[Blueboard] Book Launch in honor of Dr. Soledad S. Reyes

Karen Berthelsen Cardenas orp at admu.edu.ph
Wed Mar 5 18:12:23 PHT 2008

On Monday, March 10, the Office of Research and Punlications is launching a 
Festschrift in honor of Dr. Soledad S. Reyes. 

The book entitled “Thought the Harder, Heart the Keener” is a tribute that 
honors the various horizons of the achievement of Soledad S. Reyes.  Leovino 
Ma. Garcia’s meditation on memory and forgiveness brings us back to what may 
be Soledad S. Reyes’s secret (more than literary, more than historical, more 
than sociological) solicitude. Bienvenido Lumbera, Nicanor Tiongson, Jerry 
Respeto, and Michael Coroza explore the often ignored intersections of 
literary history and literary criticism.  David Jonathan Bayot, Thelma 
Arambulo, and Cristina Pantoja-Hidalgo introduce us to representative figures 
of Philippine fiction, poetry, and criticism.  Isagani Cruz addresses the 
problem of the perennial thorn in the flesh of Philippine education: in whose 
language to teach?  in what language to learn?  Susan Evangelista, Danton 
Remoto, Edna Manlapaz, and Luisa Igloria show us that creative writing is 
still a way of paying homage.  Esther Pacheco and Karina Bolasco offer 
insightful accounts behind the scenes of literary and scholarly publishing and 
of women studies.  Vicente Rafael, Jose Mario Francisco S.J., and Ma. Luisa 
Torres-Reyes venture into the inter-phases of culture and history, culture and 
language, culture and literature.  

The book launching will be held at 5:00 in the afternoon, at CTC 201, Science 
Education Complex (please note the venue was moved from MVP Basement Lobby to 
CTC), Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola Heights, Quezon City.

In the words of Fr. Bienvenido F. Nebres, SJ, president of the 
university, “There are so many things to thank Dr. Sol Reyes for in her long 
teaching and scholarly career. But perhaps the nation will be most grateful 
for her bringing to contemporary consciousness the voices of Macario Pineda, 
Lina Flor, Rosario de Guzman-Lingat and others who would otherwise be buried 
by our preoccupation with the foreign and the forgetting of our native soul
and for her deep influence on the minds and hearts of generations of Ateneans, 
through her teaching, her scholarship, her passion for the poor, and through 
her own person and journey.”

We invite Dr. Sol’s colleagues, friends, and former and current students to 
join us in this celebration of her work and her passion that she has 
unselfishly given to Ateneo and the country. 

Please rsvp, orp at admu.,edu.ph, or call local 5180-5181, or landline 426-5663



Karen Berthelsen Cardenas
426-6001, local 5183
fax/direct:  426-5663

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