Marren Araña Adan currently works as an editor in Ortigas, Philippines. He was a fellow for urban design and cultural studies in the 8th Kritika National Workshop on Art and Cultural Criticism (Iloilo, 2017); fiction in both the 17th Iyas La Salle National Writers’ Workshop (Manila, 2017) and the UST National Writers’ Workshop (Baguio, 2017).

He presented his researches in various international conferences which include Pagdiriwang: Festivals as Heritage (2019); University of the Philippines-Diliman’s Anthro@100: International Conference Marking the Centennial of Philippine Anthropology (2017); Philosophical Association of the Philippines’ International Conference on 45 Years of Jacques Derrida’s Signature Event Context (2016); and in the De La Salle University-Manila’s Elitism in Art and Culture (2016).

He was invited as a resource speaker on topics which include quantitative and qualitative researches, doing action research, film literacy, and teaching critical thinking skills, language and literature. He also delivered a lecture on Zen-Buddhism at the Far Eastern University- Diliman’s Understanding the Soul of Asia: Forum on Asian Religions and Philosophies (2017).

He is the cofounder of Consortium for Interdisciplinary Studies and is the current President of Valenzuela Arts and Literary Society. He is also an active member of different organizations such as Center for Intercultural Philosophy, Zen Center Manila, Order of the Knights of Rizal, and Philippine Historical Association.

He writes poetry, fiction, and criticism. His works can be read in Inkwentro, Basag Anthology, Liwayway, Gaslight Online, Valenzuela Network, and Kult Journal of Philippine Local Studies. His collaborative work “Ortigas Excursions” won the Komura; Creators Grant 2019.

He holds a Master’s Degree in Language Education from the University of the Philippines Diliman.

Paper Presentation

“A Rapture of Aswangs and Fiestas: Exploring the Myth and Narrative of Alvin Yapan”

Pagdiriwang: Festivals as Heritage (International Conference on Folklore)

University of the Philippines- Diliman (2019)

“Silabus, Pedagoji, at mga (Tunggalian sa) Oryentasyon sa Pagtuturo ng Panitikan: Ideolohikal na Pagsusuri”

Anthro@100: International Conference Marking the Centennial of Philippine Anthropology

University of the Philippines- Diliman (2017)

“The Burning of Dogville and All Its Meanings: Indeterminancies in Lars Von Trier’s Dogville”

 45 Years of Jacques Derrida’s Signature Event Context International Conference

Philosophical Association of the Philippines (2016)

Challenging the Bureaucratic Working Conditions through Creativity and Literature”

Elitism in Culture and Art

De La Salle University- Manila (2016)

Published Works

“Ortigas Excursions” (Winner of Komura; Creators’ Grant 2019)

“Tokhang Gulag” (Inkwentro: Antipasista of UGATLahi UP Diliman, 2019)

“Araw ng Lunes sa Trabaho”, Basag: Modernong Panitikan ng mga Kuwentistang Wasak (Literati Imprint, 2019)

“Laging Pamilya’t Kaibigan ang Puno’t Dulo: “Huling Hiling ni Darling” at “Fangirl” ng VLF15” (Gaslight Online, 2019)

“Ang Gaze o Titig sa Virtual na Espasyo”, Kult Journal of Philippine Cultural Studies, Institute for Social Research (2018)

“Mula sa Isang Anak ng Valenzuela Para sa Lungsod ng Valenzuela”, Valenzuela Ngayon (2017)

“A load of those that can only be named in a network of Neoliberal Chaos”, Kult Journal of Philippine Cultural Studies, Institute for Social Research (2017)

“Abstract Jupiter: An Anthology for the Cause of Aedan Pio”, Editor (2016)

“Humayo Ka”, Poetry, Liwayway Magazine (2015)

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