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.
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…
1 Friday, planned: a/ work on classes, b/ buy tables, c/ decide yes or no on the AP reading, d/ do not work on research. Actual: a/ worked on classes, b/ investigated tables and decided against, c/ decided no on the AP reading, d/ opened abstract. 2 Saturday, planned: a/ work on classes, b/ cleaning, … More Logs of May
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
I like this article and the writing in it. There is a great deal to say about it. It is out of field for me so there may be more articles like it. I think you should indicate them to me. Axé.
I am plagiarizing this post from the Facebook page of a colleague, and hope that is all right. Look: Correspondences: Adorno on Benjamin: “Despite extreme individuation […] Benjamin seems empirically hardly to have been a person at all, rather an arena of movement in which content forced its way, through him, into language.” Jim Siegel … More On subjectivity, language and the body