Tu memoria negra

There is Gurumbé and more: Jordi Savall’s Routes of Slavery, for instance, which you can buy. There’s Slavery and the black presence in Spanish Golden Age literature. There’s Staging “habla de negros.” Axé.

Why are faculty apathetic? (I’ve got to reorganize this post and also make one on ventriloquism and strategies to hide the notion of slavery … also, in France you can’t look up “Blackness” or “Black” as a term in archives)

In the major conflicts of the past thirty years, most tenured faculty have been  absent. A fairly small group works on important institutional issues they know well– police abolition, admissions equity, faculty diversification, grad student unionization, among others.  Meanwhile, the majority of tenure-track faculty are completely silent on budgeting, administrative accountability, pseud-integration, and other major … More Why are faculty apathetic? (I’ve got to reorganize this post and also make one on ventriloquism and strategies to hide the notion of slavery … also, in France you can’t look up “Blackness” or “Black” as a term in archives)

Lockdown America

I have this book in PDF, since I have not found my paper copy, and it is a good thing, too. A paragraph I have cut for now, but need to use, is: “Worthy of analysis is the ambiguous economic efficiency of prisons: they generate income, but they also have a high economic cost. At … More Lockdown America

Saidiya Hartman

It appears I will have to read her if I am ever to understand Denise Ferreira da Silva, or my prison paper. If reform makes things worse, and revolution is impossible, is there a solution other than marronage? Axé.

Research Day

Wednesday will now be my research / writing day. This will involve five hours of research / writing, with two of those hours being a meeting on alternate Wednesdays. That will leave 2.5-3 hours for e-mail and course preparation, and more time if I have the energy. Axé.