I will go here, but will have to come up with something on women characters not women writers, I fear. I might argue that certain incomprehensible or hard to interpret classics are crystal clear if you think in forbidden terms about gender and race. Cien años de soledad becomes very clear, for instance, if you … More One Hundred Years of Solitude and the Inevitability of Race
I need this book and they have it at LSU. Axé.
Here it is. Obviously, I must find out whether any of these people have found any actual plaçage contracts. And be re-familiarize myself with their discussions now that I have been convinced that the practice is a myth. Also, there is a 2011 book, Southscapes, that takes plaçage as real and cites references to it … More A plaçage bibliography without Aslakson or Clark
Julia Kristeva remarks somewhere (my wording may not be exact) that “in every bourgeois family group there is one child who has a soul.” And thus we meet them, in novel after novel: not only those who go literally motherless and fatherless, but also the children “with souls” who, for precisely that reason, will be … More La orfandad
What was I thinking about when I wrote these things down? Manzano’s Autobiography of a Slave Solás’1981 Cecilia Sibylle Fischer’s 2005 introduction to Lane’s translation of Cecilia (I think it discusses the certificate of whiteness; in any case, I have this book); it also says other tings I like Lamore’s introduction to the 2004 Cátedra … More Des fragments Cécilia
When he left Cuba in 1849, he sailed from Havana to Apalachicola. Reynaldo Arenas published a parody of Cecilia Valdés. Axé.
Mignolo 111: “En el continente americano, la raza se convirtió en un motivo endémico de la conciencia del Nuevo Mundo, y por eso las razas se ‘sienten’ en América como se ‘sienten’ las clases en Europa.” He is discussing Lewis Gordon, Existentia Africana, another book I should read. Also: Omi and Winant. Formation theory is … More For my book, and perhaps some of my current papers