A Reader in Philippine Film History and Criticism Essays in Honor of Nicanor G. Tiongson
Ang matingkad na katangian ng araling pelikula ay ang pag-uugat nito sa problematiko ng bansa at identidad, na hindi hiwalay ang pelikula, kundi integral sa formasyon ng mga identidad at ng kabuuang bansa, kundi man ng imahinaryo ng posibilidad at limitasyon ng isang kontraryong bansa at identidad. Ito ang lokus ng enerhiya ng araling pelikula at mahalaga ang kontribusyon ni Nicanor Tiongson kung bakit dito umiinog—sa kasaysayan at pagsasabansa—ang araling pelikula.
—Mula sa Introduksyon
About the Editors
Jonathan Chua is a faculty member of the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, Ateneo de Manila University. He is the editor of The Critical Villa: Essays in Literary Criticism by Jose Garcia Villa (2002). Forthcoming is his edition of the collected short stories of Jose Garcia Villa.
Rosario Cruz-Lucero teaches Philippine literature and creative writing at the University of the Philippines Diliman. Her critical essays are collected in her book, Ang Bayan sa Labas ng Maynila: The Nation beyond Manila (2007). Her latest publication is a book of historical fiction, La India, or Island of the Disappeared (2012).
Rolando B. Tolentino is Dean of the University of the Philippines College of Mass Communication and faculty of the UP Film Institute. He has taught at the Osaka University and National University of Singapore, has been Distinguished Visitor of the UC-Berkeley and UCLA Southeast Asian Studies Consortium, and was recipient of the Obermann Summer Research Fellowship. He is author of National/Transnational: Subject Formation and Media in and on the Philippines (2001), and editor of “Vaginal Economy: Cinema and Sexuality in the Post-Marcos Post-Brocka Philippines” (positions, 2011), and Geopolitics of the Visible: Essays on Philippine Film Cultures (2002). He is a member of the Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino (Filipino Film Critics Group) and Congress of Teachers and Educators for Nationalism and Democracy (CONTEND-UP).