Brandon Joseph Reilly
C.Phil. in Southeast Asian History, 2010 [UCLA]; MA in History, 2009 [UCLA]; MA in History, 2006 [CSUF]; BA in History, minors in French + Spanish, 2004 [CSUF]
Southeast Asia, Philippines, Nationalism and Culture, Comparative Literature
Regionally: Philippine, modern Southeast Asian, Spanish and American imperial, Latin American.
Topically: oral traditions, orality and literacy, nationalism, comparative history of empire and colonialism, forms of literature, literary canons, race, gender, sexuality.
My dissertation is titled: "Collecting the People: Textualizing Epics in Philippine History." It looks at the history of the oral performances that came to be called "epics" in the Philippines from the sixteenth century to the twenty first. I spent about a year in the Philippines in 2009-10 and 2010-11 conducting fieldwork and research in libraries and archives in Metro Manila, Baguio, Vigan, Cebu, Iloilo, Dumaguete, Cagayan de Oro, Bukidnon, and Marawi. From July to Sept. 2012, I finished research in the U.S., traveling to the Newberry Library (Chicago), the Univ. of Chicago, the Bentley and Hatcher Graduate Libraries at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Syracuse University Library, the Thetford Historical Society, and the Houghton Library at Harvard. I will spend 2011-12 writing my dissertation.
"Epics in the Early Spanish Philippines Revisited." Essay submitted for an edited volume from Songs of Memory: An International Conference on Epics and Ballads (forthcoming from Cambridge UP).
"Imaginable as Other: The Representation of Muslims in Zaide and Zaide's Philippine History and Government and Agoncillo's History of the Filipino People." Mindanao Forum (June 2011).
Play review of Fake. Written by Floy Quintos and directed by Tony Mabesa. Playing at Teatro Hermogenes Ylagan, Bulwagang Rizal Faculty Center Bldg., Univ. of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines. 6 evening and 4 afternoon playdates from May 7-15, 2011. In Social Sciences Diliman vol. 6 no. 3 (June 2011).
Movie review of Amigo (2010). Written and directed by John Sayles. Starring Chris Cooper, Garret Dillahunt, DJ Qualls, Lucas Neff, Yul Vazquez. Limited screenings. In Social Sciences Diliman vol. 6 no. 3 (June 2011).
Book review of Ulbe Bosma, Juan Giusti-Cordero, and G. Roger Knight, eds. Sugarlandia Revisited: Sugar and Colonialism in Asia and the Americas, 1800 to 1940. International Studies in Social History, vol. 9. In Enterprise and Society vol. 11 no. 3 (Sept. 2010): 651-653.
Grants and Awards
Most recent: Foreign Language Area Studies grant for the study of Filipino, 2011-12
Newberry Library Short-Term Fellowship, 2010-11
UCLA Dept. of History Travel Grant, winter 2010
Michael Salman, William Marotti, Geoffrey Robinson, Jenny Sharpe
Most recent: "The Cultures of Rizal: Towards a Study of Afterlives." Paper presented at Rizal in the 21st Century: Local and Global Perspectives, Univ. of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines, June 22-24, 2011.
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