Joshua Lund

Look at this person’s bibliography: race and the state, and hybridity, and now Herzog. Admiration and envy are my feelings on this — I wanted to be in a position to spend time on these things myself. Perhaps I can now. Axé.

Another world

I got up in Dupont Circle and walked past the row houses to a café, had coffee and came back and packed. I walked to the metro and rode to the airport, changing trains once. At the airport I read old notes on Vallejo and transcribed them, including the outline of an old conference paper, … More Another world

Another film course

Jerónimo Arellano has an article in RHM (2016) called “The screenplay in the archive: screenwriting, new cinemas, and the Latin American boom.” The boom novelists also wrote screenplays, not all of which were published. This raises a number of interesting questions I am interested in the article primarily for purposes of course creation. Could one … More Another film course


An unscientific survey of students revealed these as their favorite films in Spanish. I haven’t seen them all, and some of those I have, I have not seen in a long time. But it is a rather good list. 21 gramos Azul y no tan rosa Babel Biútiful Hable con ella María llena de gracia … More Películas

World on a Wire

We will see this film! I don’t know whether to submit these poems to The Nation or to Two Lines. I am thinking Two Lines is a good place to send this author, although they want a longer set than what I was about to send off. There are other journals: Latin American Literature Today, … More World on a Wire

Marta Rodríguez

The photocopy I am recycling today is of an interview of Marta Rodríguez and Iván Sanjinés by Kinetoscopio, a film organization in Medellín. I’d like to give a class on her, her films, and her contexts. Students would learn a great deal about indigenous cinema, indigenismo, the FARC, research, and Colombia generally. I would need … More Marta Rodríguez