Key Terms for the 3rd unit and the study of Explosion in a Cathedral (orig. titled El Siglo de Las Luces or, literally The Century of the Lights):
guillotine, printing press, canon
lo real maravilloso (“the marvelous real”)
the 16th Pluviose of the Year Two
And, as a supplement to our discussions on the Era of Independence:
Bolivar’s Letter from Jamaica
Maybe you’ve seen this one before. It’s a political identity test from The Political Compass, which is based in part on Theodor Adorno’s Authoritarian Personality test. Not an adequate measure, of course, but it might give you insight into where you stand in relation to others.
The next is about white people. There are no right answers.
Who is White?
The SFSU bookstore is beginning to return books for the Fall 2010 semester. If you haven’t purchased all of the texts required for class you ought to do so now.