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“Wika, Tula, at Kundiman” (Language, Poetry, and Love Song): September 26-28, 2023

Date, Time, and Location: September 26, 2023 from 3:00-5:30PM, BUSAD A102
September 27, 2023 from 3:00-5:30PM, BUSAD C102
September 28, 2023 from 3:00-5:30PM, BUSAD A102

“Wika, Tula, at Kundiman” (Language, Poetry, and Love Song) by Michael M. Coroza, PhD

We are very fortunate enough to have a visiting lecturer next week, all the way from the Philippines, Professor Michael Coroza. 

A multi-awarded poet, essayist, literary translator, and editor, he received the Southeast Asia Write Award (S.E.A.Write) from the Royalty of Thailand in 2007 and the Ani ng Dangal (Harvest of Honor) Award from the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) of the Republic of the Philippines in 2009. He has won major prizes for his poems, essays, and stories for children. He is now on his third term as Chair of the Unyon ng mga Manunulat sa Pilipinas (UMPIL, or the Writers Union of the Philippines). For two terms, 2017 – 2019 and 2020 – 2022, he served as Head of the National Committee on Language and Translation (NCLT) of the Sub-commission on Cultural Dissemination of the NCCA.

We invite you to take part in this series of lectures which will focus on the following topics:

  1. Language of the Kundiman
  2. A Re-View of the Philippine Oral Tradition or Could it Be True that the Rap Battle is the Contemporary Form of Balagtasan?
  3. Saling-awit (Song Translation): “An-Other Life” of a Song in the Philippine Oral Tradition

Brought to you by the Center for Philippine Studies and the Department of Indo-Pacific Languages and Literatures, with support from the Consulate General of the Philippines in Honolulu