UC Irvine Today
From Convent to Hollywood: Redefining Female and Gender Roles in the Colonial Philippines
With Dr. Vina Lanzona, (University of Hawai’i at Mānoa.
Although referring to the Filipino sense of history and identity, such metaphors distinctly refer to women of the Philippines—as they are the ones often portrayed in history books as pious convent-bred girls who were transformed as Americanized, modernized women. This legacy of the double metaphor of the convent and Hollywood continue to misrepresent and marginalize women in Philippine history. Dr. Lanzona will examine and challenge the gendered origins of these metaphors in order to imagine a history of the Philippines outside of the convent and a rejection of Hollywood. It will be a history that will be produced by and for the women in the Philippines.
Friday, May 17 at 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Krieger Hall, 126
Krieger Hall, Irvine, CA 92697