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Maria Josephine Barrios-LeBlanc, “Languages and Literatures Beyond English: Dreaming in Filipino”

April 30, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Part of The Philippines and its Elsewheres
A series organized by the UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies
Maria Josephine Barrios-LeBlanc, Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley
Nenita Domingo, Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, UCLA
Kie Zuraw, Department of Linguistics. UCLA
Barrios-LeBlanc will be speaking about her literary work as a feminist scholar, linking the politics of producing creative and scholarly work in a language other than English. The panel will address what it means to speak, write, and dream in languages other than English at this time of increasingly shrinking borders and yet widening gap of inequality.
“The Philippines and its Elsewhere” explores the politics of knowledge production, university education, and global citizenship with Filipino Studies as its launching point. It is concerned with what interconnectivity across borders enables and demands, as forms and politics of the global continually shifts.