Indeed, I think I had a pretty intense lecture yesterday evening in Pinay Lit, while discussing two stories, Marianne Villanueva's "Special Research Project," and "Memorial," which I think of as companion
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Goddess of Lost Things
Help me to find my innocence. I may have dropped it on the bus
Friends, I am a Filipino Literature teaching machine!
Seriously though. I am so happy to have been offered and scheduled two iterations of Filipino Literature courses next semester
[caption id="attachment_8154" align="alignnone" width="580"] [Image source: http://wolfberrystudio.blogspot.com][/caption]Who was it that got me on alliteration?
Anyway. Some things I've been thinking,
in the old century, a patriarch proclaims, una doctora, no daughter of mine. ambition is for the men to wrangle, viscera of others out of bounds. blood is men’s work, little one. fixing of bodies
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This semester of teaching Pinay Lit
Hey, so I have some questions. I feel I am taking a lot for granted right now; it's been a couple of decades since first encountering Filipino American Literature and Filipino American authors, and
So, it's been another exhausting beginning of the semester, stressing out about whether or not my First Year Student Seminar (FYS), Pinay Lit, at USF was going to be canceled due to low enrollment
This is the final push, folks! Here is the latest flier for Pinay Lit at University of San Francisco.
There is a widespread perception of “the editor is the enemy because he is the gatekeeper,” that editorial process stifles our true voices and our truths. And rather than rush to debunk the perception of the editor as gatekeeper and stifler of truth, I want to say that I am interested in how experienced, knowledgeable readers, teachers, mentors work to support us by bringing us into focus, by pushing us into more pointed, more thoughtful exploration of language, speaker, perspective-position-argument, nuance, complexity, layers, texture.
This goes much deeper, well beyond expressing one’s truth. In a well written, well composed, well edited work, one’s truth is laid bare and tested.