Tuesday, February 18, 2014



U.S.-based Filipino scholar E. San Juan, Jr., emeritus professor of English, Comparative Literature and Ethnic Studies, has just published his fifth book of poems in Filipino, Bukas Luwalhating Kay Ganda, sponsored by the Philippines Cultural Studies Center and is available from amazon.com and also createspace.com.

His forthcoming collection, KUNDIMAN SA GITNA NG KARIMLAN, an expanded version of this book, is due this January 2014 from the University of the Philippines Press.  His previous collections include Alay sa Paglikha ng Bukang-liwayway (Ateneo U Press),  Sapagkat Iniibig Kita (U.P. Press), Sutrang Kayumanggi and Mahal Magpakailanman (LuLu.com), and Ulikba at iba pang tula (UST Publishing House).

San Juan was recently a fellow of the Harry Ransom Center, University of Austin, Texas. Previously he was a fellow of the W.E.B. Institute, Harvard University, for which he  completed a monograph on “African American Internationalism and Solidarity with the Philippine Revolution.”  A part of the research has been published in Socialism and Democracy, July 2010, and in the e-journal Cultural Logic.

Born in Sta. Cruz, Manila, Philippines, San Juan received his A.B. , magna cum laude, from the University of the Philippines, and his A.M. and Ph.D. from Harvard University. He was president of the U.P. Writers Club in 1957-58.  He also taught at U.P. from 1959-60, 1966-67, and 1987-88 (as Fulbright professor); in Ateneo University, and also at Centro Escolar University.  He was visiting professor at Brooklyn College; Wesleyan University; Leuven University, Belgium; Trento University, Italy; Tamkang University and National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan.

His recent books are Rizal in Our Time (revised edition; Anvil); Balikbayang Sinta: An E. San Juan Reader (Ateneo U Press); In the Wake of Terror (Lexington), Critique and Social Transformation (Mellen); From Globalization to National Liberation (U.P. Press), US Imperialism and Revolution in the Philippines (Palgrave), and Critical Interventions (Lambert).  Currently San Juan is preparing an anthology of his critical essays in Filipino as a sequel to Himagsik (published in 2004 by De La Salle U Press) and a ground-breaking commentary on an important historical document, hitherto unpublished, Benjamin Appel’s “Manila Diary,” together with a critique of Appel’s novel on the Philippines, Fortress in the Rice.--##

Contact:  PHILIPPINES CULTURAL STUDIES CENTER <philcsc@gmail.com>  117 Davis Road, Storrs, CT 06268, USA  <philcsc@gmail.com>

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