Call for Papers: Application for Fellowships in Kritika Kultura Criticism Workshop

Kritika Kultura, the international refereed journal of language, literary, and cultural studies of the Department of English, Ateneo de Manila University, is inviting early career researchers to submit manuscripts for a three-day criticism workshop on the theme of local history and memory in the Philippines. The criticism workshop, which will be held in Ateneo de Manila University from May 31 to June 2, 2017, is organized in collaboration with the Ateneo Institute for Literary Arts and Practices (AILAP).

First International Conference on Philippine Studies


The Filipino Department, the Dalubhasaan ng mga Umuusbong na Mag-aaral ng Araling Filipino (DANUM), and the College of Liberal Arts, De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines, in cooperation with the Aklan State University, are organizing the First International Conference on Philippine Studies (Third National Conference on Philippine Studies) for students, academicians and scholars in the said field. The conference committee will be accepting abstracts concerning but not limited to topics on Philippine culture, language and media. Abstracts on Asian culture, language and media are also welcome.

Call for Papers: Forum Kritika on Nick Joaquin Now: Texts, Contexts, and Approaches

Since his death in 2004, National Artist for Literature Nick Joaquin has left readers and scholars with a body of literature which has yet to receive innovative and incisive critical attention. E. San Juan, Jr.’s Subversions of Desire: Prolegomena to Nick Joaquin (1988)— perhaps the only book-length critical study on Joaquin’s oeuvre—makes a recuperative reading […]

Call for Papers, 4th Literary Studies Conference: Children’s Literature in Southeast Asia

Universitas Sanata Dharma, Indonesia 19 to 20 Oct. 2016 Conference Focus When dealing with literature for children and young adults (LCYA), there are two different concerns academicians usually focus on: LCYA for pedagogical means, and LCYA as a subject of literary studies. In Indonesia, while LCYA starts to boom and becomes more available, the study […]

Call for Papers: Kritika Kultura Monograph Series on Diaspora, Migration, Transnationality, and Identity

Globalization has resulted in diaspora—the dispersal of immigrants to different parts of the globe—as well as the transnational circuiting of commodities. Borders previously perceived as physically real and tangible have become porous. Geographical displacement has resulted in shifting identities among numerous people. Literary and cultural studies scholars and critics have theorized and researched on the […]

Call for papers to Akda: The Asian Journal of Literature, Culture, Performance

Akda: The Asian Journal of Literature, Culture, Performance is an international peer-reviewed journal that seeks to publish cutting-edge articles in the areas and intersections of Literary, Cultural, and Performance Studies. We especially welcome articles that will inaugurate new and dynamic directions for scholarly inquiry on the literary and cultural production of the Asian region. Further, […]

Call for papers to the 2nd National Conference for Philippine Studies

 The Dalubhasaan ng Umuusbong na Mag-aaral sa Araling FIliipino (DANUM), CLA Graduate Student Council, Filipino Department, College of Liberal Arts and De La Salle University will be conducting the 2nd National Conference for Philippine Studies for students, academicians and scholars in the field. It is the aim of this conference to strengthen the studies and […]

Panawagan para mga papel sa Hasaan Journal ng UST

Ang Hasaan ay isang taunang interdisiplinaryong refereed journal sa Filipino ng Unibersidad ng Santo Tomas sa pangangasiwa ng Departamento ng Filipino. Tampok dito ang mga artikulong nakatuon sa Filipino bilang larangan ng kaalaman mula sa mga mananaliksik at iskolar sa bansa.   Maaaring maging bahagi ng journal ang mga pananaliksik ukol sa anumang paksa na […]

Panawagan para sa Pagsusumite ng mga Akdang Pampanitikan sa Daluyan Espesyal na Isyung Pampanitikan

Sa kauna-unahang pagkakataon ay magkakaroon ng pampanitikang isyu ang Daluyan: Journal ng Wikang Filipino, ang opisyal na journal ng Sentro sa Wikang Filipino ng Unibersidad ng Pilipinas Diliman.  Ang mga isyu editor ay ang kuwentista’t kritikong Rolando B. Tolentino at malikhaing eseyista at kuwentistang Vladimeir B. Gonzales. Tumatanggap ang Unibersidad ng Pilipinas, Diliman Sentro ng […]

Call for papers for 3rd Literary Studies International Conference deadline extended to August 31

Call for Papers for 3rd Literary Studies International Conference (Universitas Sanata Dharma, Indonesia)

The 1965 Coup in Indonesia: Questions of Representation 50 Years Later
Conference date and venue: Oct. 21-22, 2015 at Universitas Sanata Dharma, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Department of English Letters, English Education, and the Graduate Program of English Language Studies, Universitas Sanata Dharma, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, in cooperation with Kritika Kultura, the international refereed journal of language, literary, and cultural studies of the Department of English, Ateneo de Manila University and Reading Asia, Forging Identities in Literature (RAFIL), a consortium of universities in the Asia-Pacific region with programs and projects in the field of Asian literatures

The deadline to submit an abstract has been extended to Aug. 31, 2015.

In 1965, one of the worst massacres of the 20th century occurred in Indonesia. At least 500,000 citizens were murdered without trial following what has been portrayed in the country’s “official” history as an abortive leftist coup. The political dissidents were called by the Army “Gestapu” (Gerakan September Tigapuluh [The Movement of the 30th September]) after the Nazi secret police.
Observers have noted that the cracking down of any form of resistance to the regime became a systematic political strategy of the “New Order,” a term used by Suharto to refer to his regime, and henceforth also used to refer to the years 1965-1998 in which Suharto ruled. With “Pancasila” as the national ideology, the New Order is said to have been propped up by widespread proliferation of representations of the “coup” in the regime’s historical accounts, mainstream historiography, and in the major media such as films, demonizing and blaming the victims themselves for the tragic event.