Sunday, November 28, 2004

Espejos y Ventanas

Steve Parks has posted a nice run-down about the latest book from New City Community Press, Espejos y Ventanas.  Several of us from SU's writing program made the trip to Philly last weekend for the release event.  The book's production is intriguing for several reasons. The translated-text layout--one side in Spanish, the adjacent page in English--struck me as one of the more interesting, unique features of its production. I'm sure we'll take it up more fully in class on Tuesday.  Reading Canagarajah's Geopolitics draws a provocative correlation between community press initiatives and overhaul in academic publishing, especially when we consider the potentials of publishing in multiple languages or in ulterior spaces.

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re: cartwheels

i'll be doing them with you--if it's not icy enough to make that a serious health hazard! i did one in the basement tuesday. of course, unlike you, i'm short enough to do them in the basement!

which, really, is probably a distinguishing enough difference even at that distance to tell our waves apart. but i'm sure i'm more manic & visibly, physically _silly_ about whatEVER i do than you are!

Posted by: tyra at December 3, 2004 8:17 AM

Fair enough.  My silliness lately is a fairly chaste variety, but then I'm in my first semester--all nerved up about seeming to take things seriously. Being in a new situation means that I have to informally survey various senses of humor.  But I'm doing cartwheels, if only in my glad-its-the-end-of-semester thoughts.  Turning real cartwheels: I'll be the one on a stretcher.  Bonus context

Posted by: Derek at December 4, 2004 9:14 AM