[Blueboard] Kritika Kultura to launch Issue 20 on March 5

Department of English doe at admu.edu.ph
Fri Mar 1 09:52:29 PHT 2013

In its 20th issue (Feb. 2013), the journal Kritika Kultura addresses in its
Forum Kritika section an apparent dearth in current scholarship and
publication on Philippine Literature in Spanish.

Forum Kritika has a feature on Philippine Literature in Spanish: this
includes five articles by important scholars from universities here and
abroad; the articles represent new and exciting research and criticism in
the field today. Forum Kritika is guest-edited by esteemed Prof. Adam
Lifshey of Georgetown University, author of *The Magellan Fallacy:
Globalization and the Emergence of Asian and African Literature in
Spanish*(U of Michigan P, 2012).

As indicated in Prof. Lifshey's introduction, Forum Kritika on Philippine
Literature in Spanish aims to offer "a critical mass of studies that
demonstrate that Filipino literature in Spanish beyond Rizal deserves
further study and a readership rather larger than its present one."
Moreover, Forum Kritika proposes that "Filipino literature in Spanish may
be among the most significant Asian traditions in any Western language."

The launch will be held on Mar. 5, 2013, 2:30 to 4 pm, at Faber Hall
Function Room, Ateneo de Manila University. Among the guests of honor are
Ambassador of Spain to the Philippines Jorge Domecq, and Carlos Palomo,
Director of the Instituto Cervantes. The program promises to be both
exciting and enlightening.

The public is also cordially invited to other Kritika Kultura-sponsored
events, including the forthcoming lectures at the ongoing Global Classroom
Lecture Series. For details about these events, please visit the website at

The Global Classroom Lecture Series is co-sponsored with the Ateneo
Department of English, while the KK launch is co-sponsored by the National
Committee for Literary Arts (NCLA) of the National Commission for Culture
and the Arts (NCCA).

Kritika Kultura is an international journal on literary, language and
cultural studies indexed in Thomson Reuters (formerly ISI), SCOPUS, EBSCO,
DOAJ and a host of other important indexes and databases.

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