CFP Special Issue: Climates of Disaster and Performance

What are the conditions in which performance happen or is made, in the wake of or in response to a disaster? But we can be more expansive and ask how performance can be linked to disaster, if performance perchance may be thought in the terms of a disastrous event, how such thinking takes on board the implications of linking these two terms: disaster and performance and what possibilities are opened for a politics and ethics of performance.

Being the journal’s first issue dedicated to performance, we wish to show the rich interdisciplinary character of the ‘field’ or the wide expanse of practices that claim or profess ‘performance’ as their generic field. So all submissions are welcome. This special issue will be co-edited by Dr. Jazmin Llana (De La Salle University, Manila) and Dr. Theron Schmidt (University of New South Wales, Sydney).

Deadline for submission for this issue is on October 31, 2016. Email your submissions to akda.submissions@gmail.com

For inquiries, email: jazmin.llana@dlsu.edu.ph

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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, in our commitment to diversity and to multicultural dialogue, we welcome contributions that may potentially be relevant to the concerns of the region from various national and cultural backgrounds. The journal is supported by a distinguished editorial board that represents the journal’s scholarly depth and geographic scope.

Akda is published biannually, in March and September, but will accept submissions year round. Submissions, which are assumed to be original, unpublished work, should range from 5,000 – 8,000 words (inclusive of notes) and should follow the MLA parenthetical documentation style. Authors should also include a title page with keywords, 200-word abstract, and a short bio note with their submission. The October issue is an open issue with no thematic preferences; the April issue will be thematically organized and will be edited by a recognized scholar in the field. The April 2017 issue will be co-edited by Jazmin Llana (De La Salle University) and Theron Schmidt (University of New South Wales).

Akda also accepts submissions of fiction, poetry, plays, screenplays, and the essay, creative writing that bends or crosses generic boundaries, as well as literary book reviews. Submissions must be in, or translated into, English. Translated work must be submitted with the consent of both author and translator.

Akda also published shorter articles, notes, essays in a section called Perspectives. Articles/essays may range from 3,000 to 4,000 words; short research papers and notes, 2,000 to 2,500 words. These submissions must be accompanied by a 200-word abstract and a short bio-note.  Citations must be done using the MLA documentation style and the articles/essays must have a works cited page. Artist/scholars are responsible for seeking permission to publish copyrighted materials and other texts relevant to their essays/articles. Submissions must be in, or translated into, English. Translated work must be submitted with the consent of both author and translator. Deadline for submission for this issue is on October 31, 2016. Email your submissions to akda.submissions@gmail.com

For inquiries on Perspectives, email: jeremy.dechavez@dlsu.edu.ph

 

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 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, in our commitment to diversity and to multicultural dialogue, we welcome contributions that may potentially be relevant to the concerns of the region from various national and cultural backgrounds. The journal is supported by a distinguished editorial board that represents the journal’s scholarly depth and geographic scope.

Akda is published biannually, in March and September, but will accept submissions year round. Submissions, which are assumed to be original, unpublished work, should range from 5,000 – 8,000 words (inclusive of notes) and should follow the MLA parenthetical documentation style. Authors should also include a title page with keywords, 200-word abstract, and a short bio note with their submission. The September issue is an open issue with no thematic preferences; the March issue will be thematically organized and will be edited by a recognized scholar in the field.

Akda also accepts submissions of fiction, poetry, plays, screenplays, and the essay, creative writing that bends or crosses generic boundaries, as well as literary book reviews. Submissions must be in, or translated into, English. Translated work must be submitted with the consent of both author and translator.

Deadline for submission for our inaugural open issue is on April 30, 2016. Email your submissions to akda.submissions@gmail.com

For inquiries, email: jeremy.dechavez@dlsu.edu.ph

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Consortium of Philippine publishing houses announces Sagip-Guro to help UP Diliman Faculty Center rebuilding

The University of the Philippines Press, Anvil Publishing Inc., the Ateneo de Manila University Press, and the De La Salle University Press are each offering special sales packages, to benefit the teachers whose offices were gutted in the fire that hit the UP Diliman Faculty Center last April 1, 2016.

Starting April 6 until November 29, the University of the Philippines Press will be giving a 75 percent discount to all its titles. It will also donate a set of its pertinent titles to each of the affected departments.

De La Salle University Press is also offering 75 percent discount to its titles.

Anvil Publishing is offering two rates: 80 percent to its titles from 2009 and older, and 20 percent off for titles from 2010 to the present.

Ateneo de Manila Press will be conducting a general sale—all books at half-price—starting April 18, to last until April 29. Each faculty member will be entitled to one free book.

For all the participating presses, purchases will be checked against a master list of the affected faculty members (numbering 267, from all the five academic departments of the College of Arts and Letters, and four departments in the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy of UP Diliman). Multiple purchases for any one title are not allowed, but there is no limit to the number of individual books that may be bought. Donors are welcome to purchase books under the names of the teachers they wish to support. For donation tracking, bring a photocopy of any identification card.

Other details are available from the following:

For UP Press, visit press.up.edu.ph, or call up 9284391 loc. 112.

For Anvil Publishing, visit: anvilpublishing.com, or call up 4774755 to 57.

For the De La Salle University Publishing House, call up 5234281 or 5244611 local 271.

For Ateneo de Manila University Press, call up 4265984 or 4266001 local 4612-13.

Call for registration to the 2016 Young Writers Workshop for Children Ages 9-17

The DLSU Bienvenido N. Santos Creative Writing Center (BNSCWC) would like to invite parents to register their children for the Young Writers Workshop. This will be held on 16 April 2016, Saturday, 9:00AM-1:30PM at the 13th Floor Henry Sy Sr. Hall, DLSU Taft Campus. Children ages 9-17 are welcome to join the workshop.

This workshop seeks to assist budding young writers in developing their creative skills and techniques in writing a creative nonfiction (e.g., personal essay, journal or blog entry). The workshop will be supplemented by a Storytelling Hour or Book Exhibit Tour. 

Admission is free. Slots are limited. Materials, handouts, and lunch will be provided. A certificate of participation will be given each participant. Specific workshop venues will be announced. Registration deadline: 20 March 2016. 

Please register your child/children by submitting the following data: 
1) Full name of parent/s
2) Contact information (email, telephone, office/unit if DLSU faculty/staff) 
3) Full name of child/children
4) Birthdate of child/children
5) School affiliation of child/children

Please send registration information to: 
The Bienvenido N. Santos Creative Writing Center
DLSU Miguel Building Room 208
Email: bnscwc@dlsu.edu.ph
Please indicate “Young Writers Workshop” in space marked “Subject.

This project is in celebration of the National Literature Month (Buwan ng Panitikan ng Filipinas). It is organized in partnership with DLSU American Corner Manila. For inquiries, please contact BNSCWC at (632) 5244611 local 233; email bnscwc@dlsu.edu.ph.

Call for applications to the first IWP Alumni Writers Workshop

The Embassy of the United States of America in Manila is inviting young writers to submit applications to the first IWP Alumni Writers Workshop. This inaugural workshop is named for Filipino writers who completed the prestigious International Writing Program at the University of Iowa, some of whom will serve as this year’s panelists and lecturers. 

The Embassy partners with the Bienvenido N. Santos Creative Writing Center (BNSCWC) and the American Corner Manila at De La Salle University (DLSU) for this event. 

This workshop offers 40 writing fellowships to Metro Manila-based young writers aged 18-35. It will take place on April 18-20, 2016, at the American Corner, 13th Floor Henry Sy Sr. Hall, DLSU-Taft. A small transportation stipend, as well as workshop kits and meals, will be provided. No registration fee is required. 

The workshop accepts work in four genres: poetry, non-fiction, fiction and screenplay. Applicants should submit original and unpublished work: 4-5 poems, 1 short story, 1-2 non-fiction pieces, or 1 screenplay. All manuscripts should be in English, with the exception of the screenplay. Should the screenplay be written in a language or dialect other than English, an English translation will be required. 

Short stories, non-fiction pieces and screenplays should come with a one-paragraph synopsis of the text. Works submitted in these genres should not exceed ten (10) pages. 

Preferred themes for the manuscript are the environment and civic engagement. Topics may include but are not limited to climate change, waste management, wildlife, oceans and other water-related topics, global warming, deforestation, Earth Day, war, peace, democracy, human rights, women’s empowerment, LGBT/PWD/indigenous rights and issues, politics, and kinds of freedom (i.e. press freedom and freedom of expression). 

Please submit soft copies of your work and CV (with complete contact information) to bns.iwpaworkshop@gmail.com on or before March 22, 2016. 

For inquiries, please call BNSCWC at 5244611 loc. 233, email bns.iwpaworkshop@gmail.com.

 

Novelist Ninotchka Rosca to deliver a talk in DLSU

Famed novelist Ninotchka Rosca will deliver a talk on Writing the Faraway on 5 March 2016, Saturday, 2:30PM-4:00PM, at the European Documentation Centre, 13th Floor Henry Sy Sr. Hall, De La Salle University, Manila. The event is open to the public. Admission is free. For gatepass, please email bnscwc@dlsu.edu.ph or call (632) 5244611 local 233. 

Ninotchka Rosca is a Philippine-born New York resident novelist, writer, organizer and advocate of women’s liberation. She has had eight books published, receiving many awards for both her literary and journalist pieces. She is generally acknowledged as the first Filipino in contemporary times to have opened the door to being published by the mainstream in the US. She was also the first Filipina to have been published by scores of mainstream periodicals. Her two novels — “State of War” and “Twice Blessed” — are considered classics of Philippine literature. Currently, she works with the women’s organization AF3IRM on developing the theory and practice of intersectional/transnational feminism. 

This event is hosted by the DLSU Bienvenido N. Santos Creative Writing Center.

Call for Applications to KRITIKA 2016 Fellowships

The Bienvenido N. Santos Creative Writing Center (BNSCWC) of De La Salle University (DLSU) is inviting young critics and scholars to apply for fellowship to KRITIKA 2016 National Workshop on Art and Cultural Criticism.This workshop will be held on 13-16 July 2016 at the University of San Agustin (USA), Iloilo City, West Visayas. Distinguished critic and professor Rolando B. Tolentino is workshop director. 

KRITIKA is envisioned to give young scholars who want to commit themselves to art and cultural criticism a forum where they could discuss their work and concerns with established art and cultural critics in the country. The workshop will cover a selection of topics that deal with Philippine art traditions (e.g., literature, architecture, visual arts, music and performing arts, folklore, film, multi-art) and art-related concerns and cultural practices (e.g., heritage conservation, gastronomy). Supplementary activities include interactions with local artists and an Ilonggo cultural tour. Ten (10) applicants will be chosen for the fellowships, which include transportation stipend and board and lodging. Two slots will be given for food writing/criticism.

This workshop is co-hosted by the USA Center for Research, Innovation and Development (CRID) and supported by the DLSU Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation (VCRI).

Application Requirements
1. Cover letter
Should include complete contact information of applicant.
2. Workshop manuscript
Manuscript should be an unpublished critical essay on any of the following arts and cultural practices: literature, architecture, film, music, theatre and performing arts, visual arts, multi-art, popular culture, and gastronomy. It should be on work by Filipino artist/s, or issue/s related to Filipino heritage and culture. A study may choose to examine more than one art form. Manuscripts in a regional language (e.g., Cebuano, Hiligaynon) are welcome (must be accompanied by an abstract in English or Filipino, or a translated version in English or Filipino). 
3. Curriculum vitae with photo
4. Copy of a sample published critical work (optional)
A sample publication should be a critical essay which appeared in a journal, periodical or anthology. 

Please email application set to: bnscwc@dlsu.edu.ph. “KRITIKA 2016” should be indicated in the space marked “Subject.”

Deadline for application is March 12, 2016. Applicants selected for the fellowships will be notified by mail in April. For inquiries, please contact BNSCWC at (632) 5244611 local 233, or email bnscwc@dlsu.edu.ph; bnscwc@yahoo.com

F. Sionil Jose to lecture on the art of fiction

The DLSU Libraries cordially invites you to a DIALOGUE WITH F. SIONIL JOSE on The Art of Fiction: The Narrative on 5 February 2016, Friday, 10:00AM- 12:00NN, at the F. Sionil Jose Collection, The Learning Commons, 12th Floor, Henry Sy Sr. Hall, DLSU Taft.

Online registration is required due to limited number of slots (maximum of 20 participants). Interested participants are requested to kindly fill out this online registration form. Walk-in participants will not be entertained. No registration fee will be assessed. Registration ends at 5:00PM on Wednesday, 3 February 2016.

Online Registration Form:
https://docs.google.com/a/dlsu.edu.ph/forms/d/1vgt5rgA7sH0pvGNYkpxZanXqBOq77ctJt4U-osd3XIE/viewform

About the speaker 
National Artist for Literature and multi-awarded author F. Sionil Jose served as writer-in-residence and faculty member of De La Salle University. He is the founder of the Philippine chapter of the international organization PEN (Poets, Playwrights, Essayists, Novelists) and runs the Solidaridad Bookshop.

Call for submissions to The Kokoy F. Guevara Poetry Competition

The Kokoy F. Guevara Poetry Competition was established by the friends and family of the late poet Francisco F. Guevara, in partnership with the De La Salle University (DLSU) Department of Literature and the Bienvenido N. Santos Creative Writing Center (BNSCWC), to commemorate his life and work.                        

Kokoy F. Guevara, whose poetry and prose have appeared in both local and international publicationswas a writer and teacher. His poetry collection The Reddest Herring was published in 2015 by the University of Santo Tomas Publishing House. He also published two chapbook-length interviews in the Critics in Conversation series of the DLSU Publishing House. He earned his Master of Fine Arts degree from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop in 2010 where he was a teaching-writing fellow.

Guevara spent his years writing masterful verses, and through his work as a teacher he encouraged many others to write their own. The Kokoy F. Guevara Poetry Competition intends to continue his work by promoting interest in poetry in the Philippines and providing an opportunity through which talented writers may be recognized.

 

Eligibility

The contest is open to poets of all ages who are Filipino citizens. It is also open to poets of any nationality residing or studying in Iowa, USA. Not eligible for the competition are BNSCWC personnel, Board of Associates, and Advisory Council.

 

Entries and Submission Requirements

An entry must consist of at least five (5) and not more than ten (10) unpublished poems written in English. It must be in PDF format, typed in size-12 Arial or Times New Roman double-spaced font.

It must be accompanied by a separate page that includes the following information:

1.             The poet’s complete name, as well as any nickname and/or pseudonym;

2.           2” x 2” photo;

3.            Date of birth;

4.           Full contact information (postal address valid for the next 12 months, e-mail address, landline phone number and mobile number); and

5.           For Filipino citizens, proof of citizenship (e.g., scanned copy of passport, driver’s license or student ID), and for residents of Iowa, USA (e.g., scanned copy of driver’s license or student ID).

Only one entry per contestant will be accepted. No entry fee is required. Entries not complying with competition rules will be disqualified.

Please email entry to: kokoyguevaraprize@gmail.com.  Deadline: 28 June 2016.

 

Prizes

First Prize        –           PHP25,000

Second Prize   –           PHP15,000

Third Prize      –           PHP10,000

The prizes are offered as gross amounts. Winners are responsible for any taxes and fees resulting from their prizes. For US entries, the prizes will be the US-Dollar equivalent of the aforementioned amounts, based on the rate of exchange on the day the winners are announced. The winners will be announced on 28 October 2016. Winners will be notified via e-mail, SMS, and/or telephone.

 

Board of Judges

The entries will be judged by a panel of judges from the Philippines and the United States. The panel of judges shall have absolute discretion regarding any matter relating to the qualifications and rules of the contest. The decision of the Board of Judges is final.

 

Copyright

Copyright remains with the author, but the Kokoy F. Guevara Poetry Competition reserves the right to have entries performed or published live, on the internet or in an anthology at any time in the future. Each participant will be responsible for complying with applicable intellectual property laws.

 

Privacy Policy

All personal information submitted will remain confidential and will be used solely for notification purposes. Personal information submitted shall not be made public.

 

Governing Law

Governing law for this contest shall be Philippine law.

 

Disclaimer

Neither the judges or organizers of the contest, nor the heirs of Kokoy Guevara shall be liable with any contestant for any breach of law, contract, or other arrangements. None of the judges or organizers of the contest, nor the heirs of Kokoy Guevara, make any representation or warranty or any other statement as to the compliance by any contestant with any applicable law, contract, or arrangement to which a contestant is subject.

For inquiries, please email kokoyguevaraprize@gmail.com or call BNSCWC (632)5244611, local 233.