Jill Damatac gives a paper at ‘Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay: the consequence of emigration for sending countries’, CRASSH Interdisciplinary Conference, 27-28 January 2022

Jill Damatac’s paper, ‘Literatures of the left behind: Missing mama and papa in the Philippines’, examines poetry, short stories, and novels focusing on family members left behind by parents working overseas as part of the Philippine labor export industry.  It is presented on the second day of the conference, Friday 28 January, in the closing panel ‘Emigration In Art’.
Jill Damatac is a PhD candidate at the Faculty of English and Selwyn College.