Thursday, October 10, 2019

Fogo, Política, Bife, y Soja

Fire, Politics, Beef, and Soy: The North Looks Amazônia Again is the title of my presentation at the Second International Seminar on Literature and Linguistics. I was very honored to be invited to speak to this gathering of scholars at UNIR, the Federal University of Rondônia in the western Amazon region of Brazil.

It was at this campus and in surrounding communities that I conducted three months of dissertation research in 1996, and to which I returned for smaller projects in 2000 and 2003.

(The Google Slides presentation is full of links to examples of discourse on the Amazon. Click everything!)

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

NOLA: Louisiana or Latin America?

This post is to provide access to the slides I used in my presentation New Orleans as a Latin American City, part of the BSU-LACS celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. I gave the presentation as a special session of my Honors Colloquium, New Orleans: Global City.