Call for Applications for Postdoctoral Early Career Researcher (ECR)

Postdoctoral Early Career Researcher (ECR)

 

Job Reference:
Department:
Grade/ Salary: £ 35,519.19 (42 months)
Contract Type: Fixed Term Until 31 October, 2021
Hours: Full Time
Location: University of the Philippines, Diliman

 

Closing date for applications:  31 March, 2018

Interviews: 13 April, 2018
Start Date: 1 May, 2018

 

University of the Philippines, Diliman

Established in 1908, the University of the Philippines (UP) is the country’s one and only national university. This leading institution of higher learning is a University System composed of eight constituent universities and one autonomous college spread throughout seventeen campuses across the archipelago. Home to Centers of Excellence and Centers of Development—as declared by the country’s Commission on Higher Education—the University of the Philippines is also the leading institution in gender and sexuality studies and advocacy, housing the System’s Center for Women’s and Gender Studies and individual Gender offices in all its constituent universities.

 

 The project

The GCRF GlobalGRACE (Global Gender and Cultures of Equality) project employs institutional research, artistic interventions, curatorial research practice and public exhibitions to investigate and enable gender positive approaches to wellbeing internationally. Working with a consortium of researchers and NGOs in the UK, Bangladesh, Brazil, Mexico, Philippines and South Africa (the latter all DAC listed), the GlobalGRACE project will:

  1. Disclose through collaborative arts based research practices the different ways that intersecting inequalities impact on people’s lives and wellbeing.
  2. Identify the variety of ways that third sector organisations internationally collaborate with artists and deploy curatorial and arts based research practice to reduce harms and enhance the wellbeing of marginalised people.
  3. Explore whether, and if so how, those arts based practices are used more broadly to raise public awareness about and intervene in debates about intersecting forms of gendered inequalities.
  4. Curate and exhibit the art discovered and produced as part of the research as means both to reflect on and assess those practices and in turn to become a key site for the production of cultures of equality internationally.

 

We are appointing this post for a start on 1st May 2018.

Applicants are invited to submit a cover letter of no more than a page, foregrounding their expertise and suitability for the job, and a curriculum vitae of two to four pages.

For more information about the role, please contact Prof J. Neil Garcia at e-mail jneilgarcia@gmail.com or jcgarcia1@up.edu.ph ; or Prof Francis Quina at e-mail  fpmquina@gmail.com

 

 Job description

Reporting to: Prof J. Neil Garcia

 

Summary:

The Postdoctoral Early Career Researcher (ECR) for the Philippine Component of this Project will work under the day-to-day guidance of GlobalGRACE Work Package 4 lead Prof J. Neil C. Garcia (University of the Philippines Diliman Department of English and Comparative Literature), conducting research, facilitating translations, and performing workshop coordination and digital archiving duties and other activities to be found within Work Package 4 of the project, Making Life Lovable: Digital and Literary Productions of Cultures of Equality Among LGBT Young People in the Philippines, the aim of which is the following:

  1. Drawing from feminist and queer insights about the conditions of possibility for making life both livable and lovable, this package seeks to explore the ways that digital literacies and creative writing, as cultivated and enhanced in national and local Creative Writing Workshops, can be used to disclose, challenge, and artfully transfigure forms of discrimination and stigma that LGBT young people face in the Philippines, and the personal consequences of these on mental health and wellbeing.
  2. This package seeks to create new opportunities and prospects for bringing together and mobilising literary and creative writing practices more effectively across class and generation to enable a shift from public cultures of tolerance to that of rights and recognition.

Beyond the specific WP4 activities the ECR will be expected to work alongside the non-academic partner, Kate Ramil of YMCA San Pablo, and other GlobalGRACE team-members including: co-Directors Dr Suzanne Clisby and Dr Mark Johnson, Project Manager/Research Fellow Dr Jimmy Turner; and GlobalGRACE colleagues in all other work packages, based in Bangladesh, Brazil, Mexico, and South Africa. Throughout the 42 months of employment the ECR will be expected to travel to participate in meetings, training events, and research activities.

 

Main duties:

The duties and responsibilities outlined below are not intended to be an exhaustive list but provide guidance on the main aspects of the job.  The post holder will be required to be flexible in her/his duties, including the necessity to travel regularly to GlobalGRACE partner countries throughout her/his 42 months in post:

  • To make a full active research contribution both individually and in collaboration with others to the project.
  • To conduct preparatory background research and ethical review for research in Work Package 4: Making Life Lovable: Digital and Literary Productions of Cultures of Equality Among LGBT Young People in the Philippines.
  • To conduct life history interviews with aspiring young LGBT writers in the Philippines, as they are identified in and affirmed by the national and local LGBT Creative Writing Workshops.
  • To be fully involved in the planning, organizing, and holding of the national and local LGBT Creative Writing Workshops.
  • To facilitate and oversee the documentation, recording, and organizing of the outputs of these Workshops.
  • Because the online archive of literary texts that will be produced by these Workshops is meant to be globally intelligible, the post holder will also be tasked to oversee if not actually inscribe the translations into English of all the Filipino manuscripts, right before they are published.
  • A qualified literary and cultural studies scholar, the post holder will also be expected to participate in the planning of the lectures on Philippine LGBT aesthetics—featuring, for each year, a “craft talk” to be given by an established Filipino LGBT writer—that will take place at the beginning of each national workshop.
  • The post holder will perform all the other duties expected of all researchers working for the GlobalGrace Consortium, such as publishing research outcomes in appropriate journals of international standing, and to disseminate the results of research and scholarship in other appropriate ways;
  • To attend and present research findings and papers at academic and professional conferences, and to contribute to the external visibility of the project;
  • To make field and other research materials available and accessible to the project team via protected shared computing facilities; and to maintain up-to-date electronic database of text, images and other media, including website news/blogs and other materials;
  • To contribute, via the digital archiving of the Workshop outputs, to the ‘Virtual Global Museum of Equalities.’
  • To participate in GlobalGRACE public engagement activities via social media and other channels;
  • To contribute fully to the research plans developed by both the package and the overall project teams, including providing information that may be required by the Project Leadership Team (PLT) at Goldsmiths, University of London;
  • To communicate complex information, orally, in writing and electronically (e.g. contributions to project website, draft project reports);
  • To help coordinate and attend project meetings and public facing activities which will be held at six monthly intervals in London (June 2018), Brazil (Spring 2019); the Philippines (Spring 2020); and South Africa (Spring 2021);
  • To participate in relevant professional duties;
  • To engage in appropriate professional development;
  • The post holder will be required to undertake any other duties as may reasonably be required;
  • Ensure that you are aware of and aligned with UP Diliman’s Regulations, Strategy, and Objectives to work together to proactively advance Equality and Diversity;
  • At all times to help maintain a safe working environment by participating in training as necessary and following the UP Health and Safety Codes of Practice and Policy.

 

Person Specification

Detailed below are the types of qualifications, experience, skills and knowledge which are required of the post holder. Selection will be made upon evidence of best-fit with these criteria.

The Essential criteria sections show the minimum essential requirements for the post, therefore if you cannot demonstrate in your application you meet the essential criteria categorised below, you will not be invited to interview.

The Desirable criteria sections show additional attributes which would enable the applicant to perform the role more effectively with little or no training.

The Category column indicates the method of assessment:

A = Application form         C = Certificate

                     I = Interview                      R = Reference

                     T = Test  / P = Presentation

  Category
Essential Criteria 1 – Qualifications  
A PhD in Literary or Cultural Studies, Creative Writing, Comparative Literature, Performance Studies, Translation Studies, and other related fields  

A, C

Desirable Criteria 1 – Qualifications  
Qualifications in Literary or Cultural Research and Analysis or Translation Studies A, C
Essential Criteria 2 – Experience  
Proven experience of organising, undertaking, and analysing literary and creative writing research relating to intersectional Queer / Gender Studies. A, I
Proven experience in a relevant research area, relating to the translation and analysis of literary texts (Anglophone and Filipino bilingualism or better is required) A, I
Publications and collaborative work in their field A, I
Previous workshop participation or coordination experience A, I
Evidence of excellence in career to date A, I
Desirable Criteria 2 – Experience  
Practical experience of organizing, participating in, or panelling in creative writing workshops or literary conferences  

A, I

Practical experience in the production or study of literary translations A, I
Experience of web design and maintenance A, I
Experience of interdisciplinary research environment, including digital collaborative research environments A, I
Essential Criteria 3 – Knowledge  
Knowledge of Literary Studies, Translation, and Creative Writing theories and methodologies  

A, I

Knowledge of the methodologies and theories associated with intersectional Queer, Gender and Feminist Studies A, I
Knowledge of decolonial and postcolonial theories and methodologies. A, I
Desirable Criteria 3 – Knowledge  
Knowledge of Philippine Literatures A, I
Knowledge of social media and web based platforms A, I
Essential Criteria 4 – Skills  
Ability to communicate clearly (verbally and in writing) A, I
Ability to work constructively and effectively within a team A, I
Ability to work independently A, I
Excellent research skills including proficiency in standard IT packages and bibliographic software A, I
Ability to prioritise a varied workload and work under pressure to meet deadlines while maintaining a high level of accuracy A, I
Desirable Criteria 4 – Skills  
Filipino and other Philippine mother tongue language skills A, I
Additional attributes  
Ability to travel to Brazil, South Africa and the UK throughout the 42 months of the contract. A, I
Supportive and tolerant A, I
Commitment to work constructively to meet the goals of the project A, I

 

Please also note that where qualifications are required, employment is conditional on the verification of them. Qualifications (must be original documents) will be checked on the first day of appointment.

Kabulig – Bikol announces 2018 Inaugural Writers Prize winners

By Doods Santos

“Sa Satuyang mga Dila” by Emmanuel T. Barrameda of Virac, Catanduanes, “An Pangiturog nin Agom kan Parasira, 1814” by Fernando Castor Chavez of Presentacion, Camarines Sur, and “Au!” by court stenographer Irmina Volante-Torres of RTC Pili won the first, second, and third prizes respectively in the Kabulig Inaugural Writers Prize 2018.

Barrameda, a member of Kataga, Samahan ng Manunulat sa Pilipinas, Inc. wrote about how the body’s own language silences all other kinds of speech in a poem which starts with “Sa pagkanuparan nin satuyang mga dila/ nagagadan an satuyang mga lenggwahe” (In the meeting of our tongues/ all our languages die).

Chavez penned the ekphrastic “An Pangiturog nin Agom kan Parasira, 1814*” based on Kotushika Hokusai‘s celebrated shunga erotica woodblock print Tako to ama. During the judgment process, the issues of the difference between women’s and men’s perception of the erotic and the importance of a Bikol perspective in relation to his poem were raised.

Volante-Torres’s “Au!” play on the marginalized Partido accent, e.g. “Au, ta paabuton na naman an bangge, ho!” in a rendition of a couple’s intimacy, mentions landmark areas such as Lag’noy, Car’moan, and Nato in its metaphors.

Five more poems won consolation prizes, concrete poem in the shape of a banana heart “Inimusuan” written in Bikol Rinconada  by Froy Beraña, San Ramon, Iriga City; “Kakugos Kataid” by 21-year old Princess Carmela Casa, San Jose, Camarines Sur; “An Huring Hagot” by Adem Rubio, instructor, Virac, Catanduanes; “Dai ka man Baduan nin Bagong Panganuron, Daragang Magayon” by Julius Denido Bulahan, college student, Naga City; and “Pagtilad sa Pili” by  Pejay A. Padrigon, Iriga City, teacher at the Nabua National High School.

Second prize winner Chavez, who is presently a cook in a Thai restaurant, as well as consolation prize winners Beraña, Rubio, Bulahan, and Padrigon are affiliated with Parasurat Bikolnon Inc., an association of young aspiring Bikolnon writers that conducts the yearly Saringsing Writers Workshop.

The winners will be awarded, and the winning entries and other poems will be performed in the Girok 4 event at Kina’mon on Magsaysay Ave., Naga City on Sunday, Feb. 25, 2 pm. Thirty-seven poets from the provinces of Albay, Camarines Sur, and Catanduanes sent in their entries in this first ever contest sponsored by Kabulig-Bikol, Inc. The contest was chaired by Elbert Baeta.

Sponsoring organization Kabulig-Bikol is a non-profit non-government organization dedicated to supporting and promoting Bikol arts and culture.

Call for Entries for the Ateneo Art Awards 2018: Purita Kalaw-Ledesma Prizes in Art Criticism

Initial List of Exhibitions

The Ateneo Art Gallery (AAG) and the Kalaw-Ledesma Foundation, Inc. (KLFI) are pleased to announce the exhibitions to be reviewed by writers interested in submitting entries for the Purita Kalaw-Ledesma Prizes in Art Criticism. These exhibitions are:

CULTURAL CENTER OF THE PHILIPPINES 
The Ordinary Man: A One Man Exhibition by Josemaria Paolo Icasas
29 November 2017 –  4 February 2018
Pasilyo Vicente Manansala (2F Hallway)
Waterways: Caroline Ongpin Exhibition
24 January –  04 February 2018
Bulwagang Carlos V. Francisco (LT Lobby)
Walking Still: Rene Aquitania Exhibition
25 January –  04 March 2018
Bulwagang Fernando Amorsolo (Small Gallery)
Garapata for Pasinaya
3 February – 04 March 2018
Pasilyo Guillermo Tolentino (3F Hallway)
Saturday Group 50th Anniversary
03 March – 0 6 May 2018
Bulwagang Juan Luna (Main Gallery)
PAEA 50th Anniversary
20 March –  29 April 2018
Bulwagang Carlos V. Francisco (LT Lobby), Pasilyo Vicente Manansala (2F Hallway), and Pasilyo Guillermo Tolentino (3F Hallway)
Marion Contreras Solo Exhibition
22 March –  13 May 2018
Bulwagang Fernando Amorsolo (Small Gallery)
Peek-A-Book – with Intertextual 
24 March –  06 May 2018
Pasilyo Victorio Edades (4F Hallway)
Association of Pinoyprintmakers 50th Anniversary
24 May –  15 July 2018
Bulwagang Juan Luna (Main Gallery),
Pasilyo Vicente Manansala (2F Hallway),
and Pasilyo Guillermo Tolentino (3F Hallway)

UP VARGAS MUSEUM
Place of Region in the Contemporary: The initial project of the Philippine Contemporary Art Network (PCAN)
08 December 2017 –  27 January 2018
All Galleries
Living Architecture at the Vargas Museum: With special projects by Junyee and Indy Paredes
03 February –  31 March 2018
1F  Galleries
Beyond Myself: Filipino Migrants’ Investments in Philippine Futures: 
15 February –  24 March 2018
3F Galleries
Nona Garcia Solo Exhibition
07 April –  05 May 2018
1F Galleries
2018 Vargas Museum Art History Series Exhibition
07 April –  05 May 2018
3F Galleries
Elmer Borlongan Solo Exhibition
12 May –  09 June
1F Galleries

AYALA MUSEUM
Curated by Federico de Vera
7 November 2017 –  28 January 2018
Urban Labyrinth: Rodel Tapaya New Works
19 February –  1 April 2018
Alfonso Ossorio Exhibition
26 February – 17 Jun e 2018

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY 
ART AND DESIGN 
Flatlands
7 December 2017 –  04 March 2018
Pacita Abad Exhibition
12 April –  01 July 2018

METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF MANILA

Elmer Borlongan: An Extraordinary Eye for the Ordinary

22 January – 28 March 2018

Participants must write in the style of an art critique with no more than 1000 words and submit a Writer’s Profile. Please review the Initial List of Exhibitions and the Code of Conduct carefully.

The Purita Kalaw-Ledesma Prizes in Art Criticism honors the memory of Purita Kalaw-Ledesma, art patron and founder of the Art Association of the Philippines (AAP). Ledesma was instrumental in the development of Philippine art of the post war period through the establishment of the AAP and her patronage of both established and emerging artists.

Call for Submissions: Kabulig Writers Prize

The KABULIG-Bikol Inc.  is now accepting entries for the inaugural Girok Poetry Writing Contest 2018. KABULIG Bikol, Inc. is a non-profit organization, non-government organization composed of writers in Naga and Camarines Sur dedicated to supporting and promoting Bikol arts and culture. Kabulig, meaning one who shares or helps in an endeavor, took off in 1999 as a loose and informal association, and was re-organized in May 2012. It has been the most sustained Bikol literary organization in the last decade and has produced and supported many of the present crop of writers actively writing in the Bikol languages.

GUIDELINES:

  1. The Contest is open to all Bikolnon writers, within and outside the region, except for the members of  Kabulig-Bikol Inc.;
  2. Entrants must submit an accomplished application form, available at the Girok Poetry Writing Contest FB page together with the official contest entry;
  3. All entries must be submitted via email at girok_erotika@yahoo.com on or before February 8, 2018;
  4. Entries must be original, in a Bikol language (Bikol-Rinconada, Albay, Partido, Sentral, Catandungan, Minasbate etc.), unpublished and must adhere to the Girok-Erotika theme;
  5. Entrants are free to use different poetry forms such as prose poem (proem) , except metrical romance, metrical tale, and epic poem;
  6. Entries must be typed and formatted on 8 ½ x 11” or letter-sized paper.  Poems may be single or double spaced
  7. Entrant’s name, address, email address and phone number should not appear on the entry file;
  8. Entries will be evaluated and judged by selected members of the Kabulig-Bikol Inc.;
  9. Awarding of winners will be held during the Girok 4 Poetry reading on February 25, 2018 at Naga City.
  10. Winners will receive:

1st Prize Winner 3,000 thousand pesos + Certificate +Medal and Books
2nd Prize Winner 2,000 thousand pesos + Certificate +Medal and Books
3rd Prize Winner 1,000 thousand pesos + Certificate + Medal and Books

Five Consolation prizes 500 hundred pesos + Certificate

For queries please email us at kabuligbikolinc@gmail.com or contact Elbert O. Baeta/ 09096571786

1st Virginia Benitez Licuanan Award for History Writing

1st VIRGINA BENITEZ LICUANAN AWARD FOR HISTORY WRITING

ESSAY-WRITING CONTEST

The Ateneo Library of Women’s Writings (ALiWW) announces the launch of the VIRGINIA BENITEZ LICUANAN AWARD FOR HISTORY WRITING in celebration of the 100th birth anniversary of Virginia Benitez Licuanan—writer, editor, and educator.

Established through the generosity of Dr. Patricia B. Licuanan and Mr. Francisco H. Licuanan III to honor their mother, the award seeks to widen the space for histories written by women by encouraging the production of historical writings by local Filipina authors:

  • who exhibit good scholarship,
  • whose writings are accessible to a general audience, and
  • who present original perspectives on relevant historical topics.

The theme for this year is “WOMEN IN PHILIPPINE HISTORY.” Topics may include but are not limited to:

  • Notable women in Philippine History (whether as an individual, group, or community
  • Women in the context of cultural history, political history, social history, regional or local history, personal or family history

The contest period is from 30 September 2017 to 9 February 2018.

Prizes (subject to withholding tax): First Prize (PhP20,000.00), Second Prize (PhP15,000.00), Third Prize (PhP10,000.00).

For the Contest Rules and Official Entry Form, please go to: http://bit.ly/2xPr2Re (link is external)

For other inquiries, you may contact ALiWW at Tel. no. 4266001 Ext. 5561 or Email aliww.ls@ateneo.edu (link sends e-mail)

Call for Submissions: Kritika Kultura / AdMU Press First Book Prize (second call)

Kritika Kultura (KK), in partnership with the Ateneo de Manila University (AdMU) Press, is now seeking submissions for its first book prize.

Gina Apostol, award-winning novelist, will serve as the competition’s inaugural judge. Her achievements include the Juan Laya Prize for the Novel (Philippine National Book Award) for both Bibliolepsy and The Revolution According to Raymundo Mata, which also won the biennial Gintong Aklat Award from the National Book Development Board. Her third novel, Gun Dealers’ Daughter, won the 2013 PEN/Open Book Award and was shortlisted for the William Saroyan International Prize. Her fourth novel, The Unintended, will be out in the fall of 2018.

Apostol’s growing oeuvre is remarkably influenced by her scholarly interests. Lately, she has been researching the Filipino-American war and has found herself unable to write about it in a single novel. The Unintended is an intellectual concept-novel, though also a book of grief, using research on the Balangiga massacre and the Filipino-American war to reexamine contemporary times. During the Duterte era, a white moviemaker and a Waray translator write dueling scripts about Balangiga and test the reader on these questions—who should be telling what story, and what is the telling for? The Unintended is only 220 pages long. Meanwhile, William McKinley’s World, her work-in-progress, is not yet a third way done at 300 pages. It is a domestic family saga weaving together filial memory of growing up with a pro-Marcos family under martial law with the diaries of two brothers, one a collaborator and spy for Americans, the other a revolutionary, during our forgotten anti-colonial war against the Americans—one brother has to kill the other, but what is that dying for?

Apostol’s novels are marked for their articulation of history not only in the sense of what has already taken place, but also as unforeseen possibility. Her works ground the reader in familiar circumstances while simultaneously rethinking personal agency alongside historical urgency.

If she has one way of describing work that she enjoys, it would be work that has spine: the structure holds the parts together, whether it is a work of detection, or desire, or despair, or simply of the comic quotidian, or of daily life.

This book prize welcomes a variety of works: from a simple novel with run-of-the-mill characters who suddenly find themselves in a Jane Austen romance, to a young-adult anti-colonial ghost story. Likewise, submissions which leave nothing wanting by way of novelistic form, and which challenge the boundaries of both scholarship and fiction, are also welcome.

All told: although the competition is open to a range of thematic considerations and formal approaches, the winning work will be distinguished by a sense of completion and integrity, both in form and content.

Prize Guidelines

  1. Who May Submit

The first book prize is open to all Filipino citizens regardless of place of residence who have not published a book of fiction or have not entered a formal contract for publication of a book of fiction by the deadline for submission of manuscripts to this competition.

The following may also be eligible to join the competition:

  1. a.           Filipino writers who have published books in other genres or other disciplines;
  2. b.           Filipino writers who have published books of fiction with no ISBN.

These writers may submit their independently published work to the competition.

Staff and employees of KK and AdMU Press, including their family members and relatives up to the fourth degree of consanguinity or affinity, and incumbent students of the judge are disqualified from joining the competition.

  1. What May Be Submitted

Interested writers may submit a book-length (at least 49 pages) manuscript of fiction: a novel, a collection of short stories or flash fiction, or a cohesive gathering of works of various forms that may fall under the general classification of fiction. The manuscript must be written in English; translations into English from Filipino and other local languages are accepted, but the entirety of the original must be unpublished. Each writer may submit only one manuscript to the competition. The manuscript as a whole must be unpublished, but individual pieces within the manuscript may have been previously published. If applicable, include an acknowledgments page with publication credits in the manuscript. Simultaneous submissions to other publishers and contests are not permitted, although inquiries about the status of their submissions may be emailed to the organizers six months after the deadline has passed.

  1. How to Format the Manuscript and Where to Submit

Each manuscript must be submitted both in hard copy and electronically.

The hard copy (A4 paper size) must begin with a cover page that shows the manuscript’s title and the author’s name, address, telephone number, email address, and the word count of the manuscript. A second cover page must also be included, this time containing only the manuscript’s title and, if applicable, a table of contents. Please include a brief biography and, if applicable, a list of publication credits at the end of the manuscript, on a separate page. The manuscript must use a standard typeface in at least 11-point type; the manuscript may be 1.5-spaced or double-spaced. The hard copy of the manuscript must not be stapled or bound. Instead, the loose sheets must be placed inside an envelope.

Send the hard copy of the manuscript to:

Kritika Kultura
Department of English
School of Humanities
1/f De La Costa Hall
Ateneo de Manila University
Loyola Heights, Quezon City 1108
Philippines

Email the soft copy of the manuscript to kkliterary@gmail.com (cc: kk.soh@ateneo.edu). For both the subject heading of the email and the filename of the submission, the author’s last name and the words “Book Prize” must be mentioned (for instance, Cruz_Book Prize). The following must be placed as in-line text in the email: the author’s name, address, telephone number, email address, and a brief biography; the word count of the manuscript; and a list of publication credits. The soft copy needs only one cover page, which includes the manuscript’s title and, if applicable, a table of contents. The manuscript must be submitted as an attachment, in .docx or .pdf format.

  1. When to Submit

The hard copy of the submissions must be postmarked no later than March 31, 2018 and the soft copy must be submitted no later than 11:59 pm (Philippine Standard Time) on March 31, 2018.

  1. Announcement of Winner

The result will be announced on September 2018. The winning manuscript will be published by Ateneo de Manila University Press, and the author will receive a modest cash award.

Please address inquiries to kkliterary@gmail.com (cc: kk.soh@ateneo.edu).

Kritika Kultura is acknowledged by a host of Asian and Asian American Studies libraries and scholarly networks, and indexed in the MLA International Bibliography, Thomson Reuters (ISI), Scopus, EBSCO, and the Directory of Open Access Journals.

Call for Submissions: Kritika Kultura / ADMU Press First Book Prize

Kritika Kultura (KK), in partnership with the Ateneo de Manila University (AdMU) Press, is now seeking submissions for its first book prize.

Gina Apostol, award-winning novelist, will serve as the competition’s inaugural judge. Her achievements include the Juan Laya Prize for the Novel (Philippine National Book Award) for both Bibliolepsy and The Revolution According to Raymundo Mata, which also won the biennial Gintong Aklat Award from the National Book Development Board. Her third novel, Gun Dealers’ Daughter, won the 2013 PEN/Open Book Award and was shortlisted for the William Saroyan International Prize. Her fourth novel, The Unintended, will be out in the fall of 2018.

Apostol’s growing oeuvre is remarkably influenced by her scholarly interests. Lately, she has been researching the Filipino-American war and has found herself unable to write about it in a single novel. The Unintended is an intellectual concept-novel, though also a book of grief, using research on the Balangiga massacre and the Filipino-American war to reexamine contemporary times. During the Duterte era, a white moviemaker and a Waray translator write dueling scripts about Balangiga and test the reader on these questions—who should be telling what story, and what is the telling for? The Unintended is only 220 pages long. Meanwhile, William McKinley’s World, her work-in-progress, is not yet a third way done at 300 pages. It is a domestic family saga weaving together filial memory of growing up with a pro-Marcos family under martial law with the diaries of two brothers, one a collaborator and spy for Americans, the other a revolutionary, during our forgotten anti-colonial war against the Americans—one brother has to kill the other, but what is that dying for?

Apostol’s novels are marked for their articulation of history not only in the sense of what has already taken place, but also as unforeseen possibility. Her works ground the reader in familiar circumstances while simultaneously rethinking personal agency alongside historical urgency.

If she has one way of describing work that she enjoys, it would be work that has spine: the structure holds the parts together, whether it is a work of detection, or desire, or despair, or simply of the comic quotidian, or of daily life.

This book prize welcomes a variety of works: from a simple novel with run-of-the-mill characters who suddenly find themselves in a Jane Austen romance, to a young-adult anti-colonial ghost story. Likewise, submissions which leave nothing wanting by way of novelistic form, and which challenge the boundaries of both scholarship and fiction, are also welcome.

All told: although the competition is open to a range of thematic considerations and formal approaches, the winning work will be distinguished by a sense of completion and integrity, both in form and content.

 

Prize Guidelines

  1. Who May Submit

The first book prize is open to all Filipino citizens regardless of place of residence who have not published a book of fiction or have not entered a formal contract for publication of a book of fiction by the deadline for submission of manuscripts to this competition.

The following may also be eligible to join the competition:

  1. Filipino writers who have published books in other genres or other disciplines;
  2. Filipino writers who have published books of fiction with no ISBN.

These writers may submit their independently published work to the competition.

Staff and employees of KK and AdMU Press, including their family members and relatives up to the fourth degree of consanguinity or affinity, and incumbent students of the judge are disqualified from joining the competition.

  1. What May Be Submitted

Interested writers may submit a book-length (at least 49 pages) manuscript of fiction: a novel, a collection of short stories or flash fiction, or a cohesive gathering of works of various forms that may fall under the general classification of fiction. The manuscript must be written in English; translations into English from Filipino and other local languages are accepted, but the entirety of the original must be unpublished. Each writer may submit only one manuscript to the competition. The manuscript as a whole must be unpublished, but individual pieces within the manuscript may have been previously published. If applicable, include an acknowledgments page with publication credits in the manuscript. Simultaneous submissions to other publishers and contests are not permitted, although inquiries about the status of their submissions may be emailed to the organizers six months after the deadline has passed.

  1. How to Format the Manuscript and Where to Submit

Each manuscript must be submitted both in hard copy and electronically.

The hard copy (A4 paper size) must begin with a cover page that shows the manuscript’s title and the author’s name, address, telephone number, email address, and the word count of the manuscript. A second cover page must also be included, this time containing only the manuscript’s title and, if applicable, a table of contents. Please include a brief biography and, if applicable, a list of publication credits at the end of the manuscript, on a separate page. The manuscript must use a standard typeface in at least 11-point type; the manuscript may be 1.5-spaced or double-spaced. The hard copy of the manuscript must not be stapled or bound. Instead, the loose sheets must be placed inside an envelope.

Send the hard copy of the manuscript to:

Kritika Kultura
Department of English
School of Humanities
1/f De La Costa Hall
Ateneo de Manila University
Loyola Heights, Quezon City 1108
Philippines

Email the soft copy of the manuscript to kkliterary@gmail.com (cc: kk.soh@ateneo.edu). For both the subject heading of the email and the filename of the submission, the author’s last name and the words “Book Prize” must be mentioned (for instance, Cruz_Book Prize). The following must be placed as in-line text in the email: the author’s name, address, telephone number, email address, and a brief biography; the word count of the manuscript; and a list of publication credits. The soft copy needs only one cover page, which includes the manuscript’s title and, if applicable, a table of contents. The manuscript must be submitted as an attachment, in .docx or .pdf format.

  1. When to Submit

The hard copy of the submissions must be postmarked no later than March 31, 2018 and the soft copy must be submitted no later than 11:59 pm (Philippine Standard Time) on March 31, 2018.

  1. Announcement of Winner

The result will be announced on September 2018. The winning manuscript will be published by Ateneo de Manila University Press, and the author will receive a modest cash award.

Please address inquiries to kkliterary@gmail.com (cc: kk.soh@ateneo.edu).

Kritika Kultura is acknowledged by a host of Asian and Asian American Studies libraries and scholarly networks, and indexed in the MLA International Bibliography, Thomson Reuters (ISI), Scopus, EBSCO, and the Directory of Open Access Journals.

Call for Submissions: The Salirok Prize

Kidapawan City is now accepting entries to the First Salirok Prize

A salirok is a simple drinking fountain devised by the upland tribes. Natural spring water, which flows abundantly on and around Mt. Apo, is made easier to drink by embedding a piece of bamboo into springs.

Like the mountain, brimming abundantly with water, under which the city sprawls, Kidapawan city too is a basin of narratives, rich with the raw stories of its diverse peoples. The capital of North Cotabato has been and continues to be the setting of many struggles, the cradle of many dreams. From conflict between races and faiths to tensions between generations and classes, Kidapawan has many stories to tell.

The Salirok Prize is a short story writing competition funded by the local government of Kidapawan and aimed at making the people of Kidapawan finally harness and process this abundance of material.

The Prize is open to any applicant born in, or who has lived for at least five years in, or whose family is from Kidapawan.

The Prize’s theme will be open, although judges will consider the timeliness of an entry’s subject matter. All entries must be about and/or set in Kidapawan and/or its former constituent towns of Makilala, M’lang, Magpet, Matalam, Arakan, Tulunan, and President Roxas.

Short stories may be in any language, but works written in languages other than English, Tagalog, and Cebuano must be accompanied by translations in any of those languages.

Submissions must be at least three thousand words long, but must also not be excessively lengthy. They must be encoded in .doc or .docx file in Times New Roman, with font size 12 and 1.5 spacing.

Submissions are to be made with an attached curriculum vitae containing the author’s recent photo. The author’s name must not appear on the file of the story.

All submissions must be made in soft copy, and must be submitted to the prize’s official email, thesalirokprize@gmail.com. Inquiries about the Prize may also be sent to the email address, or through the prize’s FB page, Facebook.com/salirokprize.

Deadline for submissions is 1 January, 2018. The first, second, and third prizes will be announced on 12 February, 2018, Kidapawan’s 20th Anniversary as a city.

Fictionist, critic, and amateur historian Karlo Antonio Galay David (winner of the Palanca and the Nick Joaquin Literary Awards)is serving as the inaugural Prize Director. For updates on the list of judges, please like and follow the Prize FB Page.

Announcement of Winners: Ateneo Art Awards 2017

For the Fernando Zóbel Prizes for Visual Art, three (3) winners were chosen by the jury from a shortlist of twelve (12). The winners are Cian Dayrit for his works in Exposition, Gale Encarnacion for her thesis exhibition titled Blow me, and Costantino Zicarelli for his solo show, Prelude to a Billion Years.

Another component of the winning the Fernando Zóbel Prizes is the chance to receive international residency grants. The recipients of these grants are chosen by Ateneo Art Gallery’s partner institutions. This year, we are pleased to announce that each winner received a residency grant:

  • Cian Dayrit – La Trobe Art Institute, Bendigo, Australia
  • Gale Encarnacion – Artesan Gallery + Studio, Singapore
  • Costantino Zicarelli – Liverpool Hope University – Creative Campus, Liverpool, UK.
Arianna Mercado

For the Purita Kalaw-Ledesma Prizes in Art Criticism, two (2) winners were selected from a shortlist of six (6). Presented the Purita Kalaw-Ledesma Prize – The Philippine Star, Arianna Mercado is given a regular column to be published twice a month or 24 articles for a year in the publication’s Arts & Culture section. Her winning entry is titled Dalena’s Curtain Call.

Josephine V. Roque

The recipient of the Purita Kalaw-Ledesma Prize – ArtAsiaPacific Magazine is Josephine V. Roque for her entry Transits of Meaning. She will be contributing a total of six articles to ArtAsiaPacific for one year.

Ateneo Art Awards 2017 is presented with Shangri-La Plaza, The Philippine Star, Kalaw-Ledesma Foundation, Inc., La Trobe Art Institute, Liverpool Hope University – Creative Campus, Artesan Gallery + Studio, ArtAsiaPacific Magazine, Metro Society and YStyle, with support from the Australian Embassy and Qantas..

The Ateneo Art Awards 2017 exhibition is located in Ateneo Art Gallery in Areté, Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola Heights Quezon City 1108. Works and entries of the winners and shortlisted artists and writers will be exhibited from 1 October to 2 December 2017.

For more information, please contact Joseph Galang, AAG Exhibitions Coordinator, at (632) 426-6001 ext. 4160 or email aag@ateneo.edu. You may also visit our website, at ateneoartgallery.org.

NCCA extends submission for Translator’s Prize

The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) extends the call for Translator’s Prize to October 31, 2017.

Dubbed “Gawad Rolando Tinio sa Pagsasalin,” the award is open to all Filipino citizens of legal age. It seeks to gather manuscripts of works in different literary forms translated into Filipino. This answers to the mandate of the Commission to encourage and monitor a comprehensive translation program which shall make works by Filipinos and selected foreign classics equally accessible to Filipino as well as international readers.

For this year, translation entries for three categories are open: epics (epikong bayan); short stories (maikling kwento); and poetry (panulaan). The award is in the amount of two hundred fifty thousand pesos (Php 250,000.00) which will compensate for the year-long work allotted for the translation.

The Translator’s Prize is spearheaded by NCCA’s National Committee on Language and Translation under the Subcommission on Cultural Dissemination.

For the complete guidelines to and more information on the Translator’s Prize, you may call on the Cultural Dissemination Section through numbers 527-2192 and look for Ms. Corinnah Anne Olazo.

For questions on this press release please contact Mr. Rene S. Napeñas, Head of the NCCA Public Affairs and Information Office through numbers 527-2192 loc 625 or email your queries to ncca.paio@gmail.com.