Places of Mind is the new biography of Saïd I would like to read. Axé.
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.
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.
Read all about them. Axé.
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
It is because of the subtitle that I should actually read this book. I used to read at it and not pay enough attention because it seemed to Anglocentric and foreign. However. Axé.
I wrote: “If the carceral is not a detour or an aberration to be righted by reform but an essential feature of the modern world, recomposing itself when the ground shifts, what is to be done?” Race as topic keeps arising in these books, too. And then getting “elided,” as I keep saying. Race keeps … More What is happening in those books?
I’m going to Tulane and I will read this old book by Sara Castro-Klarén. Everyone was interested in the Latin American subject back then, and Borges is much better at thinking about these things than people give him credit for. I will find out what I was thinking, what I might have thought. I would … More Escritura, sujeto y transgresión
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.
La declaración de Luiselli es tan provocadora como pretenciosa y vacía; sin embargo, refleja la sensibilidad hípster que desdeña la utilidad de la propia escritura, capitaliza la emocionalidad para vehicular un mensaje “político”, pero a la vez rechaza el debate entre literatura y política como mero onanismo. El problema estriba en que obras como la … More Empathy and neoliberal realism