Philippine Studies as Postcolonial Response to Western/US Academic Hegemony – a seminar by Prof. Priscelina Patajo-Legasto (Wed, 21 January 2009)

Speaker: Professor Priscelina Patajo-Legasto (Professor, University of the Philippines-Diliman)
Date: Wednesday, 21 January 2009
Time: 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Venue: AS3, Level 6, SEAS Seminar Room (06-20)

Twenty first century Philippine Studies is a discursive field that critiques vestiges of supposedly “universalits” paradigms, that affirms our “traditional” and “emergent” cultural/social practices, that gives new readings of “old” texts as well as “new” popular forms brought into the ambit of serious scholarship, and that provides space for scholarly experimentation and cutting edge inquiries.

This talk will explore the transformation of Philippine Studies from the American colonial period until the present.

About the speaker
Priscelina Patajo-Legasto is Professor of Comparative Literature of the Department of English and Comparative Literature, College of Arts and Letters, University of Philippines-Diliman. A winner of several teaching and books wards, her publications include Philippine Studies: Have We Gone Beyond St Louis? (2008), Sarswelang Pangasinan (1996), and Philippine Post Colonial Studies: Essays in Language and Literature (1993/2004).