Monday, June 27, 2016

"Heroic" Border Patrol Agents of Lore: Or "That's Not the Migra I Know!" More Tales of Greedy "Mexicans," "Savage" Native Americans, and "Heroic" Uber Gringos!

Pappy is at it again--posting delectable artifacts from American comic book history that are also revelatory chronicles unraveling the collusion of race, ethnicity, violence, and more in popular "entertainments."  Basically, if you follow the argument from Tex[t]-Mex and read enough of these semiotic comic wonders, you come to understand where dumb folks like Donald Trump got all that crap that's flowing around their addled imaginations--in particular, the sludgy miasma they imbibe/vomit that derives from their hallucinations of racialized bodies.

This time up it is issue 3 of BORDER PATROL, a humdinger of a tale from the U.S./Mexico border with savage greedy Mexicans, savage violent Native Americans, and "John Brand" "Peace Officer" and Border Patrolman (uber Gringo extraordinaire).

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The Mextasy Pop-up Exhibition, a Traveling Circus of Disrupting Latina/o-Loving Desmadres, Hits the U.S. Midwest and the American Studies Program at the University of Kansas, Thursday, April 28, 2016! #mextasy

A quick notice that the Mextasy Circus of Televisual Desmadres hits the land of Dorothy and Oz this week, Thursday, April 28, 2016 as our Spring 2016 tour comes to a close before I take off for the London Rocks program next month.

There will be an exhibition, presentation, book- and print-signing and tons of other fun!

"MEXtasy" Pop-up Exhibition:  11AM - 3PM, Sabatini Multicultural Resource Center, Reception Area 
Visit and walk-through a one day pop-up exhibition entitled “MEXtasy", that brings us images of the Mexican experience in America and the many negative stereotypes that continue to be produced by Hollywood and the media.  
Part II, Lunch and Learn 12:00-1:15PM 
Join us for a lunch time conversation with exhibition curator William Anthony Nericcio, aka Memo, an award-winning Chicano literary theorist, cultural critic, graphic designer, American Literature scholar, and Professor of English and Comparative Literature at San Diego State University. 

You can find more information from a site run by my host with most, the Department of American Studies at the University of Kansas--thanks also to the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies there also.

Here's a day in the life of American Studies at KU--below appears propaganda for the event I have been tossing up on social media as well as some new Mextasy prints! Remember you can always find a variety of Mextasy/Eyegiene nonsense at

Saturday, April 16, 2016

"Mexico" "South America" What Does it Matter!? 50 Shades of Wow With Yet Another Chapter in the History of Latin American in American Comics #mextasy

Once again we champion the devilish eye of Pappy over at Pappy's Golden Age Comics Blogzine with a recent entry featuring comics detective/blonde bombshell Starr Flagg. As is often the case with Mexico- and South America-based pulp comic fables, the narrative, in this case, "The House That Hate Built," serves as a barely-disguised semiotic delivery mechanism for sordid, soft-core "Latin"-laced titillation--and who is knocking that!????? Not me.

Of particular note in this doozy of a story--the S&M panels featuring twin whipped, naked-chested he-men, one 'white', one 'latino, for variety.  The art is by Ogden Whitney.

Gracias Pappy! Or as we would call you over here at the Textmex Galleryblog, Pappy Chulo!

Here are some choice scans lifted off of Pappy's amazing blog:

You Asked For It, YOU GOT IT--Still More Artifacts for the Virtual #Mextasy Show from the #BizarreCaucasianBestiary

Saturday, March 26, 2016

#Mextasy and #Eyegiene Hit the Road, April 2016! Lectures & Exhibitions in Paris (EHESS), Ithaca (Cornell), San Diego (SDSU Binacom), and Lawrence (University of Kansas)!

Spring 2016 arrives and my suitcases need bandages and duct-tape as I prepare to hit the road with a series of #mextasy and #eyegiene presentations and exhibitions here in the United States and abroad. April 5th and 6th, I will be in Paris at EHESS, the  √Čcole des hautes √©tudes en sciences sociales (The School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences), for an atelier on American Television and Mass Culture. The first lecture on April 5, 2016 reviews my upcoming new book with the University of Texas Press, "Eyegiene: The Televisual Age of Sex and Race." The second lecture on April 6 is brand new and has the name, "Memoirs “With” the Blind: What Jacques Derrida and Jorge Luis Borges Whispered into the Ear of Jon Hammand Bryan Cranston on the Sets of Mad Menand Breaking Bad"

Next up are a series of presentations at Cornell University--my first real trip back there since I received my PhD in 1989.  This Mextasy popup exhibition and lecture is called, "From Tex[t]-Mex to Mextasy: 21st Century Mexicans, Mexican-Americans, and Latinas/os in the Age of the Smartphone and the Digital Humanities," and goes down Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 12:00pm in the Latina/o Studies Conference Room, 429 Rockefeller Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.

Information on the San Diego State University BINACOM #Mextasy Pop-Up Exhibition and my upcoming rantings and ravings in Kansas may be found on my electric mothership: or in the images below...

Friday, March 04, 2016

Amazing Heritage Auctions Trio of Vintage Mexican Movie Posters by Ernesto García Cabral, aka "El Chango"

Ernesto Garc√≠a Cabral, El Chango, was a wickedly talented Mexican illustrator and painter--his works come to define a moment in the history Mexican cinema.  You can read more about him here, in English, and here, in Spanish.

Three of his works are now up for auction--click the caption below each image to be transported to Heritage Auctions' site, or click the image to see El Chango's work in high resolution.

Las Interesadas

Las 3 Alegres Comadres


Monday, February 22, 2016

Mextasy Invading University of Arizona, Tucson, for the "Annual Graduate and Professional Symposium on Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literature, Language and Culture" ‪#‎mextasy‬

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Just a quick posting to announce I will be in Tucson, the guest of some very cool graduate students and faculty, for the Annual Graduate and Professional Symposium on Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literature, Language and Culture. The conference runs February 25th and 26th with my keynote on Thursday the 25th!  I can't wait! The entire program is here!

A huge warm thank you y gracias to the Program Coordinators, Claudia Nazario and Andrea Herrera Dulcet. 

The program is entitled "Crossroad Talks: Culture, Identity, Language and Literature in Active Contact Zones" and will be held  February 25-27, 2016, at the Arizona Historical Society Museum, Tucson, Arizona.

Here are the details for the presentation:

Keynote speaker William Nericcio, San Diego State University, presents:
Toxic "Mexican" Digital Mannequins, 
Viral HisPANIC Stereotypes, and Contagious, Smartphone-borne Hate: 
Existential Conundrums for Latinas/os on the Brink of 21st Century Mextasy in the Age of the Digital Humanities                                 
Introduction by Dr. Melissa Fitch
(University of Arizona Campus, ILC 150) map to the ILC

5:45- 6:50pm on Thursday, February 25, 2016

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Look Out Ivy League!!! #Mextasy Coming to Penn in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Monday, February 22, 2016! "“Cyborg Chicanos, Virtual Latinas, Smartphones, and Digital Culturas Viral, Electric Mutations of Latina/o Stereotypes in the Age of the Internet”"

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“Cyborg Chicanos, Virtual Latinas, Smartphones, and Digital Culturas Viral, Electric Mutations of Latina/o Stereotypes in the Age of the Internet” is the title of the charla/presentation/pop-up exhibition I am bringing on the plane with me to Philly and the University of Pennsylvania Monday, February 22, 2016. I will be presenting from 6pm to 8 or so in Arch 108/109 on the main Penn campus.  Help me spread the palabra by using the hashtag #mextasy on twitter, instagram, and facebook!  See you soon! The event is part of Penn's cool Reclamando Nuestras Voces/ Reclaiming our Voices Penn Festival Latinx 2016

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Monday, February 01, 2016

"Give Us One of Those Latin Bombshell Dances" : Lupe Velez Comic-Generated! Another Great Chapter in the History of Mexicans in American Mass Culture

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Time and again I have tipped my sombrero to the remarkable treasures to be found at Pappy's Golden Age Comics Blogzine, but now he has outdone himself with a post that jibes/gels/fuses with my #textmex and #mextasy researches/art/presentations and more.

One of his latest entries is a comic book from 1951 that fictionalizes the life and times of Lupe Velez--the 'Mexican Spitfire' that figures at the heart of my research in Myra Mendible's From Bananas to Buttocks and in my own Tex[t]-Mex: Seductive Hallucinations of the "Mexican" in America {(Quality Comics’ Love Secrets #41 (1941), reprinted from Love Confessions #9 (1951)}

Click the images here to be plunged into mexstatic semiotic pleasure or go to Pappy's blog to read the whole story. Read my interpretation of Lupe Velez's life story--her career in cinema and the tragic climax to her life--here.

Friday, January 01, 2016

email signature: dr. william anthony nericcio

I used to place this on the bottom of all my emails, but then emailing services like google and yahoo thought I was an agent of spam. Now you can enjoy them here in all their glory!

Director, Master of Arts in Liberal Arts & Sciences (MALAS)
Professor, English & Comparative Literature (ENGL), 
Chicana/o Studies (CCS), and Latin American Studies (CLAS)
Director, San Diego State University Press (SDSU PRESS)
Study Abroad, Summer 2016, LONDON ROCKS
snail mail:           SDSU MC 6020 | A&L 273 | 5500 Campanile Dr.
San Diego, CA 92182-6020
office phone: 619.594.1524


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Thursday, December 31, 2015

"The Stuff a He-Man's Dreams Are Made Of" | John D. MacDonald's Mexico-based PLEASE WRITE FOR DETAILS, "Hotly Spiced with Latin Savvy," or Yet Another Chapter in the History of "Mexicans" in American Mass Culture (Fawcett Paperback Edition)

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setting for MacDonald's opus
I was stumbling around the internets and chanced upon an old Pulp paperback fiction blog I used to follow, Pop Sensation! There I found John D. MacDonald's PLEASE WRITE FOR DETAILS, a rather minor moment in American literary history, but a treasure trove for Mexican/Mexico/Latina/o stereotype scouts like yours truly.  Check out the original blog posting here or hit the images opposite and below--click them and like most images on this blog, they get more bigger.

As for critical commentary, I don't have much to add--it would be re-going over the endless arguments that appear in Tex[t]-Mex: Seductive Hallucinations of the "Mexican" in America! And, dear reader, I care too much for you to do that.  
Nothing says "I know 'Mexicans' like a pipe-foregrounded
author photo!

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Merry Christmas from the Tex[t]-Mex Galleryblog!!!! #mextasy

The shades of Margarita Carmen Cansino, aka Rita Hayworth, Lupe Velez, Ricardo Montalban, Speedy Gonzales (still alive, I think), join me in wishing all the visitors to the Tex[t]-Mex Galleryblog the merriest and mexiest of Christmases.

Here are some recent graphic desmadres I dreamed up for the upcoming presentations/exhibitions at Penn, Cornell, Arizona, and Kansas--more on those upcoming gigs here!  Own your own by shopping my Society6 tiendita/shoppe here.

The Tex[t]-Mex Galleryblog on FACEBOOK!