Three former Clarion University faculty members were published in the current issue of “Journal of Global Initiatives,” distributed by Kennesaw State University. Vincent Spina, Cathie Joslyn and Rubén Berrios had articles featured in the issue that focused on Peru.
Spina’s article focused on the work of José María Arguedas, a Peruvian novelist, poet and anthropologist.
“If you read any one of Arguedas' novels and any work by César Vallejo, you will need no other works (well, Gabriel García Márquez is worth it, too),” Spina said of viewing South America through the lens of literature.
Joslyn’s article discusses the depiction of nature in Peruvian textiles. She draws inspiration from Andean literature for her own artwork, which is displayed in Carlson Library.
Berrios compared economic development of Peru and Korea in his article. He taught economics at Clarion for several years before becoming a full-time professor at Lock Haven University.
Spina and Joslyn are Clarion retirees.
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