I want to e-mail this but should not. I have to get it out of me. The narrative of the beginning of all of this I got from X, with difficulty, during the summer, was: 1. Y had been coaching student practice many hours a semester, for honorarium of $100. 2. The importance of the … More Censored

Cecilia Simulacrum

Cecilia simulacrum evoke and elide appropriate and evade [or bury] The machine to produce similarities: slavery, contact and mimesis in the Cuban novel Cecilia Valdés … Rev. Ib. XXXIV: 262 (ene.-mar. 2018): 221-233. [What I found in my notes was completely different: being treated “as a servant” is what irritates me the most — I … More Cecilia Simulacrum

Le plan

1/ To qualify our courses for supplemental instruction we will say we have raised the minimum competency level to graduate. There will be more to the request: we may have to point out that it is not possible, in the first three or four courses, to create people who can easily do the major without … More Le plan

El futuro

“Great comparison to the Elsevier model. Also, LSU-BR now has outrageous targets for online enrollment: 5,000 students. If we think of the twenty or so other campuses that have their own targets and if we take a very conservative number of, say, 1,500 per campus, we end up with 30,000 online students. This raises two points. The first … More El futuro

Les notes du jour

For my essay on the market university: California is the worst state in terms of education vs prison investment: they spend $11K per student and $64K per prisoner each year. In news of my other essay: + in the early 19th century, “whitening”was not yet a wish. And people did not want to admit that … More Les notes du jour

Des livres pour mes cours

García Lorca Summer reading: Stainton, Leslie. Lorca: a dream of life, Bloomsbury Books 2013, 978-0747544456; Graham, Helen. The Spanish Civil War. A very short introduction. OUP 2006. Butler, Christopher. Modernism. A very short introduction. OUP 2010. 9780192804419. Winkiel, Laura. Modernism. The basics. Routledge 2017. 978-0–415-71370-2. Complete works, for students: García Lorca, Obra completa, Ediciones de … More Des livres pour mes cours

Those notes

I need to organize my notes. And files. As we know, and in a better way than making these blog posts. But for today: we will start here, anyhow, any way. Cecilia Valdés the novel is anti-colonialist, pro-elite, pro-white and pro-patriarchy (and check Doris Sommer on this; I am in the whole project arguing against … More Those notes