Published Date: Oct 15, 2021 | Accepted Date: Oct 15, 2021 | Submitted Date: Oct 15, 2021
This paper examines the ways in which popular texts have been perceived in the Philippines and explores the reasons for their denigration in academe for decades. The discussion attempts to show how the events of the late 1960s and 1970s marked a change in the way such texts as films, komiks, and theatrical performances could be studied from a variety of approaches beyond Formalism and Marxism. The paper also proposes ways this field of study can be mined in the classroom as a way of developing critical thinking among students.
Perspectives in the Arts and Humanities Asia is a peer-reviewed journal published twice a year by the School of Humanities of the Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines. Multidisciplinary in scope, it welcomes articles in English or Filipino in the following fields: literature, philosophy, theology, performance arts, visual arts, forms of media and other related areas, especially studies engaging Philippine and Asian experience.