NCCA and USC Cebuano Studies Center launch The Other(ed) Woman

| June 16, 2014

The USC Cebuano Studies Center under the sponsorship of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts will launch the Hope Sabanpan-Yu’s The Other(ed) Woman, an anthology of critical essays on Friday, 27 June, at the Ayala Activity Center Cebu at six-thirty in the evening.

The essays in this collection offer the reader diverse portrayals of the Filipina, the old maid, girlfriend, wife, mother, mistress, and other representations, in literature produced by women writers in the 20th century. As varied works of criticism, the essays operate on different levels of attentiveness to the figuring of the female.

The collection invents another strain of womanhood aside from acts that are considered “womanly” or that are given voice and agency to the sharply defined reality that is woman.

Hope Sabanpan-Yu is Director of the USC Cebuano Studies Center and the author of Bridging Cultures: The Philippine Migrant Woman in the Works of Jessica Hagedorn, Fatima Lim-Wilson and Sophia Romero published by NCCA and Women’s Common Destiny: Maternal Representations in the Cebuano Serialized Fiction of Hilda Montaire and Austregelina Espina-Moore published by the University of the Philippines Press. She teaches theory and literature at the University of San Carlos.

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