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#Latin American Studies
boligrafoestudios · 20 days ago
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✨ summer 2022 goals ✨
Summer has finally arrived (sort of, still have a couple loose ends from this past semester to tie up) and I wanted to lay out some of my goals to maybe hold myself accountable, but also because writing things out usually eases my stress a little, and impending grad school applications are definitely making that stress pique.
THESIS
Source of the Day
I love this system and highly recommend for folks trying to move on from that initial research phase of collecting potential sources
Every day, read and write an annotated bibliography entry for one source from my thesis project in NoodleTools
This may feel like a daunting pace to keep up with given I do include weekends lol, but I’ve got a lot of blogs and listicles that I can and want to clear out rather quickly so I can move on to the things I know I need to work with more in depth. Also it’s totally okay to skip a day sometimes, it really is of no consequence
Read at least one of the novels I plan to use
At the moment I’ve got two novels of particular interest, both of them things I would honestly pick up if I were just reading for fun, and I know this fall is going to end up being a really reading heavy semester, so I want to be able to devote myself to these things the way they deserve while I can
Take notes while reading, of course
Draft an initial outline of an analysis based in the theory I’m using as my lens. And try to get at least 5-10 pages of a paper that can be expanded into a chapter and writing sample in the fall
Revisit my abstract
GRAD APPS
Begin drafting personal statements and statements of purpose
This is definitely one of the more daunting parts of the application process to me, so just getting anything, no matter how rough, on paper so it’s not completely ruining my life when we hit November and December would be great
Add to-do list columns to planning spreadsheet
Easy thing I can do and have done and feel accomplished about
Finish looking into potential advisors
Finish filling out notes in planning spreadsheet
Draft emails
Reach out in August
MISC SCHOOL THINGS
Turn in last blog comments for this past semester
This is something that needs to get done this week, hopefully today
Fill out Latin American studies course permission request form
This is actually super cool, I made a whole new course happen just because I asked a question no one ever had before! Big reminder that “you get some of what you ask for and none of what you don’t” will always ring true. But uh... yeah, need to get that form filled out at some point.
Write letter in support of my professor who’s up for promotion
Due July 15th
I’m not going to do any however many days of productivity challenge or anything, given I’ve got a lot of traveling going on this summer and a lot of unpredictability, but I will be posting updates as I go for sure, so come follow along! 🥰
(Also if you are someone who is in grad school for a foreign language atm and you’ve got any tips on the application process, please, I am all ears. Every time I think about the 20 page writing sample one of my applications requires I will admit I do cry, so all advice or words of encouragement are appreciated lol)
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touchingtheflame · 7 months ago
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“Each cabinet was filled with heaps of cures and tales of hope, promises of healing in the form of cananfistula, sulfur balsam, tolú balsam, palo santo, cinchona bark, laudanum, tamarindos, and sulfur acid, as well as scorpion ointment, centipedes, Florentine lilies, and thousands of other substances coming from around the globe. These boxes conjure up images of crystal flasks filled with odoriferous recipes, gristly animal parts, and mysterious-looking plants.” - Pablo Gomez, The Experiential Caribbean, 118
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domika-and-studies · 2 years ago
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Yesterday I starter preparing for two exams I have before Christmas. They are going to be quite hard, but I’m really interested in the subjects, therefore I not worried!
Unfortunately today I have to spend 12 hours at work, but I hope to find some time to study here!
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abbieestudia · 3 years ago
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🇪🇸Hola! Estoy en medio de mis exámenes ahora. He tenido mi examen de japonés el otro día, que creo que fue bien. Pero estoy preocupada por mi examen de miércoles, que se trata de la literatura y cultura de Latinoamérica, especialmente el Cono Sur de América Latina - así que necesitaba leer Conversación al Sur de Marta Traba y ver La Historia Oficial de Luis Puenzo. También, necesito estudiar algunos poemas, pero los odio. 😬
🇯🇵こんにちは! 今、私は試験があって、忙しい。先週、日本語の試験があって、よかったと思う。でも今水曜日の試験のことを心配している。ラテンアメリカの文化や歴史や文学などを勉強しなきゃいけない。詩も勉強しなきゃけど、好きじゃない!😬
🇬🇧Hey guys! Right now I'm in the middle of exam season for university. I had my Japanese exam the other day that I think went well (although my essay was awful haha rip my sensei who has to mark it). But right now I'm worried about my Spanish and Latin American History and Culture module - one bit focusing on the Southern Cone Dictatorships (for which I had to read Conversación al Sur by Marta Traba and watch La Historia Oficial by Luis Puenzo), which have been enjoyable and I'm confident with. But the other part is about poetry and literary techniques, and I don't like poetry and I'm struggling a lot with it all. 😬
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sippingtea-and-studying · 2 years ago
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Finally writing my Latin American Studies notes after three days of procrastination! 😁
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es-phanol · 3 years ago
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Oi gente, 
I had my first solo trip to Lisbon, Portugal and it was one of the best decisions I ever made.
Lisbon was definitely one of the most beautiful cities I have visited in Europe and i was so happy I could experience the language, its people, and so much more.  
If anyone’s interested, you could view my vlog about it here!
Saudades, Lisboa
Tenho tanto amor por você. 
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studyinspirationz · 3 years ago
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April 1, 2019
Midnight
I’m studying abroad right now and I miss my doggy so much it hurts. But anyways, I’m reading for my political science class. It’s an interview between one of the leaders of the Argentine dictatorship and a journalist.
I finally got hit with the deep homesickness and it’s tragic. 6 weeks left until I can see everyone I love.
On a personal note, I’m dealing with a friendship issue and I don’t know how to bring up why I’m so upset with them. I don’t want them to think I’m ghosting them but the issue is so humiliating. If anyone wants to offer advice I’m all ears haha
Song of the day: You’re so Beautiful (90s versión) by Terrence Howard
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boligrafoestudios · 9 months ago
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11.9.2021
i’m gonna get really annoyed having to walk to work in the dark in about a month, but for now the morning light is really pretty.
study mood: lemon bush tea 🎶Long Way From Home - The Lumineers
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garadinervi · 12 days ago
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«Photograph published in Rubber Bulletin in conjunction with Ulises Carrión's essay "Rubber Stamps Theory and Praxis," 1978», in Ulises Carrión. The Big Monster, (exhibition catalogue), Essays by Aimé Iglesias Lukin and Zanna Gilbert, Institute for Studies on Latin American Art (ISLAA), New York, NY, 2019, p. 38 (pdf here, issuu here)
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domika-and-studies · 3 years ago
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Slowly becoming master of mind maps! Yes, the cat is helping me ❤️
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kisari-v · 4 months ago
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I know people think Tumblr is stupid but at least everyone on here seems to realize the new Pokemon games are based on Spain and aren't fighting in the comments about what else it could be
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mojavi · 11 months ago
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I decided to try my hands at “Dark Academia” Latin American edition
I know this doesn’t “look” dark but the books are stories of love & death, artwork of a womanizing husband (Frida’s husband, Diego Rivera) and the map represents colonialism (boarding schools were also known as residential schools, where indigenous kids were forced to go)
One Hundred Years of Solitude is considered high caliber literature and is even respected by European literary elites
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juneacademia · a year ago
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I'm just thinking about creating a secret brotherhood at a prestigious art academy, transforming poems by Keats into paintings, and making Charles Dickens angry with my depiction of the Virgin Mary.
 — Members of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, probably
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minglana · 3 months ago
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YALL THE SHIT I HAVE TO READ ON TIKTOK...😭😭😭
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studyinspirationz · 3 years ago
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March 17, 2019
12:14 PM
It has been a while!!!! Well, I’m studying abroad in Quito, Ecuador right now. I’ve been fortunate enough to travel every weekend, including spending 2 weeks in Peru.
Right now I’m at Juan Valdez (the South American version of Starbucks). I’m reading through the homework assignment for my Latin American political science class. I also need to create a GRE schedule.
Yesterday I was rejected from a summer research position and I’m really sad about it, but trying to keep it together. I only applied to one other and I think I bombed that interview because I forgot about the time change in the US and was totally unprepared for it. So basically, this week is all about GRE studying, looking for research positions, and preparing for my very last Fall semester as an undergraduate!!!!!
Also randomly, I’m really into ambience sounds on YouTube, especially “tearoom ones”.
I hope everyone is healthy and doing well 💕
Song of the day: Come As You Are by Nirvana
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blueveind · 10 months ago
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godddd i wish there were more poc-focused places in rq fan spaces in general like for art and fic but I feel like in rqg fandom theres maybe like 8 of us in total 😭😭😭
#not tagging since this is just a vent ill probably delete in a bit#i study critical race theory for my degree and i am just... always thinking about it........#mostly mexican american culture and history tho so theres not much i can bring to the table to rqg stuff lmao#oohhh my god tho in that one recent episode where all the pcs were leveling up and lydia mentioned cel used to live in brazil...#and alex was like I dont know enough about the language to make a call there on the portuguese#i was like!!! kicking and screaming!!!!!! cmon im dying for latin america rqg content!!!!!!!!!!!!#i need alex to hand me the deeds to rqg canon so i can write a world building doc on what the americas look like with dragon-run colonialism#existentially i feel like theres not enough time in one lifetime to learn everything there is on native/latin american culture#but goddamn am i gonna try#my classes this semester are very history-focused compared to the last few semsters which have been a lot of sociology type cultural studies#and im learning a lot alreadyyyyy its so fucking fun#TANGENT sorry#from my understanding native mexican cultures tended not to have Gods in the way we know of like the greek and roman gods#but more like named energies and concepts that they respected#and i think it would be very fun to create a system of magic in the rqg world for the aztecssssssss#like the idea of paladins and clerics are still there but look very different from how they do in rqg europe#like a theory ive seen is that in rqg canon all the names for the gods are cultural and that (like with the ursines for example)#in different cultures they go by different names but have the same powers#which i think is true which explains why the gods in rqg show up in art as humans as opposed to orcs or anything else#and also explains how the romans and greeks have the same god with different names#its all interpretive on the part of the culture#which as someone who does cultural studies is just so interesting to me like#wtf happens to religion in a world where magic and divinity are Unmistakably Real#its so funny when characters in rqg like sasha say stuff like Oh Im Not Religious like WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT AHDKJFD#a man with the power of the god of the sea just healed you and a goblin with a divine bow and arrow is fighting right next to you#absajdasjdbasdk anyways some friends were also talking about rqg sonas today which is why im on this train of thought#i dont really play ttrpgs but i wanna be a paladin or Something i havent decided yet :)#anyways if you are also not white and wanna talk to me about what you think your culture would look like in rqg please hmu its so fun#my posts
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boligrafoestudios · 9 months ago
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FALL 2021
now that i’ve had a few weeks to drive halfway across the country, settle in, and start in person school again (!!!), i thought i’d do a quick rundown of what i’m taking this semester as a third(ish) year spanish major with a certificate in latin american and caribbean studies (and first impressions 🌚):
The Latin American Experience
this class has a vague name that is not alleviated by the content of the class itself. it’s a requirement for my certificate, so i’m sticking through no matter what. the first couple weeks have been confusing and i’m not entirely sure what our papers are to be on, but i’ll hand it to the professor, it is interesting. i am definitely glad this is not the first latin american culture/history/overview class i’ve taken, because i don’t know how i’d be comprehending a thing otherwise.
Uncovering Hidden Meanings in Spanish (Hispanic Linguistics Colloquium)
listen, i’m a spanish major on a linguistics track. i love little words. this class is a bit confusing on what exactly it’s about as well, but so are the meanings of the words we’re studying, so i think it had to end up that way. it culminates in a research project and most of the semester builds toward that, but i think i already have a topic in mind, so i’m excited.
Korean 201
it’s korean. i’m learning it. i feel like it’s hard to have profound thoughts on a class when you’re really just learning a hard skill, but i will say i have the same professors from my summer classes, so i’m happy to have familiar faces. the workload is a bit more spread out than it was when i was trying to do a year’s worth of work in one summer, but we still have class daily and i definitely have more assignments in this class than any other.
Modern Central American History
i’ve really missed history classes; this is the first one i’ve taken since high school. it really reminds me of IB too, because i did history of the americas and learned a lot about mexico in topics. i find it comforting. we have lectures on tuesdays and discussions about the books we’re reading on thursdays and it’s a nice system. i have few complaints.
Memory Studies and the Negotiation of the Past in Democratic Spain (Hispanic Literature and Literary Theory)
i know, i know, it’s a whole mouthful of a course title, but i saved the best for last. i am in love with every aspect of this class. the professor is amazing, the readings are interesting (yes, even the literary theory papers), and it’s entirely discussion based but in a good way. i wish i had this class every day. it’s making me want to get a masters in spanish literature. the topic of trauma and memory and collective trauma and memory is so fascinating to me and i love literature and history and this is just such a perfect blend of everything i could ever want in a class. i’ll stop rambling but whew i’m obsessed with this class.
the past week has been a whole whirlwind, i don’t want to jinx anything, but i’ve had a lot of conversations with my advisor and with aforementioned literary theory professor and they’ve got me very excited about the future, both undergrad and postgrad. i’m vaguely aware of the fact that i’m in a honeymoon phase with this semester; there’s a lot of reading and at some point it’s gonna catch up to me, but i feel like this is gonna be a very good one nonetheless.
feel free to dm me if you have any questions about my experiences or if you need help on spanish homework lol. happy fall!
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garadinervi · 12 days ago
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«Intervened invitation for "Rob and [or] Marta", 1983», in Ulises Carrión. The Big Monster, (exhibition catalogue), Essays by Aimé Iglesias Lukin and Zanna Gilbert, Institute for Studies on Latin American Art (ISLAA), New York, NY, 2019, p. 6 (pdf here, issuu here)
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