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No. 26


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. 26 (2016)

Front Matter

Front Matter

Vincenz Serrano

Editor's Introduction

Editor's Introduction

Vincenz Serrano



Shadow Lands, Strange Light

Charlson Ong


Mga Bintana ng Liwanag sa Hilaga

Kristoffer Brugada


The Noble Jihad

Jose Maria de Nazareno


LITERARY: The Contemporary Philippine Essay


Ramon Guillermo, Martin V. Villanueva


What do I call this beating:

Neobie Gonzalez


from Dossier on Specific Fabrications

Carlos Quijon, Jr.


The Wait on Quezon Avenue

Robert Nery



Richard Calayeg Cornelio


Bamboo Girl

Ian Rosales Casocot



John Bengan


Restoring the lost hiniktan

Denver Ejem Torres


After Beethoven

Carissa Pobre


Reverse Carnival, Reactionary Laughter: Critique of an Intermission

Arbeen Acuña


The Economic Aspect in Contemporary Writing and the Matter of Class in Literature: Reading Selected Conceptual Works

Janine Go Dimaranan, Ivan Emil A. Labayne


Myth and the Poetics of Self: The Critical Corpus of Gémino H. Abad

J. Neil C. Garcia


Jandayan Island: Symphony of dry winds in a time without rain

Eulalio R. Guieb III


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

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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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