Friday, November 04, 2011

Lalo Alcaraz on a Roll! La Cucaracha

The Best Gift for a Professor of English and Comparative Literature

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You might think that a present from a successful literature mentee, in this case, a book, might be the best gift an English professor might receive. And make no mistake about it, this is one hell of a book, one hell of a gift!

But it is the success of the literature student that is the best gift of all. Despite all odds, in a mercenary, anti-intellectual age, and at a university not generally known for its literati, one finds the most amazing students.


Aural Histories! Mexican Trains via BOINGBOING.NET

Swarthy Diseased "Latin" Girls or Lou Dobbs Has a Nightmare

We have chronicled in these pages the sad descent to hyperbolic, germophobic, neo-facist dementia that characterizes the likes of Lou Dobbs and other "Mexcian" immigrant fearing talking heads; here, in some pre-history, more fodder for their collective mania...

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Prolegomena to a Reconsideration of the Mexican Maid

Toni Morrison and Crystal Gayle would be turning over in their graves (if they were dead)... Or, ojos castaños=bad, blue eyeballs=good!

Talk about "eyegiene"! This takes it! I have muy orgullo for my dark brown Raza eyes, if you pardon the relative orthodoxy. Perhaps I'm being a bit too dramatic here...maybe a tad sensitive, but I'm guessing that trustees of shallow outward appearance, or disciples of the Mein Kampf school of biology and pigment might be inspired by this troubling news post here:

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Raudiel Sañudo | Xicanosmosis y Mextasy

Thanks to Tex[t]-Mex reader and friend Susy Jimenez for bringing Raudiel Sañudo to my eyes! I will have more to say about his eyetastic, mexstatic work in the near future!

¡Caray! A Lyrical and Sonic testimonio Chicano desde Cheech n' Chong

Short Biographical Note: William Anthony Nericcio | BIO

A notorious Mexican-American public intellectual, artist, and troublemaker, William Nericcio was born in the fabled "Streets of Laredo," Texas, or at Mercy Hospital, at any rate, in 1961. For thirteen years he labored under the watchful, at times sinister, eyes of sisters, brothers, and priests at Blessed Sacrament Elementary and St. Augustine High School--no doubt this contributes to the rumors that he was "raised by nuns" that makes its way around "the internets." With an undergraduate degree in English honors from the University of Texas at Austin, and MA/PhD in Comparative Literature from Cornell University, Nericcio now works as the Director of the Master of Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences and Professor of English and Comparative Literature at San Diego State University--these postings followed a stint as an assistant professor at the University of Connecticut from 1988 to 1991 after his years freezing in Ithaca, New York (it also follows on his years as a bartender in Austin, Texas at the famous Cactus Cafe and defunct Texas Tavern cantinas).

Nericcio is the author of numerous peer-reviewed articles in journals including Camera Obscura, Americas Review, Spring, the Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies, and Mosaic. In 2007, The University of Texas Press published his American Library Association award-winning cultural studies volume Tex[t]-Mex: Seductive Hallucinations of the "Mexican" in America. His next book, Eyegiene: Mutations of Subjectivity in the Televisual Age of Sex and Race, should make its way to readers in late 2012. He is also the author of two edited collections (Homer from Salinas: John Steinbeck's Enduring Voice for California and The Hurt Business: Oliver Mayer's Early Works [+] PLUS) for San Diego State University Press. Most recently, he assisted philosopher Mark Richard Wheeler with his critical anthology, 150 Years of Evolution: Darwin's Impact on Contemporary Thought and Culture, also for SDSU Press.

Lupe Velez, Colorized or the Mexican Spitfire Revisited

Doctor Macro

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Canadian Cell Phone LUCHADOR Series!

Gracias to Felipe Quetzalcoatl Quintanilla, Ph.D.-cabeza @ the University of Western Ontario for the linkazo!

Narcos versus Anonymous, Mexico Edition...

Gracias to my graduate student, el Victor, for
bringing this evolution in narcolandia to my view...

More Rita! All the Time... Rita Hayworth Publicity Glossy

Touch of Evil, Again (French Movie Poster)

Happy Halloween! SANTO-style.... from the Tex[t]-Mex Galleryblog

Holy ROCK HUDSON! Holy ELIZABETH TAYLOR! "Mexican" Sighting in GIANT Lobby Card Auction @ HERITAGE


SON JAROCHO on NPR! Xicanosmosis on the Radio...