Sinta and Cyclone: An Ecocritical History of the Philippine Monsoon Assemblage

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This thesis investigates storm tropes written in Philippine texts between 1703 to 1897, and explores the ways they make relations with other popular themes during the period, such as revolution, nationalism, courtship, and religion. The thesis asks how storm tropes historically intersected with the variety of social practices and formations that were extant during that time. When viewed collectively, these relations can be considered as a “monsoon assemblage.” The Philippine monsoon assemblage construed herein might be said to be a constellation of disparate forms of knowledge, from which a folk or a postcolonial agency emerges against environmental and colonial reality.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
  • Hughes-D'Aeth, Tony, Supervisor
  • Gaynor, Andrea, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date22 Jun 2023
Publication statusUnpublished - 2023


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