The Haunting of Gay Manila: Global Space-Time and the Specter of Kabaklaan

@article{Benedicto2008TheHO,
  title={The Haunting of Gay Manila: Global Space-Time and the Specter of Kabaklaan},
  author={Bobby Benedicto},
  journal={GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies},
  year={2008},
  volume={14},
  pages={317 - 338}
}
  • Bobby Benedicto
  • Published 12 July 2008
  • Art
  • GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies
Time is out of joint.” This line from Hamlet, quoted repeatedly by Jacques Derrida in Specters of Marx, reminds us of the instability of the present and its openness to ghosts or those figures that can “disembark from the past and appear in a time in which they clearly do not belong.”1 This interruptive character of specters has been taken up enthusiastically in some literary circles, with Derrida’s term “hauntology” providing a means to speak of that elusive space between presence and absence… 
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