Forum Kritika on Radical Cultural Responses to Crises in Urban Democracy

Proposals which present critical perspectives from/on the Philippines and Southeast Asia—or, more broadly, the global South—are invited for contributions to a Forum Kritika on Radical Cultural Responses to Crises in Urban Democracy, a special, themed, section of the online open access journal Kritika Kultura. Contributions may be proposed in the form of academic papers (5,500 […]


Forum Kritika on Food Transformations: Eating and Wasting in the Anthropocene

Food in the 21st century would be unrecognizable to our great grandparents. Canadian ecocritic Susie O’Brien has recently explained in an interview in ARIEL that “food is a rich site through which to think about a number of things: environment, colonialism, culture, affect, subjectivity, among others.” There is an urgency to theorizing about food, especially given the fact that hunger is seriously at odds with the promises of industrial agriculture. Indeed, according to Vandana Shiva, “industrial agriculture has not produced more food. It has destroyed diverse sources of food, and it has stolen food from other species to bring larger quantities of specific commodities to the market, using huge quantities of fossil fuels and water and toxic chemicals in the process.”


Kritika Kultura Lecture Series presents Maria Luisa Torres Reyes

Kritika Kultura, the international refereed journal of language, literary, and cultural studies of the Department of English, Ateneo de Manila University, in partnership with the Ateneo Korean Studies Program, the National Library of Korea and the Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines, will host a lecture by Maria Luisa Torres Reyes titled “Refunctioning a Classical Genre: […]


Kritika Kultura 27 to be launched on September 29

Kritika Kultura, the international refereed journal of language, literary, and cultural studies of the Department of English, Ateneo de Manila University, is launching its 27th issue on Sept. 29, 2016, 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., at CTC 413, Ateneo de Manila University. KK 27 features essays by Patricia May Jurilla on the history of the […]


Call for Papers: Forum Kritika on Nick Joaquin Now: Texts, Contexts, and Approaches

Since his death in 2004, National Artist for Literature Nick Joaquin has left readers and scholars with a body of literature which has yet to receive innovative and incisive critical attention. E. San Juan, Jr.’s Subversions of Desire: Prolegomena to Nick Joaquin (1988)— perhaps the only book-length critical study on Joaquin’s oeuvre—makes a recuperative reading […]


Kritika Kultura Lecture Series presents Doing Digong: Politics in the Wake of EDSA

Kritika Kultura, the international refereed journal of language, literary, and cultural studies of the Department of English, Ateneo de Manila University, is organizing “Doing Digong: Politics in the Wake of EDSA,” a roundtable discussion featuring Carmel Abao, Walden Bello, Nicole Curato, and Richard Heydarian. The event—which is co-sponsored by the Rizal Library; the Departments of […]


Kritika Kultura Lecture Series presents Megan Thomas

Kritika Kultura, the international refereed journal of language, literary, and cultural studies of the Department of English, Ateneo de Manila University will host a lecture by Dr. Megan Thomas titled “Performing Sovereignty in the Late Eighteenth Century: Simon de Anda, Diego Silang, and the British East India Company.” The lecture will be on July 13, 2016, […]


Call for Papers: Kritika Kultura Monograph Series on Diaspora, Migration, Transnationality, and Identity

Globalization has resulted in diaspora—the dispersal of immigrants to different parts of the globe—as well as the transnational circuiting of commodities. Borders previously perceived as physically real and tangible have become porous. Geographical displacement has resulted in shifting identities among numerous people. Literary and cultural studies scholars and critics have theorized and researched on the […]