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Américo Paredes George Washington Gómez (1935-40). Ramón Saldívar English 126 Twentieth Century American Fictions. “Always Historicize!”. Frederic Jameson, The Political Unconscious History of the U.S./Mexico Border Region Nuevo Santander 1749 Mexico becomes Independent Republic 1821

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am rico paredes george washington g mez 1935 40

Américo ParedesGeorge Washington Gómez (1935-40)

Ramón Saldívar

English 126 Twentieth Century American Fictions

always historicize
“Always Historicize!”
    • Frederic Jameson, The Political Unconscious
  • History of the U.S./Mexico Border Region
    • Nuevo Santander 1749
    • Mexico becomes Independent Republic 1821
    • Texas Independent Republic 1836
    • U.S.-Mexico War 1846-48
    • Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo 1848

Paredes, George Washington Gómez

texas and the southwest 1836
Texas and the Southwest 1836

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resistance and repression
Resistance and Repression
  • The Construction of the Borderlands 1848-1898
  • Catarino Garza 1890s
  • The Mexican Revolution 1910
  • The Seditionists 1915
    • Américo Paredes b. 1915

Paredes, George Washington Gómez

war of maneuver and war of position antonio gramsci
War of Maneuver and War of Position-- Antonio Gramsci
  • War of Maneuver: Direct Action
  • Culture as Symbolic Action
    • Strategy of indirect cultural resistance
  • Music and other Oral Forms
  • Corridos/Ballads

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corridos ballads
Corridos/ Ballads
  • Anonymous folk song narrative
    • Originating in the tradition of the Spanish romance corrido
  • Octosyllabic quatrains in 3/4 meter
  • Typically relates significant events
  • After 1848 one theme, one form:
    • Border Conflict
      • Individual and Organized Resistance
    • A Lone Hero “With His Pistol in His Hand”
    • “Jacinto Treviño”

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residual cultural order
“Residual Cultural Order”
  • Raymond Williams, Marxism and Literature
  • The Seditionists of 1915
  • The Plan of San Diego
  • Reprisals

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identity naming and the symbolic cultural order or what s in a name
Identity, Naming, and the Symbolic Cultural Order, or What’s in a name?
  • Compare Faulkner’s process of the ideological construction of Identity with Paredes’
  • “And what shall we name him?” GWG, 15
  • “A great man who will help his people” GWG, 16
  • Louis Althusser: interpellation
  • Mikhail Bakhtin: speech genres

Paredes, George Washington Gómez

am rico paredes 1915 1999
Américo Paredes (1915-1999)
  • With His Pistol in His Hand: A Border Ballad and its Hero (1958)
  • “Problem of Identity in a Changing Culture”

Paredes, George Washington Gómez

next steps
Next Steps
  • Continue Reading GWG
  • Pt III: Good Old School Days

Paredes, George Washington Gómez