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Beyond the Nation: Diasporic Filipino Literature and Queer Reading

Martin Joseph Ponce


This book charts an expansive history of Filipino literature in the United States, forged within the dual contexts of imperialism and migration, from the early twentieth century into the twenty-first century. It theorizes and enacts a queer diasporic reading practice that attends to the complex crossings of race and nation with gender and sexuality. Tracing the conditions of possibility of Anglophone Filipino literature to U.S. colonialism in the Philippines in the early twentieth century, the book examines how a host of writers from across the century both imagine and address the Philippines ... More

Keywords: diasporic Filipino literature, imperialism, migration, Anglophone Filipino literature, U.S. colonialism, Philippine nationalism, queer modernism, transnational radicalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780814768051
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814768051.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Martin Joseph Ponce, author