I Love My Selfie
Ilan Stavans is Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture at Amherst College. A Guggenheim Fellow, he is the author, editor, and translator of numerous books, including Reclaiming Travel, also published by Duke University Press.
Adál Maldonado is a visual, performance, installation, and video artist; playwright; cofounder of the first all-artist political party in Puerto Rico; the recipient of a Pollock-Krassner Fellowship; and the author of several books, including Out of Focus Nuyoricans.
The third chapter explores the way photography freezes time and looks at how the camera was developed alongside the feeling that whatever it captured was trapped outside time. It comments on philosophical and literary works that define the connection between the self and time, such as Spinoza’s Ethics, Montaigne’s personal essays, and One Hundred Years of Solitude.