Introduction to Philippine Literature in the 21st Century
Philippine literature in the 21st century has a short history; however much have already been written about its writers. Even though Jose Rizal’s Noli Me Tangere casts a long shadow on Philippine literature, today’s literary scene is quite different from what it was in the past. In this part of the course, you will have a chance to get a glimpse of literature written by esteemed Filipino writers and analyze their work. Reading Philippine literature in the 21st century will help you understand the history, culture, and social issues in our country. Moreover, it will provide you with clear insights of the struggles, oppression, resilience, and victory of the Filipinos. At the end of the semester, may you develop appreciation for the works of our writers and use it to become better citizens of this country.