Museum Cuba

The Pope’s recent visit to Cuba has unleashed a storm of commentary and claims from the usual quarters. Conservatives in Miami are angry that the Pope didn’t meet »

Papa in Cuba: Hemingway in an Island’s Imagination

[Note: A longer, improved version of this essay is now available.] When Hemingway is remembered today, 50 years after his death, one usually thinks of the Old World: his time »

Moreno Fraginals on the Collapse of Cuban Slavery

Manuel Moreno Fraginals was a Cuban historian. Along with scholars like Walterio Carbonell, he belongs to a radical strain of historiography that found itself at odds with both the pre-1959 »

Critical Theory and the Current Crisis in Education

This is an English version of a paper presented in Portuguese in Campinas, Brazil, on September 16, 2010. Introduction Occupy everything! Dieser Hörshaal ist besetzt! ¡Huelga! Greve! These and many »

Critical Standpoints in Post-Soviet Cuban Literature: Ena Lucía Portela

This is a slightly modified version of a short talk I gave on March 1, 2010, at the Center for Latin American Studies in Berkeley, California. Introduction This paper is »