On Bourbon reforms and slave societies. How modern Spain was created by its Cuban colony. Axé.
I have to get the things I said I would, and López Velarde, and the Anzaldúa book I don’t have, and that’s there. I ordered the other one, and might donate it to the library. I’ll see about the Thomas Ward article (Gloria Anzaldúa y la lucha fronteriza). I’m keeping in mind this manifesto on … More La bibliothèque
I thought I was just puttering around, rereading Adrienne Rich because someone sent me that essay, and reading about Oswaldo Costa because this article popped up, but actually: they are for my paper. Anzaldúa is a lesbian writer and following Rich, that is more important than her just being a defender of all supposedly “marginal” … More Compulsory heterosexuality and alternative anthropophagy
I was going to make note of, and then donate my issue of the January, 2019 PMLA but I think I will keep it, for now. I often do not even read PMLA, it seems boring, but then once in a while it has things of interest. Here, there’s an article on Fanon’s radio; one … More Cultures of reading
My student wrote an essay on Bodas de sangre as anti-tragedy and it was great. I then discovered there is a book by George Steiner on this matter and another very interesting one by Ekbert Faas. I never thought I was interested in theatre as a genre but I think that many of the decisions … More On tragedy
These are books I would like to see, but they are too expensive for what they are even on my grant money. Cuba and the new origenismo. But wait — it is on JSTOR! Trafficking knowledge in early twentieth century Spain. It is on JSTOR too! Axé.
I learned about this book from Clarissa’s blog and am now reading it as well. This post is an aide-mémoire, not a full discussion. a. The exploitation of freedom. “Freedom will prove to have been merely an interlude.” It is felt when passing from one way of living to another, until this too turns out … More Psychopolitics 1: the crisis of freedom
Dustin Welch García, Book Review of Imagined Globalization, AmeriQuests 12.1 (2015). Nestor García Canclini. 2014. Imagined Globalization, trans. G. Yúdice. Durham and London: Duke University Press. Pages: 242. Paperback: $24.95 ISBN: 978-0-8223-5461-1 The recent English translation and publication of Nestor García Canclini’s Imagined Globalization, which first appeared in Spanish in 1999, offers a nuanced examination … More Imagined globalization (reviewed by Dustin Welch García)
Other people read novels but to regenerate I like to read academic articles out of immediate field. This is Silvia Goldman, “Alonso Quijano o el relativismo inmutable,” RILCE 24.2 (2008) 323-337. DQ: between the medieval and renaissance worlds, dramatizing the social transformations that occurred with the advent of print culture … “El Quijote es el … More Reading for pleasure Friday
Stupid motivational tricks published some spiritual exercises from which I learned that the fear and fretting que me aquejan desde la Reeducación simply must be put aside. Meanwhile, I got hooked on a truly trashy tv series of the kind set in European courts. I like these as palace politics resemble politics at work. In … More Things learned from surfing