UP Rep’s GODOT recreates chilling visit to a mental asylum

  This has been done many times over: the tree, the shoe, the chicken bones, the shenanigans, the recurring themes of seemingly endless waiting – all the things that make Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot the absurdist masterpiece that it is. The UP Repertory Company (UP Rep), however, brings another twist to the literary classic […]


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.”


15 Fellows to the 15th Ateneo National Writers Workshop Named

The Ateneo Institute of Literary Arts and Practices (AILAP) and Kritika Kultura (KK) have selected 15 fellows for the 15th Ateneo National Writers Workshop (ANWW) to be held at the Ateneo de Manila University from May 29 to June 2, 2017.


Kritika Kultura Lecture Series presents Antonius Herujiyanto

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 Antonius Herujiyanto titled “Indonesian Modern Wayang Theater: Re-appropriating National Development Discourse.” The lecture is on Apr. 22, 2017, from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m., at CTC 404, Ateneo de Manila University. The lecture is open to the public.


Glimpses: One Writer’s Journey: A Lecture and Reading by Luis H. Francia

The Departments of English and Fine Arts will host “Glimpses: One Writer’s Journey,” a lecture and reading by Luis H. Francia, Visiting Faculty of the Ateneo de Manila University for the second semester of SY 2016-2017. The event will be on Apr. 25, 2017, 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., at Faura AVR, Ateneo de Manila University. The event is open to the public.


UP and Ateneo Professors to Discuss Science Fiction in Second Interdisciplinary Book Forum on April 21

  The second UP Interdisciplinary Book Forum, dubbed “Ad Astra Per Aspera: Two Science Fiction Anthologies” will be held at Balay Kalinaw, UP Diliman on April 21, from 1 to 4 in the afternoon. The forum is sponsored by the UP Institute of Creative Writing and the UP Press. It will draw on two books: […]


Akdang-Buhay: Edith Tiempo, National Artist for Literature


Science Fiction in Focus in UP Book Forum on April 21

What will the future of the Philippines look like? Will we be exporting human workers to Mars or ruling a new Empire of Humanity? How does science fiction reflect the concerns and issues of today’s youth? These questions, among others, will be the focus of a lively discussion on “Ad Astra Per Aspera: Two Science […]


PUP Filipinolohiya Serye ng Lektura ng mga Pananaliksik: Kasaysayan sa Espasyo ng Panitikan

Bilang pakikiisa sa pagdiriwang ng Buwan ng Panitikan ng Pilipinas ngayong Abril. Inihahandog ng PUP Kagawaran ng Filipinolohiya ang “Kasaysayan sa Espasyo ng Panitikan: Apat na Lektura” sa ilalim ng proyektong PUP Filipinolohiya Serye ng Lektura ng mga Pananaliksik. Ang unang apat na lektura ay isasagawa sa Abril 21, 2017, 1PM-5PM sa Bulwagang Bonifacio ng Politeknikong Unibersidad ng Pilipinas, Sta. Mesa, Maynila. Ito ay libre at bukas sa sinomang nais na dumalo. Ang apat na lektura ay ang mga sumusunod:


Kritika Kultura Lecture Series presents The Archipelago as a Moving Archive: Orature and Performance in Southern Mindanao

Kritika Kultura, the international refereed journal of language, literary, and cultural studies of the Department of English, Ateneo de Manila University presents “The Archipelago as a Moving Archive: Orature and Performance in Southern Mindanao,” a series of lectures featuring Jose Jowel Canuday, Anne Christine Ensomo, and Maria Natividad I. Karaan. The event is on Apr. 17, 2017, from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m., at the Faura Hall AVR, Ateneo de Manila University. The event is open to the public.