Date of Publication
Doctor of Philosophy in Literature
Creative Writing | Fiction
College of Liberal Arts
Shirley O. Lua
Defense Panel Chair
Defense Panel Member
John Iremil E. Teodoro
The Collaborators is a historical novel set from pre-war Philippines up to the impeachment trials of 2000 and the days leading up to EDSA 2. It follows three generations of the Armando family, with the central character of Carlos, son of a teacher accused of wartime collaboration, who later grows up to become a ranking bureaucrat in the martial law government. The novel revolves around the central theme of complicity, portraying variations of complicit behavior spread across a range of different characters.
The accompanying exegesis discusses this creative work within a framework derived from the ideas of Georg Lukacs on the historical novel as a genre; and insights from Louis Althusser and the postcolonial theory of complicity. It includes a survey of Philippine literature within that framework of complicity, as well as an examination of my own development as a writer and my poetics/technical problems/solutions in the writing of the novel.
Quimbo, K. T. (2019). The collaborators: A novel. Retrieved from https://animorepository.dlsu.edu.ph/etd_doctoral/1386
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