Category Archives: SPECULATIVE PROVOCATIONS

CRITIQUE OF IMPERIAL CULTURAL STUDIES TODAY–by E.San Juan, Jr.


REFLECTIONS ON IMPERIAL CULTURAL STUDIES AND THE PROBLEM OF INDIGENIZATION IN THE PHILIPPINES By E. San Juan, Jr. Dept of English,  University of the Philippines The re-election of Barack Obama to a second term as president of the United States … Continue reading

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FRANTZ FANON’S DIALECTICS by E.San Juan,Jr.


  FRANTZ FANON’S DIALECTICS by E. SAN JUAN, Jr. Dept of English & Comparative Literature, University of the Philippines My final prayer: O my body, make of me always a man who questions! –Fanon, Black Skin, White Masks Despite his … Continue reading

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WALA & at iba pang tula ni E. San Juan, Jr.


WALA Akda & tula ni E. SAN JUAN, Jr. MGA NILALAMAN Wala Ang Baliti sa Bundok Bugtongang Erotika Kumpisal Pasumalang Tadhana Ang Pasaherong Salamander Lambat ng Bahag-hari Dating Bitag Niyari Umang Tahimik Binurang Borador Senyas ng Panahon (1) Pakana Bitin … Continue reading

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THE FILIPINO PEASANT IMAGINATION VERSUS THE U.S. “CIVILIZING MISSION”


THE FILIPINO PEASANT IMAGINATION VERSUS THE AMERICAN ‘”CIVILIZING MISSION” Thanks to the Library of Congress and other sponsors of this historic celebration of this Filipino writer’s achievement, Carlos Bulosan—let’s call him Allos, as though we were his kasamas in Binalonan, … Continue reading

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VIOLENCE, NATIONALISM, THE POSTCOLONIAL STATE: Essay by E. San Juan Jr.


NATIONALISM, THE POSTCOLONIAL STATE, AND VIOLENCE by E. SAN JUAN, Jr. Fellow, Center for the Humanities, Wesleyan University It has become axiomatic for postmodernist thinkers to condemn the nation and its corollary terms, “nationalism” and “nation-state,” as the classic evils … Continue reading

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RE-VISITING CARLOS BULOSAN’S LIFE AND WORKS (during Filipino-American History Month)


EXCAVATING THE BULOSAN RUINS: WHAT IS AT STAKE IN RE-DISCOVERING THE ANTI-IMPERIALIST WRITER IN THE AGE OF U.S. GLOBAL TERRORISM? by E. SAN JUAN, Jr. Numerous Filipino-American organizations in California celebrated the signing of Assembly Bill 123 by Governor Jerry … Continue reading

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TAO TE CHING–translated into Filipino by E. SAN JUAN, Jr.


TAO TE CHING / DAO DE JING / LANDAS AT KAPANGYARIHAN NG KALIKASAN Translated into Filipino by E. SAN JUAN, Jr. 1. Ang Taong naisasawika ay hindi ang di-nagbabagong Tao. Ang pangalang naisasambit ay hindi ang pangalang walang pag-iiba. Ang … Continue reading

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