[Blueboard] Kritika Kultura Global Classroom Series

Department of English doe at admu.edu.ph
Mon Oct 29 16:13:25 PHT 2012

Kritika Kultura and the Ateneo English Department invite you to

What and how do texts mean? Do texts mean the same thing across  
histories and geographies? Across academic disciplines and national  

The second semester's Kritika Kultura Global Classroom Series features  
top-tier scholars in the humanities and the social sciences who will  
address compelling questions around the topic "Contingencies of  
Meanings" which concern university students and scholars alike in  
today's fast-changing and globalizing world.

The unique format combining lecture and roundtable discussion allows  
for breadth of coverage for students who wish to be generally  
introduced to the issues addressed by the lectures. It also allows for  
depth of scholarship for aspiring specialists who wish to learn how to  
incorporate interdisciplinary theory and methodology in their  
research. After each lecture, participants will have a chance to  
closely engage the lecturer-as well as their fellow participants-in a  
roundtable discussion.

The Global Classroom Series-which will run from November 2012 to March  
2013-promises to be both international and interdisciplinary. The  
following scholars will be featured: Prof. Joel David (Inha  
University, South Korea), Prof. Richard Chu (University of  
Massachusetts, Amherst), Prof. Caroline Hau (University of Kyoto,  
Japan), Prof. Ramon Guillermo (University of the Philippines), Prof.  
Patrick Flores (University of the Philippines), Prof. Vicente L.  
Rafael (University of Washington, Seattle), Prof. Bliss Cua Lim  
(University of California, Irvine), and Prof. Oscar Campomanes (Ateneo  
de Manila University).

While interdisciplinary and international in dimension, the Global  
Classroom Series is anchored in fundamental principles and practices  
in literary and cultural studies courses offered by the Ateneo English  
Department. Hence, it will be tied up with the AB and MA LCS programs  
of the Department of English, specifically with courses dealing with  
texts and textualities. AB Literature majors (current, past, and  
prospective) stand to gain a wider exposure to topics, methodologies,  
and theoretical underpinnings which are current and emergent in  
literary and cultural studies, as well as a more nuanced understanding  
of the courses they are taking in the undergraduate program. The  
lectures deepen and sustain MA LCS students' engagement with the  
dialectic between critical theory and praxis; MA LCS students are  
active discussants in the roundtable sessions.

The Global Classroom Series is open to non-Ateneo and Ateneo faculty  
members and students who wish to enrich the content of their teaching  
and studies in the humanities and the social sciences. Those who are  
enrolled in the participating undergraduate and graduate courses of  
the Department of English are entitled to attend the lectures for free  
although they also have to pay for the cost of the handouts. For  
non-Ateneo participants and Ateneo participants not enrolled in any of  
the participating English Department courses, each lecture will cost  
PhP 150.00; this will cover the cost of handouts and Certificate of  
Attendance. The package of eight lectures for non-Ateneo and  
non-English Department participants will cost only PhP 1,000.00,  
inclusive of handouts and certificate.

Registration begins on October 29 and ends on November 9. Acceptance  
will be on a first come-first served basis. Inquiries may be sent to  
Vincenz Serrano (vserrano at ateneo.edu) or Mayel Martin  
(mayel_27 at yahoo.com) (subject: KK global classroom series).

The lectures for November and December 2012 and January 2013 are as follows:

November 23, 2012: "Phantoms from Paradise: Philippine Presences in  
Non-Pinoy Cinemas" by Joel David (Cultural Studies)
November 12, 2012: "From 'Sangley' to 'Tsinoy?: What it Means to be  
'Chinese' in the Philippines" by Richard Chu (History)
January 18, 2013: "Approaches in Computer-Aided Translation Analysis:  
Jose Rizal's Translation of Schiller's Wilhelm Tell" by Ramon  
Guillermo (Translation Studies)

The rest of the lectures are, tentatively:
January 25, 2013: Bliss Cua Lim
February 11, 2013: Caroline Hau
February 27, 2013: Patrick Flores
March 6, 2013: Oscar Campomanes
March 20, 2013: Vicente Rafael

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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