[Blueboard] KRITIKA KULTURA LECTURE SERIES

Department of English Department at admu.edu.ph
Wed Nov 14 17:21:05 PHT 2007


                              
                             KRITIKA KULTURA LECTURE SERIES

      Kritika Kultura and the Philippine-American Educational Foundation(PAEF)
                                  invite you to a lecture

                       "War and the Construction of the Filipino"

                                           by

                               Prof. Enrique de la Cruz

                                  21 November 2007
                                      Wednesday
                                 4.30 pm to 6.00 pm
                             Faura-AVR. G/F Faura Bldg.
                            Ateneo de Manila University
                                Loyola Heights, Q.C.


   *Abstract*
   During the Philippine-American War, the pursuit of a war of colonial
   annexation by the United States was the subject of a public and political
   debate that is scarcely remembered or recognized today and that rarely
   receives a mention in American history textbooks. This debate is
   documented and captured through political and editorial cartoons of the
   period. The author and his co-authors have unearthed these, "komiks"
   about the Filipino, and make them available again through their most
   recent book, The Forbidden Book. This presentation examines the major
   themes of this debate, and how, through these cartoons, the racial
   identity of the Filipino was constructed in the American imagination even
   before the arrival of the first Filipino migrant workers. The presentation
   also draws parallels between the themes used to justify a war, over a
   century ago, and the current American involvement in Iraq .

   *Speaker's Bio*
   Dr. Enrique de la Cruz is currently Professor of Asian American Studies
   at California State University, Northridge. He has written articles on
   Asian Americans, Filipino Americans and the Philippines . He co-authored
   the award winning publication, "The Forbidden Book: The Philippine
   American War in Political Cartoons". In connection with the Centennial of
   Philippine-U.S. relations in 1998, he co-curated a photographic exhibit
   entitled "Confrontations, Crossings, and Convergence", and edited a
   special double issue of Amerasia Journal, "Essays into American Empire in
   the Philippines." He is in the Philippines as 2006-2007 American Fulbright
   Senior Scholar.



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