Continuing Negotiations of History, Identity, and Nation in Philippine Literary Production

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Well into the era pronounced as the end of History, the Philippine experience of late capitalism is nevertheless marked by its broad consequences: resurgent populism, systemic precarity, the rise of identity politics, and heinous inequality, all arguably implications of the country’s long and complex relationship with global structures of power. This panel seeks to examine potentially new paradigms and tangents framed as negotiations—via text and political practice alike—of key writers’ historical moments, from their participation in an American cultural diplomacy program during Martial Law to their use of formal and discursive strategies that contest even as they manifest their ongoing implications in historical subject formation.