Feministang Kritisismo: Ang Teoretikal ay Personal

Feministang Kritisismo: Ang Teoretikal ay Personal ni Melecio Cervantes Fabros The personal is theoretical in feminist criticism. Such a focus informs this paper that serves as an introduction to criticism per se and literary criticism from a feminist point-of-view for a student and/or teacher of literature. It asserts that the personal conditions of women are, […]


Fabulists and Chroniclers

  Fabulists and Chroniclers By Cristina Pantoja Hidalgo Introduction Novels have been a source of great pleasure to me for most of my life. This deep, abiding devotion eventually led to my attempting to write novels myself. And having written them, served to reinforce my fascination with the novel; in effect, gave it another dimension. […]


Ethnicity and Nationhood in the Fiction of Angel Magahum

Ethnicity and Nationhood in the Fiction of Angel Magahum by Rosario Cruz-Lucero Angel Magahum is best known among literary scholars as a major sarsuwela writer from 1907 to 1931 and the author of the first Hiligaynon novel, Benjamin, 1907. However, he also represents the generation of writers during the American colonial period who were trying their […]


Deogracias A. Rosario: Ang Maikling Kuwentong Tagalog sa Gitna ng Pagbabago

Deogracias A. Rosario: Ang Maikling Kuwentong Tagalog sa Gitna ng Pagbabago ni Romeo Dizon I. Ang Manunulat sa Gitna ng Bagong Kapaligiran Kakaibang mga hamon ang ibinunga ng kalakarang panlipunan nang si Deogracias A. Rosario (o DAR) ay pumagitna sa daigdig ng panulatan. Bagamat halos dalawang dekada pa lamang ang dispensasyong kolonyal ng Amerika (nang malathala […]


Novelists in Progress: Writing Long Filipino Fiction in English

Novelists in Progress: Writing Long Filipino Fiction in English By Dr. Jose Dalisay Jr. UPAAA Professorial Chair Lecture 31 July 2008 Let me begin by announcing a slight change in the title of this brief talk. I know that there’s nothing more annoying than getting on a boat and being told you’re going somewhere other […]


Covenant Writing

Covenant Writing by Consolacion R. Alaras In 1994 – as chair of the Department of English and Comparative Literature in the University of the Philippines, I was given a grant by the Philippine-USA Faculty Development to study Writing Centers in the United States. It was during this year that my research on Covenant Writing emerged, influenced […]


Contemporary literary criticism in the Philippines: preliminary notes*

Contemporary literary criticism in the Philippines: preliminary notes* by J. Neil C. Garcia What I will read to you this afternoon comes out of my experience editing The Likhaan Book of Philippine Criticism, a project of the Likhaan: UP Creative Writing Center. As such, my remarks are going to gravitate around the fact that for this book, […]


Comics Crash A Survey of Filipino Comics and its Quest for Cultural Legitimacy

Comics Crash A Survey of Filipino Comics and its Quest for Cultural Legitimacy by Emil M. Flores The Illegitimate Medium “It’s great to be a comics fan!” This line has been echoed in numerous conversations whether verbal or online about the major Hollywood “comic book movies” that have proven to be very successful. Sony’s Spider-Man has been […]


Ang Bata sa Pagtuklas ng mga Bayani: Ang Pagkabata ng Bayani sa mga Etnoepiko ng Pilipinas

Ang Bata sa Pagtuklas ng mga Bayani: Ang Pagkabata ng Bayani sa mga Etnoepiko ng Pilipinas ni Eugene Y. Evasco Kailangan ng bata ang titingalaing bayani. Ito ang kadalasang hinahanap ng mga kritiko at magulang  kapag tinitimbang ang halaga ng akdang pambata. Sa musmos na kamalayan ng mga mambabasa, mahalagang makatagpo sila ng karapat-dapat na bayaning […]


Awit ni Amai Sondak, Landas ni Minayun, at ang mga Pamahiin ng Ating Panahon: Tungo sa Filipinong Estetika sa Panitikang Pambata

Awit ni Amai Sondak, Landas ni Minayun, at ang mga Pamahiin ng Ating Panahon: Tungo sa Filipinong Estetika sa Panitikang Pambata ni Eugene Y. Evasco Sa isang lugar ng Pagadian, ayon sa mga kuwento, naririnig pa ang awit ni Amai Sondak, isang onor ng epikong Darangen. Naluklok sa pagiging alamat ang nasabing mang-aawit. Sa rikit ng […]