How many countries have you spent Christmas in, besides the United States? I am thinking of this. Let me try to see: Spain (once), Denmark (once), Morocco (once), Mexico (once), Brazil (three times), Guatemala (once), and Chile (once). I think this is all. Axé.
It was in 1964 that the Supreme Court of the United States ruled to allow prisoners to sue on prison conditions. The nation-state cannot tolerate multi-ethnic populations, and this is why there is so much effort toward homogenization. Empires, on the other hand, are easily multi-ethnic. We are currently supposed to say that online courses … More Neoliberal or postmodern things, and the past of the present
I went to get that book from the library and it was there, along with two books of interest I had heard of and one I had not, so I checked out all four. It was amazing. This paper is not in my field, but in a field the university supports, and I feel like … More Support
Teseo. Unlike everyone else, they are begging for manuscripts. Axé.
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
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
Pronouns: I have a gender neutral name for a reason, suckaz, and I resent this question. I am, however, a woman, and I have never doubted it. People who see or know me say she/her. When people don’t see or know me, and assume I may be he/him, I like it. Who doesn’t enjoy changing … More Signature line
This is an important little piece to read. And I want this book Global Raciality, but not at its price. I wish we had a library, and that it kept up with things. They have it at LSU-S and I should get it by interlibrary loan. And finally, I have always admired this article on … More Reading stories like an underdog
Inviting a consul can go beyond a reception. It can be a community event with the Consul and her or his staff speaking to students and faculty, the local business community, immigrant organizations, and so on. A Consul can explain international trade, education abroad opportunities, food, and cultural exchanges … give a great deal of … More That consular visit
The Ring of Words, the introduction and the section on Spain. Jarchas, are there good recordings? Cid, Libro de Buen Amor, Romancero, what recordings are there? Songs in Lope; recordings of Góngora and Quevedo Are there recordings of 18th/19th century uses of song in poetry? Rosalía de Castro, décimas de todas las edades García Lorca, … More A course on poetry sung