I learned about this poet of fragmented of subjectivity, and the journal that article is in. I remembered about the politics of localization, which do not suggest we develop empathy as an activist strategy. I learned about current Mexican literature and avant-garde theory. I saw people thinking in a relaxed and precise way, and thought … More More things I learned, or remembered
In my study group we read an interesting paper about this that said it was reformist and not revolutionary. Axé.
“That” is Peter’s obnoxious piece in IHE. I. What I say 1. Someone who calls abolitionism, civil rights activism, and so on “wokeism” is being derisive and is sneering at serious work. 2. There is no “contradiction” between the facts that race is socially constructed and that we have a long history of racial discrimination … More What I have to say about that
Our review text for the day. Axé.
Traveler, There Is No Road: Theatre, the Spanish Civil War, and the Decolonial Imagination in the Americas by Lisa Jackson-Schebetta (Iowa: University of Iowa Press, 2017). “Traveler, There Is No Road offers a compelling and complex vision of the decolonial imagination in the United States from 1931 to 1943 and beyond. By examining the ways … More “Caminante, no hay camino:” a book
I read at our book launch last night and I am a good reader. Part of it of course is that my translations take advantage of the music of the English language, so they are easy to read well. I was also the interpreter for this bilingual event. I am good at this as well, … More Poetry reading
This is an important article that has to do, of course, with necropolitics. I learned as well that this author has a book an Anti-imperialist modernism I would like to read. I am going to order it from interlibrary loan, even now, because getting things from the library is like having life flow through you. … More The necroliberal university
That is the issue of Revista Iberoamericana I am shedding today, although I am supposed to study the Andes and so on. It is available on line. I want to have books and things, but I also want to be able to remember what is in what I have. And I want to be light … More Orientaciones transandinas para los estudios andinos
Wednesday will now be my research / writing day. This will involve five hours of research / writing, with two of those hours being a meeting on alternate Wednesdays. That will leave 2.5-3 hours for e-mail and course preparation, and more time if I have the energy. Axé.
I have some unfashionable views about gender, which I do not believe is entirely performative or entirely about identification. As a woman I cannot just say I want to be seen as a man and be seen as one. It’s very difficult to do and not all of those who try, succeed. I am still … More About passing, things you can’t say