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(Jun. 6, 2017) Presenting on Hamilton at the Caribbean Studies Association Conference

At the 2017 Caribbean Studies Association conference held in the Bahamas, Elena Machado Sáez chaired a panel on "Absent Presence: Silenced Histories in Caribbean Writing and Art." She presented on “Blackout on Broadway: Affiliation and Audience in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton." … [Read more...]

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(Apr. 20, 2017) American Literary History Review of Market Aesthetics

The journal American Literary History has published a review of Market Aesthetics. Phillips Casteel finds that "Machado Sáez’s comparative analysis of diasporic Caribbean literary production has the advantage of foregrounding commonalities among second-generation writers who … [Read more...]

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(Apr. 6, 2017) Presenting Annual Literature Lecture at University of Texas at El Paso

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(Mar. 10, 2017) Presenting on Hamilton at the Colloquium for the Study of Latina/o Culture and Theory

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(Dec. 25, 2016) Review of Rosamond King’s Island Bodies

Machado Sáez published her review of Rosamond King’s Island Bodies: Transgressive Sexualities in the Caribbean Imagination (2014) in the December 2016 issue of the Caribbean Studies journal Anthurium.   … [Read more...]

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(Nov. 8, 2016) ARIEL Review of Market Aesthetics

The journal ARIEL has just published a review of Market Aesthetics. Karen Fay Yaworski lauds Market Aesthetics for its "insightful and complex" arguments, particularly the "elegant, fluid discussion in which Machado Sáez draws incisive, macro­level conclu­sions about … [Read more...]

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(Sept. 27, 2016) Haunting Hamilton in Aster(ix)

Check out the creative nonfiction piece I recently published in the online literary journal, Aster(ix). My microeditorial, "Haunting Hamilton," is inspired by my experience listening to the soundtrack of Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical, Hamilton. … [Read more...]

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(Aug. 22, 2016) Postcolonial Text Review of Market Aesthetics

The journal Postcolonial Text has just published a review of Market Aesthetics. Describing Machado Sáez's approach as "fruitful and illuminating," Shane Graham argues that “Market Aesthetics gives us a framework for reading Caribbean diasporic literature that has both … [Read more...]

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(June 8, 2016) Author Celebration at Caribbean Studies Association Conference in Haiti

I had the pleasure of having Market Aesthetics: The Purchase of the Past in Caribbean Diasporic Fiction (University of Virginia Press 2015) launched at the Caribbean Studies Association conference in Haiti in June 2016. Carol Bailey of Westfield State University graciously agreed … [Read more...]

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(May 22, 2016) Callaloo Review of Market Aesthetics

The journal Callaloo has just published a review of Market Aesthetics in their Winter 2016 issue. In the Callaloo review, Sofia Tirado asserts that Machado Sáez’s “work offers an innovative contribution to the study of Latina/o, Caribbean, and Caribbean diasporic literature. … [Read more...]