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DLSU to hold national conference on teaching literature, humanities

 

The Department of Literature of De La Salle University will conduct “Writing the Classroom: National Conference on the Teaching of Literature and the Humanities” from  May 25 to 27 at the Verdure, 4/F Henry Sy, Sr. Hall, in Taft Avenue, Manila.

This is open to all teachers of literature especially those who are teaching in either senior high school or college levels.

The 3-day conference will have plenary lectures, lesson planning workshops, and teaching demonstrations on the following topics: teaching poetry, teaching fiction, teaching drama, teaching creative nonfiction, teaching 21st century Philippine literature, teaching Afro-Asian literature, teaching Anglo-American literature, teaching literary theory and criticism, and teaching Rizal’s Noli Me Tangere.

Recognized by the Commission on Higher Education as a Center of Development, the DLSU Department of Literature is home to writers and scholars who are respected and published in the Philippines and abroad. It has on its faculty winners of the Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards and the National Book Awards.

The conference fee is P1,500 that comes with a teaching manual. The fee does not include food and accommodation. For more details and reservations, please email the conference director, Dr. John Iremil E. Teodoro, at john.iremil.teodoro@dlsu.edu.ph or call telephone number 524-4611 local 541 or 532 and look for Donna Mina.

New Literary Arts program for writers

Cirillo

De La Salle University recently lauched the Cirilo F. Bautista Program for Literary Arts, named in honor of the 2014 National Artist for Literature and DLSU Professor Emeritus.

The announcement was made last March 19 at the DLSU Henry Sy, Sr. Hall, during a special tribute for him that also coincided with the launching of his new book, Things Happen Poems 2012, published by the University of Santo Tomas.

Announcing the establishment of the literary program, Vice Chancellor for Academics Dr. Myrna Austria said that a seed fund of one million pesos has been allocated by the University to support both professional and budding writers of poetry, essay, and fiction.  Literary grantees will be chosen annually.

Chancellor Emeritus Dr. Carmelita Quebengco delivered the opening remarks, and Br. Bernard Oca FSC, De La Salle Santiago Zobel School president, the remarks of circumstance.  Fellow National Artist for Literature Bienvenido Lumbera and National Artist for Music Ramon Santos graced the occasion.

Described as a Renaissance man, Bautista is a poet, fictionist, painter, literary critic, and educator.  At DLSU, he was honored as a member of the elite group of University Fellows.  He spent 33 years of teaching in the University, retiring in 2006.

The tribute for Bautista featured a poetry reading by eminent writers Gemino Abad, Alice Sun Cua, Carlomar Arcangel Daoana, Marjorie Evasco, Dinah Roma, and Alfred Yuson. An open forum  with the writer, hosted by journalist Lito Zulueta, culminated the event.

The event was organized by the Department of Literature, the Bienvenido N. Santos Creative Writing Center, and the College of Liberal Arts.

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