Anna Kornbluh

This is important to read. In my words: faux-anarchical anti-formations like hybridity, dissolution, and so on are part of the language of neoliberalism, not of something “subversive.” This was always my view, but it was not a permitted view when I was in formation myself, and not being allowed to say it was a large … More Anna Kornbluh

On “Castilian”

Notes toward my next piece of public writing (this was the last). People think Spanish in Mexico is a separate and inferior language and that “Castilian” is a rarefied, literary thing. Really, what we call “Spanish” is all Castilian, and it can be spoken in different dialects and speech registers, like English. It became “Spanish” … More On “Castilian”

The Radical Spanish Empire: Petitions and the Creation of the New World

Read all about it, in this interview and this discussion. Points for my papers: Da Silva: postcolonialism and decoloniality reify Europe. This is my problem with her. Magical realism: what the postcolonialists see in it (the representation of views of colonizer and colonized at once, as though there were only two elements) fits Latin America … More The Radical Spanish Empire: Petitions and the Creation of the New World

I will

Go to campus and deal with mail. Fill out a W-9 form for AP. Reserve a rental car. See about acupuncture. See if I have overpaid Best Buy. AND: It appears I could fly one way to Reno on American, early enough in the morning and stopping only once. I would then not have to … More I will

Texas

HAS Unlicensed handguns Drinks to go Frequent boil water warnings Unlimited reelection of governors Expanding homeless population (and it is illegal to be homeless in a public place) Californian tech exodus offering 50% above asking on every house DOES NOT HAVE Voting rights Abortion rights History education (it is illegal to teach about race, or … More Texas

Beneficios

Benefits of being old and of having seen things already. So I went to meet the student worker’s fiancé. I had not met him before, only heard. Based upon that, I was positively disposed. Still. I get there and find him in the doorway trembling for two reasons. He wants to impress me, but he … More Beneficios

Des fragments

“Post-fiction,” pos-ficción. Volpi’s novela criminal. The novels Línea negra and Partitura para una mujer muerta. Mines, sugar, oil. Novels about these products. These products as characters. Racismo y capitalismo racial. Most importantly: Open Post Academics. Axé.