resil mojares

Resil B. Mojares
National Artist for Literature (2018)

Birthday: 4 September 1943

A teacher and scholar, essayist and fictionist, and cultural and literary historian, Resil Mojares is acknowledged as a leading figure in the promotion of regional literature and history. As founding director of the Cebuano Studies Center—an important research institution which placed Cebu in the research and documentation map—he pioneered Cebuano and national identity formation. As a leading figure in cultural and literary history, he networked actively in many organizations. For over 50 years, Mojares has published in diverse forms (fiction, essay, journalism, scholarly articles, and books) across a wide range of discipline (literature, history, biography, cultural studies, and others). To date, he has 17 published books (3 more in the press) and edited, co-edited, or co-authored 11 books, and written numerous articles for popular and scholarly publications.

Notable Works:

  • Origins and Rise of the Filipino Novel: A Generic Study of the Novel Until 1940
    (Quezon City, UP Press, 1983; second ed. 1998)
  • The Man Who Would Be President: Serging Osmeña and Philippine Politics
    (Cebu: Maria Cacao, 1986)
  • Waiting for Mariang Makiling: Essays on Philippine Cultural History
    (Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2002)
  • Theater in Society, Society in Theater: Social History of a Cebuano Village, 1840-1940 (Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 1985)
  • The War Against the Americans: Resistance and Collaboration in Cebu, 1899-1906 (Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 1999)
  • House of Memory: Essays (Metro Manila: Anvil Publishing, 1997)
  • Brains of the Nation: Pedro Paterno, T.H. Pardo de Tavera, Isabelo de los Reyes and the Production of Modern Knowledge
    (Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2006)
  • Isabelo’s Archive (Metro Manila: Anvil Publishing, 2013).

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