When this was new we named our cat after it and carved pumpkins. Now it is Hallowe’en again and we have jack-o’-lanterns again, and a jack-o’-lantern is a will-o’th’wisp and is there and then not, like the cats. Axé.
This a famous, important film, hard to get, but now it is on YouTube in seven parts y estoy agradecida. Axé.
Sin subtítulos. Axé.
With English subtitles. Axé.
I really do try but these basic foreign language courses are depressing and the students are scary. The worst academic advice that can be given is the repetition that one will not “get” to teach such courses any more when one becomes a professor. That was one of the main scoldings I used to get, … More Untenable II
If I did not have such a heavy service load or such a broad teaching range at the upper division to graduate level, and if we had an actual language program in place such that I knew what our goals and preferred methods actually were, then I might, despite the fact that this is very … More Untenable I
Emmanuel Eze’s book Race and the Enlightenment is actually a reader, an anthology of Enlightenment writings on race. Our current interlibrary loan system feels so complex that it I am tempted to order the book from a store or drive to where it lives. Axé.
For an introduction to the study of culture and the analysis of cultural objects that is effectively a late sophomore level course I was going to do something much more amazing, but I have in fact ordered El espejo enterrado (in Spanish, of course). Now, because of its perspective, I am thinking of adding to this … More On books for the culture course
I love this this very useful term. Nobody puts on a grave voice so as to explain the most rampant imbecilities as well as a Spaniard does, although Cubans and Brazilians are also able to do it. What combination of forces cause the denizens of certain countries to exalt their stereotypes as inscrutable uniqueness in … More Spainsplaining