Things I will do

I must also, before I fly, in addition to FU prize promotion: * do a manuscript review for RI* order books on my grant* talk to: Emily, Tom, and Amálio on the three other projects. I will do these things while also working on the magic realism and doing more university e-mail, and I will … More Things I will do

Revista hispánica moderna

The current issue is on Hispanism. On another topic, I am looking for a 1951/52 article in it by Monguió, on the “crematística” of the 19th century novel. On poetry, there’s Malva Flores, “el ocaso de los poetas intelectuales,” on strategies of legitimation of poetry. Axé.

What I am interested in

I am interested in seeing how racism operates in these representations. I do not think this has really been done. Speaker: “The [white gallery] spaces are really violent [against Blackness].” This explains a lot: the space of my department is really violent against Spanish. Axé.

Absorb heterogeneity, depoliticize difference

That’s what they are up to, those authors. Meanwhile: Hispanism is an imperial project but Latin American writing is multi-voiced from the beginning; the Inca Garcilaso, for instance, insists upon himself as a Quechua narrator, for instance, and Mazzotti (1995 in Revista Iberoamericana and elsewhere) insists on the aural qualities of this text as well. … More Absorb heterogeneity, depoliticize difference


Achille Mbembe. This is another book I’ve GOT to read. I’m so excited about the various things there are to do and read and cannot believe I spent as much time as I did not doing. Why was this? Because I was absent. Axé.