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To be a _______: A Review on the Concept of Gender

In Colombian Spanish, we have no words for what I am. Indigenous communities in Colombia have multiple gender designations but it is not simple to borrow their words to label myself from the outside. Similar to the English language, there is not an original neutral personal pronoun in Spanish, but

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Dissertation Spotlight: Dr. Roanne Kantor

Aerial view of the Brandeis Campus. Photo by Joseph Melanson.

This interview is part of a series profiling recent UT graduates specializing in Latin American literature. Today’s interview features Dr. Roanne Kantor, a recent PhD in comparative literature and long-time contributor to Pterodáctilo. You can reach her at roannekantor@brandeis.edu. Tell us briefly about your work! My research explores relationships between Latin American

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Conference Report: ADE – STS 2015

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This article is part of our series on academic conferences. To report on a conference you attended, email halperta@gmail.com. Name: Hannah Alpert-Abrams Conference name: The Joint Conference of the Association for Documentary Editing and the Society for Textual Scholarship Location, date: Lincoln, Nebraska, May 2015 Panel title, moderator: Problems in

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Pterodactilo Bloggers At Large

Did you know that in addition to being talented bloggers, the writers at Revista Pterodáctilo are active scholars? If you’re intrigued by what you’ve read on the Pterodáctilo blog, consider following up with some of these academic articles produced by our writers in the past year: Adriana Pacheco has published two

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Crossing Disciplines

In my last post, I wrote about the limits of academic writing, and asked what to do when scholarly forms are insufficient. This week, inspired by a talk by Elijah Meeks at the TXDHC conference (that’s «Texas Digital Humanities Consortium conference), I am writing about interloping. What do you do when

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