This is about the theme that will not go away: the capture of “foreignness” by cultures of scholarship, particularly in relation to the “nativism” of the immediate circumstance or the timespace of 21stcentury U.S., call it imperial if you wish. This is also about the (...

The revised edition of Juan Gonzalez’s Harvest of Empire: A History of Latinos in America (2011), eleven years after its first publication, is a good pretext for a re-assessment of the undeniable and unstoppable Latinization of the U.S. The past and  present: imperfect...

Cultural Studies 1983: A Theoretical History, By Stuart Hall. Edited and with an Introduction by Jennifer Daryl Slack and Lawrence Grossberg (Durham and London: Duke UP, 2016). 

Imagined Globalization by Néstor García Canclini. Translated and with an Introduction by Geo...

October 31, 2018

Language Learners in Anglophone Contexts Workshop (1 Oct. 2018). Jesus College, Oxford. 

By Dr. Fernando Gómez Herrero, Teaching Fellow (Modern Languages, U of Birmingham, f.gomezherrero@bham.ac.uk, fgh2173@gmail.com). 

I attended the one-day workshop titl...

I got to see Emma Sky being interview by Max Boot (www.maxboot.net) at the New York Historical Society the 19 April of last year. You can easily search her BBC comments in relation to her book The Unravelling: High Hopes and Missed Opportunities in Iraq (2015), and rea...

David Goodhart (1956- ) has given us a quick-read if teeth-gritting sociological account of tense realities reaching all of us through the digital and media outlets, workplaces and pubs, parks, highways and streets. The Road to Somewhere: The Populist Revolt and the Fu...

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For history teaches us that Britain has a track record of underestimating Latin America and neglecting its opportunities. It is this neglect that the current British government is determined to address. In the eighteenth century British politicians were...

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