Humanities Diliman (July-December 2023) issue now online

The UP Diliman Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Development (OVCRD), in a recent email to UPDate Online, announced the online release of Humanities Diliman Vol. 20, No. 1, the publication’s July-December 2023 issue.

Cover of latest issue. Image from Humanities Diliman

In her editor’s note, Jordana L. Pison, PhD wrote, “We close 2023 with an issue that brings together contributions from scholars of different research backgrounds working individually or collaboratively. The threads of discussions are interdisciplinary in method, weaving in arguments drawn from various fields such as history, literature, film, visual arts, and video games. By engaging with cultural texts which apply different frameworks, the studies in this issue are sites of convergence across disciplines, thus providing readers with new considerations and different dimensions of cultural materials.”

This issue of Humanities Diliman has seven articles and one review. The articles are Darna as Canonical Counter-Discourse on Power in the Superhero Genre by Cherish Aileen A. Brillon; On Cam! Micronarrative-Based Typology of Cameos in Films and Video Games by SF. Luthfie Arguby Purnomo, Lilik Untari, Shabrina An Adzhani, Yustin Sartika, SF., Lukfianka Sanjaya Purnama, Ikke Dewi Pratama, and Wildi Adila; In Praise and Defense of Graffiti: A Functional Review of Graffiti Literature by Harvey James G. Castillo; Mga Ideolohiyang Politikal na Nakapaloob sa mga Obra ng Sining Saysay na Kabilang sa Panahon ng Batas Militar Hanggang sa Kasalukuyan by Rose Pascual-Capulla and Feorillo Petronilo A. Demeterio III; Reflections on José Rizal, Arnis, and the Nature of ‘Historical Knowledge’ by Andrea Rollo; Visual Depictions and Ponderings: Sinday-Muro and Other Beings of Panay Cosmology by Maria Christine M. Muyco and Katrina Francesca M. Nazareno; and Decolonizing Kaagian: Babaylanism in Agi Poetry by John Ray A. Hontanar.

The featured review is Bayan ng mga Bangkay by Chuckberry Pascual authored by Honeylet L. Alerta.

In her email to UPDate Online, Humanities Diliman Editorial Assistant Merrydith J. Olivan wrote that the journal “is a Scopus-indexed, peer-reviewed, open-access journal published semi-annually by the OVCRD.”

The issue may be accessed at —With a report from Humanities Diliman