TOPICS S,SEASN - Philippines: History, Literature, Performance

S,SEASN 120
243 DWINELLE
TTh 5-630P
4
83265
BARRIOS-LEBLANC, M

The course focuses on Philippine history through literature and performance during the indigenous or precolonial period (pre-16th century), the Spanish and American colonial periods, and contemporary times.  This includes:  traditional forms (rituals, poetry, songs, dances) that give insights to belief systems and economic, political and social life during the indigenous period; performance and literary forms that were instruments both of colonial conquest and anti-colonial movements;  and theater and literature that participated in discourses on agrarian issues, labor, Martial law and militarism, gender rights, academic freedom, and human rights.

Fall 2012