♦ You may add further authors associated with the literary “boom” of the 1960s, but you may not allege that all the writers of this group, or all Latin American writers, are “magical realists.”
♦ If you choose to include José Vasconcelos, you must also add Fernando Ortiz and Gilberto Freyre. You may not cite Vasconcelos without contextualizing him, nor take him out of context to support an unrelated 21st century agenda in English or French.
♦ You may include Néstor García Canclini, but you may not treat him as a Chicano author, for he is an Argentine residing in Mexico. You may not cite him out of context to support a U.S. ethnic agenda that you are now transferring south.
What do you think of these rules?