I had written this paragraph and thought it was bad, and I later abandoned the paper for lack of time but also lack of hope–based in lack of support or camaraderie, perhaps. Las fisuras en el sujeto vallejiano, la fragmentación de su corpus poético, las bifurcaciones de su tradición manuscrita, y el enigma de su … More Vallejo y yo
1. Entrevistas. 2. Pérez-Torre’s book that I know already I would find self-satisfied and strange — or maybe not, it’s not terribly informed, even though I would rather read Mónica Díaz’ edited collection on being indio in the colonial period. I should ILL it. 3. There’s an article Cholo Angels in Guadalajara that I would … More Some links and things for Santa Gloria
Here we have a copy of that Mignolo journal issue/book our library does not have. There’s an article by Sanjinés on the nation and it explains why the B. Anderson model does not work. And an article by J.D. Saldívar on Anzaldúa that thinks, as I have claimed to do, that what she does with … More The coloniality of power
Lomnitz-Adler talks about mestizaje and, or as deculturation. It’s not a place of exuberance but of loss. Is why the mestizaje fans spend so much time on healing? Titles: Original: Decentered discourse? Problematizing the “Borderlands” Next: Rereading Borderlands: Las márgenes de Gloria Anzaldúa Then: Transnational Borderlands? Las márgenes de Gloria Anzaldúa Then: Border trouble? Intersectionality … More Mestizaje and deculturation
I should really start using actual note-taking software–I’ve converted this blog into a notetaking site when I have another one for that, and the blogs aren’t the most useful format for actual research notes. Nonetheless, here is an interesting article on Vallejo, that I will read. It is called Vallejo, Semicolonialism, and Poetemporality. Axé.
From March 2017: “…mestizo and mestizaje…are doubly hybrid. On the one hand they house an empirical hybridity, built upon eighteenth and nineteenth century racial taxonomies and according to which ‘mestizos’ are non-indigenous individuals, the result of biological or cultural mixtures. Yet, mestizos’ genealogy starts earlier, when ‘mixture’ denoted transgression of the rule of faith, and … More Más y más mestizos
The inner life of mestizo nationalism (Tarica) is another book to get, probably key. Joshua Lund’s later book is in dialogue with it, too. And look at page 80 of Lund: I’m right, it is a question of articulating nation and state. And: Asturias uses the stylized indígenas to come up with a more inclusive … More More mestizos and more Cecilia
“Liminality” – p. 6 “Subaltern Representation” – p. 12 “Difference and Wholeness” – p. 19 [here check the Beverley reference] “Mestizaje” – p. 24 “Beyond Hybridity” – p. 36 Axé.
That point has been raised before (Castillo/Tabuenca) and responded to by Mariana Ortega. The problem is twofold. One issue, as scholars like Irwin (2001), Castillo and Tabuenca (2002), Saldaña-Portillo (2003), Castillo (2006) and Medina (2008) have noted, is that the borderlands in Anzaldúa’s model are very specifically the United States side of the Mexican border. … More Weak first draft of conclusion (it looks fine here but I don’t think I can include all of this)
What would you teach for this? (Side note: McClennen’s Globalization and Latin American Cinema costs hundreds of dollars; if not, I might use it as a textbook for a different film course.) La lengua de las mariposas – Raza – Dragón rapide/Encontrarás dragones – Cría cuervos – ¡Ay Carmela! – Land and freedom – El … More Film on the Spanish Civil War