Objective: read these texts and problematize the term. Put these in a useful order. Flores’ 1955 article El reino de este mundo El acoso Borges, El arte narrativo y la magia Bioy Casares, La invención de Morel Fuentes, Chac Mool Rulfo, Pedro Páramo How to deal with 100 años de soledad — will we have … More The magical realism course
El reino de este mundo will be the first and oldest text. Everything else will be short, but interesting, from a different country. That is the foundation, and everything else is later; I should do something actually Afro-Latin to go with REM. Other texts I am thinking about having, for narrative, are Pedro Páramo, Crónica … More Spanish American Literature in Translation? Or Latin American? Including Brazil, or not?
Deep reading. And a trenchant critique of the film in question. Axé.
Here is a Buster Keaton post. I might imitate these activities in class. Either now of in the fall. Axé.
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