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UST holds 5th national criticism workshop, calls for submissions

The University of Santo Tomas is now accepting applications to the 2013 UST J. Elizalde Navarro National Workshop in Criticism on the Arts and Humanities to be held in Baguio City from May 26 to June 1, 2013.

The workshop is endowed and organized by the Varsitarian, the 84-year-old official student publication of UST. It is held in honor of the late Nationalist Artist for the Visual Arts and art critic J. Elizalde Navarro, who was art editor and critic-poet of the Varsitarian during his student days. This year’s workshop is cosponsored by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA).

Fellowships will be given to 12 promising young critics who would like to enhance their analytical, research and writing skills. To be considered for the fellowship, applicants should submit a scholarly, properly documented critical essay (15-25 pages, double-spaced, 12-point font) on the following art forms (painting, sculpture, architecture, dance, drama, music, film, photography and literature) on or before March 15, 2013.

Manuscript should be submitted in hard copy and on CD, preferably in MS Word, together with an updated resumé, a recommendation letter from an academic mentor or an art critic, a certification that the work is original, and two 2X2 ID pictures.

Address all applications to Assoc. Prof. Ferdinand M. Lopez and Assoc. Prof. Ralph Semino Galán, Workshop Conveners, Faculty of Arts and Letters, University of Santo Tomas, España Street, Sampaloc , Manila. E-mail ralphseminogalan@gmail.com for further inquiries.

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