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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