Kritika Kultura, the international refereed journal of language, literary, and cultural studies of the Department of English, Ateneo de Manila University—in cooperation with Ateneo Institute of Literary Arts and Practices (AILAP), Fine Arts Program, and Rizal Library—will be hosting a reading and lecture by Dr. Rolando Tolentino and Prof. Rommel Rodriguez on Dec. 1, 2014, 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., at the 4th floor of the new Rizal Library.
The two fictionists and professors from the University of the Philippines Diliman will discuss the process of putting together anthologies; in particular, they will consider the possibilities and difficulties in anthologizing, and will talk about the roles and relationships between editors and contributors.
Rolando Tolentino is Dean of the University of the Philippines College of Mass Communication and faculty of the UP Film Institute. He has taught at Osaka University and National University of Singapore, has been Distinguished Visitor of the UC Berkeley and UCLA Southeast Asian Studies Consortium, and was recipient of the Obermann Summer Research Fellowship. He is author of National/Transnational: Subject Formation and Media in and on the Philippines (2001). Moreover, he edited a special issue of the academic journal positions (“Vaginal Economy: Cinema and Sexuality in the Post-Marcos Post-Brocka Philippines”) (2011), and the anthology Geopolitics of the Visible: Essays on Philippine Film Cultures (2002). He is a member of the Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino (Filipino Film Critics Group) and Congress of Teachers and Educators for Nationalism and Democracy (Contend UP).
Rommel Rodriguez currently teaches literature and creative writing at UP. He is the author of Lagalag ng Paglaya (2011). He has won a Palanca award for the short story in Filipino. He is a member of the Alliance of Concerned Teachers, Contend UP, and Secretary General of the All UP Academic Employees Union. Aside from writing, he is also involved in human rights advocacies.
This event is a reschedule of the Sept. 15, 2014 reading, which was postponed due to inclement weather.