Publication Announcement: KK 36

February 28, 2021

The editors of Kritika Kultura—the international peer-reviewed journal of literary, language, and cultural studies based in the Department of English, Ateneo de Manila (Philippines)—are pleased to announce the publication of issue no. 36 (Feb. 2021).

KK 36 features essays by Mary Mills and Janet Speake on interdisciplinary approaches to space; Anwar Efendi and Burhan Nurgiyantoro on the incorporation of wayang stories in Indonesian novels; Emeka Aniago, Norbert Oyibo Eze, Stella Okoye-Ugwu, and Divine Sheriff Joe on metaphor and political discourse in the plays of Emeka Nwabueze and Uche-Chinemere Nwaozuzu; Ling Liu on the illnesses and injuries in Carlos Bulosan's America Is in the Heart; Isti Haryati on representations of corruption in the plays of Bertolt Brecht and Nano Riantiarno; Gerardus Majella Adhyanggono on Javaneseness as rendered in Indonesian documentary cinema; and Flair Donglai Shi on Xiaolu Guo as a world author.

Part II of the Forum Kritika on Literary Liquidities, guest edited by Maria Luisa F. Torres Reyes, features the research of Jooyoung Kim on the figure of the refugee in Son Hong-gyu's Islamic Butcher Shop; Jinhyoung Lee on colonial mobility, biopolitics, and the concept of the non-place in Namcheon Kim's "On the Road"; and Inseop Shin on Haruki Murakami's Dance Dance Dance as a narrative of mobility.

The Monograph Section on diaspora, migration, transnationality, and identity features Christine Vicera's essay on the poetics of asynchronicity in Hannah Espia's Transit, Clement Baloup's Vietnamese Memories, and Lian Guow's Only a Girl.

The Literary Section features authors whose works explore new possibilities in literary form and approach. The section highlights the poems of Niccolo Rocamora Vitug and Marty R. Nevada.

Kritika Kultura is acknowledged by a host of Asian and Asian American Studies libraries and scholarly networks, and indexed in the MLA International Bibliography, Arts and Humanities Citation Index (Clarivate), Scopus, EBSCO, the Directory of Open Access Journals, and the International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs (ICCTP). To access the current issue, learn about submission guidelines and future events, visit or email [email protected].

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