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(Mar. 31, 2018) Presenting on Twitter at ACLA Conference

I participated in the "Contemporary Latina/o/x Aesthetics" Stream at the American Comparative Literature Association, which was held on the UCLA campus. I presented a comparative analysis of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s use of Twitter, distinguishing his rhetoric of affiliation from that … [Read more...]

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(Mar. 16, 2018) Presenting on Twitter at CUNY

I had the good fortune to present alongside Marci McMahon, in March 2018 at the Colloquium for the Study of Latina/o/x Culture and Theory, which is hosted by the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Professor McMahon's presentation was entitled, "¡Pos Órale!: … [Read more...]

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(Feb. 19, 2018) New West Indian Guide Review of Market Aesthetics

The New West Indian Guide has published a review of Market Aesthetics. Cristina Rodriguez comments on how Market Aesthetics is “remarkably well researched,” with “literary analyses [that] masterfully thread the novels together.” She sees the book “encourag[ing] scholars of … [Read more...]

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(Jan. 20, 2018) Anthurium Review of Market Aesthetics

The journal Anthurium has published a review of Market Aesthetics. Paula Park posits that “Market Aesthetics gives new insights to how Caribbean diasporic writers seek to communicate with readers who consume their historical fiction.” Additionally, she argues that the book … [Read more...]

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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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