A Brown Girl’s Guide to Gender by Aranya Johar: A Reaction

Not everyone has the ability to put experience into words but Aranya Johar did. Her performance began with an anecdote: “The first boy who held my hand told me boys didn’t want to hear about vaginas bleeding. Younger me could smell the misogyny. Vaginas only meant to be fucked, breasts only meant to be sucked,Continue reading “A Brown Girl’s Guide to Gender by Aranya Johar: A Reaction”

TITSER PANGKALAWAKAN at ang iba pang angas sa social network underworld ni Joselito D. delos Reyes

“Bilang titser sa isang Lipunang hindi palabasa, tanggap na niya na internet na ang uso dahil mabilis at instant ang resulta. Kaya mataas ang appreciation niya sa mga taong matiyagang nagbabasa ng aklat, lalo na kung libangan lamang at hindi pang-akademiko. Lalong higit nga raw ang pasasalamat niya kapag binabasa ang istatus niya, lalo naContinue reading “TITSER PANGKALAWAKAN at ang iba pang angas sa social network underworld ni Joselito D. delos Reyes”

The Presentation and the Structure of Literature

Literary genres include drama, the short story, novel, poetry, essay and epic. whatever the literary genre, each is characterised by a particular manner of presentation wherein we see clearly the relationship existing among the author, the audience and the literature itself. Genre Audience Author Work Drama  Group Absent  Performed  Epic  Group  Present  Recited  Short storyContinue reading “The Presentation and the Structure of Literature”

Getting Ready for Literature

It has been a common understanding among people that reading is mainly for the acquisition of knowledge and for entertainment. With this, it is necessary to discern that much information concerning man as well as the other related aspects and dimensions of his entirety can be best obtained through reading literature. Also, most people areContinue reading “Getting Ready for Literature”

Main Ingredients of Literature

For almost two decades of teaching Philippine literature, I cannot deny that the first definition taught to me still holds true today, even in the time of corona. Pardon but pun intended. Hihi. Literature is life. It practically mirrors everything that is happening in the society—all the good and the bad experiences and all theContinue reading “Main Ingredients of Literature”

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