Carlos Bulosan (1913-1956)
A selective list of online literary criticism on the pioneering Filipino-American writer Carlos Bulosan, favoring signed scholarly articles and articles published in peer-reviewed sources
Introduction & Biography
"Migrant Struggle: Carlos Bulosan." Bulosan is a featured author in this web site on the American Migrant Experience. "Carlos Bulosan is the first important literary voice for Filipinos in the United States. Bulosan's most famous novel, America Is in the Heart, was published in 1946. It depicts the terrible living and working conditions of Filipino immigrants struggling to survive in America." American Passages, Annenberg/CPB web site, American Migrant Experience.
"Carlos Bulosan." Brief introduction to Carlos Bulosan from the educaitonal publisher Heath Anthology of American Literature.
Reyes, Barbara Jane. On Have Come, Am Here." Poetry Foundation.
"Bulosan, Carlos." An introduction to Carlos Busolan and his career, from HistoryLink, Washington Univ.
Alquizol, Marilyn and Lane Ryo Hirabayashi Carlos Bulosan's The Laughter of My Father: Adding Feminist and Class Perspectives to the 'Casebook of Resistance' Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies 32, 3 (2011) pp. 64-91 1995 [first page only, jstor].
Campomanes, Oscar V. and Todd S. Gernes. Two Letters from America: Carlos Bulosan and the Act of Writing MELUS 15, 3 (Autumn 1998) pp. 15-46 [first page only, jstor].
Cimatu, Frank. "Remembering Carlos Bulosan," 25 Sept. 2002, Filipinas Heritage Library.
Espiritu, Augusto Fauni. Publisher's blurb for Five Faces of Exile: The Nation and Filipino American Intellectuals (Stanford UP 2005). "A close reading of the texts and social practices of five pioneering, trans-Pacific Filipino American writers of the colonial era: the diplomat Carlos P. Romulo, the poet Jose Garcia Villa, fiction writers N. V. M. Gonzalez and Bienvenido N. Santos, and the celebrated Asian American worker-writer Carlos Bulosan."
Grow, L.M. On The Laughter of My Father MELUS, 1995 [subscription service, questia].
Higashida, Cheryl. Re-Signed Subjects in the Fiction Of Carlos Bulosan and Hisaye Yamamoto. Studies in the Literary Imagination, Spring 2004 [sub ser, questia].
Libretti, Tim. "First and Third Worlds in U.S. Literature: Rethinking Carlos Bulosan." Bulosan's The Cry and the Dedication is discussed in relation to his earlier America is in the Heart. MELUS 23, 4 (winter 1998] pp. 135-55 [first page only, jstor].
Ling, Amy and Oscar Campomanes. "Carlos Bulosan." Suggestions for teaching Bulosan, his themes, style, and audience. From educational publisher Heath.
Manarpaac, Danilo Victorino. Publisher's blurb for Embracing the Other: Addressing Xenophobia in the New Literatures in English (Rodopi, 2008). Includes "Desire and Loathing in Carlos Bulosan's America Is in the Heart and Bienvenido Santos's The Man Who (Thought He) Looked Like Robert Taylor. .
Ponce, Martin Joseph. "On Becoming Socially Articulate: Transnational Bulosan." An analysis of Bulosan's American is in the Heart, his critical reception in the U.S., and his position in the context of postcolonial studies. Journal of Asian American Studies 8, 1 (2005) pp. 49-80 [excerpt, muse].
San Juan, Jr., E., ed. Publisher's blurb for On Becoming Filipino: Selected Writings of Carlos Bulosan (Temple UP).
San Juan, Jr., E. "Carlos Bulosan, Filipino Writer-Activist: Between a Time of Terror and the Time of Revolution." CR: The New Centennial Review 8, 1 (Spring 2008) pp 103-34 [substantial extract, muse].
Slotkin, Joel. "Igorots and Indians: Racial Hierarchies and Conceptions of the Savage in Carlos Bulosan's Fiction of the Philippines." American Literature 72,4 (2000) pp. 843-66 [first page only].
Solberg, S.E. "Bulosan - Theseus - Villa: A Cryptography of Coincidence." Solberg compares the lives and careers of Carlos Busolan and José García Villa, both of whom had achieved a fair degree of success in the 1940s. MELUS 15, 2 (Summer 1998) pp. 3-25 [first page only, jstor].
Tolentino, Cynthia. "In the 'Training Center of the Skillful Servants of Mankind': Carlos Bulosan's Professional Filipinos in an Age of Benevolent Supremacy." American Literature 80, 2 (June 2008) pp. 381-406 [first page only, jstor].
Wesling, Meg. "Colonial education and the politics of knowledge in Carlos Bulosan's America Is in the Heart." MELUS 32, 2 (Summer 2007) pp. 55-77 [first page only].
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