Category: Literary Arts Practices


“Garden Blooms”: Acts of Environmental Imagination in Erlinda Alburo’s Poetry

This paper takes as its subject the concern that has occupied poets at the beginning of the twenty-first century. This is the question of how poetry represents nature especially in the period of environmental disaster. I examine this question as they come up in the analysis of the poetry of the Cebuano poet, Erlinda Alburo,


Becoming Beyond the Anthropocene: Thinking and Writing Our Animal Selves

Without intervention, the Anthropocene portends a certain telos. From this, and from liberal humanism, I make a timely ontological detour and provoke a different future to what is looking predictable; a post-human, metamorphic future — one with no end in sight. My PhD comprises a dystopian/magical realism novella-in-progress (set mainly in Japan) and an accompanying