KK Reading Series presents Conchitina Cruz and Adam David

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 reading and lecture by poet Conchitina Cruz and alternative press advocate Adam David on July 15, 2014, 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., at the […]


KK Lecture Series presents Sharon Delmendo

Kritika Kultura, the international refereed journal of language, literary, and cultural studies of the Department of English, Ateneo de Manila University, will be hosting a lecture by Dr. Sharon Delmendo titled “In Time of Need, An Open Door: Holocaust Rescue in the Philippines” on June 16, 2014, 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., at SEC B […]


Call for submissions to Kritika Kultura Literary Section, Issue 24

Kritika Kultura is now accepting contributions to its literary section, for possible inclusion in the February 2015 issue. Writers may submit any one of the following for consideration:

1.    Suite of 3-5 poems or a long poem
2.    Short story
3.    Excerpt from a novel (please include a brief overview of the novel’s project)
4.    Essay
5.    Work of translation (please secure the permission of the author whose work you are translating, and include a brief introduction explaining your process of translation)
6.    Hybrid work that can be accommodated within the journal’s .pdf format


Kritika Kultura Reading Series presents Gina Apostol

Kritika Kultura, the international refereed journal of language, literary, and cultural studies of the Department of English, Ateneo de Manila University, will be hosting a reading and lecture by novelist Gina Apostol on April 10, 2014, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., at the Natividad Galang Fajardo Room, De La Costa Hall, Ateneo de Manila University. […]


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 […]


Kritika Kultura Lecture Series presents Ekaterina A. Baklanova

Kritika Kultura, the refereed e-journal of language and literary/cultural studies of the Department of English, Ateneo de Manila University—in cooperation with Ateneo Institute of Literary Arts and Practices (AILAP)—is holding a lecture by Ekaterina A. Baklanova. The event—part of the Kritika Kultura Lecture Series—features Baklanova’s paper titled “Borrowings in Tagalog and the Problem of Interference.” The […]


Kritika Kultura Reading Series presents Mabi David and Mookie Katigbak-Lacuesta

Kritika Kultura, the refereed e-journal of language and literary/cultural studies of the Department of English, Ateneo de Manila University, in cooperation with the Rizal Library, presents the third installment of the Kritika Kultura Reading Series. This event, which features poets Mabi David and Mookie Katigbak-Lacuesta, will be on January 20, 2014, 4:30 to 6:00 p.m., […]


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.” 


Kritika Kultura Lecture Series presents Joan Barclay Lloyd

Kritika Kultura, the refereed e-journal of language and literary/cultural studies of the Department of English, Ateneo de Manila University, is holding a lecture by Joan Barclay Lloyd. The event—part of the Kritika Kultura Lecture Series—features Lloyd’s paper titled “Saint Catherine of Siena’s Tomb and Its Place in S. Maria sopra Minerva, Rome: Narration, Translation, and Veneration,” […]


Kritika Kultura hosts ‘The Surge is Over’ benefit reading for Yolanda relief efforts

Kritika Kultura, the international journal for language, literary, and cultural studies of the Department of English, Ateneo de Manila University, will host a benefit reading for Typhoon Yolanda relief efforts on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, 4:30 pm, at the 5th Floor, New Rizal Library, Ateneo de Manila University. Entitled “The Surge is Over,” the reading […]