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Reporting from BRASA

As the grand conclusion to my incredibly privileged whirlwind summer of travel, observation, and adventure, I ended in London for the Brazilian Studies Association (BRASA) conference. Having planned with a group of fellow PhD students and professors in the Spanish and Portuguese department at UT since October, we presented a

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A reflection on Junot Díaz’s «MFA vs. POC»

Image by Joey L.

I hope we have all seen the recent Junot Díaz article in the New Yorker, “MFA vs. POC,” about the unbearable whiteness of MFA programs; his ideal syllabus, posted on Slate; and a host of responses to his charge across the internet. As I prepare to move to Cornell for

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