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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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E. San Juan, Jr., INTRODUCTION TO CARLOS BULOSAN’S The Philippines Is in the Heart (Ateneo U Press, 2017)


INTRODUCTION TO THE PHILIPPINES IS IN THE HEART by Carlos Bulosan by E. SAN JUAN, Jr. The passage of Carlos Bulosan from colonial Philippines to the U.S. metropole marks an axis of multiple historic transitions. He died at the height … Continue reading

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On E. San Juan, Jr.’s Filipino poems


Poems of Engagement: E. San Juan, Jr. and the Various Philippine Political Dispensations by Tomasito T. Talledo Division of Social Sciences University of the Philippines Visayas Miag-ao, Iloilo <tomastalledo@yahoo.com> This essay aims to capture the continuing engagements of the poems … 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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