Thursday 23 March
7@11: Storytelling home and away: nation, community and diaspora (the Filipino perspective)
Dr Trevor Hogan, Merlinda Bobis and Carlos Celdran
What is the relationship between writing and performance and does this change according to audience and site? This session is a conversation exploring nationalism and cosmopolitanism, regionalism and diaspora communities, nostalgia and critique, home and homesickness, writing and performing, with a focus on anglophone and Filipino languages and literatures.
Join facilitator Dr Trevor Hogan, Director of the Philippines-Australia Studies Centre at La Trobe University, Carlos Celdran, Filipino tour guide, cultural activist and performing artist, and Merlinda Bobis, Philippine/Australian writer, performer and academic.