Category Archives: Race

Racial memory and literary history

This is a piece, surely very conservative, by Greenblatt that I want to read. The entire issue of the journal is interesting, too. The May 2016 issue of PMLA has an article on Jean Franco by Arturo Arias, “From the … Continue reading

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Unas revistas importantes

Revista Iberoamericana 221 (Oct.-Dec. 2007) is entirely available online so I am leaving my beautiful paper copy in this café because I do not recognize the issue when it sits on my shelf. It is on literature and technology but … Continue reading

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Ideas across borders

The “transnational turn” in U.S. historiography has made scholars aware of the interdependence of U.S. history on the history of the rest of the world. It has had a particularly significant impact on intellectual and cultural history, which is now … Continue reading

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Gathering my thoughts

That Goodrich article “From Barbarism to Civilization: Travels of a Latin American Text,” from ALH years ago, is one of those ancient articles I have in xerox and never recycle. My notes say it is important for Orientalist sources, oriental … Continue reading

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Against hybridity

Kelsky, Karen, “Intimate Ideologies: Transnational Theory and Japan’s ‘Yellow Cabs’.” Public Culture 14 (1994): 465-478. There are lovely photographs in this journal as well but I cannot keep all old journal issues. I had kept this one for this piece, … Continue reading

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Through others’ eyes

“It is a peculiar sensation, this double-consciousness, this sense of always looking at one’s self through the eyes of others, of measuring one’s soul by the tape of a world that looks on in amused contempt and pity. One ever … Continue reading

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Mothers, daughters, race, vision, Cecilia Valdés, important


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