UH FILIPINO & PHILIPPINE LITERATURE PROGRAM Department of Indo-Pacific Languages and Literatures & Center for Philippine Studies present The Artist in a Time of Dictatorship: Lino Brocka and His Films a lecture by Dr. Nerissa Balce-Cortes April 21, 12:00-1:15 Marine Science Building 114 In the 1970s, Filipino filmmaker Lino Brocka gained worldwide attention at the Cannes Film Festival with films that challenged the Marcos regime's state-sponsored fantasies of modernity, prosperity and peace. He introduced the world to a different aesthetic, the political melodrama. This lecture looks at the life and art of Brocka by considering his Filipino melodramas as visual narratives against the Philippine state and the afterlife of the American Empire. Dr. Nerissa S. Balce-Cortes is Assistant Professor of Asian American Literature from State University of New York at Stony Brook. A graduate of Ethnic Studies from University of California, Berkeley, Dr. Nerissa Balce-Cortes is a leading scholar in ethnic studies and comparative literature. Her published works include “The Filipina’s Breast: Savagery, Docility and the Erotics of the American Empire,” “Filipino Bodies, Lynching and the Language of Empire,” and “American Insecurity and Radical Filipino Community Politics.” She is currently working on her first book “The Erotics of Empire: American Modernity, Popular Culture and Filipino Images after 1898. ” For inquiries, contact Dr. Ruth Elynia Mabanglo at email@example.com.
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