UP Press announces winners of critical essay writing contest

The University of the Philippines Press capped off its 50th golden anniversary and kicked off its 51st year with the announcement of the winners of its critical essay writing contest this March 16 at the UP Diliman Executive House. The event was attended by UP President Alfredo Pascual, UP Vice-president Gisela Padilla-Concepcion, former UP Press  directors, and other guests of honor from the UP System.

In both English and Filipino divisions, the primary object of evaluation and/or analysis had to be a UP Press book, which may be as old as the press itself (in other words, published between 1965 and the present). The first place winners are Laurence Marvin Castillo, an instructor from UP Los Banos, and Thomas David F. Chaves, from UP Diliman. Both took home Php 30,000. Christian Benitez from Ateneo won in both language divisions, also taking home [a combined] Php 30,000.

Judges for the English Division were Prof. Danilo Francisco M. Reyes, Dr. Ruth Jordana L. Pison, and Dr. Ronald Baytan (Chair). Judges for the Filipino Division were Dr. Jonathan O. Chua, Dr. David Jonathan Y. Bayot, and Dr. Eulalio R. Guieb III (Chair). Present to hand out the awards were UP Press director J. Neil Garcia, deputy director Gerry Los Banos, and Vice-president Padilla-Concepcion. Director Garcia also announced the forthcoming opening of the Press’s first commercial store in the UP Town Center, to be inaugurated in May or June this year.

The complete list of winners:

FILIPINO

First Place

Ang Sarili sa Digma, Ang Digma Sa Sarili: Ang Pagtatalaban ng Indibidwal at Kolektibo sa Agaw-dilim, Agaw-liwanag

Laurence Marvin Castillo

 

Second Place

Kung Papaano Umalpas sa Panahon: Isang Pagbasa sa Dalumat ng Panahon sa Kuwadro Numero Uno ni Benilda Santos

Christian Jil R. Benitez

 

Third Place

Kung Bakit Mahalaga ang Pangungulit sa Nobela: Pagbasa sa Tutubi, Tutubi ‘Wag Kang Magpahuli sa Mamang Salbahe

Chuckberry J. Pascual

 

Fourth Place

Katawan ni Guillermo

U Z. Eliserio

 

Fifth Place

Ang Operasyon, Ang Aparisyon at ang Pilipinang Kalakal: O ang Domestic Helper sa Singapore, ayon sa “Anatomiya ng Isang Alila” ni Allan Derain at “A Stranger in the Room” ni Caroline Hau

Arbeen Regalado Acuña

 

ENGLISH

First Place

Hamlet and His Problems of Politeness:

Rolando S. Tinio as Creative Rewriter

Thomas David F. Chaves

 

Second Place

Magical Metnonymies:

Spiritual Absence and Simplified Revolution in Eric Gamalinda’s My Sad Republic

Dominic Paul Chow Sy

 

Third Place

Towards The Unsurmountable You:

The (Non)presence in Mark Anthony Cayanan’s Except You Enthrall Me

Christian Jil R. Benitez

 

Fourth Place

Cultures & Texts – Representations of Philippine Society the Age of Anthropocene

and CMICT

Raul Pertierra

Photo credit: Alvin Encarnacion

Call for 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 “Philippine Literature and Cultural Studies in the Age of Transnationalism and Diaspora.” The criticism workshop, which will be held in Ateneo de Manila University from May 25 to 28, 2016, is organized in collaboration with Ateneo Institute for Literary Arts and Practices (AILAP).

The KK criticism workshop will be part of the 14th Ateneo National Writers Workshop (ANWW); the partnership between KK and AILAP aims to foster dialogue and collaboration between practitioners of creative and critical writing. The workshop will train and prepare five early career researchers for the rigor and demand of scholarly writing and practice—principles which inform theoretical and methodological orientations, literary and cultural studies approaches which address contemporary realities—through critiques and assessment of their work. Furthermore, ANWW 14 encourages applications from those affiliated with community or university organisations (literary or non-literary), as part of the workshop’s theme this year is literature as a way of engaging sectors and communities.

The workshop panel will be composed of top scholars and critics from Philippine universities. Throughout the three days of the workshop, fellows are expected to deliver short presentations based on their research, and participate in the workshop with co-fellows and panelists. Revised versions of the manuscripts may be considered for publication in Kritika Kultura.

Applicants should submit papers on Philippine literary and cultural studies, particularly in relation to the region, nation, and the globe; applicants are encouraged to explore issues that emerge from the engagements between the Filipino diasporic communities—within and outside the Philippines—and the culture and politics of the nation-states. Papers may focus on—but are not limited to—the following:

1. The politics of location and identity
2. Strategies of negotiation and reterritorialization of diasporic space, like narrative-making and definitional ceremonies
3. Intersections within the global economy, transnational circuiting of goods, services, technologies, and market in diasporic communities
4. Reproduction of diasporic identity vis-à-vis the demands and pressures of the new host country and the originary country
5. The currency of roots, origin, and authenticity for diasporic communities
6. How categories of identification—gender, class, race, and ethnicity—constitute and regulate immigrants
7. Emergence of new diasporic languages and cultural forms
8. The geopolitics and cultural forms of internal migration 
9. The geopolitics of the rise of global refugees
10. The discourse of tropology and diaspora
11. The discourse of archipelagic and other island forms
12. The production, translation, and circulation of texts within and outside the Philippines
13. The politics and ethics of citizenship in today’s transnational circuiting and processes

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
Interested participants are requested to submit the following on or before Apr. 1, 2016:
1. A paper 25 to 30 pages in length, including notes and reference list. The paper should not have been previously published, nor should it be under consideration for publication in any journal. The paper should be in a Microsoft Word file, double spaced, font size 12 (preferably Times New Roman). Format should follow the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (7th ed.).
2. An abstract (200 to 250 words)
3. A bionote (100 to 150 words)
4. Contact details: mailing address, telephone number, e-mail
E-mail all materials in one Microsoft Word file to Ma. Socorro Q. Perez, PhD (maperez@ateneo.edu) (cc: kk.soh@ateneo.edu; subject heading: KK Criticism Workshop). Selected fellows will be notified by mid-April 2016. For further details regarding Kritika Kultura, its editorial policy and manuscript format, please refer to the Kritika Kultura website.

For inquiries, please contact:
Ma. Socorro Q. Perez, PhD
Monograph Section Editor 
Kritika Kultura
e-mail: maperez@ateneo.edu
cc: kk.soh@ateneo.edu

Critical Platforms to discuss the state of art criticism in the Philippines

Critical Platforms is a forum on Art Criticism in the Philippines. We have brought together speakers such as Dr. Patrick Flores, Cid Reyes, Dr. Reuben Cañete, and other esteemed speakers to discuss the state and concerns of art criticism in the country. This will be held at the UP Vargas MuseumJorge B. Vargas Museum and Filipiniana Research Center, on October 17.

We invite budding art critics, gallery owners, art management professionals, curators, and interested individuals to be part this forum.

This event is free but registration is required.

Register at: http://www.artplus.ph/critical-platforms.html#Register

Critical Platforms is presented by Art Plus Magazine, The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office and The UP Vargas Museum.

UP Press announces critical essay contest

THE UP PRESS CRITICAL ESSAY WRITING CONTEST

As part of its golden anniversary celebration, The University of the Philippines Press is holding this contest to encourage Filipinos to read UP Press titles, and to promote the growth of critical literature about the multidisciplinary field of Philippine Studies.

1. The contest is open to all Filipinos, except those who are presently connected to UP Press, as permanent or contractual members of its board, editorial, marketing, and administrative departments, as well as their families up to the first degree of consanguinity.

2. The contest will have two divisions: English and Filipino.

3. In both divisions, the primary object of evaluation and/or analysis has to be a UP Press book, which may be as old as the press itself (in other words, published between 1965 and the present).

4. Submissions must be previously unpublished.

5. The critical essay, in either language, must be between 6,000 to 12,000 words, be of publishable quality, and hew strictly to the conventions of this form. References must be listed at the end of the article and follow the MLA style sheet.

6. Entries must be accompanied by an abstract, written in English, of not more than 350 words.

7. Entries must be sent to UP Press in the form of a soft copy in Open Office or Microsoft Word 2000, whether in CD or as an email attachment (the email address is found on the right side). Place UPP Critical Essay Writing Contest in the email’s subject line. The attachment’s cover letter must express the writer’s intent to join the contest, and must attest to the entry’s originality. 

8. Deadline for submissions is October 30, 2015. Only one entry per division for every person is allowed. 

9. There will be five winners in each division. The writer of the first-place essay will receive P30,000.00. The writer of the second-place essay will receive P20,000.00. The writer of the third-place essay will receive P10,000.00. Writers of the fourth- and fifth-place essays will receive P5,000.00 each.

10. The decision of the board of judges is final, except in cases where intellectual dishonesty (e.g., plagiarism) may be proven in any of the winning pieces. This will result in the automatic revocation of the award and its prize money.

11. UP Press reserves the right to first publication of the wining essays.

12. Finalists will be invited to, and their placements will be announced at UP Press’s collective book launch on November 27, 2015.

Address Communications to:

The Director
University of the Philippine Press
E. de los Santos Street
University of the Philippines Diliman
Quezon City 1101, Philippines
Tels. (632) 9282558
Email: uppress50@gmail.com

KK Lecture Series presents Patricia May B. Jurilla’s lecture on the Filipino novel in English

Kritika Kultura, the international refereed journal of language, literary, and cultural studies of the Department of English, Ateneo de Manila University-–in cooperation with the Rizal Library-–will be hosting a lecture by Dr. Patricia May B. Jurilla titled “The Contested, Conflicted History of the Filipino Novel in English.” The lecture will be on Feb. 23, 2015, 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., at 4/f new Rizal Library, Ateneo de Manila University. The lecture, which focuses on novels in English published between Jose Rizal’s Noli and Fili and Miguel Syjuco’s Ilustrado, is also part of the Rizal Library’s Lib Steps Lecture Series.

Jurilla’s abstract reads: “Since its first appearance in 1921, the Filipino novel in English has always existed at a disadvantage, having to struggle with the reading public’s preference for writings in the vernacular languages, a small and not entirely receptive market, and stiff competition from imported English-language novels. What made Filipino authors produce novels in English then? And why did they continue to do so in increasing numbers throughout the years?

“This lecture will explore the publishing history of Filipino novels in English during the twentieth century. It will identify the general trends and patterns as well as some peculiarities and curiosities in the production of the novels while paying some attention to how this relates to the publishing of the genre in Tagalog/Filipino. Ultimately, the lecture seeks to establish that the production of English-language novels in the Philippines was driven less by market or commercial forces than by literary, political, and social events—or, one might say, by contests and conflicts in particular.”

Patricia May B. Jurilla is Associate Professor at the University of the Philippines in Diliman, where she teaches book history and literature. She earned her PhD on the History of the Book in the Philippines from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. She is the author of Tagalog Bestsellers of the Twentieth Century: A History of the Book in the Philippines (Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2008), among various other books and articles on Philippine printing and publishing.

This event is a reschedule of the Dec. 8, 2014 lecture, which was postponed due to inclement weather.

Kritika Kultura Criticism Workshop now accepting applications

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 “Philippine Literature and Cultural Studies in the Age of Transnationalism and Diaspora.” The criticism workshop, which will be held in Ateneo de Manila University from May 13 to 15, 2015, is organized in collaboration with Ateneo Institute for Literary Arts and Practices (AILAP) and National Commission for Culture and Arts (NCCA).

The KK criticism workshop will be part of the 12th Ateneo National Writers Workshop (ANWW); the partnership between KK and AILAP aims to foster dialogue and collaboration between practitioners of creative and critical writing. The workshop will train and prepare five early career researchers for the rigor and demand of scholarly writing and practice—principles which inform theoretical and methodological orientations, literary and cultural studies approaches which address contemporary realities—through critiques and assessment of their work. Furthermore, KK workshop fellows will take part in activities such as readings and lectures alongside fellows from AILAP; these activities explore intersections between criticism and creative writing.

The workshop panel will be composed of top scholars and critics from Philippine universities. Throughout the three days of the workshop, fellows are expected to deliver short presentations based on their research, and participate in the workshop with co-fellows and panelists. Fellows will be entitled to a modest stipend. Revised versions of the manuscripts may be considered for publication in Kritika Kultura.

Applicants should submit papers on Philippine literary and cultural studies which explore issues that emerge from the engagements between the Filipino diasporic community and the culture and politics of the nation-state. Papers may focus on—but are not limited to—the following:

1. The politics of location and identity

2. Strategies of negotiation and reterritorialization of diasporic space, like narrative-making and definitional ceremonies

3. Intersections within the global economy, transnational circuiting of goods, services, and market in diasporic communities

4. Reproduction of diasporic identity vis-à-vis the demands and pressures of the new host country and the originary country

5. The currency of roots, origin, and authenticity for diasporic communities

6. How categories of identification—gender, class, race, and ethnicity—constitute and regulate immigrants

7. Emergence of new diasporic languages and cultural forms

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Interested participants are requested to submit the following on or before Feb. 28, 2015:

1. A paper 25 to 30 pages in length, including notes and reference list. The paper should not have been previously published, nor should it be under consideration for publication in any journal. The paper should be in a Microsoft Word file, double spaced, font size 12 (preferably Times New Roman). Format should follow the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (7th ed.).

2. An abstract (200 to 250 words)

3. A bionote (100 to 150 words)

4. Contact details: mailing address, telephone number, e-mail

E-mail all materials in one Microsoft Word file to Ma. Socorro Q. Perez, PhD (maperez@ateneo.edu) (cc: kritikakultura@gmail.com; subject heading: KK Criticism Workshop). Selected fellows will be notified by late March 2015. For further details regarding Kritika Kultura, its editorial policy and manuscript format, please refer to the Kritika Kultura website.

For inquiries, please contact:

Vincenz Serrano, PhD

Editor in Chief

Kritika Kultura

e-mail: vserrano@ateneo.edu

cc: kritikakultura@gmail.com

Call for submissions to the Purita Kalaw Ledesma Prize for Art Criticism

ATENEO ART GALLERY

Museum Hours:

Monday – Friday 8.00 AM – 7.30 PM
Saturday 8.00 AM – 6.00 PM
Closed on Sundays and Holidays

Entry period for the Ateneo Art Awards – Purita Kalaw Ledesma Prize for Art Criticism 2015 is now open

The Ateneo Art Gallery and Kalaw Ledesma Foundation, Inc. have just announced the exhibitions to be reviewed by writers interested in submitting entries for the Purita Kalaw Ledesma Prize for Art Criticism.

These exhibitions are:

Forces at Work, Jorge B. Vargas Museum and Filipiniana Research Center

2 December 2014 – 28 January 2015 (please note that the museum will be closed from December 18 2014 to January 5 2015)

 

Project Bakawan: Ethos, Pathos, Bathos, Jorge B. Vargas Museum and Filipiniana Research Center

 11 February – 6 March 2015

 

Pandy Aviado: Fifty Years of Printmaking, Ground Floor Gallery, Ayala Museum

25 November 2014 – 11 January 2015

 

Images of Nation: Cesar Legaspi, the Brave Modern, Third Floor Galleries, Ayala Museum,

1 December 2014 – 1 March 2015

 

Propaganda, Lopez Memorial Museum,

6 Feburary 2015 – 25 July 2014

The Purita Kalaw Ledesma Prize for Art Criticism aims to encourage local arts writers to foster critical public discussion about exhibitions and artworks in keeping with the mission and vision of the Ateneo Art Gallery to recognize artistic talent and push boundaries in contemporary art practice. 

The Prize was established by the Ateneo de Manila University through the Ateneo Art Gallery in partnership with the Kalaw-Ledesma Foundation, Inc. and in association with The Philippine Star to honor the memory of Purita Kalaw Ledesma, art patron, writer and founder of the Art Association of the Philippines (AAP).

For more information you may contact Zeny May Dy Recidoro, Exhibitions Coordinator at zrecidoro@ateneo.edu or +632 426 6488. 

1. Mechanics for Entries

   a. The winner of the prize will have a regular column in the Philippines Star for one year.  Entries should therefore reflect the style in which the art criticism column will be written. Entry should be no more than 1000 words.

   b. Visual documentation that complements the article should be submitted with the art critique.

   c. The entry must be written on A4 sized paper. The font should be Arial, Times New Roman or Book Antigua, font size 12. 

   d. The entries may be submitted digitally to puritakalawledesmaprize@gmail.com.  A cover letter stating that the attached PDF file is being submitted to the Ateneo Art Gallery and Kalaw Ledesma Foundation for consideration in the Purita Kalaw Ledesma Prize for Art Criticism.  The body of the email must include the following information:

Name

E-mail address

Mailing address

Mobile number

Landline

Date of Visit (to the exhibit being reviewed)

   e. Exhibit reviews must be submitted as a pdf file attachment with no indication of the identity of the writer on the pages where the article is written. 

   f. Only one entry, an unpublished art critique, per participant. 

   g. Deadline for submission of entries will be on March 31, 2015, 5:00 PM.

   h. Announcement of winners will be during the Ateneo Art Awards ceremony in August, 2015.

   i. Copyright of the works of the 6 shortlisted writers (including the winner) shall be held jointly by the Ateneo Art Gallery and Kalaw Ledesma Foundation Inc.

2. Qualifications of Participants

 
   a. Employees, whether full time or contractual, of the Ateneo Art Gallery and Kalaw Ledesma Foundation, Inc. are not allowed to participate

   b. Bloggers, defined as writers of online journals, websites, or whose written work is published in electronic social media may join. The participant must not have a regular column in any broadsheet or magazine. Those with columns are not allowed to join but contributors, defined as any person whose written work is published with a byline but not identified as a ‘columnist’ may join.

3. Prizes

As one of the main goals of the prize is to get art criticism into the public sphere, the prize is a regular bi-monthly column in The Philippine Star, with an honorarium of Php 10,000 for each column written by the winner, thus totaling Php 20,000 per month for twelve months or a total prize of Php 240,000. The column will be held for a one-year term only from the time that the prize is bestowed. The prize also includes mentorship with an established writer from the faculty of the Ateneo de Manila University. 

Call for papers to Plaridel special issue: Locating Southeast Asian Horror

The unprecedented success of Japanese and Korean horror on international markets in the early 2000s increased the demand for the genre from the region, but also set a new standard against which these productions were judged. Encouraged by the enthusiastic reception of (the problematically labeled but widely accepted category) “Asian Horror” by commentators and the global fan community, Southeast Asian national cinemas began to revitalize their local horror genres, and distributors eventually turned to Southeast Asian horror as well.

But contemporary “Southeast Asian Horror” proved to be quite diverse,ranging from those that adapt the same strategy that made J- and K-horror into a global phenomenon, to a great majority of horror films that resisted or spawned its own formula. Many of these films followed local modes of narrative, frequently mixed elements of comedy with horror, introduced stories of supernatural creatures incompatible with the generic hordes of universally acceptable ghosts and monsters, and appreciated a different aesthetics than one usually associated with either Western or East Asian horror film.

There is much to be said about Southeast Asian horror yet until now the genre has mostly eluded the attention of the academic community. This collection is an attempt to fill in the gap. Horror forms a staple part of Southeast Asian cinematic repertoire. As a genre, it is almost exclusively supernatural. This is not surprising, given the region’s rich texture of religiosity, supernatural beliefs, shamanic rituals, and animistic practice. While there is no denying that, at least to a certain extent, Southeast Asian horror has been influenced by Western or, more recently, East Asian horror films, we cannot underestimate the importance of the particular politics, local cultural grounding, and other permutations of Southeast Asian Horror.

With this in mind, this special issue aims to answer a number of questions: Does Southeast Asian horror exist as a separate, recognizable category? How is Southeast Asian horror different from Western or East Asian horror genres? What are the particular political and cultural characteristics of horror films when considered in the context of Southeast Asia or as being Southeast Asian? Are there any similarities or differences between films in the region across national cinemas? What is the current reach of Southeast Asian horror, in terms of international viewership? What are the modes of receiving and appreciating Southeast Asian horror?

We invite contributions of academic articles that can further the discussion of the topic.

Some of the suggested themes are:

  • History of the genre in the region or in particular Southeast Asian national cinemas
  • Foreign influences on Southeast Asian horror
  • Transnational horror
  • Southeast Asian horror narrative structure
  • Southeast Asian horror sub-genres
  • Comparative view of horror from Southeast Asian national cinemas
  • Themes, motifs and locations
  • Folklore and oral tradition
  • Rural and urban horror
  • Haunting and spectrality
  • Representations of otherness
  • Representations of gender
  • Race, class and ethnicity issues
  • Political dimension of Southeast Asian horror
  • Cultural dimension of Southeast Asian horror
  • Southeast Asian horror audiences                                                 

Manuscripts should be submitted via email to plarideljournal@gmail.com, on or before 1 DECEMBER 2014.

 

About Plaridel

Plaridel: A Philippine Journal of Communication, Media, and Society was first published in 2004 as a national journal of communication and has since been released on a regular bi-annual basis. It has an international advisory board. In 2010, Plaridel began to publish essays on Asian and Southeast Asian media and communication topics, analyzed and evaluated from diverse disciplines and employing different methodologies,by Filipino and international scholars. Current and past issues may be viewed at www.plarideljournal.org.

Information for Authors

Plaridel is a refereed biannual journal published by the University of the Philippines College of Mass Communication (UP CMC). Articles may focus on any aspect of communication and media. Reviews of a book, film, website, TV, radio program, event, or festival may also be submitted. All articles should exhibit a high degree of scholarship.

All manuscripts should be written with proper citations using the American Psychological Association (APA) style. Articles must not exceed a maximum of 10,000 words, while reviews must have up to 1,500 words. Theymay be written in either English or Filipino. Articles in Filipino arepublished with translation. In addition, articles should be accompanied by anabstract of 100 to 150 words. Abstracts for contributions written in Filipinomust be written in English and be 200 to 250 words in length.

Submissions are to bee-mailed to the Editor-in-Chief at plarideljournal@gmail.com in MS Word format without any identifying information such as author(s) name and institutional affiliations. Authors should also submit a separate title page with the manuscript title, author name(s), institutional affiliation and contact information for the corresponding author.

Authors submitting manuscripts should not simultaneously submit them to another publication. Manuscripts should not have been published elsewhere in substantially similar form or with substantially similar content. Authors are responsible for gaining permission for including any copyrighted material that needs permission, including quotations of more than 300 words.

Plaridel publishes original articles that have gone through a rigorous double-blind peer-review process. Papers submitted to the journal for publication consideration undergo an initial editorial review by issue and associate editors. At this stage papers can be accepted or rejected. Papers that are favorably reviewed move forward to the double-blind peer-review process. Referees are selected based on their publication history and expertise in the field where the article seeks to make a contribution.

Plaridel is accorded Category A-2 status by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Journal Accreditation System since 2010. For further information, call (02) 9206864 or UP trunkline 981-8500 loc. 2668 or email plarideljournal@gmail.com.

Call for submissions: Antolohiya ng Pagbasa/Kritika ng mga Akdang Pampanitikan ng/sa Kanlurang Bisayas

Sino-sino ang mga manunulat ng Kanlurang Bisayas noong ika-20 siglo hanggang ngayon? Ano ang kanilang pinagkaabalahan sa tema at istilo? Saan natin sila mailulugar sa pampanitkang kasaysayan ng bansa? Paano babasahin ang mga akdang pampanitikan sa Kinaray-a, Hiligaynon, at Akeanon? Paano ang galing nila sa wika naka(ka)tulong sa artikulasyon at pagpapakahulugan ng ating global-nasyonal-rehiyonal na konteskto, at naka(ka)sulong sa porma ng binalaybay, sugidanon, dula?

Marami nang nalathalang mga akda ang mga manunulat mula sa Kanlurang Bisayas. Mababasa ang mga ito sa Hiligaynon Magazine, sa mga antolohiya tulad ng Bahandi, Sugilanon, Ani, Patubas, Mantala, Maaram at dyornal tulad ng SanAg, Busay, Bueabod, at iba pa. Visible din online ang panitikang Kinaray-a, Hiligaynon, at Akeanon. Nariyan din ang indibidwal na aklat nina Alice Tan Gonzales, Ma. Milagros Geremia Lachica, John Iremil Teodoro, Felino Garcia, Alex Delos Santos, at iba pa. Subalit wala pang masyadong nalalathalang aklat na nagsusuri at nagbibigay ng paghuhusga sa mga ito. Maaaring basahin at gawan ng kritika ang mga sugilanon at nobela nina Angel Magahum, Ramon Muzones, Lino Moles, at Magdalena Jalandoni; mga binalaybay nina Augurio Abeto, Santiago Mulato, Melchor Cichon, Alain Russ Dimzon; at dula nina Miguela Montelibano, Serapion Torre hanggang kay Fundidor Tipon III.

Ito ang magiging unang antolohiya ng kritikal na pagbasa ng mga akdang pampanitikan ng/sa Kanlurang Bisayas mula ika-20 siglo hanggang ngayon. Iniimbitahan ang mga iskolar, kritiko, manunulat, at gradwadong mag-aaral na Filipino sa pagbasa at pagsumite ng mga kritika ng mga akda sa Kinaray-a, Hiligaynon, at Akeanon. Wikang Filipino ang gagamitin, at kung maaari ay timpla-Bisaya, ayon sa napasimulan ni Dr. Leoncio Deriada sa rehiyon, gamit ang Ortograpiyang Pambansa na isinusulong ng Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF). Tinatanggap rin ang mga artikulong isinulat sa Ingles. Magkagayunpaman, prayoridad ng antolohiya ang paglalathala ng mga kritikang nasusulat sa Filipino.

Layunin ng aklat na matipon ang iba’t ibang kritika na nalathala sa mga publikasyon; mahikayat ang mga kritiko, iskolar, at mga estudyante na sumulat ng kritika; at malathala ang mga ito bilang isang koleksiyon ng kritika tungkol sa mga akdang pampanitikan sa Hiligaynon, Kinaray-a, at Akeanon.

Kailangang may haba ang inyong sanaysay o artikulo na 1500 salita hanggang 3000 salita at sumusunod sa MLA format. Maaaring nalathala na o hindi pa. Sakaling nalathala na, ilakip ang detalye ng publikasyon at pahintulot ng pabliser na muling malathala.

Ipadala ang inyong kontribusyon sa antolohiyakritika@gmail.com kalakip ang isang talata na tala tungkol sa sarili. Ang final na desisyon ng pagtanggap para sa publikasyon ay nasa pabliser.

Dedlayn ng submisyon: 31 Oktubre 2014.

Mga Pasimuno ng Proyekto: Genevieve L. Asenjo at John E. Barrios, mga editor

2014 UST J. Elizalde Navarro National Workshop in Criticism on the Arts and Humanities now accepting applications

The University of Santo Tomas is now accepting applications to the 2014 UST J. Elizalde Navarro National Workshop in Criticism on the Arts and Humanities to be held in Baguio City from May 25 to 31, 2014.

The Varsitarian, the 84-year-old official student publication of UST, has been organizing this workshop for six years now in honor of the late Nationalist Artist for the Visual Arts and art critic J. Elizalde Navarro, who was their art editor and critic-poet during his student days.

Fellowships will be awarded to 12 promising critics and the grant covers the round trip fare from Manila to Baguio and the board and lodging for the duration of the workshop.

Applicants should submit a critical essay (15-25 pages, double-spaced, 12-point font) on any of the art forms (painting, sculpture, architecture, dance, drama, music, film, photography and literature). Manuscript should be in MS Word format.

Submit your manuscript together with an updated résumé, a recommendation letter from an academic mentor or an art critic, a certification that the work is original, and a scanned ID photo. Send your manuscript and forward your inquiries to Gary Devilles at gary.devilles@gmail.com on or before April 15, 2014.