I must find that Borges quotation, on the pleasure of reading, for my course. Axé.
Things I thought about during the summer: “Flip” it all: start out the semester online and finish in person, have office hours during class hours and asynchronous assignments, have office hours online and hangouts in person. “Teams,” for reasons I forget, does not work, you should use Moodle. Think of what your goals are, work … More Online and remote courses
Desaparición y búsqueda en el norte de México. The complete book. Axé.
You would study El reino de este mundo, Changó, el gran putas (which is also about the Haitian revolution but by an actual Afro-Latin author), and Haitian material, and Louisiana material on Mackandal. (I wish I could teach classes like that. A colleague said: “I am glad this is my retirement job, because if it … More Another great course in comparative literature
Best books for COVID-19 class — what would you add? 1. Boccaccio / Decameron — some say just first chapter 2. Camus / La peste 3. Mann / The magic mountain 4. Mann / Death in Venice 5. Anon. / Nibelungenlied (Bary, Chataeva) 6. GGM / Love in the time of cholera (Chataeva likes it) … More Plague course
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
What would you teach for this? (Side note: McClennen’s Globalization and Latin American Cinema costs hundreds of dollars; if not, I might use it as a textbook for a different film course.) La lengua de las mariposas – Raza – Dragón rapide/Encontrarás dragones – Cría cuervos – ¡Ay Carmela! – Land and freedom – El … More Film on the Spanish Civil War
It is a film by Petra Costa about Bolsonaro and it is opening in San Francisco January 5, although it is almost a year old and is apparently available on Netflix already. Apparently it is very important and we should show it in class if there is any way to justify doing something in Portuguese. … More The edge of democracy
This is another hip course I could give, at an advanced level, with a baby-level that would be a freshman seminar. SPANISH language writing would be the topic, we wouldn’t work on English language writing, or read a lot of Spanglish. Algunos nombres: Elizabeth Acevedo (“The Poet X” se ha traducido al español), Gloria Anzaldúa, … More US Latinos writing in Spanish
Here’s a good list of things people undertaking research, need and should do: 1. have knowledge of what a research question is; 2. have basic subject knowledge in a chosen topic area, e.g., its major research questions; 3. develop a capacity for being interested in questions where the answer is nonobvious; 4. have the ability to … More Undergraduate and other research