RU in Hindsight: “To Walt Whitman,” by Wilma Anderson

To Walt Whitman Wilma Anderson, '24 You overwhelm me, Walt Whitman, With your gutter songs and your God songs, With your songs without rhyme and meter, With your triumphant audacity that ignores the fetters of classical bondage. You are the poet of all thoughts, of all men and women, and of the inanimate things which …

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RU in Hindsight: “Cassandra,” by Jane Addams

Cassandra Jane Addams, '81 Upon the broad Trojan plain for ten years the mighty warriors of Greece and Troy fought hand to hand for honor and justice. Safe within the city walls the stately Trojan dames ever wove with golden threads the history of the conflict. To one of these beautiful women, to Cassandra, daughter …

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Early 21st Century Cuban Poets: Dashel Hernández Guirado

Introductory Note by Dr. Yoandy Cabrera Dashel Hernández Guirado has published three collections of poems. His poetry moves between elements of Neo-romanticism, an enormous degree of expressiveness and fluidity, parody, metalinguistics, and culturalism. For Hernández, there is, essentially, a cherished lyrical “tú” (you) whom the poetic “yo” often addresses. His poetry merges Neoplatonism, homoeroticism, and …

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Labor of Love? North American and Haitian Gender Politics in ‘Vers le sud’

Sharon Meilahn Bartlett The film Vers le Sud (Heading South, 2006), by French director Laurent Cantet and Haitian author Dany Laferrière, demonstrates how economic marginalization and racialized social codes produce a crisis of masculinity in Haiti in the 1970s. The White,[1] North American female characters in the film are sex tourists who take charge of …

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María Luisa Gómez Mena: musa, amor y mecenas de Manuel Altolaguirre

José Ramón Alonso-Lorea El amor rompe esas nubes y apaga tristezas, sóloquisiera sacarme el almapara quererte del todoo que tu vida, amor mío,que veo torre se haga pozoque en mí se clave, se pierda,como un reflejo sonorode mi sueño, de ese sueñoque se me va de los ojos.“Romance.” De Manuel Altolaguirre a María Luisa Gómez …

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Sorority: Angels and Bees

Miguel de Unamuno (Translated into English by Elizabeth R. Earle) Let us return to read the tragedy of Sophocles, Antigone. Antigone, one of the daughters of the disgraced Oedipus, who, after having killed his own father without knowing who he was, married his own mother, Jocasta, without knowing who she was. Antigone, contravening the orders …

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La necesidad infrapolítica, inconspicua y honrada: volvemos a empezar

Gareth Williams Antígona, figura crucial de la tradición occidental cuya deriva infrapolítica, que es condición de su tragicidad, ha sido una y otra vez denegada y ocultada. Será necesario ocuparse más directamente de Antígona infrapolítica Alberto Moreiras Infrapolítica (instrucciones de uso), p. 242, n. 47 El ser humano: lo más ominoso de lo ominoso Martin Heidegger …

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Semillas borgeanas autopoiéticas: ‘La flor’ que crece en el sur

Rodrigo Bacigalupe Echevarría La flor (2018) de Mariano Llinás es el film más largo de la historia del cine argentino, y uno de los cinco (no documentales) más extensos de la filmografía mundial. Con casi catorce horas de duración, la película, que aparentemente no posee otro denominador común que la presencia de sus cuatro actrices …

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