module 7 the future of the philippine literature
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The Future of Philippine Literature Prepared by: Niña G. Dela Torre Crislyn C. Fuertes
Looking beyond: The Future of Philippine Literature Philippine literature is constantly evolving, which means that there are more outputs in which you as a student will enjoy in the near future. One of these is the comic book industry, which is a good way for you to read and be informed in a creative and enjoyable manner. The comics or komiks, as it is known in the Philippines, is one of the most beloved forms of published work. Some of the most famous ones are Mang Ambo of Larry Alcara, Pugad Baboy by Pol Medina, and News Hardcore by Manix Abrera. Carlo Vergara’s Ang Kagilas-gilas na Pakikipagsapalaran ni Zsazsa Zaturnnah has won the National Book Award in 2003, despite being self-published in 2002.
Here are 3 of the latest genres emerging in Philippine literature and examples of their literary works. • Speculative fiction- This is an umbrella term in the country's literature that includes all genres of horror, fantasy, science fiction, magical realism, and other nonrealist genres. Dean Francis Alfar is the co-editor and publisher of the yearly Philippine Speculative Fiction anthology. His novels and short stories have won him several national awards--including a total of 10 Don Carlos Palanca Awards. His publications have been global, with his own short stories being published in other international journals. Six from Downtown By: Dean Francis Alfar Big Idea Imagination is the key to speculative fiction just as it is the key to many tasks in life. With imagination, you may come up with the best solution to a difficult situation. Sometimes, imagination will also help you go through the most difficult of situations. • Avant-garde poetry - These are poems that push the boundaries of what is expected as the norm. In that sense, these kinds of poems experiment with form, phrasing, idea, imagery, and the like. Conchitina Cruz is a Filipina poet who teaches creative and writing and comparative literature at the University of the Philippines-Diliman. She graduated magna cum laude from the Creative Writing Program, and a valedictorian from the College of Arts and Letters in 1998. She has received a Fulbright grant for her Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Creative Writing in the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and is
currently talking up her PhD in the State University of New York (SUNY), Albany. She has published several poetry books such as Dark Hours and Elsewhere Held and Lingered. Permit us to refresh your memory By: Conchitina Cruz
• Contemporary essay - The contemporary essay nowadays is unrestricted and explores diverse topics such as dysfunctional families. LGBT issues, terrorism, religion and or faith. Shakira Sison won the First Prize Don Carlos Palanca Award for the English Essay last 2013 for "The Kraukauer Table." She was a veterinarian before she relocated to New York in 2002, where she now currently works in the finace industry. Can We Get Rid of "Filipino Time"? By Shakira Sison