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May 15, 2012
On April 4, 2012, the following talk was given as part of the DLCL series on "How I Think about Literature."José David Saldívar: “How I Think (and Write) about Literature from the Global South”José David Saldívar, Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature, and Chair and Director of the Undergraduate Program in the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity (CCSRE) at Stanford, began his speech for the DLCL’s series “How I Think about Literature” by reporting first on his initial and then ‘intercultural’ understanding of...
Feb 27, 2012
February 13, 2012Pigott HallProfessor Marília Librandi-Rocha continued the DLCL How I Think about Literature series with a talk called “Thinking about Literature as a Native.” Professor Librandi-Rocha, originally from Brazil, told the audience that moving to the United States and experiencing daily life as a foreigner has profoundly affected her habits of thinking. It was after becoming a foreigner, she said, that she began to try to think about literature like a native. Librandi Rocha explained that “thinking as a native” is her shorthand for attempting to think about...