Refashioning. That’s the thread that ties together the six blog posts that I have listed below. Four of these posts are about my own intellectual process, while the other two seem to be about reviews of critical digital humanities articles. However, these review entries are also about my own intellectual refashioning, a process which has…Continue Reading
Reader, it turns out dissertations have a great big gravity well, with the pull of a 1,000 black holes. Light can’t escape. Thoughts can’t escape. I can’t escape. Just a few weeks ago (weeks. ago.), I waxed poetical on focusing on the now. Look, I tried. My intention until, oh, about two days ago, was…Continue Reading
In 2012, at the end of a dissertation regarding the relationship between the literary custom sketch and the novel in the nineteenth century, I speculated that “the struggle between local laws and national laws only mask the struggle between customs and the law” (134). My larger point was that, in the context of maturing countries…Continue Reading
There’s nothing quite like a graduate seminar for encouraging you to like one approach one week, see it as intellectually bankrupt the next one, only to be redeemed weeks later. I have academic whiplash…or, better yet, I am currently the intellectual kombucha girl.Continue Reading
Yo sé que a ti te gusta el pop-rock latinoPero este reguetón se te mete por los intestinosPor debajo de la falda como un submarinoY te saca lo de indio taíno…No importa si eres rapera o eres hippieSi eres de Bayamón o de Guaynabo CityConmigo no te pongas pickyEsto es hasta abajo, cójele el triquiEsto…Continue Reading
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