- my visit to Spain in May 2011: "Memorials and Landscapes of 20th and 21st Century Spain"
- review of Paul Connerton's How Modernity Forgets
- belated assessment of the Baltasar Garzón case
- overview of a course I taught during Fall 2011, "Narratives of Violence and Reconciliation in Contemporary Spain"
- review of Marianne Hirsch's new book The Generation of Postmemory (this will not be for some time, as I just got my copy in the mail)
- review of Paul Preston's The Spanish Holocaust (in installments, as the book may take me several years to read and process -- I am only partly joking)
- review of Patricio Guzmán's Nostalgia for the Light, which I saw in the days before giving birth
- an overview, with personal photos, of the Kent State memorial in Ohio
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Coming Back to the Blog After a Long Absence
In the course of becoming a faithful blog reader, we all encounter those blogs that simply vanish, or those bloggers that seem to press "pause" with a final post, never even notifying readers of their departure. I never thought I would be one of those bloggers I always hated, but it happened. Memory, Amnesia and Politics went off the air (and was even noted on Bat, Bean, Beam in an excellent post on blog vanishings which I can't seem to locate at the moment -- ha ha) without a blip on the radar screen (I sure am mixing my media in this paragraph!). I kept thinking, I'll get back to it, I should post on this, but other more important events began to occupy my time and I turned my attention there. Since my last post here, I have been busy with two amazing trips to Europe -- one for research and one for pleasure -- having a baby and raising him (he is now 6 months old!) and moving into a new home. It is only now that a year has passed that I feel ready to attempt to pick up where I left off. I have several posts pending -- unwritten, as of yet -- on the following: