[Blueboard] An Invitation to a Lecture Series by Resil B. Mojares

Department of Interdisciplinary Studies [LS] is.soh at ateneo.edu
Tue Nov 25 08:55:12 PHT 2014


The Department of Interdisciplinary Studies invites you to


*ANDRES BONIFACIO AND THE PROBLEM OF INTELLECTUALS*
a lecture by Dr. Resil Mojares, on 1 December (Monday), 4:30-6:00 pm, Faura
AVR



Whose revolution was it?  Estimates of Andres Bonifacio’s place in
Philippine history have been entangled in the issue of social
stratification, as part of the larger debate on the social and intellectual
genealogy of the Philippine revolution.  The lecture revisits this issue by
problematizing notions of "class" and "intellectuals" in late
nineteenth-century Philippines.

 The lecture is the second in the series as part of the of the master
visiting teacher program of the School of Humanities, Ateneo de Manila
University.



All the lectures are open to the public. *RSVP 4266001 local 5340.*


Resil B. Mojares is the author of *Origins and Rise of the Filipino
Novel *(1983),
*The War against the Americans* (1999), *Waiting for Maria Makiling *
(2002), *Brains of the Nation* (2006), and *Isabelo's Archives* (2013),
among other books in Philippine history, culture, and literature.  In 2013
he was given the Tanglaw ng Lahi award by the Ateneo de Manila University.





*SCHEDULE OF THE NEXT LECTURES:*



January 12 (Monday), 4:30-6:00 pm, Faura AVR

*GUGMANG KABUS: FANTASIES OF CLASS RELATIONS*


The lecture demonstrates the value in analyzing “symbolic action”
(enactments on a symbolic plane of social desires and fantasies) in large
masses of Philippine literary texts, as a way of understanding Filipino
popular mentality.  It takes as its example an analysis of Cebuano short
stories built around the "poor boy-rich girl/poor girl-rich boy" (gugmang
kabus) plot formula, and the meanings that can be drawn from this body of
texts about the realities of class division in Philippine society.


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January 20 (Tuesday), 4:30-6:00 pm, Faura AVR


*WAR OF THE SAINTS: THE POLITICS OF THE SANTO NIÑO DEVOTION IN CEBU  *
This lecture traces the history of Cebu’s Santo Nino devotion (including
the sinulog dance), from its introduction in the sixteenth century to the
present.  Exploring the tensions between church and state, official and
popular practices, and the competing communities (and their divine patrons)
in Cebu’s weakly aggregated urban zone, the lecture discusses the claims
and counterclaims in the shaping of a popular devotion that has become a
symbol of the Cebuano community.


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January 26 (Monday), 4:30-6:00 pm, Faura AVR


*THE STRANGE AND SAD CAREER OF PASCUAL RACUYAL       *
The lecture revisits the mostly forgotten story of Pascual Racuyal, the
quixotic “nobody” who ran for Philippine president in elections from 1935
to 1986, challenging incumbents from Quezon to Marcos.  Commonly cited as
the iconic “nuisance” candidate, Racuyal (the lecture argues) deserves more
respectful remembrance, as the sad clown who appears on stage to show up
the idiocy and farce that characterize much of Philippine politics itself.

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February 3 (Tuesday), 4:30-6:00 pm, Faura AVR

*THE DANGEROUS BEAUTY OF THE HEADHUNTER*



What does beauty have to do with headhunting?  Drawing from the
ethnographic studies of Renato Rosaldo and Michelle Z. Rosaldo on the
Ilongots of Northern Luzon–in particular, headhunting and its rituals--the
lecture teases out an indigenous conception of beauty that has important
implications for aesthetics, politics, and social life in the contemporary



--

February 9 (Monday), 4:30-6:00 pm, Faura AVR

*IS THERE A PHILIPPINE NOIR?*


The recent publication of *Manila Noir* (edited by Jessica Hagedorn) by New
York’s Akashic Press, as part of a successful series of noir stories about
cities in the world, raises the question:  Is there a Philippine noir in
fiction?  And what is distinctive and local about its stance and style in
representing noir’s associated notions of crime, violence, law, morals and
urban society?

--
February 16 (Monday), 4:30-6:00 pm, Faura AVR

*THE INVENTION OF A NATIONAL LITERATURE*

>From his 1880 “El Consejo de los Dioses” to his unfinished “third novel” of
1891-92, Jose Rizal wrestled with the idea of a “national literature,” and
sketched the conditions needed for its creation.  The lecture shows how the
discourse on a national literature has been carried forward, elaborated,
contested, and enacted in the decades after Rizal.


-- 
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School of Humanities
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Ateneo de Manila University
Loyola Heights, Quezon City
4266001 loc. 5340/5341

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