Reading and Writing the Region

Resil B. Mojares

Abstract


This paper brings to light the rise of academic interest in the local, the popular, and the regional.  At the interface between the local and the national, the fragmented and politicized concepts of nationhood are apparently no longer tenable.  The centrality of the regional and the qualitative leap of local studies in the field of literature are affirmed in this text.  Placing value on local resources and cultures, Dr. Mojares widens contexts of intellectual and academic pursuits.  Given this mindset, not only literature but also other disciplines can move toward viewing more spheres of regional knowledge.

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