Serquiña, O.T. Jr.

Oscar Tantoco Serquiña, Jr. holds a Master of Arts degree in Comparative Literature from the University of the Philippines Diliman. He is currently on leave as assistant professor from the DSCTA to pursue doctoral studies at the University of Melbourne. His critical essays and creative works have been published in Humanities DilimanKasarinlan: Philippine Journal of Third World StudiesPhilippine Humanities Review, Philippine Studies and Kritika Kultura.

Selected Publications (Critical Essays)

“A City Like No Other: Urban Representations and Metropolitan Mentalities in Isabelita Orlina Reyes’ In Transitives.” Journal of English Studies and Comparative Literature 18.3 (2019): 123-146.

“Documenting Theatrical and Performative Philippines: Possibilities of a Task and a Practice.” Theatre Research International 44.2 (2019): 196-199.

“Manning the World: Staging Filipino Migrant Masculinities in Katas ng Saudi.” Humanities Diliman 16.1 (January-June 2019): 24-54.

“The Living, the Virtual, and the Dead: Philippine Political Figures in Online Spaces.” Philippine Studies: Historical and Ethnographic Views 67.1 (2019): 59-93.

“Flights and Fixations: Displacement and Urban Living in Isabelita Orlina Reyes’ Stories from the City.” TOMAS 2.10 (2017): 67-86.

“‘The greatest workers of the world’: Philippine labor out-migration and the politics of labeling in Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s presidential rhetoric.” Philippine Political Science Journal 37.3 (2016): 207-227.

“Out and About: Migrant Bakla, Perverse Intimacies, and the Musical of Migration in Liza Magtoto’s Care Divas.” Kritika Kultura 27 (2016): 199-248.

Selected Publications (Reviews)

“Review of From Scenarios to Networks: Performing the Intercultural in Colonial Mexico.” GPS: Global Performance Studies 2.2 (2019)

“Review of The End of National Cinema: Filipino Film at the Turn of the Century.” Philippine Social Science Review 69.2 (2017): 73-76.

“Critical of the ‘Critical’: A Review of Kritikal na Espasyo ng Kulturang Popular.” Humanities Diliman 14.2 (2017): 158-161.

Selected Publications (Creative Works)

Gathered Upon the Landscape, Kritika Kultura (2019)

We Have Intimated Too Much of Ourselves To This City, Kritika Kultura (2015)

Selected Conference Presentations

Invited Speaker, “Institutionalizing Speech Communication at the University of the Philippines: Concepts and Archives of a Disciplinary Formation,” UP Department of Speech Communication and Theatre Arts, October 2018

Invited Speaker, “Disciplined in Dumaguete: Notes on Intertwined Histories of English, Speech, and Theatre at Silliman University,” Silliman University, 2018

Keynote Speaker, “Oratorical Philippines: Speech in/as History and the Workings of Institutionality,” 2018 College of Arts and Letters Graduate Studies Colloquium, University of the Philippines Diliman, April 2018

Presenter, “Regime of Oral Expressivity: Performing Eloquence, Euphony, and Empire in U.S.-Occupied Philippines,” 12th International ACS Crossroads Conference, Shanghai University, August 2018

Presenter, “Speak the Speech: Trainability in Philippine Cultures of Speaking,” Australasian Association for Theatre, Drama, and Performance Studies Conference, Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne, June 2018


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