Sitting at a desk reading and taking notes on a quiet morning, looking out at a gravel road. The sky is gray but not dark, and the air is mild. The refrigerator hums and there is alternative radio. It is the same as it ever was. I thought that when I became a professor there … More Sans titre
Es evidente que categorías como mestizaje e hibridez toman pie en disciplinas ajenas al análisis cultural y literario, básicamente en la biología, con el agravante —en el caso del mestizaje— que se trata de un concepto ideologizado en extremo. En lo que toca a hibridez la asociación casi espontánea tiene que ver con la esterilidad … More Cornejo II
I thought of writing another poem about Angola, to see whether it turned out to be poetic or imitation poetic, but decided I should start a series of posts about my visits to the place. I am reading Wilbert Rideau’s memoir. When Rideau he was still at Angola, and was editor of the magazine, he … More My afternoons at Angola
This now famous note was originally commissioned by me, and stolen by two different people, so we will study it now, piece by piece. No hace mucho Fernández Retamar alertó contra los peligros implícitos en la utilización de categorías provenientes de otros ámbitos a los campos culturales y literarios. El préstamo metafórico y/o metonímico puede … More Cornejo I
We will go here. Not to the opening, of course, but to the exhibit, during the summer … and there is much that can be streamed (if you can tolerate one more moment on screen, that is). Axé.
A book we have to get. Axé.
I have discerned that another tool of the right wing and the patriarchy is to say you are either “unrealistic” or “codependent” if you are working for change. That goes for politics, but also for work … and I do suppose that work, my work, is politics. *** The person from whose post I am … More March on
I saw Larry Hill of the Guardian say: The Rolling Stones formed between the Bay of Pigs Invasion and Cuban Missile Crisis. Around the time baby boom kids’ fear of the Cold War was getting in the way of spending their baby boom allowance. I too was conceived and born in this gap between being … More On the Rolling Stones in Cuba
I am too overloaded with service and administration and it is detrimental not just to me but to the other entities who are affected by it. But when this is not the case, things are not done and it is differently detrimental, particularly to me. One needs to have boundaries and say no. But when … More Conundrum
Today I finished a rough draft of a strategic plan for my unit. I gave it to someone else to edit, as this project is not mine alone. I spoke to my outside speaker. Over the break I am going to create a final draft of the website, and finish a complete, if not perfect … More Rinascere