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Literary artist Mojares visits UPV

On the invitation of the BA Literature professors of the Division of Humanities, College of Arts and Sciences, distinguished professor in literature Resil Mojares was in the UP Visayas Miagao and Iloilo City campuses since October 4 and will stay until October 12, 2016 for a series of lectures and talks on Visayan literature.

Mojares, Professor Emeritus at the University of San Carlos is an advocate and an ambassador of Filipino literature. He recognized as a writer, a critic and a cultural researcher. He has also won, among others, several National Book Awards from the Manila Critics Circle for works in literary criticism, local and national history, urban and rural history, and political biography.

His series of lectures started on October 4 with a forum for local writers and literature teachers entitled, “Where in the World is the Filipino Writer” at the UPV Iloilo City campus. On October 5, he was with the students of the Miagao campus and talked about, “What is Visayan Literature” which he will likewise repeat on October 12 at the Iloilo City campus.

The BA Literature faculty of the Division of Humanities sat with the Carlos Palanca winner (short story) for a consultation on best practices on teaching literature. They also took the opportunity to have him critique the BA Literature program of the Division that is currently undergoing revisions.

Mojares, who earned his doctorate in Literature from UP Diliman, is also a Centennial Awardee for Cultural Research from the Cultural Center of the Philippines.

The visiting literary activity of the Division of Humanities is funded by Academic Program Improvement of the UP System.

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