[Blueboard] Nick Joaquin Lecture, 21 July 2014 (Monday)

Department of Interdisciplinary Studies [LS] is.soh at ateneo.edu
Tue Jul 15 08:55:27 PHT 2014

The Department of Interdisciplinary Studies and the Department of English
invite you to

*"Nick Joaquin and Groovy Kids: A Critique of His Stories for Children"*

 a lecture by Katrina Gutierrez

on July 21, 2014 (Monday)
4:30-6:00 pm
Faura AVR

RSVP 426-6001, loc. 5340


Nick Joaquin has been lauded as a journalist, historian and novelist, but
to a generation of Filipino
readers he is, to recast his own words, a portrait of the children’s
storyteller and mythmaker as Filipino.
In "Pop Stories for Groovy Kids" (1979), Joaquin’s fairy tales connect
Filipino children to global archetypes
while rooting them in Philippine tradition and history. His retellings and
adaptations simultaneously
foreground and interrogate the role of myth in the construction of the
nation and the Filipino child.
Like Severino Reyes ("Lola Basyang") before him, his adaptations
subversively resist the political hegemony
of the time. This presentation contrasts Joaquin’s myths of resistance with
those of Severino Reyes.
It examines how Joaquin layers and blends Western and Philippine folk tales
into modern myths
that create "groovy" children.

*About the lecturer*
Katrina Gutierrez has an MA in Children's Literature and a PhD in English
from Macqaurie University in Australia.
Her book Glocal Imagining: Conversations between East and West in
Children's Literature and Culture is forthcoming.

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