In Praise of Bad Spanish: Manuel García de Sena's Thomas Paine

Rodrigo Lazo

University of California, Irvine

Rodrigo Lazo is associate professor of English and director of the Humanities Core Program at the University of California, Irvine. He is the author of Writing to Cuba and many essays on hemispheric literary cultures. His new book, Letters from Filadelfia: Early Latino Literature and the Trans-American Elite, is forthcoming from University of Virginia Press.


Rodrigo Lazo, “In Praise of Bad Spanish: Manuel García de Sena’s Thomas Paine” This paper takes up the ideology of correct language usage in the context of a highly politicized scene of political translation. The first... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Rodrigo Lazo (University of California, Irvine)

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P45 » Un-Englishing the C19 (14:00 - Friday, 23rd March, Fiesta I-II)

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