First International Conference on Philippine Studies

First International Conference on Philippine Studies
LANGUAGE, CULTURE AND MEDIA
(THIRD NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PHILIPPINE STUDIES)

May 9 to 10, 2017
Aklan State University-College of Industrial Technology
(Just One and a Half Hours Away from Boracay Island)
Kalibo, Aklan, Philippines

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

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.

 

Submission of Abstracts:

  1. Abstracts may be written in English or Filipino and must be submitted via email to danumconference@gmail.com.
  2. File names must follow the required format: put your surname (SURNAME, all in uppercase), followed by your first name (first name, in lower case), and a short version of the title of your paper. Example: FELICILDAjoshuaLanguageInternationalization.
  3. Abstracts must have 300-500 words, use MS Word document (.doc file format). Follow the required font: Arial 11, on a letter-sized page with one-inch margin in all sides.
  4. ABSTRACTS MUST ONLY HAVE TEXT—graphs, images, charts should NOT be included.
  5. Abstracts must include a short introduction, summary of results, and the conclusion of the study.
  6. The abstract must include the title, name of the author/s (underline the name of the author/s who will present the paper in the actual presentation), department, institution, and e-mail address.

 

Important Dates:

Deadline for Abstract Submission       :                       January 15, 2017

Deadline for Early Bird Registration    :                       February 27, 2017

Deadline for Regular Registration        :                       March 27, 2017

Deadline for Late Registration             :                       April 17, 2017

Conference Date                               :                       May 9-10, 2017

 

Registration Fee: Registration fee will cover the participant’s certificate, conference kit, breakfasts, lunches, and afternoon snacks. It does not cover the accommodation and travel expenses of the participant.

 

Early Bird / Regular / Late

Student (Local): PhP 2,000 / PhP 3,000 / PhP 4,000

Professional (Local) PhP 2,500 / PhP 3,500 / PhP 4,500

Student (Foreign) USD 200 / USD 250 / USD 300

Professional (Foreign) USD 220 / USD 270 / USD 320

 

Specific instructions on how to make the registration payment will be given through the acceptance letter. Instructions on how to go to the Aklan State University-College of Industrial Technology from the Kalibo International Airport, and from the Aklan State University-College of Industrial Technology to Boracay Island, as well as the list of recommended Kalibo and Boracay hotels will also be given through the said acceptance letter.

 

Submission Deadline Extended: “Elitism in Art and Culture”: An Undergraduate and Graduate Student Conference at DLSU-Manila

“Elitism in Art and Culture” is a one-day conference that is open to undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled in any Philippine university or college. It will be held on the 23rd of July 2016 at De La Salle University, Manila and is an event organized and sponsored by the host university’s Department of Literature. No conference fee will be collected. Meals and snacks will be provided.

 

The keynote speaker of the conference is Dr. Martin Manalansan, Associate Professor of Asian American Studies, Anthropology, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, LAS Global Studies, Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies, and Center for Global Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

 

We invite 250 words abstracts from qualified students on topics, which may include but are not limited to:

 

High/ low Culture

High Theory

Modernism

Anti-intellectualism

Popular Culture

Public Intellectuals

University Rankings

The Middle Class

Marxist approaches to culture

Art and Activism

Literary Awards

The Canon

English Departments

Taste

Art and Social Media

Regional Literatures

Provincialism

Fascism

 

Abstracts are to be electronically submitted on or before the 22nd of June 2016. Kindly email your abstract with short bio note to dlsu.elitismconference@gmail.com

Acceptance letters will be sent out by the 28th of June 2016.

 

Exceptional participants coming from outside Metro Manila are eligible to receive travel assistance. Interested participants may request for a travel bursary in their email.

 

Important Dates:

Abstracts Due: June 22, 2016.

Notification of Acceptance: June 28, 2016.

Conference Date: July 23, 2016.

 

About the keynote speaker:

Professor Martin Manalansan is the author of Global Divas: Filipino Gay Men in the Diaspora (Duke University Press, 2003; Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2006). He is editor/co-editor of four anthologies namely,  Filipino Studies: Palimpsests of Nation and Diaspora (New York University Press, 2016) , Cultural Compass: Ethnographic Explorations of Asian America (Temple University Press, 2000) and Queer Globalizations: Citizenship and the Afterlife of Colonialism (New York University Press, 2002), Eating Asian America: A Food Studies Reader (New York University Press, 2013) He has edited several journal special issues include a special issue of the International Migration Review on gender and migration and more recently, a special issue of the  Journal of Asian American Studies entitled “Feeling Filipinos.”

 

 

Call for Abstracts in “Elitism in Art and Culture”: An Undergraduate and Graduate Student Conference at DLSU-Manila

“Elitism in Art and Culture” is a one-day conference that is open to undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled in any Philippine university or college. It will be held on the 23rd of July 2016 at De La Salle University, Manila and is an event organized and sponsored by the host university’s Department of Literature. No conference fee will be collected. Meals and snacks will be provided.

We invite abstracts (~250 words) from qualified students on topics, which may include but are not limited to:

High/ Low Culture
High Theory
Modernism
Anti-intellectualism
Popular Culture
Public Intellectuals
University Rankings
The Middle Class
Marxist approaches to culture
Art and Activism
Literary Awards
The Canon
English Departments
Indie Films
Taste
Art and Social Media
Regional Literatures
Provincialism
Fascism

Abstracts are to be electronically submitted on or before the 15th of June 2016. Kindly email your abstract with short bio note to dlsu.elitismconference@gmail.com
Acceptance letters will be sent out by the 24th of June 2016.

Exceptional participants coming from outside Metro Manila are eligible to receive travel assistance. Those interested and qualified may request for a travel bursary in their email.

Abstracts Due: June 15, 2016.
Notification of Acceptance: June 24, 2016.
Conference Date: July 23, 2016.

National conference on Cebuano language and literature to be held at the USC

The USC Cebuano Studies Center in cooperation with the Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF) will host the national conference on Cebuano language and literature on April 25-27, 2016 at the Gansewinkel Hall, University of San Carlos, Cebu City.The conference aims to address the issues and challenges of Cebuano language and literature in the struggle to improve the languages and literatures of the Philippines.

There will be sessions on the following topics: 1) History of Cebuano Literature; 2) Cebuano Literature and the Formation of the National Literature; 3) Contemporary Cebuano Literature; and 4) Cebuano Language/ in Central Visayas in line with K-12 and MTB-MLE.

There will be an awarding ceremony for the advocates of Cebuano: Dr. Resil Mojares, Dr. Erlinda Alburo, Hon. Adelino Sitoy and Atty. Cesar Kilaton, Jr. Mga Inalisngaw sa akong Tutunlan, the latest poetry collection by multi-awarded writer and editor of Bisaya magazine Richel Dorotan will be launched during the program.Participants from Region VII principals, teachers in the elementary, secondary and tertiary levels as well as writers and students are all invited to this activity.

For those interested, please contact Raphael Dean Polinar 0927-362-7350 or Laurinne Ganados 0923-464-0765 or by landline (32) 4066079 or by email at cebuanostudies@gmail.com.

UMPIL Congress on April 30

In celebration of the National Literature Month, the Unyon ng Manunulat sa Pilipinas (UMPIL) will hold its National Writers Congress on April 30, 2016, 8 am to 5 pm, at the Faura Hall AVR, Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City.

The congress consists of a writers forum in the morning, and the awarding ceremonies of the annual Gawad Pambansang Alagad ni Francisco Balatas, Gawad Paz Marquez Benitez, and Gawad Pedro Bucaneg, in the afternoon. 

A new set of UMPIL officers will also be elected during the congress and application for new members will be processed.

Taking the overarching theme of the congress, “A Nation in Translation”, the writers forum is headlined by a keynote lecture by dramatist and translator Dr. Paul Dumol. Dumol teaches literature, philosophy and history at the University of Asia and the Pacific. Last year, his book The Manila Synod of 1852: The Draft of its Handbook for Confessors(Ateneo de Manila University Press) won a National Book Award for Translation from the Manila Critics Circle and the National Book Development Board.

The writers forum also features a panel discussion on the art and industry of translation. The panel includes poet Kristian Sendon Cordero, Chinese-Filipino writer Joaquin Sy, and Ateneo de Manila professor Danton Remoto.

Cordero is an award-winning poet in Filipino and Bikol and currently initiates translation projects for the emerging Ateneo de Naga University Press. Meanwhile, Sy is the most active translator of Chinese-Filipino writing. Remoto, last year’s recipient of the Gawad Balagtas for poetry in English, hosts a popular arts and current affairs show in Radio Singko 92.3 FM. 

Highlighting the congress is the conferment of the three major awards being given out by UMPIL since 1988. 

This year’s recipients of the Gawad Alagad ni Francisco Balagtas, a lifetime achievement award for literary writing, are Maria Josephine “Joi” Barrios-Leblanc (Poetry in Filipino), Victor Sugbo (Poetry in English and Waray), Macario Tiu (Fiction in English and Cebuano), Nicolas Pichay (Drama in Filipino), Tito Valiente (Essay in English), Resurrecion Hidalgo (Fiction in Hiligaynon), Wilmer Joseph Tria, SJ (Essay in Bikol and Translation), and Susie Tan (Essay in Chinese). 

Receiving the Gawad Paz Marquez Benitez, an award for achievement in literary education, is the poet Dr. Christine Godinez-Ortega, the long-time director of the Iligan National Writers Workshop, and professor of literature at the Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology. Receiving the Gawad Pedro Bucaneg, an award for literary organizations, is the Chinese-Filipino Literary Society.

The congress is open to the public.

The congress is supported by the Kagawaran ng Filipino, School of Humanities, Ateneo de Manila; the Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino; and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts.

For inquiries and registration, email UMPIL Secretary-General Dr. Michael Coroza at mcoroza@ateneo.edu.

 

Pambansang Kumperensiya sa Wika at Panitikang Sebwano, gaganapin sa 25-27 Abril 2016

Itatampok ng Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF) at University of San Carlos (USC) ang wika at panitikang Sebwano sa 25-27 Abril 2016 sa University of San Carlos, Lungsod Cebu.

Layon ng kumperensiya na matalakay ang mga isyu at pagbabago na kinakaharap ng wika at panitikang Sebwano na mahalagang sandigan sa pagpapaunlad ng wika at panitikang Filipino. 

Magkakaroon ng sesyon sa sumusunod na paksa: 1) Kasaysayan ng Panitikang Sebwano; 2) Panitikang Sebwano at ang Pagbuo ng Panitikang Pambansa; 3) Ang Kontemporaneong Panitikang Sebwano; at 4) Ang Wikang Sebwano/sa Gitnang Bisayas sa Panahon ng K-12 at MTB-MLE.

Inaasahan ang pagdalo ng mga kinatawan mulang Rehiyon VII, mga manunulat, punong guro, tagapag-ugnay, guro sa elementarya, sekundarya, at tersiyarya. 

Para sa mga interesado, makipag-ugnayan kay Dr. Hope Sabanpan-Yu sa 0917-3233190 at ang.paglaum@yahoo.ca/imongpaglaum@gmail.com.

Wika at Kasarian: Mulang Katuturan Tungong Kamulatan” sa Marso 4 na

Itinataguyod ng UP Sentro ng Wikang Filipino-Diliman sa pakikipagtulungan ng UP Diliman Gender Office at University Center for Women and Gender Studies ang regular na talakayang Talasalitaan na may pamagat na “Wika at Kasarian: Mulang Katuturan Tungong Kamulatan” sa Marso 4, 2016 (Biyernes) 10:00 nu-12:00 nt sa Pulungang Claro M. Recto, Bulwagang Rizal, Kolehiyo ng Arte at Literatura, UP Diliman, Lungsod Quezon. Ang programang ito’y pakikiisa ng UP SWF-Diliman sa pagdiriwang ng Pandaigdigang Buwan ng Kababaihan ngayong Marso 2016.

Ang Talasalitaan ay regular na talakayan na isinasagawa ng SWF na nagtatampok ng iba’t ibang paksa na may kaugnayan sa wikang Filipino sa iba’t ibang disiplina upang higit pang maisulong ang Palisi sa Wika ng Unibersidad ng Pilipinas. Bukas ang paanyayang ito sa lahat ng mga guro at mag-aaral. Libre ang rehistrasyon. 

Maaaring makipag-ugnayan kay Gng. Gemma Dalmacion para sa iba pang impormasyon at mga katanungan. Maaari ring tumawag sa 9244747 o  981-8500 lokal 4583, o mag-email sa  swf@upd.edu.ph. Maaari ring bisitahin ang aming facebook page sa https://www.facebook.com/UPsentrowikangfilipino para sa iba pang anunsyo at aktibidad ng UP Sentro ng Wikang Filipino-Diliman.

 

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 researches in Philippine Studies. Likewise, the conference committee will be accepting papers concerning but not limited to topics pertaining to Philippine Culture, Language and Media.
 
Submission of Abstracts:
1.  Abstracts may be written in English or Filipino and must be submitted via email at danumconference@gmail.com.
 
2.  File names must follow the required format: put your surname (SURNAME, all in uppercase), followed by your first name (first name, in lower case), and a short version of the title of your paper.
 
Example: FELICILDAjoshuaWIkaInternasyonalisasyon.
 
3.   Abstracts must have 300-500 words, use MS Word document (.doc file format). Follow the required font: Arial 11, on a letter-sized page with one-inch margin in all sides.
 
4.   ABSTRACTS MUST ONLY HAVE TEXT—graphs, images, charts should NOT be included. The abstract must include the title, name of the author (underline the name of the author who will present the paper in the actual presentation), department and e-mail address.
 
5.   Abstracts must include a short introduction, summary of results, and the conclusion of the study.
 
Important Dates:           
Deadline of Abstract Submission                     – March 4, 2016
Notification of the Result of Evaluation             – March 11, 2016
Deadline of Early Bird Registration                  – March 18, 2016
Deadline of Full Paper Submission                   – March 8, 2016
Deadline of Regular Registration                     – April 5, 2016
 

IMPORTANT: 
·   Registration includes certificate, conference kit, accommodation at Rex Tourist Inn, and food. It does not include however the transportation to Naga City and home-bound trip after the event.
 
·    You may pay via any UCPB branch (account name: De La Salle University, account number, 120-114711-9, and SWIFT code UCPBHMM).
 
·   For those who will pay via check, address only to “De La Salle University”. E-mail the scanned copy of your deposit slip at danumconference@gmail.com.
 
·    For any questions, you may inquire with Ms. Leslie Anne  Liwanag via her number 0916-7182-357 or via email at leslie_liwanag@dlsu.edu.ph; or inquire with Ms. Mary Irene Clare Delena via her number 0917-5610-093 or via email at mary.irene.delena@dlsu.edu.ph.

Saysay ng Sining: Talakayan kasama ang mga Alagad ng Sining sa UP Diliman gaganapin

Mahalagang isulong ang malayang paglikha ng sining. Sa pamamagitan lamang ng malayang paglikha makikita ang kabuuan nito; walang pagbabawal, walang pagsisikil, hinahayaan ang manlilikha na paliparin ang kanyang haraya tungo sa malayang paglikha. Higit na makakamit ang ganitong mithiin at tunguhin ng sining kapag nasama-sama sa isang makabuluhang proyekto ng mga kultural na pagtatanghal at panawagang palayain ang alagad ng sining na pinapanatiling nakapiit sa iba’t ibang bilangguan. Dahil sa mga layuning ito, nabuo ang proyektong Lumikha, Lumaya: Filipino Arts Festival for Freedom. Bahagi ng tunguhin na ito ang pagkakaroon ng malayang usapan kasama ang mga alagad ng sining sa Pilipinas katulad ng mga manunulat, visual artists, artista sa entablado, mga musikero at mga manggagawang pangkultura.

Dahil dito, ang Philippine PEN Writers in Prison Committee, sa pakikipagtulungan ng PUP Creative Writing Center, Concerned Artists of the Philippines (CAP), Samahan ng mga Ex-Detinidong Politikal sa Pilipinas (SELDA), Manila Playback, Sinagbayan-National, KARAPATAN-National at Sentro ng Wikang Filipino-UP Diliman ay magsasagawa ng isang bukas na talakayan kasama ang mga Alagad ng Sining sa Oktubre 9, 2015 1:00pm-5:00pm sa Pulungang Claro M. Recto Hall, Kolehiyo ng Arte at Literatura, Unibersidad ng Pilipinas Diliman. Inaasahang magiging lunsaran ang aktibidad na ito upang isulong ang mapagpalayang paglikha ng sining. Higit pa, magiging bahagi nito ang paglulunsad ng pambansang alyansa na Task Force Free the Artist, isang multi-sektoral na samahang sumusuporta sa agarang pagpapalaya sa mga alagad ng sining na kasalukuyang nakapiit sa iba’t ibang bilangguan sa Pilipinas.

Para sa impormasyon at iba pang mga detalye, maaaring mag-email sa taskforcefreetheartist@gmail.com o sa upswfdiliman@gmail.com o tumawag sa mga telepono bilang 981-8500 lokal 4583, o 4584 o 4585.

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.

Background
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.
 
The 1965 Coup, the Writers and Artists, and the New Order
Among those who felt victimized were famous artists and writers allegedly associated with the Indonesian Communist Party, such as the members of the Lekra (Lembaga Kebudayaan Rakyat [Institute of People’s Culture]) who had been known, for many years, for producing socially committed literature and art which were dedicated to the country’s social transformation. Members were arrested and forbidden from producing literary and artistic works. Since then, writers and artists associated with the assumptions, values and meanings of liberal humanism—instead of principles clearly in the service of social change that guided the Institute of People’s Culture—like the members of the Manikebu (Manifes Kebudayaan [Cultural Manifesto]), have been observed to have dominated the artistic and literary scene in Indonesia.

It has been said that literature potentially gives voice to the voiceless and is capable of representing the silenced subaltern, despite efforts by a dominant power to ensure submission and subordination of its citizens. The extent to which Indonesian literature in the New Order era was able to live up to expectations may be arguable, but beyond this question, contemporary literary and cultural theory and practice allow for the laying bare of the political dimension of literature so that the ideological character of seemingly innocent works could come to the fore or that an apparently political text could be shown to owe its power to the very artistic design at its core. In this way, the silenced texts are able to “speak.”

But what have they said?

Fifty years after the tragedy and 17 years after the demise of the New Order, works which give some voice to the victims of the tragedy are now relatively free to circulate. This does not mean, however, that the discourse demonizing so-called dissenting views like communism is gone. It has been noted, for example, that the latest Indonesian presidential race witnessed how this discourse is still very much played out in the electoral rhetoric of Indonesia, as in other countries. Be that as it may, the democratic and liberal humanist credentials of the dominant power—a hegemony which has repressed alternative histories and excluded dissenting perspectives—can now be taken into account and called into question.

Conference Focus
This conference focuses on the question of how the events of 1965 have been represented during the Suharto regime and after its collapse. We invite and encourage the submission of papers from Indonesia and other countries, dealing specifically with the Indonesian case, as well as by extension, cases from Southeast Asia. The conference also seeks papers that discuss similar ideological, cultural and political conflicts involving local leftist movements in Southeast Asia in order to see how they have been represented, silenced or questioned not only in their national literatures but also in films, pop culture, performing arts and other cultural forms.

Topic Areas for the Sessions
Literary and artistic representations of the events of 1965-1966
Literary and artistic representations of ideological conflicts and repression
State censorship in cultural production and mass media
Artists, writers and political imprisonment
Films before and after the New Order
The events of 1965 in social and new media
Popular and protest music, community theater and other cultural forms during the New Order era
Art, memory and historical trauma in the wake of the 1965 coup and the New Order era
Cultural forms of resistance before, during and/or after the New Order (e.g., Pramoedya, Riantiarno)
Historical amnesia and the educational system
The political role played by the school teachers preceding the New Order era
Suharto’s legacy and the communist stigma
Writing from the margins
Literary theory and the reading of the events of 1965
Translation and the question of representations
 
Guidelines for Submitting Abstract
1.    Write your 150-word abstract; provide a title; indicate your name, title/rank, name of department and university.
2.    Indicate under what particular topic area or alternative topic areas your abstract is being submitted.
3.    Submit your abstract no later than Aug. 31, 2015.
4.    Indicate any audio-visual equipment or logistical requirements you might need for your presentation at the conference.
E-mail: Submit your 150-word abstract to the Organizing Committee c/o sar@usd.ac.id (cc kk.soh@ateneo.edu and harrisetiajid@gmail.com).