Towards a Tradition of Sillimanian Literature


  • Ian Rosales Casocot Department of English and Literature Silliman University


Silliman University, literary barkada, Sillimanian writing, Sillimanian writers, literary tradition, National Writers Workshop, Philippine literature, Edilberto Tiempo, Edith Tiempo, Rodrigo Feria, Sands & Coral


This article provides the motivation for a literary history of Silliman University, a specific example of regional literature that has remained a largely neglected part in the consideration of the Philippines’ national literary history, unappreciated in favor of the literary production and industry in the capital. The paper establishes Dumaguete as an important place in the Filipino literary geography and posits that there indeed exists a “Sillimanian” tradition of writing.




How to Cite

Casocot, I. R. (2022). Towards a Tradition of Sillimanian Literature. Silliman Journal, 56(3). Retrieved from