…will be executed February 13 by lethal injection at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola if he does not receive executive clemency. Please sign the petition to our Governor, who is a practicing Catholic and pro-life. Governor Jindal recently defunded hospice care in our state and was forced to reverse his position by pressure from … More Chris Sepulvado
So Clarissa taught my class this afternoon, via Skype. This was an excellent experience because I am not the expert on 18th century Spain she is, and Clarissa is a good lecturer, and the students were fascinated, and our class is better focused now. And I know how to Skype now, and I would be … More On my virtual university
Jueves será, porque hoy, jueves, que proso estos versos, los húmeros me he puesto a la mala… I am not counting any of the attempts at work I did last night as work time because I was too tired and incoherent, so yesterday had 6 hours. I think I might be getting sick, horrors. Thursday … More Lo que va de jueves
“La representación literaria del incesto se liga íntimamente con la realidad histórica del mestizaje en Cuba. En una sociedad esclavista colonial la estratificación racial aseguraba la sobrevivencia de una minoría a base de categorías raciales exclusivas. En algún momento había que reprimir el concubinato racial para restaurar el patriarcado. La mera existencia de una clase … More Research question du jour
On the excuse of studying the 18th century I have discovered Lloyd DeMause, The History of Childhood (1974). It has led me to Gordon Rattray Taylor, an interesting person who wrote an allegedly psychoanalytic study of British childhood in the 18th century entitled The Angel Makers which was not well reviewed as he is a … More A cabinet of curiosities
I am still trying to understand the 18th century and do not. This, however, is an interesting article with an interesting author: Between Enlightenment and Romanticism: Some Problems and Challenges in Gadamer’s Hermeneutics, Kristin Gjesdal, Journal of the History of Philosophy, vol. 46, 2-2008, 285-306. I now understand why to be on Academia.edu: people put … More Kristin Gjesdal and the cutting edge
9-9:30 e-mail 11:30 – 4:30 technical issues, more e-mail and website updating, office and file reorganization, student paper reorganizing, book finding and returning, Skype Clarissa. Most of this involved teaching, and there was a little service and a little research. There was also a 30 minute break. This means 5 hours of inefficient work so … More Working Wednesday
In the fall, I teach to the language requirement and give a senior/graduate seminar that is in field for me but never for the students, so everything is a struggle. In the spring I teach intermediate and slightly advanced undergraduate courses, mostly out of field. It feels like curating a culture museum. Today we among … More Spring Culture Museum
This is what my clique from junior high school has done. Two of us, including one servidora, were tracked to Ivies, two to state R1s, and one to the CSU system. Tracked to Ivies: went to state R1 that was public Ivy. 1 Ph.D. obscure professor, 1 B.B.A. worked, married, dropped out, raised family, is … More Et les amis de votre génération?
I am trying to understand the 18th century and I do not. It is foreign. Sugar ruled the 18th century. Look at about minute 24. Then is now. Current political organizing techniques were invented by the British anti-slavery movement. Corporate strategies were counter-organizing by the sugar industry. Axé.