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Ámauteurish! is the open-access repository of the collected work of Joel David, set up and maintained as a single-source personal archival website. It includes out-of-print publications and links to still-available material. For list of announcements in preceding years, also in reverse chronological order, please click here for: 2019 (October to December are retained below); 2018; 2017; 2016; 2015; and 2014. The articles from Millennial Traversals that appear in Book Texts have been restored, but only for the latter feature. If you’re using a smartphone or accessing this on an app, you can jump to the other major sections by choosing them from the Menu option above. In case the top-page menu is inaccessible, here are the sections and their features:
• About – provides extensive descriptions of the rationale as well as of the author;
• Books – contains my out-of-print books and links to published books, as well as edited volumes, chapters in anthologies, and papers in proceedings;
• Articles – contains materials published in journals (Non-Journal Articles and National Midweek Articles have their own separate pages);
• Reviews – contains my commentaries on films as well as occasional books and plays, arranged according to title of production (Auteurs & Authors reorders this same list according to each work’s creator);
• Remarks – contains my articles and statements published since 2016, opening with “Mega-Meta: A FilmCrit Folio”;
• Extras – would be mostly my non-written output, plus selected ephemera and juvenilia, opening with a “Special Folio on Manila by Night (1980)”; and
• Contact – provides a means by which I can be reached.
• Not included in the menu but a compilation of several sections above would be this Chronologically Arranged Listing of Publications, with its own accompanying Empiricals page.
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February 14 – A bit of ancient history, as I went over some old and nearly worn-out news clippings and found the report of my winning in the first batch of the national university’s system-wide Outstanding Student Awards right after I finished my second undergraduate degree, in film. I listed this in the Extraneous section of the Extras page, but here’s the evidence so you don’t have to take the extra step of going elsewhere before finding it (click on pic to enlarge):
February 13 – As a pre-Valentine’s Day treat, here’s a sample of what you don’t get by using Ámauteurish! – having to pay nearly a thousand US dollars (before shipping & handling, plus taxes) for a used copy of the 1995 version of my book:
Get a hold of the revised & updated 2014 digital edition – for free, instantaneously – by clicking here.
January 28 – In response to requests to elaborate further on an aspect of the “Bibliographical Essay” I posted earlier, here’s a mini-essay titled “The Aunor Effect in Philippine Film Book Publications.” This piece will reside in the Remarks section of this blog.
January 18 – First post of the year is an Amauteurish! exclusive: a “Bibliographical Essay” to supplement the categorized as well as alphabetized versions of the Comprehensive Pinas Film Biblio, also exclusive to this blog.
December 23 – An article by De La Salle University Professor Ronald Baytan, descriptively titled “On Bernal’s Homage to Manila: A Review of Joel David’s Manila by Night: A Queer Film Classic,” is out in the current issue (on the theme of Fandom and Cinephilia in Southeast Asia) of Plaridel: A Philippine Journal of Communication, Media, and Society: vol. 16, no. 2, December 2019, pp. 189-96.
December 22 – I finally managed to scan (in full color) the pages where my contributions appeared in the second edition of the Cultural Center of the Philippines Encyclopedia of Philippine Art. Although listed under Chapters in Anthologies in the Books section, a link will open a page where sets of PDF files are listed. Included as well are such extras as the Film (Volume 6) preliminaries, the pages where my entries as author and as source appear, and the earlier PDFs of my entries in the encyclopedia’s first edition.
December 4 – As a service to researchers (including myself), I have compiled and uploaded a bibliography on Philippine cinema, arranged according to a number of arbitrary categories. The same list is also available in an alphabetized arrangement.
November 15 – Kritika Kultura is calling for papers for a special issue on Genders and Sexualities in Asian Cinema, with February 2021 as target publication date. Deadlines and other specs are in the linked file, a list of possible topics is included, and the editor will be yours truly.
November 9 – The publication date of the special issue on Film Criticism in the Philippines that I’m co-editing with Joyce L. Arriola for UNITAS: Semi-Annual Peer-Reviewed International Online Journal of Advanced Research in Literature, Culture, and Society has been postponed, from November 2019 to May 2020. The issue will comprise a mix of scholarly articles as well as position statements (with corresponding sample critiques) from Filipino film scholars and critics.
October 31 – “Showbiz Babylon” is my Halloween-appropriate commentary on the Barretto family scandal, earlier published as “The Barrettos and the Privilege of Behaving Badly” in The FilAm. This will be stored in the Remarks section.
October 3 – Ámauteurish! annual Certificates of Registration with the US Copyright Office are now complete for the years 2014 to 2018 (n.b.: only relevant portions are uploaded).
October 1 – “Third Cinema, Queer Technique, and Manila’s Multiple Characters” is a review by Josen Masangkay Diaz of my book Manila by Night: A Queer Film Classic, published by Arsenal Pulp Press in 2017. It’s in the Fall 2019 (no. 59) issue of Jump Cut: A Review of Contemporary Media and runs for three web pages; please click on the links at the lower-left side of each page to move to the succeeding page.
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