Vallejo y yo

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

Mestizaje and deculturation

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

Cesítar, el occidental

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.  

Más y más mestizos

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

My outline

“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.

Weak first draft of conclusion (it looks fine here but I don’t think I can include all of this)

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)