NOV. 18, 2012 | 3 – Political Narratives in Colonial Amnesia: Filipino/American Landscapes
Speaker: Rashaan Alexis Meneses | blog comments due on Saturday, Nov. 17
For those who haven’t responded to the previous blog post, please do so ASAP! Link is here. As an added incentive, I’ll add my cooking recipes in exchange for your comments!
First impressions? What emotive responses did these poems relay to you? Further thoughts to think about:
1. How does space and place evoke disparity and emotion in these pieces?
2. How do these pieces go beyond identity politics? What do they say about life in America for Filipinos/Filipino Americans?
3. How is amnesia/erasure threaded throughout these pieces? How does memory affect place?
4. Lastly, how do the articles inform these pieces? How do these authors contextualize history with landscapes (specifically Lysley and Evelina)? How does Rashaan comment on place?
Also, Lysley Tenorio is having a Q&A panel session with Rashaan Alexis Meneses on Nov. 28th (5:30pm) at the Philippine Consulate in San Francisco! Don’t miss this amazing PAWA event. Click here for more details.