Jean Franco has a 1989 article in a volume on the new historicism edited by one H. Aram Veeser, on the nation as imagined community. In it she discusses the impossibility of construction of the modern Latin American state. I must read it. Axé.
In addition to everything else, I must do AAUP business, but what I am doing is writing a piece about magical realism for my own pleasure and instruction. I read an old article by Cornejo Polar about migrant subjects and realized: THAT is also Vallejo’s kind of voice, speaking from everywhere (and not from a … More Vallejo, the migrant
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
I have used and cited this article a couple of times and it is also part of a book the author published later, so I don’t need to keep the journal issue. Except that perhaps I do, for another article, on paternal anxiety. Anyway: this is Moreiras’ critique of the ideology of mestizaje/transculturation (where difference … More Magic realism
On Haiti, important. Axé.
I figured out how the CAPES (or CAPET, for technology) fits into the edifice of degrees and certifications: it’s the teaching qualification most people have. You can still try for the agregé after that and get a raise and 3 hours fewer of class per week, and teach higher up, but I never figured it … More French education system
1/ “Patriarchal bullshit.” Just do it–but the question is just do what. The times I have just done it when it wasn’t what I wanted to do, were times when really I should have just said no. 2/ Reeducation. How did I fall under its spell? Recent events are a dramatization of it. a) Person … More Things to talk about
Decarceration / prison abolition is a key piece of the revolution to come. (We HAVE to have revolution according to the Afro-Pessimists, you know, and they would probably say we need the prison system to create the not quite human category of people that are the black ones/black death, and so on). I want to … More The next prison paper
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
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