Monthly Archives: December 2012

JOSE RIZAL IN THE USA by E. SAN JUAN, Jr.


   RIZAL IN THE USA:  ESCAPING THE ANGLO QUARANTINE, RE-INVENTING “LOS INDIOS BRAVOS”  [Chapter Excerpt from RIZAL IN OUR TIME, Anvil, 2012] by E. SAN JUAN, Jr.          Rizal is both Ibarra and Elias…. Rizal himself is the spirit … Continue reading

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NICK JOAQUIN: AN INTRODUCTION by E. SAN JUAN, Jr.


 AN INTRODUCTION TO NICK JOAQUIN:  Celebrating the Virgin and Her City:    by E. SAN JUAN, Jr.    What, then, is revealed in the quarrel between Remus and Remulus is the way in which the city of man is divided … Continue reading

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NICK JOAQUIN: A Commentary by E. San Juan, Jr. (Excerpt from SUBVERSIONS OF DESIRE, 1988)


Demystifying the Past, Unfetishizing the Present, Reinventing the Future By E. SAN JUAN, Jr. [Concluding chapter of SUBVERSIONS OF DESIRE: A PROLEGOMENA TO NICK JOAQUIN by E. SAN JUAN, Jr., Ateneo de Manila University Press, 1988] The Golden Age, which … Continue reading

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CULTURAL STUDIES, ETHNIC WRITING, AND INDIGENIZATION IN THE PHILIPPINES


  by E. SAN JUAN. Jr.                   After the mammoth anthology Cultural Studies edited by Lawrence Grossberg, Cary Nelson, and Paula Treichler appeared 1992, the death-spasms of an anti-Establishment social movement began without so much fanfare. Conceived … Continue reading

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ESSAY=REVIEW OF E. SAN JUAN, by Prof. Michael Viola


The “Filipinization” of Critical Pedagogy: An Essay Review of Two Books by E. San Juan, Jr.   by Prof. Mike Viola Antioch University Seattle, Washington, USA   “The oppressor elaborates his theory of action without the people, for he stands … Continue reading

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ANYAYA UPANG DI MAPANGANYAYA–tula ni E. SAN JUAN, Jr.


        ANYAYA UPANG HUWAG MAPANGANYAYA Tila birong nahulog sa sulok ng hardin Nagkandirit muna bago lumukso’t lumipad ang anghel at naparam Di sigaw kundi bulong: Bakit narito ka? Sinong tumawag? Baka naman tagpo o yugto ito sa telenobelang pinakasasabikan … Continue reading

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