Department of English doe at admu.edu.ph
Mon Oct 1 12:00:35 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 Passages."

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. Confirmed participants include Fr. Jose Ramon "Jett" Villarin,  
S.J. (ADMU President), Dr. John Paul Vergara (Vice-President for LS),  
Dr. Maria Luz C. Vilches (Dean, School of Humanities), Mr. Eduardo  
Jose E. Calasanz, Jr. (Associate Dean for Academic Affairs), Dr.  
Armand Guidote (Associate Dean for Research and Creative Work), Mr.  
Dr. Hiroko Nagai-Yabut (Director, Japanese Studies Program), Ms. Daisy  
See (Director, Chinese Studies Program),  Ms. Ma. Luisa Young (Modern  
Languages Department), Ms. Christa R. Velasco (Modern Languages  
Department), Dr. Ma. Assunta Cuyegkeng (Department of Leadership &  
Strategy), Dr. Francis
Gealogo (History Department), Fr. Jose Mario Francisco, S.J.  (Loyola  
of Theology), Dr. Agustin Martin Rodriguez, (Philosophy Department),  
Dr. Leovino Ma. Garcia (Philosophy Department), Dr. Benilda Santos  
(Fine Arts Program), and Ms. Mary Thomas (English Department). As  
planned, the poems are originally in French, Waray, Japanese, Chinese,  
Bikol, Spanish, German, Ilokano, Irish, English,and Tagalog. Dr.  
Michael Coroza (Filipino Department) will sing his own saling-awit.

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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