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No. 33/34


An open-access semi-annual peer-reviewed international electronic journal of literary, language, and cultural studies of the Department of English of the Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines.

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No. 33/34 (2019)


Front Matter


Editor's Introduction

Vincez Serrano


Forum Kritika on Interdisciplinarity in the Philippine Academia

Interdisciplinarity in the Philippine Academia: Theory, History, and Challenges

Francis C. Sollano, Jose Mari B. Cuartero


The Bow and the Lyre: Towards a Healthy Tension between Disciplinarity and Interdisciplinarity

Remmon E. Barbaza


The Context and Challenges of Interdisciplinarity in the Philippines

Maria Assunta C. Cuyegkeng


Interdisciplinarity from Below

Michael D. Pante


Ilang Eksplorasyon sa Pag-Aaral ng Kulturang Popular sa Filipinas

Louie Jon A. Sánchez


Forum Kritika on the Shifting Frontiers of Literary Studies in the Twenty-First Century

The Shifting Frontiers of Literary Studies in the Twenty-first Century

Shanthini Pillai, Melissa Shamini Perry


Graphic Novels: Understanding How Fifth Graders Read Literary Texts through Eye Movements Analysis

Suriani Mohd Yusof, Zalina Mohd Lazim, Khazriyati Salehuddin, Mizhanim Mohamad Shahimin


Literature for the Twenty-first Century: Developing Multimodality and Entrepreneurial Skills through Literature-Based Assessments

Melissa Shamini Perry


Pursuing Imperfection, Forgiveness, and Repentance in Popular Twenty-first Century Malay Television Fiction

Mohd Muzhafar Idrus, Raihanah M. M., Ruzy Suliza Hashim


Accented Spatial Representations in the Internal Exilic Eelam-Tamil Film Viduthalai Moochu

Ramesh Loganathan, Shanthini Pillai, Pramela Krish


Dramatizing History: Reading Bakhtin’s Carnival in Kee Thuan Chye’s Plays

Erda Wati Bakar, Noraini Md Yusof, Ravichandran Vengadasamy


Monsters at the End of Time: Alternate Hierarchies and Ecological Disasters in Alaya Dawn Johnson’s Spirit Binders Novels

Anita Harris Satkunananthan


Transformation of the Self through Islamic Practices in Leila Aboulela’s The Translator

Amrah Abdul Majid


Forum Kritika on Historical Dialogue

Historical Dialogue: Conceptualizing and Mapping a Field

Ariella Lang


In Memoriam: Johnston Price



Historical Dialogues, Collective Memory Work, and the (Dis)continuation of Conflicts

Sara Dybris McQuaid, Henrik Sonne Petersen, Johnston Price


Filling in the Gaps: Remembering the 1965 Killings in Indonesia

Kar-Yen Leong


The Coming Out of Memory: The Holocaust, Homosexuality, and Dealing with the Past

Arnaud Kurze


Mapping Historical Dialogue: Remembering for the Future

Alison Atkinson-Philips, Ulrike Capdepón, Jill Strauss, Oriol López-Badell


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Kritika Kultura
Department of English
School of Humanities
Ateneo de Manila University

The Philippine Commission on Higher Education (CHED) declares Kritika Kultura as a CHED-recognized journal under the Journal Challenge Category of its Journal Incentive Program.

International Board of Editors

Jan Baetens
Faculty of Arts
Katholieke Universiteit te Leuven (Belgium)

Joel David
Professor of Cultural Studies
Inha University (South Korea)

Michael Denning
Professor of American Studies and English
Department of English
Yale University (US)

Faculty of Cultural Sciences
Universitas Gadjah Mada (Indonesia)

Regenia Gagnier
Professor of English
University of Exeter (UK)

Leela Gandhi
John Hawkes Professor of the Humanities and English
Brown University (US)

Inderpal Grewal
Professor of Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies
Professor of South Asian Studies, Ethnicity, Race and Migration Studies
Yale University (US)

Peter Horn
Professor Emeritus and Honorary Lifetime Fellow
University of Cape Town (South Africa)
Honorary Professor and Research Associate in German Studies
University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa)

Anette Horn
Professor of German Studies
University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa)

David Lloyd
Distinguished Professor of English
University of California, Riverside (US)

Bienvenido Lumbera
National Artist for Literature
Professor Emeritus
University of the Philippines

Rajeev S. Patke
Director of the Division of Humanities
Professor of Humanities
Yale NUS College (Singapore)

Vicente L. Rafael
Giovanni and Amne Costigan Endowed Professor of History
University of Washington (US)

Vaidehi Ramanathan
Department of Linguistics
University of California, Davis (US)

Temario Rivera
Professorial Lecturer
Department of Political Science
University of the Philippines

E. San Juan, Jr.
Philippines Studies Center (US)

Neferti X.M. Tadiar
Professor of Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies
Barnard College (US)
Director of the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race
Columbia University (US)

Antony Tatlow
Honorary Professor of Drama
Trinity College Dublin (Ireland)

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