In the course I am calling my “Bolshevik mega-class” we are reading Susan Sontag, “Against Interpretation.” This is good for Vallejo, and for my alleged paper that criticizes the biographical interpretations of him. Lorca, Borges, Vallejo, there is so much to work on. Axé.
I read a Marxist-type analysis of Lorca. He has fascist elements. The article is good and so is its bibiliography. And there is a documentary about Berkeley I must see. Axé.
Here is a Buster Keaton post. I might imitate these activities in class. Either now of in the fall. Axé.
Traveler, There Is No Road: Theatre, the Spanish Civil War, and the Decolonial Imagination in the Americas by Lisa Jackson-Schebetta (Iowa: University of Iowa Press, 2017). “Traveler, There Is No Road offers a compelling and complex vision of the decolonial imagination in the United States from 1931 to 1943 and beyond. By examining the ways … More “Caminante, no hay camino:” a book
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From an illustration by Rafael Alberti N.B. One of Lorca’s Gypsy Ballads.?? In the original, the term laguna (translated below as “lagoon”: first, second and last) is also meant to suggest that there was a gap –a textual lacuna — in a manuscript transmitting a traditional ballad about a certain…
If I were to do a freshman seminar like that, we’d read plays we aren’t reading in other classes, and do dramatic readings. We’d learn to write abstracts, summaries, and annotated bibliographies; we’d learn how to seriously look things up in the library. I’ll have to keep working on this. The classic play to read, … More Freshman seminar in the Lorca lab
It is in August, then, that I will create the reserve list for that class and construct Moodle sites for all my classes. In July I will still read for them. Today I was supposed to start writing — write for an hour, not read — that article. There are all these tantalizing ways to … More August 3-11
García Lorca Summer reading: Stainton, Leslie. Lorca: a dream of life, Bloomsbury Books 2013, 978-0747544456; Graham, Helen. The Spanish Civil War. A very short introduction. OUP 2006. Butler, Christopher. Modernism. A very short introduction. OUP 2010. 9780192804419. Winkiel, Laura. Modernism. The basics. Routledge 2017. 978-0–415-71370-2. Complete works, for students: García Lorca, Obra completa, Ediciones de … More Des livres pour mes cours