Category Archives: Working

Themes and ideas for that class

It is exoticism, primitivism, representations and uses of the savage and the jungle, and indigenismos, and lo indígena. I thought of giving a class on these themes again because I ran across some material on Quintín Lame, and I am … 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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The computer file problem

I have 30 years worth of computer files. Most, except those very most recently worked on, are backed up in Dropbox and on a flash drive or four. They are very disorganized — there are folders within folders and it … Continue reading

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A teaching post

I am ignoring this blog and should come back and clear it up and modernize and use it, or perhaps consolidate it elsewhere. But here is a teaching post. I have stopped giving the introduction to literature as I used … Continue reading

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“Quitting is the new tenure”

Someone said that. I say that chairs should not have lecturers and secretaries do their work, and deans should not have professors do their work. The deans, lecturers and secretaries should also not undermine and obstruct the work of the … Continue reading

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Año nuevo

I visited the town I grew up in for the first time in many years and here is a shot from it. Look at the palm trees and the mountains. This year I would like to clear up this blog, … Continue reading

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Remember remember

Books I can see for free online, which means barely peer at them, but think the publisher should give me, are: Aldama, ed. Latino/a Literature in the Classroom. Routledge, 2015. Venuti. Translation Changes Everything. Routledge, 2013. I must remember to … Continue reading

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