Monthly Archives: January 2009

JOSE GARCIA VILLA, Resurrection or Second Coming?


JOSE GARCIA VILLA: Autopsy and Post-Mortem of Doveglion, Resurrection or Second Coming? by E. SAN JUAN, Jr. Fellow, W.E. B. Du Bois Institute, Harvard University 1. In the gloom of this worst depression in the history of global capitalism, can … Continue reading

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ON E. SAN JUAN, Jr., writer and transformative intellectual


E. SAN JUAN: THE RETURN OF THE TRANFORMATIVE INTELLECTUAL by Peter McLaren Professor of Graduate Education University of California, Los Angeles The catastrophic decline of Wall Street and the global meltdown of finance capital in September and October 2008 signal … Continue reading

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POSTCOLONIAL WRITING IN THE PHILIPPINES (up to 1970s, circa martial law)


Given the rise of “englisches” in the shadow of Global/World English, is it possible to draw up a provisional account of Filipino writing in English from the orthodox formalistic and aestheticist point-of-view without self-incrimination? It surely is possible, but whether … Continue reading

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POSTCOLONIAL DIALOGICS: Edward Said Versus Antonio Gramsci


THE POLITICS OF POSTCOLONIAL CRITICISM: An Essay on Edward Said’s Affiliations by E. SAN JUAN, Jr. Edward Said is generally recognized as one of the founding “fathers” of academic postcolonial studies based on his 1978 book Orientalism. But in a … Continue reading

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C.S. PEIRCE’S SEMIOTICS AND ONDAATJE’S ANIL’S GHOST


CHARLES SANDERS PEIRCE’S THEORY OF SIGNS  &  MICHAEL ONDAATJE’S   by E. San Juan, Jr. Now thought is of the nature of a sign. In that case, then, if we can find out the right method of thinking and can follow … Continue reading

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