ARRIOLA, Joyce L.

Academic Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Communication (Best Dissertation Award), University of the Philippines – Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines, 2013
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Literature (Summa cum Laude)University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines, 2003
  • Master of Arts in Communication, major in JournalismUniversity of the Philippines – Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines, 1998
  • Master of Arts in Literature, University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines, 1995
  • Bachelor of Arts in Literature (Cum Laude)University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines, 1988

Research Highlights

Joyce L. Arriola is currently the Director of the UST Research Center for Culture, Arts and Humanities. She is also a Member of the CHED Technical Committee for Literature. Her book Postmodern Filming of Literature: Sources, Contexts and Adaptations won the 2007 National Book Award for Film/Film Criticism. Her research interests include postcolonial and postmodern literary, media and cultural studies.

Research Interests

  • Postcolonial and Postmodern Philippine Literary, Media and Cultural Studies

Major Recognitions

  • Achievement Award for Research in the Humanities, National Research Council of the Philippines (2018)
  • National Book Award for Film/Film Criticism, Postmodern Filming of Literature: Sources, Contexts and Adaptations (2007)
  • UST Gold Series Research Award – 2016, 2010
  • UST Silver Series Research Award – 2008, 2005
  • Dangal ng UST Award [Gawad San Alberto Magno] for Best Published Research (Humanities) – 2016
  • Outstanding Alumni Award, UST Graduate School (2014 – February)

Professional Activities

  • Member of the Board of DirectorsPhilippines Communications Society (2019-2021)
  • Executive Committee Member, National Committee for Literary Arts, National Commission for Culture and the Arts (2018-2019)
  • Member, Technical Committee for Literature, Commission on Higher Education
  • Treasurer, Cultural, Literary and Art Studies Society, Inc.
  • Auditor, Philippines Communication Society
  • Regular Member, National Research Council of the Philippines
  • Member, Asia-Pacific Writers and Translators; Asian Media Information Centre
  • Lifetime Member, American Studies Association of the Philippines, Philippine Studies Association, Manila Studies Association
  • JAKA Professorial Chair Holder – 2005, 2004

Selected Publications

• “The Prevalent Cinematic Adaptation in the Woman’s Film of the 1950s.” NRCP Journal, Vol. XVI, No. 1. December 2016

• “Visual Artists as Literary Artists: Fantasy and Folklore in 1950s Komiks-to-Film Adaptations.” Plaridel: A Journal of Communication, Media, and Society, Vol. 13 No. 1. June

• “Public Opinion and the Press: Tracing and Exploring the Politics of Mediation.” PCS Review. December 2015.

• “Semiotics of Filipino Komiks-to-Film Adaptation: Decoding Lapu-Lapu (1954),” International Journal of Comic Art, Spring/May 2014.

• “Korido-Komiks into Film: Sourcing, Adapting and Recycling the Bernardo Carpio Story.” Humanities Diliman (Scopus-Listed), Vol. 11 No. 1. June 2014.

• “The Role of Language and Literary Adaptations in Shaping Early Tagalog Cinema: A Study in Popular-Linguistic Nationalism” Philippine Journal for Language Teaching. Vol. LI. December 2011.

“A Third Way to Film the Story: A Filipino Film Adaptation of a Work of Literary Journalism.” Southeast Asia Research (ISI-Cited). Vol. 18, No. 2, June 2010

• Postmodern Filming of Literature: Sources, Contexts and Adaptations Manila: UST Publishing House, 2006.