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Two masked presenters in an empty room at the MLA Convention 2022

I recently attended the annual Modern Language Association meeting in Washington D.C. “Attended” is a relative term. With the rise of the omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus, and a history-making early January snow-storm, more than 80% of the sessions were moved to a virtual format. Of the in-person sessions,… Continue…

Don Quixote, Borges, Twitter Bots, and First-Year Foucault

This week in my first-year seminar Digital Don Quixote, we discussed authors, narrators, and readers. We read chapters 28-37 of volume 1, which includes a plethora of narrators and narratives from new characters like Dorotea and Cardenio, to an intercalated story of mysterious origen,”The Curious Impertinent.” In addition to the… Continue…