Posts Tagged "literary history"
Dr. J.B. Schriever, the Europe-educated and European-looking professor who can speak French, German, Spanish, English, Filipino, and Batangas Tagalog (&c.) interchangeably, says it’s a methodology.
That affirms Damrosch’s claim that Comparative Literature is a mode of reading. So it’s not really an area of studies but a system of approaches to world literature.
But what is world literature? Oh, God, it took us a semester and a box of Dr Schriever’s rather expensive,Read More
on Clements’ Comparative Literature as Academic Discipline: a statement of principles, praxis, standards
Just what do you do?
I have been answering this kind of question since college when I was enrolled in AB Communication Arts at the highly empiricist and positivist University of the Philippines in Los Baños. Depending on the level of curiosity and seriousness of the person asking, I would usually answer “communication theories,” or “training in advertising, public relations, journalism, and broadcasting,” or “trying our hands on creative and critical writing, acting, directing, in short prostituting ourselves to the Arts,” or “in day light I attend theory classes, come night time I’m in workshops or rehearsals or in solitary confinement (drafting papers),” or “marami, basta.”Read More