Category Archives: Enlightenment

One more issue of PMLA bites the dust

To get me to not read something, just put it in PMLA. The May 2013 issue in particular, I should want to read as it is all full of Latin American and comparative things, but I do not. Is it … Continue reading

Posted in Colonialisms, Créolité, Enlightenment, Hispanism, Modernities, Race, Sugar, Vallejo, Vanguardias, What Is A Scholar?, Working | Leave a comment

Irene Silverblatt, and the Spanish discourse around “raza”

I am going to write a blurb about my book as though it were a person, and I will use Irene Silverblatt’s mini-bio as a model. I also need to investigate ideas of race in Spain, and Spring 2013 is … Continue reading

Posted in Colonialisms, Enlightenment, Modernities, Race | Leave a comment

Geomodernisms

This first chapter is elegantly written and very well informed. Consider the Middle Passage as the founding moment of modernity, and not the 18th century ideas of freedom; remember that Black labour is what made possible the high standard of … Continue reading

Posted in Enlightenment, Race | Leave a comment

The Dark Side of the Enlightenment

Emmanuel Eze’s book Race and the Enlightenment is actually a reader, an anthology of Enlightenment writings on race. Just think of what one could do with that.

Posted in Colonialisms, Créolité, Enlightenment, Haiti, Modernities, Race | Leave a comment

Charles Mills and Emmanuel Eze

I have to read them.

Posted in Enlightenment, Race | Leave a comment

Nightmares of the lettered city

This is the book.

Posted in Colonialisms, Enlightenment, Modernities | Leave a comment

Steele Commager

Jefferson, nationalism, and the enlightenment. Maybe this is where I should start my course.

Posted in Créolité, Enlightenment, Modernities | Leave a comment