Aside from the opening list of complete books I had written or co-written, this page comprises journal issues and conference proceedings that I had edited, as well as book chapters and articles I had published. For your convenience, click on the following instead of scrolling down: Edited Volumes; Chapters in Anthologies; Forewords & Intros; and Proceedings & Plenary Papers.
Note: Review articles now include the specific title of any film, book, play and/or program being discussed. For a textbook-style sampler of the first four anthological entries in this listing (namely The National Pastime, Fields of Vision, Wages of Cinema, and Millennial Traversals), please refer to the 2016 Book Texts entry below. For US Copyright Office certificates, please see About page. The essential preliminary pages of the now-unavailable print editions of The National Pastime (1990), Fields of Vision (1995), and Wages of Cinema (1998) appear as scanned PDF files right before the table of contents of each book’s digital edition. (For example: to access The National Pastime’s preliminaries, click on its link below to open the digital edition; scroll below the edition’s introduction until the centered title announcing the book’s contents. The link to the preliminaries will show up after the digital copyright line.)
To facilitate the easier processing of the digital editions of my books, I sought to arrive at the appropriate aesthetic package with one design for everything. The inside pages are determined by standard book specifications, while the cover took me a few years to find the perfect collaborators. Their names are mentioned in the blog layout as well as the copyright page of the PDF file (where available), but they deserve some tribute nevertheless. Mina Saha was a campus-journalism colleague way back when, who made a felicitous transition to visual arts; when I mentioned that I preferred a third-run Pinas theater scene, she knew exactly what I meant and even added several details from memory. Paolo Miguel G. Tiausas was working on journal design; when he came up with the cover for the special UNITAS issue on film criticism that I co-edited in 2020, I knew I could ask him to take charge of graphic elements. He came up with not only a template, but also a specially prepared set of fonts.
Sine: 100+ Films That Celebrate Philippine Cinema (pre-revised title; with Jo-Ann Q. Maglipon). Mandaluyong City: Summit Media, 2023 (forthcoming). With article titled “Canon Fire!”
Writing Pinas Film Commentary. Quezon City: Amauteurish Publishing, 2021. ISBN 978-621-96191-7-2. [PDF link available at the Contents section.]
Authoring Auteurs: The Comprehensive Pinas Film Bibliography. Original digital edition. Quezon City: Amauteurish Publishing, 2020. ISBN 978-621-96191-6-5.
Millennial Traversals: Outliers, Juvenilia, & Quondam Popcult Blabbery. Book Edition (single-volume, back-to-back). Quezon City: Amauteurish Publishing, 2019. Part 1: 171+xxiv, ISBN 978-621-96191-0-3; Part 2: 179+xxii, ISBN 978-621-96191-1-0.
Part I: Traversals within Cinema. Journal Edition (out of print; open-access only). UNITAS: Semi-Annual Peer-Reviewed International Online Journal of Advanced Research in Literature, Culture, and Society 88.1 (May 2015): 172+xxiv. ISSN 0041-7149.
Part II: Expanded Perspectives. Journal Edition (out of print; open-access only). UNITAS: Semi-Annual Peer-Reviewed International Online Journal of Advanced Research in Literature, Culture, and Society 89.1 (May 2016): 180+xxii. ISSN 0041-7149.
Original Digital Edition. © 2015 by Amauteurish Publishing, All Rights Reserved. Superseded by the aforelisted book edition as well as the online journal editions.
Manila by Night: A Queer Film Classic. Queer Film Classics series, eds. Thomas Waugh & Matthew Hays. Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press, 2017. 208+nulla. ISBN-13 978-1-55152-707-9; ISBN-10 1-55152-707-3.
Book Texts: A Pinoy Film Course. Original Digital Edition. © 2016 by Amauteurish Publishing, All Rights Reserved. ISBN 978-621-96191-5-8.
Wages of Cinema: The Digital Edition. © 2014 by Amauteurish Publishing, All Rights Reserved. ISBN 978-621-96191-3-4.
Wages of Cinema: Film in Philippine Perspective. Book Edition (out of print). Quezon City: University of the Philippines Press, 1998. 224+xvi. ISBN 971-542-168-7.
Fields of Vision: The Digital Edition. © 2014 by Amauteurish Publishing, All Rights Reserved. ISBN 978-621-96191-4-1.
Fields of Vision: Critical Applications in Recent Philippine Cinema. Book Edition (out of print). Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 1995. 166+x. ISBN 971-550-174-5.
The National Pastime: The Digital Edition. © 2014 by Amauteurish Publishing, All Rights Reserved. ISBN 978-621-96191-2-7.
The National Pastime: Contemporary Philippine Cinema. Book Edition (out of print). Pasig City: Anvil, 1990. 238+xii. ISBN 971-27-0011-9.
Genders and Sexualities in Asian Cinemas. Special issue of Kritika Kultura 40 (February 2023): 272-428. ISSNs 1656-152x (online), 2094-6937 (print).
Film Criticism in the Philippines. Co-ed. Joyce Arriola. Special issue of UNITAS: Semi-Annual Peer-Reviewed International Online Journal of Advanced Research in Literature, Culture, and Society 93.1 (May 2020): 166+xiv. ISSN 0041-7149.
Forum Kritika: On Nora Aunor and the Philippine Star System. Special issue of Kritika Kultura 25 (August 2015): 46-48, 248-378. ISSNs 1656-152x (online), 2094-6937 (print).
Media and the Diaspora. Co-ed. Violeda A. Umali. Special issue of Plaridel: A Philippine Journal of Communication, Media, and Society 11.1 (February 2014): i-iv, 1-172. ISSN 1656-2534.
Monograph Section: OFWs in Foreign Cinema. Special section of Kritika Kultura 21-22 (August 2013 & February 2014): 557-643. ISSNs 1656-152x (online), 2094-6937 (print).
Forum Kritika: A Closer Look at Manila by Night. Special issue of Kritika Kultura 19 (August 2012): 6-272. ISSNs 1656-152x (online), 2094-6937 (print).
Huwaran/Hulmahan Atbp.: The Film Writings of Johven Velasco, Quezon City: University of the Philippines Press, 2009. ISBN 13: 978-971-542-609-1; ISBN 10: 971-542-609-3.
Proceedings of the Whither the Orient: Asians in Asian and Non-Asian Cinema Conference, Kimdaejung Convention Center, Gwangju, Korea, 28-29 October 2006. Digital Edition. © 2019 by Amauteurish Publishing, All Rights Reserved. ISSN 2719-1362.
Book Edition (out of print). Seoul: Asia Culture Forum, 2006. No ISSN.
SineManila: Quarterly Film Journal. Maiden issue (July). © 1984 by Experimental Cinema of the Philippines, All Rights Reserved. ISSN 2719-1354.
Note: The majority of the published entries on this list won Philippine book distinctions. These redound to the credit of the editor or editors, so I do not presume to claim any of these prizes for the entries I contributed.
“Bringing Theater to the Home.” Repleksyon (a.k.a. The PETA Milestone Book Project), eds. Brenda Fajardo, CB Garrucho, Maribel Legarda, & Beng Cabangon (Quezon City: Philippine Educational Theater Association, 2023 forthcoming).
Cultural Center of the Philippines Encyclopedia of Philippine Art entries plus extras (as scanned PDFs), from the second edition, ed. Nicanor G. Tiongson (Manila: CCP & the Office of the Chancellor, University of the Philippines Diliman, 2017), ISBN 978-97-18546-70-3. Also contains links to scanned PDFs of my entries to the first edition (Manila: Sentrong Pangkultura ng Pilipinas, 1994), ISBN 971-8546-23-5.
“Grains & Flickers.” Remembering/Rethinking EDSA, eds. JPaul S. Manzanilla & Caroline S. Hau (Mandaluyong City: Anvil, 2016) 172-87. ISBN 978-97-12732-66-9.
“Las edades de oro del cine Filipino: Una reevaluación crítica” (trans. unkn.) & “The Golden Ages of Philippine Cinema: A Critical Reassessment,” anthologized in Millennial Traversals. Cinema Filipinas: Historia, teoría y crítica fílmica (1999-2009), ed. Juan Guardiola ([Andalucía]: Juna de Andalucía, Consejería de Cultura Fundación El Legado Andalusí, ) 37-48 & 217-24 resp. ISBN-13 978-84-96395-73-2; ISBN-10 84-96395-73-1. Click here for a PDF scan of the Spanish version.
Reviews & essays in a series of anthologies by the Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino (ed. Nicanor G. Tiongson). Many of these have been unnecessarily truncated, so the following list provides links to the preferred versions:
From The Urian Anthology 1990-1999 (Quezon City: University of the Philippines Press, 2010): “The ‘New’ Cinema in Retrospect” 58-83; “Family Affairs” 136-37; “Head Held High” 148-51. ISBN 978-97-15426-47-3.
From The Urian Anthology 1980-1989 (Manila: Antonio P. Tuviera, 2001): “People-Power Cinema” 56-59; “Chauvinist’s Nightmare” 136-39; “The World According to Aguila” 142-45; “Major Bid” 203-05; “Roño’s Rondos” 236-37; “Reversals” 238-40; “Return to Form” 256-59; “Movie(?) of the Year” 260-63. No ISBN.
From The Urian Anthology 1970-1979 (Quezon City: Manuel L. Morato, 1983): “Birds of Omen” 268-71. ISBN-13 978-97-15425-91-9; ISBN-10 971-1030-00-4.
[“Film-Writing.”] PDF excerpt of book review, with “Kabilang sa mga Nawawala [Among the Missing],” “Pasakalye [Segue],” and “Tungkol sa May-Akda [About the Author].” Si Tatang at mga Himala ng Ating Panahon: Koleksyon ng mga Akda (Special Edition). Ricky Lee (Quezon City: Writers Studio Foundation, 2009) 11. ISBN 978-97-19430-71-1.
“Awake in the Dark: Philippine Film During the Marcos Era.” Philippine Studies: Have We Gone Beyond St. Louis? ed. Priscelina Patajo Legasto (Quezon City: University of the Philippines Press, 2008) 227-43. ISBN 978-971-542-591-9. Click here for a scanned PDF copy.
“Philippine Film History as a Site of Postcolonial Discourse.” Geopolitics of the Visible: Essays on Philippine Film Cultures, ed. Rolando B. Tolentino (Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2000) 3-12. ISBN 971-550-358-6. [Printed as “Philippine Film History as Postcolonial Discourse.” Click here for a scanned PDF copy.]
“In the Beholder’s Eyes: A Foreword to Feel Beautiful.” Feel Beautiful: The Life and Cinema of Elwood Perez by Jojo Devera (Quezon City: Vibal Foundation, 2023 forthcoming).
“Theater, Film, & Everything In-Between.” Introduction. Two Women as Specters of History: Lakambini and Indigo Child by Rody Vera, ed. Ellen Ongkeko-Marfil (Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2019) xiii-xxii. ISBN 978-971-550-897-1.
“Context: An Introduction.” Huwaran/Hulmahan Atbp.: The Film Writings of Johven Velasco, ed. Joel David (Quezon City: University of the Philippines Press, 2009): ix-xiv. ISBN 13: 978-971-542-609-1; ISBN 10: 971-542-609-3. Anthologized as “Love Was the Drug” in Millennial Traversals. Two articles that Velasco wrote but that arrived too late for book publication are also available here. Meanwhile “Velasco’s Legacy” is a review of the book, written by filmmaker Jerrold Tarog and exclusively available on Amauteurish! The most recent bit of Johveniana is the update I made for his entry in the second edition of the Cultural Center of the Philippines Encyclopedia of Philippine Art.
“Chaotic Waters and Well-Tempered Specters: The Philippines as Source of Overseas Labor” (Colloquium Paper). Mobility in Islandic Geographies and Textual Representations in Literature, Culture, and Media Forms. Proceedings of the 2023 International Colloquium on Literary and Cultural Studies. (Jeju Island: Konkuk University & National Research Foundation of Korea, 2023) 45-51.
“Amateurs & Auteurs: Toward an Ethics of Film Criticism” (Plenary Paper). International Conference on Ethical Literary Criticism: Celebrating Literature as a Distinctive Ethical Expression (Manila: University of Santo Tomas Office of the Scholar-in-Residence/UNITAS Office, in cooperation with the Research Center for Culture, Arts, and Humanities, Faculty of Arts and Letters, Department of Literature, and the International Association for Ethical Literary Criticism, 2019).
“Condemned Property: Video Piracy as a Form of Nationalist Resistance” (Plenary Paper). 3rd Panpacific International Research Conference Proceedings (Clark, Pampanga: Panpacific University, 2018).
“녹슨 팔과 가려운 손가락; 두테르테 대통령의 마약과의 전쟁에 대한 문화적 시각.” 제5회 국가폭력과 트라우마 국제회의. [As “호세 에르나니 S. 다비드.”] Trans. unkn. (Gwangju: Trauma Center, 2017) 103-12. ISBN 979-11-950722-9-3. Download a scanned PDF copy.
“Intrigues, Maneuvers, Interventions: Screen Images of the Korean War and its Aftermath” (Plenary Paper). 4PKSS (Philippines-Korea in the Changing Asia: Drawing Connections): Proceedings of the 4th Philippine Korean Studies Symposium (Quezon City: University of the Philippines Department of Linguistics, 2015) 4 (abstract) & 25-49. Download a PDF transcription.
“Vague Stirrings: Feminization as Unconscious Resistance in Orientalist Imagery.” Association for Asian Studies & International Convention of Asian Scholars Conference (Honolulu, Hawai’i: AAS & ICAS, 2011). [N.b.: Proceedings file has been misplaced; click here for a PDF of the draft submission.]
“A Yearning for Tenderness in Korean Cinema” (Ju-Yong Ha, co-author) & “Orientalism and Classical Film Practice.” Global Makeover: Media and Culture in Asia, ed. Danilo Araña Arao (Quezon City and Seoul: Development Center for Asia Africa Pacific and Asian Media and Culture Forum, 2010) 35-54 & 139-54 resp. ISBN 978-971-0379-12-5. Download a PDF copy of Global Makeover.
“냉전 시기 필리핀의 영화 정책.” 냉전 아시아의 문화풍경 2: 1960~1970 년대. [As “데이비드, 조엘.”] Trans. 김수현. 아시아 문화연구 총서 – 2. (Seoul: Institute for East Asian Studies, SungKongHoe University, 2009) 277-96. ISBN 978-89-92214-76-6; 978-89-92214-45-2 (세트). Download a scanned PDF copy.
“The Cold War and Marcos-Era Cinema in the Philippines.” Proceedings of the 8th ASEAN Inter-University Conference on Social Development (CD-ROM), ed. Almond Pilar Aguila, Danilo Araña Arao, Alfonso Deza, Lourdes Portus, and Fernando Paragas (Quezon City: University of the Philippines, Union Network International – Asia and Pacific, Free Trade Alliance, & National University of Singapore, 2008) 1-39.
“Indochine and the Dynamics of Gender.” Proceedings of the Whither the Orient: Asians in Asian and Non-Asian Cinema Conference, Kimdaejung Convention Center, Gwangju, Korea, 28-29 October 2006, ed. Joel David (Seoul: Asia Culture Forum, 2006) 248-72. (See Edited Volumes above for complete file.)
“Cutthroat Archipelago: Video Piracy in and around the Philippines.” Culture Industry and Cultural Capital: Transnational Media Consumption and the Korean New Wave in East Asia: Conference Proceedings, ed. Kim Shin-dong (Seoul: Institute for Communication Arts & Technology, Hallym University, 2005) 105-09.
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