Category Archives: Siglo XIX

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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Books from OUP

There is Brian Attebery, Stories about Stories: Fantasy and the Remaking of Myth. It could be interesting for some classes. There is the Oxford Handbook of the African American Slave Narrative. Then there is American Blood. I need this book. If … Continue reading

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Más aún sobre el Facundo

The first English translation of Facundo was made in 1868 by the widow of Horace Mann; it was reviewed in The Nation. I never read Diana Sorensen Goodrich’s book on Facundo but I should. She had a very good article … Continue reading

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Brunner and Mexico and all

Here is an article to read, and I need to read Brunner, have done for years. And I can see the Mexican courses I would like to teach: one on estridentismo and other vanguardias, using Tatiana Flores’ book and others, … Continue reading

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The Libertine Colony

Keywords Doris Garraway, Werner Sollors. There is even more bibliography on these stories of incest and miscegenation then I realize.

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LARR 48:2 (2013)

In the interest of not having too many things, I am giving the current issue of LARR to a graduate student. Of interest to me in it are: — Zac Zimmer, “Barbarism in the Muck of the Present. Dystopia and … Continue reading

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Theories of racial mixing in the United States

Ralph Waldo Emerson and others in the mid nineteenth century were for it, and spoke of it in Vasconcelos-like terms. Emerson, 1845: “In this continent — asylum of all races — the energy of the Irish, Germans, Swedes, Poles and … Continue reading

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