[Blueboard] DR. BIENVENIDO LUMBERA'S NATIONAL ARTIST LECTURE

Department of English Department at admu.edu.ph
Mon Jul 10 12:10:58 PHT 2006


KRITIKA KULTURA
and the
DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH

present

LUPANG HINIRANG
The National Artist Lectures


NATION AND ART: Why a “National Artist”?
The National Artist Award, as an institution in a society in the throes of 
defining its cultural identity, assumes there is a role of the artist in 
nation-building. What are the political and  artistic implications of the 
existence of such an institution?


BIENVENIDO LUMBERA, Ph. D.
National Artist for Literature 2006


17 July 2006
Monday
2:30-4:30 p.m.
Escaler Hall
Ateneo de Manila University
Loyola Heights, Quezon City


PROFESSOR BIENVENIDO LUMBERA is perhaps among the country's most multi-awarded 
Filipinos today. He was Ateneo's Tanglaw ng Lahi Awardee in 2000, recipient of 
the Ramon Magsaysay Award in 1993, and winner of prestigious literary awards 
like the Centennial Literary Awards in Playwriting in 1998. He is among the 
country's most respected literary and cultural critics who has published books 
of poems, plays, librettos essays, translation, criticism and literary 
history, and continues to mentor the country's best writers, teachers and 
scholars. Detained during the Marcos dictatorship,  he continues to be active 
in the movement for nationalism, freedom and democracy. He was Irwin Chair 
Professor of Literature in the English Department of the Ateneo de Manila, and 
now Professor Emeritus of the University of the Philippines. He is a national 
council member of the multi-sectoral Bagong Alyansang Makabayan
(BAYAN) and chair or the Concerned Artists of the Philippines (CAP) and an 
active member of other groups clamoring for nationalism and social justice.  
He is the country's National Artist for Literature in 2006 for outstanding
contributions to the development of Philippine arts and culture.





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School of Humanities
Ateneo de Manila University
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Philippines
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