Department of English doe at admu.edu.ph
Mon Oct 1 10:02:22 PHT 2012

Ateneo's Kritika Kultura celebrates International Translation Day

Every September 30, the world's translation community celebrates
International Translation Day. This year, once again in many countries,
solidarity will be shown worldwide through programs and events that
highlight the significance of translation as a profession and recognize the
key role translation scholarship plays in today's globalizing world.

Kritika Kultura, the internationally refereed online journal of the Ateneo
de Manila English Department, and the Organizing Committee for the
Philippine Society for Translation and Translation Studies (PSTTS), shall
spearhead the effort to commemorate the event this year with a poetry
reading of esteemed faculty members, authors and administrators of
the Ateneo de Manila University's Loyola Schools. They will read a favorite
poem in the original language and in translation and will share brief
remarks on its translation. The event is entitled "Traveling Texts: Poetic

The event will be held on October 1, 2012, Monday, 4.30-6:30pm, at
Faber Hall Function Room, Ateneo de Manila University Loyola Heights
campus. As of this writing, confirmed participants include Dr. Maria
Luz C. Vilches (Dean, School of Humanities), Mr. Eduardo Jose E.
Calasanz, Jr. (Associate Dean for Academic Affairs), Dr. Hiroko
Nagai-Yabut (Director, Japanese Studies Program), Ms. Daisy See
(Director, Chinese Studies Program), Dr. Alvin Yapan (Chair, Filipino
Department), Ms. Heide Aquino (Chair, Modern
Languages Department), Ms. Christa R. Velasco (Modern Languages
Department), Dr. Ma. Assunta Cuyegkeng (Department of Leadership &
Strategy), Dr. Fabian Dayrit (Chemistry Department), Dr. Francis
Gealogo (History Department), Fr. Jose Mario Francisco, S.J.  (Loyola
School of Theology), Dr. Agustin Martin Rodriguez (Chair, Philosophy
Department), and Dr. Ma. Socorro Perez, Mr. Louie Jon Sanchez, Ms.
Mary Thomas (English Department). As planned, the poems are originally
in French, Waray, Japanese, Chinese, Bikol, Spanish, German, Ilokano,
Gaelic, English, Tagalog, Korean, Portuguese, and Russian.

PSTTS is envisioned to be a non-profit organization that shall encourage
research in translation, interpretation and translation studies, as well as
promote the education, professionalization, and training of translators,
interpreters and researchers and scholars of translation studies. It will
convene in the first quarter of 2013 in a one-day program to be firmed up
by the organizing committee whose members are Dr. Maria Luisa T. Reyes
(English Department), Dr. Remmon Barbaza (Philosophy Department) and Dr.
Michael Coroza (Filipino Department).  In this program, the organization
shall be formalized and committees shall be constituted in order to realize
the articulated aims of the PSTTS.

Department of English
School of Humanities
Ateneo de Manila University
Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights,
Quezon City 1108
Tel. no.: 426-6001 local 5310/5311
Telefax: 426-6201

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