2015

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Editorial Board

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Lily Rose R. Tope
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Foreword

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I. Re-Scapings, Reversings, Rewordings

A Jumble of Words: Studying the Literatures of South-east Asia
Dennis Haskell
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A Soft Slab of Fresh Clay: Musings on a Broken Land and a Funny Piece of Water
Ashraf Jamal
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The Development of Poetic Identities: Chinese Voices in English from Hong Kong
Agnes S.L. Lam, Mark E. Malby
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Why We Don’t Write More Novels, But Should (The Challenge to the Filipino Fictionist)
Jose Dalisay, Jr.
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Reading and Writing Creative Nonfiction
Cristina Pantoja Hidalgo
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The Politics of Representation and Location: Women-Centered Theater in the Philippines
Priscelina Patajo-Legasto
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II. Contestations, Re-Conceivings, Reworldings

On the Poet’s Craft or Sullen Art
Gemino H. Abad
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Formalisms Revisited: A Reading of Angela Manalang Gloria and Edith Tiempo
Rajeev S. Patke
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The Impulse Toward Modernity and The Waste Land in Tagalog Translation: Receptivity and Resistance in the Reworlding of a Modern Classic
Bienvenido Lumbera
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Alter-lyricism in the Sama Lagu-Lagu: Examining the Creative Sources of the Sangbay Song Tribute and its Relationship with the Igal Dance Tradition
Matthew Santamaria
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III. Re-Embodiments, Revaluations

From colonial Burgher community to Sinhala Buddhist polity. Interpreting writer identity: Michael Ondaatje’s Running in the Family to Anil’s Ghost
Ernest MacIntyre
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Foregoing/Forgetting the Past that Haunts: A Study of Selected Prizewinning Works of Asian Immigrant Writers
Thelma E. Arambulo
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Shakespeare in African Dress: Negotiating a New Blacack Identity
Frieda Ekotto
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When Postcolonialism Is Insufficient: Reconfiguring the Literatures of Southeast Asia
Vijay Devadas
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Reworlding Asian Female Locations through Literature: An Analysis of Three Novels by Asian Women Writers
Chitra Sankaran
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IV. Re-Culturation, Re-Genderings, Recollections

Spies, Lies and Intelligence: Reconfiguring Asia-Pacacific Cultures
Bruce Bennett
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Unknown Accents, Unborn States The Renegade Shakespeares of Colonial Southeast Asia
Judy Celine Ick
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Debunking the Myth of Submissive Women in Asia: Strong Women in Post-Independence Malaysian Literatures
Nor Faridah Abdul Manaf
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Outca ste by Choice: Re-Genderings in a Short Story by Oka Rusmini
Harry Aveling
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Irresponsible Sex, Responsible Love, & Marriage Somewhere in Between: A Singapore Butterfly’s Perspective
Suchen Christine Lim
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Routes—Excerpts from a Memoir 1940-1975
Robert Yeo
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“Uncle Never Knew”; What Can Never Be Fully Known
Jonathan J. Webster
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“Uncle Never Knew”: Exploring Edwin Thumboo’s Poem—Cultural Adaptation, Immigration, and Family Ties in Southeast Asia
Carlotta L. Abrams
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Notes on the Authors

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