Southeast Asian 148: Philippines: History, Literature, Performance

Category: Southeast Asian
Course #: 14109
Units: 4
Times and Locations:

Session A: May 24-July 2

MWF 11:30am – 2pm


The course focuses on Philippine history through literature and performance. Among the texts to be discussed are: traditional forms (rituals, poetry, songs, dances) that give insights to belief systems and economic, political, and social life during the indigenous or precolonial period; performance and literary forms that were instruments both of colonial conquest and anti-colonial movements; and theater and literature that participated in discourse on agrarian issues, labor, martial law and militarism, gender rights, academic freedom, and human rights.