I am declutterinng and it means trying to decipher pieces of paper upon which I wrote important things. One of them is the title of this post–the idea that there ARE infrastructures of race. And there’s a book about it, that I have to get. The point is that processes of racialization begin sooner than … More Infrastructures of race
Social Death. It is in our library! JV6456 .C33 2012 There is a chapter in it, “The violence of value,” on the concept of unpayable debt. REM is another of the books that raises the idea of race and drops it. A form of evoke-and-elide is described at the link above: “Yet, the U.S., to … More Lisa Marie Cacho
The photocopy I am recycling today is of this book. I kept it for years because there was a time where it was the only text I knew of that would said: “The subaltern needs expressive subjectivity, but radical Western intellectuals think expressive subjectivity is conservative / oppressive, and so on.” THERE IS A PROBLEM … More Selected Subaltern Studies
I have one and it sits. I have to get rid of paper and activate some energy, and of course I also want to procrastinate on SERVICE by looking at research. So let us see. FERREIRA DA SILVA — her ideas on race can help us read Latin American literature (in part because they are … More A folder full of notes
I will put something like this back in later. Ironically enough, the enthusiasm for magical realism was fueled not only by the fact that the “Boom” novels associated with it were so widely circulated, but by the vicissitudes of Hispanism in the United States. After Angel Flores’ 1955 article “Magical Realism in Spanish American Fiction,” … More Newly cut from the magical realism piece
This post has to do with the magical realism piece, and in it is a link to a very nice piece on Morel–a novel(la) I will read and teach. Axé.
But there will be a longer version. Magical Realism The resolution of contradiction, or the apparent conciliation of dissonant epistemologies, that we know as magical realism has been celebrated, especially in the English-speaking world, as a decolonizing strategy that affirms realities beyond Western knowledge. In the Hispanic world and among Hispanists, on the other hand, … More CUT from the magical realism piece
This book is actually about subject theory and it will, I hope, help me figure out what I think about Vallejo and magical realism. Or not–but I will know. Axé.
Jean Franco has a 1989 article in a volume on the new historicism edited by one H. Aram Veeser, on the nation as imagined community. In it she discusses the impossibility of construction of the modern Latin American state. I must read it. Axé.