Title

A symptomatic reading of the postmodern in Alamat Comics

Date of Publication

1998

Document Type

Master's Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Language and Literature Major in English

Subject Categories

English Language and Literature | Modern Literature

College

College of Liberal Arts

Department/Unit

Literature, Department of

Thesis Adviser

Ma. Luisa A. Carino

Defense Panel Chair

Dr. Isagani R. Cruz

Defense Panel Member

Maria Stella S. Valdez
Dr. Estrellita Gruenberg

Abstract/Summary

This thesis seeks to provide a symptomatic reading of the postmodern in the new Philippine comics, the Alamat Comics. It uses the theories of Fredric Jameson and other postmodern commentators, Norman K. Denzin and Pauline Marie Rosenau. A systematic account is given in this study to help draw out the features of the postmodern condition and postmodernist culture of the Alamat Comics. This systematic account is comprised of three codes or criteria adapted from the definitions of the postmodern by the aforementioned theorist/commentators. A such, it recognizes and isolates crucial elements that make the comics fundamentally postmodern. The Alamat Comics/postmodern relationship is further argued by periodization, using Jameson's periodizing concept in tandem with Ernest Mandel's tripartite schema.

Abstract Format

html

Language

English

Format

Print

Accession Number

TG02812

Shelf Location

Archives, The Learning Commons, 12F Henry Sy Sr. Hall

Physical Description

126 leaves

Keywords

Reading interests; Comic books; strips; etc; Postmodernism (Literature); Literature; Modern -- 20th century

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