Filipino American Literature


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Literary Criticism

Davis, Rocio G. Introduction: have come, are here: reading Filipino/a American literature. MELUS 2004 [subscription service].

Davis, Rocio G. The struggle for form: a conversation between Nick Carbo and M. Evelina Galang. MELUS 2004 [first half of article only].

Espiritu, Augusto Fauni. Five Faces of Exile (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." Publisher's web site.

Gotera, Vincente F. "Moments in the wilderness: becoming a Filipino American writer." MELUS 2004 [subscription service, additional peer-reviewed articles on Filipino writers available through this page].

Grice, Helena. "Artistic creativity, form, and fictional experimentation in Filipina American fiction." On Filipino women writers, including Cecilia Manguerra Brainard, Jessica Hagedorn, and M. Evelina Galang. MELUS 2004 [first half of article only].

Isaac, Allan Punzalan. American Tropics: Articulating Filipino America (U of Minnesota P 2006). Publisher's web site.

Manlapaz, Edna Zapanta. "Literature in English by Filipino Women." Feminist Studies, 2000.

San Juan, E. The Philippine Temptation: Dialectics of Philippines-U.S. Literary Relations (Temple UP). Examines the writing of Carlos Bulosan and Jose Garcia Villa. Publisher's web site, includes excerpt from Chapter 1.

Tolentino, Cynthia. A review of Not Home, But Here: Writing from the Filipino Diaspora, ed. Luisa A. Igloria. MELUS 29 (2004) [first page of article only, blurred].


Web Sites

Journal of Asian American Studies, from Johns Hopkins UP, publishes scholarship in literary analysis and other subjects in the field of Asian American and Filipino American studies.

Philippine Studies, edited by Filomeno V. Aguilar, a peer-reviewed journal published by the Ateneo de Manila University.

"From a Three-Cornered World." A list of books by Asian-American authors new or forthcoming from Asian-American Studies. Univ. of Washington Press.

"Filipino American Literature." An overview of Filipino-American writing as representative of post-colonial studies, ethnic writers in the U.S., and Filipino writing as a "different" Asian-American literature. Includes a bibliography. Postcolonial Studies, Emory Univ.

Philippine Collection at the U of Hawaii (includes all Philippine subjects, not just literature).


Some Filipino American Authors

Noel Alumit Letters to Montgomery Clift (2003)

Peter Bacho

Cecilia Manguerra Brainard

Carlos Bulosan

N.V.M. Gonzalez

Jessica Hagedorn (1949-)

Nick Joaquin

R. Zamora Linmark

Han Ong

Bino Realuyo

Ninotchka Rosca

Bienvenido Santos

Miguel Syjuco (1976-) Illustrado

Eileen Tabios

Linda Ty-Casper

José García Villa (1908-1997)


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