and Latin American literature specialists from more than 10 countries, was held Feb. 11-13.

Carron presented his paper, titled “La nacion como tragedia: el pensamiento identitario de la Republica Dominicana en el siglo XIX” (The Nation as a Tragedy: Identity Thinking in the 19th Century Dominican Republic). The paper reviewed different national-building ideas of the main authors of the 19th century in the Dominican Republic, explored their perspectives regarding what it meant to be a Dominican, and what type of nation they proposed to develop.

“The conference was a stimulating and enriching experience,” Carron says. “It was interesting to hear different views about the Caribbean and be able to debate my ideas among scholars from such a variety of backgrounds.”

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in a fun environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with 3,700 undergraduate and graduate students from 50 countries and 44 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report No. 5 among comprehensive universities in the South and No. 1 in its category among up-and-coming schools. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 6 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” HPU was included in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For” 2009 listings. The university offers 68 undergraduate majors, 40 undergraduate minors and seven graduate degree programs. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at http://www.highpoint.edu/.

Chris Dudley

Vice President for Administration



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