Sunday, January 21, 2007

film lit conference

FSU's Literature and Film Conference on Cosmopolitanism is approaching, and I'm getting sooooo excited.
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Titles like "Spaces and Places" and "'I'm Not an American, I'm a Nymphomaniac': Spectatorship, Cosmopolitanism, and Trans Identities," are actually causing me to drool with anticipation. (Ok, not something I should admit on my blog but whatever...)

Monday, January 15, 2007


I watched two movies last night, namely:

1) The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (
2) Mostly Martha (

Both were good, but the first was incredibly satisfying, partly because I see the female expat project in everything. Flashing back, I focus on the dullness of a small town and the restlessness created as a result. The setting breeds characters looking for an escape—into an affair, a mall, a telenovela, a porn magazine, the nostalgia of a hometown called Jimenez / Cincinnati, or into another country with a lover or mission.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

hey art lovers, see david byrne

Good article by David Byrne about the Art Basel Miami Beach fair that I attended by have yet to process.
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Just starting my class "This Question of Moving" at Florida State. Should have lots of great details to blog soon.