Latin Americanism

I have finally ordered Alberto’s book, and we will find out what I think of his story. In the meantime, I never read his whole schtick on Latin Americanism. Perhaps now I shall. It’s The Cultural Practice of Latin Americanism and it’s in three volumes, and it started in Dispositio. There’s an article I’m recycling … More Latin Americanism

Race in Spain–and that language article

It is important to read this article about race. Also, I think I’m going to go to that SCLA conference again and present my paper “Language and the entrepreneurial university,” and see what they think of it. For that, there is this important article from 1989. Language is historically and linguistically conditions; experiences become experiences … More Race in Spain–and that language article


I will change my ACLA title to Denise Ferreira da Silva, Globality, and Social Death. For Spanish 442 I need those Cambridge Core volumes, Latin America in Transition, and MGM’s article on Martí. Also, Rama 1982. It’s a very good discussion of the rejection of Spain and the insistence on international literary models—and of the … More Things

October 14-31

14. Got to 7620. This is from 7474, so that is146 new words. I could go on but I have other things I must do. But I’ve gotten so far into this paper that it doesn’t take work to get back into it if I stop, and I can stop if I’m working because I’m … More October 14-31

August log

I’ll go back to July’s log and take notes from it, but I essentially struggled the whole time when I did try to work and could not figure out my transitional sentence. I did that today, August 1, and polished it. It wasn’t a writing problem, it was a thought problem. I think that, except … More August log

CUT from the magical realism piece

But there will be a longer version. Magical Realism The resolution of contradiction, or the apparent conciliation of dissonant epistemologies, that we know as magical realism has been celebrated, especially in the English-speaking world, as a decolonizing strategy that affirms realities beyond Western knowledge. In the Hispanic world and among Hispanists, on the other hand, … More CUT from the magical realism piece

Things I will do

I must also, before I fly, in addition to FU prize promotion: * do a manuscript review for RI* order books on my grant* talk to: Emily, Tom, and Amálio on the three other projects. I will do these things while also working on the magic realism and doing more university e-mail, and I will … More Things I will do