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.
And Then Comes Darkness
The final chapter returns to Hamlet, then ruminates on dreams as expressions of the self. It looks at the enigma encrypted in da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. It meditates on felfies—selfies, some of them historical, that are doctored to achieve particular effects. And it talks about life as an album of selfies. The volume concludes with a reflection on freedom as it connects with new technology.