Kritika Kultura Book Forum presents E. San Juan Jr. on Carlos Bulosan

Kritika Kultura, the refereed e-journal of language and literary/cultural studies of the Department of English, Ateneo de Manila University—in cooperation with American Historical Collection, Rizal Library—is holding a book forum by critic Epifanio San Juan Jr. The forum—titled  “Filipino American Futures: Carlos Bulosan and the Imagination of the Class Struggle by E. San Juan, Jr.”—revaluates […]


Call for Papers: Carlos Bulosan: On Teaching, Art, and Society

Special “Forum Kritika” topic in the journal Kritika Kultura (August 2014 issue)
Submissions due February 1, 2014

Sixty seven years after the publication of America is in the Heart, Carlos Bulosan’s writings—specifically his posthumously published The Cry and the Dedication—continue to remind us that the key to eliminating the racial and national subordination of the Filipino people is the achievement of genuine Philippine national sovereignty. 

In addition to his large body of passionately written works (novels, short stories, poems, letters), Bulosan’s gift to all of us in these perilous times is his meditation on the role of the artist in society. In his essays and letters, Bulosan reflects upon the function of artists (specifically Filipino writers) in the United States and the Philippines. In his essay “My Education,” Bulosan states, “Perhaps I could not understand America like [African American writer] Richard Wright, but I felt that I would be ineffectual if I did not return to my own people. I believed that my work would be more vital and useful if I dedicated it to the cause of my own people.” 


Call for applications to KRITIKA 2014 Fellowships

The Bienvenido N. Santos Creative Writing Center of De La Salle University-Manila is inviting young critics and scholars to apply for fellowship to KRITIKA 2014 National Workshop on Art and Cultural Criticism. In collaboration with the University of St. La Salle-Bacolod (USLS), this workshop will be held on April 20-26, 2014. Eminent critic and professor […]


Ateneo de Manila University and Philippine STAR present Purita Kalaw-Ledesma Prize for Art Criticism

As the Ateneo Art Awards celebrates its 10th anniversary on Sunday, Sept. 8, a new prize category is being added to its annual selection of the year’s best contemporary Filipino visual artists to encourage local arts writers to foster critical public discussion about exhibitions and artworks in keeping with the mission and vision of the […]


Kritika Kultura launches double issue (21 and 22), featuring Forum Kritika on Chinese Diaspora in the Philippines

Kritika Kultura, the international journal of language, literary, and cultural studies of the Department of English, Ateneo de Manila University will launch back-to-back issues (nos. 21 and 22), this August 14, 2013, 4:30 p.m., at CTC 201, Ateneo de Manila University. The highlight of the launch is the journal’s Forum Kritika on Regional Studies on the Chinese Diaspora in […]


Kritika Kultura Lecture Series presents Charlie Samuya Veric

Kritika Kultura, the refereed e-journal of language and literary/cultural studies of the Department of English, Ateneo de Manila University, features a lecture by Dr. Charlie Samuya Veric. The event—part of the Kritika Kultura Lecture Series—is entitled “The World-System of Decolonization,” and will be on June 28, 2013, 4:30 to 6:00 pm at Faura Hall AVR […]


Fellows of the 5th UST National Criticism Workshop bared

The University of Santo Tomas is proud to announce the acceptance of the following young critics to 5th UST Varsitarian J. Elizalde Navarro National Workshop on Arts Criticism: Roy Tristan Agustin (Ateneo de Manila University), Jay Jomar B. Buntos (UP Los Banos), Charmaine L. Carreon (UP Cebu), Paul Castillo (University of Santo Tomas), Bernadette Irinco […]


KK Global Classroom Series presents Vicente L. Rafael

The international journal Kritika Kultura will feature University of Washington, Seattle scholar Dr. Vicente L. Rafael’s lecture “On Some Motifs in Rizal” on March 18, 2013, 4:30 p.m., at SEC-C 201, Ateneo de Manila University. This is the eighth and last installment of Kritika Kultura’s Global Classroom Series. Rafael’s abstract reads: “Rizal’s novels, the Noli and […]


KRITIKA 2013 Fellows Announced

The DLSU BNSCWC and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts award ten fellowships for KRITIKA 2013: National Workshop on Art and Cultural Criticism, which will be held at the University of St. La Salle (USLS) in Bacolod on April 21-27, 2013. The workshop will focus on critical writing in various arts and culture.  The […]


Kritika Kultura to launch Issue 20 on March 5

In its 20th issue (Feb. 2013), the journal Kritika Kultura addresses in its Forum Kritika section an apparent dearth in current scholarship and publication on Philippine Literature in Spanish. Forum Kritika has a feature on Philippine Literature in Spanish: this includes five articles by important scholars from universities here and abroad; the articles represent new and […]