Watch the University of the Philippines Film Institute professor speaking to a UC-Berkeley audience. Tolentino was also CSEAS Distinguished Visitor at UCLA in February 2006.
Streaming video of a lecture by Roland B. Tolentino, an associate professor at the University of the Philippines Film Institute who delivered this year's Distinguished Visitor Lecture for the UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies, is now available from UC-Berkeley. Dr. Tolentino spoke at Berkeley on Feb. 16, 2006, one week prior to his UCLA lecture. The Berkeley talk was titled "Diaspora as Historical/Political Trope in Philippine Literature." At UCLA, he spoke about representations of globalized work and of women in films by contemporary female directors.
Roland B. Tolentino is an Associate Professor at the University of the Philippines Film Institute, College of Mass Communication and, in 2005-06, a Visiting Professor at the National University of Singapore. He completed his Ph.D. in Film, Literature and Culture at the University of Southern California. His publications include co-editor, Transglobal Economies and Cultures: Contemporary Japan and Southeast Asia (2004), National/Transnational: Subject Formation and Media in and on the Philippines (2001), Sa loob at labas ng mall kong sawi/kaliluha'y siyang nangyayaring hari: Ang Pagkatuto at Pagtatanghal ng Kulturang Popular [Inside and outside my shattered mall/confusion reigns supreme: pedagogy and performance of popular culture] (2001), and Richard Gomez at ang Mito ng Pagkalalake, Sharon Cuneta at ang Perpetwal na Birhen at iba pang sanaysay hinggil sa bida sa pelikula bilang kultural na texto [Richard Gomez and the Masculine Myth, Sharon Cuneta and the Perpetual Virgin and other essays on film stars as cultural texts] (2000) which was the Winner of the Best Film Criticism Book, Manila Critics Circle, September 2001.