Marx and My Sentimental Education

Oscar Wilde wrote that “the nineteenth century, as we know it, is largely an invention of Balzac.” Fredric Jameson similarly attributed the beginning of what has come to bear the name of “modernity” to Balzac and the Comédie Humaine.

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It’s Art, Jim, But Not as We Know It

One last note, and then I promise not to write any more until my arrival in Quito:

Why is this summer project such a BIG DEAL? Because Latin American art has been almost completely bypassed by art historians until very recently, meaning that my work alongside Professor Webster literally brings new meaning to the phrase, “Boldly going where no [art historian] has gone before.” But you don’t have to take my word for it: http://www.artnews.com/issues/article.asp?art_id=2895&current=True has the full explanation. To quote one of the consulted art historians, “You can just sink your teeth into practically any subject you like [within the field of Latin American art], and you’re going to make a major contribution.”

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