Research

Research group

Antwerp Centre for Digital humanities and literary Criticism (ACDC)

Expertise

  • I work on literary and cultural relations between the Philippines and Spanish speaking countries, especially between 1850 and 1950. In this sense, I have created a database that contains literature and newspapers published in Spanish in the Philippines, and books about the Philippines published in Spanish elsewhere (https://filiteratura.uantwerpen.be/). I am interested in the role of the printing press in Spanish in relation to nation-building in the Philippines. For that reason, I work also on a project on the digitization of Philippine historical newspapers and training on Digital Humanities in the Philippines to research those newspapers with digital tools https://hosting.uantwerpen.be/philperiodicals/. I have two articles accepted on the state of digitization and the opportunities raised in the Philippines, and several other works on Philippine literature in Spanish and contacts between Spain, Latin America and Philippine intellectuals. In this sense, I have organized a symposium on Philippine Literature in Spanish, and Prof. Dr. Axel Gasquet (Université Clermont-Auvergne, France) and I are working on the edition of two monographic books on this topic. At the moment, I am trying to work with digital-related methodologies to describe Philippine Literature in Spanish and trace intertextualities from Latin American writers. I also co-direct with Prof. Dr. Diana Arbaiza a DocPro Project on Spanish Francoist literature on the Philippines and Equatorial Guinea. We have actually given together a MA course on this topic.

Projects

You can find here all of the projects that are recorded in the research database of UAntwerp under the name of the academic staff member that acts as a promoter, copromoter or grant holder (a.o. FWO). It concerns only those research projects and mandates that were acquired after an external or internal competition.