One of these is needed. Axé.
In an institution long ago there was a full professor who called himself “Lalo,” as a result of which we nicknamed him “Teddy” so we could talk about him and not be understood. “Teddy” sounds nothing like his real name. Cross-appointed, Teddy disapproved of my friendship with a professor in his other department. Walter F. Pitts … More Authoritarian manpulations…
I will order books from Interlibrary Loan. I will finish my Peruvian abstract and make the plane reservation. I will work more on my vita. I have enough to say to fill several books. I will go to the Home Depot and buy eight concrete blocks, each four inches high. I will repair shoes, and … More Jeudi
“You must take care of yourself (and not your work).” Some fallacies inhere in this sentence (depending on how it is used). #OccupyHE Axé.
I said I would give a senior/graduate level course called Raza y palabra, on race and writing in Spain and Latin America, 1486-2014. This happened in a flash of inspiration and I do not now remember my concept clearly. The title is entirely too ambitious, and there is entirely too much potential material. I must … More Mon cours
→It is the gaslighting and the undermining, even more than the lack of a research culture. My claustrophobia. I did not say this myself, but someone else said my problem was having to work at too low a level. (He said something much blunter than that, about having to work “seven categories” beneath my capability.) I … More Just to be sure I remember…
What is the origin of that line, where was it first heard (surely not in the 20th century)? Axé.
Look at these instructions on how to apply for jobs. I had a flash of insight: they are asking for more materials now because they are tired of weak applications. I have never applied for a job that asked for a research statement, but I always included clear discussion of research in my letter. Now … More A flash of insight
It might be that this is where I would have to live, if I get and take Job #1. It is extremely expensive but everything that looks reasonable in that town has hidden costs or if not, is entirely too depressing (as in, I would rather stay here and leave the profession than move there and live … More Housing, and budgeting, and negotiating
I must find that Julio Ortega book, and I must teach something by Ortega y Gasset in that class on raza. On Spain, we will read things by Branche, Goode, Piedra, and Ortega y Gasset. We will also study Vasconcelos and Aztlán: espíritu, raza, palabra. Meanwhile: Deborah Root’s 1988 review of Todorov’s La conquête de l’Amérique points … More Deborah Root and the concept of my book