The remains of empire and the "purloined" Philippines: Jessica Hagedorn's dream jungle

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Abstract

This essay examines Dream Jungle's intervention into the imaginary configuration of the Philippines. Lacan's elaboration on "purloin" prompts a reading of the Philippines as not simply "stolen" by imperialism but "prolonged" - via Hagedorn's fictional creativity - into a community evolving through imperial intrusions, translocal displacements, and encounters.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)49-64
Number of pages16
JournalMosaic
Volume45
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Sep 1

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  • Literature and Literary Theory

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