Kritika Kultura to host national conference on literature and humanities on May 30, 2015

KKNC TeaserKritika Kultura, the international journal of language, literary, and cultural studies of the Department of English, Ateneo de Manila University, will host its Third National Conference, this time on Literature and the Humanities in the Department of Education (DepEd) K-12 and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) new General Education Curriculum., The conference will be on May 30, 2015 at the Ateneo de Manila University.

Focusing on the theme, “Pespectives, Prospects, and Practices”, the conference aims to gather junior and senior high school teachers as well as university faculty for discussions on issues and best practices concerning the teaching of literature and the humanities in the new educational system. It will feature plenary talks and parallel seminars on the DepEd and CHED curricular requirements in literature and the humanities.

The plenary speakers are University of the Philippines College of Mass Communications Dean Dr. Roland Tolentino, and Kritika Kultura’s founding editor in chief Dr. Maria Luisa F. Torres Reyes. The parallel speakers include Jose Mari Cuartero and Ivery De Pano (21st Century World Literature); Dr. Genevieve Asenjo and Kristian Sendon Cordero (21st Century Philippine Literature for the Regions); Mark Anthony Cayanan and Martin Villanueva (Creative Writing and Creative Nonfiction); Dr. Jonathan Chua and Dr. Mary Thomas (Great Books); Johann Espiritu and Patrick Campos (Art Appreciation and Reading Visual Cultures); and Louie Jon A. Sanchez and Dr. Edgar Samar (Philippine Popular Literature).

Preregistration and inquiries are welcome. A registration fee of PhP 2,000 will be charged, inclusive of kits, handouts, and meals. An early bird and groups-of-five rate of PhP 1,600 is being offered until March 31, 2015.

Contact the conference convenor Louie Jon A. Sanchez at


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