Webinar on Manila Wrongly Portrayed since 1840

Join us in this exciting webinar on “Manilaism” by Dr. Tom Sykes, University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom.

Webinar Title: “Getting Manila Wrong Since 1840: Flawed Simulations, Third World Blues and Other Western Literary  Misrepresentations.” 

Date: February 22, 2022, 3:00-4:30 pm (Hawaii time)

Register in Advance: https://hawaii.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAude6ppzwpGNGAzKoNKRQA7NDwrAU5jGew

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What the webinar is about: Dr Tom Sykes, Senior Lecturer at the University of Portsmouth, UK, draws from his recently published book, Imagining Manila, to describe several enduring representational tropes and devices that have defined a trajectory of British and American Orientalist fiction, travel writing and journalism about the city of Manila. Termed “Manilaism,” he will discuss counter-hegemonic canon of Filipino and foreign writers who have dissented from this distorted view of Manila.

Co-sponsors: UH Department of English

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