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(Jan. 4, 2018) Presenting on Twitter at MLA Convention

Despite the obstacles presented by the "bomb cyclone" blizzard, the MLA 2018 panel on "Digital Humanities in Practice: Caribbean Models" was a resounding success. Megan Jeanette Myers of Iowa State University moderated thepanel. While Kaiama L. Glover of Barnard College was … [Read more...]

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(Dec. 14, 2017) Elected to MLA’s Latina and Latino Committee

Today I received the official word from the Modern Language Association that I have been elected to a five-year term on the executive committee of the forum for Latina and Latino Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. That means I will serve as a member of the committee from … [Read more...]

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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...]