He University of SantoTomas (UST) Center for Creative Writing and Literary Studies will hold the lecture “Pusong Walang Pag-ibig: Ang Pagtatatwa sa Wika” (Heartless Love: The Denial of Language), to be delivered by Ateneo de Manila Professor Emeritus Soledad S. Reyes on Aug. 19, 3-5 p.m., at the Tanghalang Teresita Quirino, G/F Benavides Bldg., UST, España Blvd., Sampaloc, Manila. The lecture will be held in celebration of Buwan ng Wika.
The lecture will explain the possible social and political reasons behind the Filipino language’s current status in Philippine society today. She will examine the use of Filipino in popular culture from the Philippine revolution to the present.
Reyes is a distinguished literary scholar, mentor, literary and art critic, anthologist, editor and essayist specializing in the field of Philippine popular culture and popular art forms.
Reyes is the author of “Nobelang Tagalog, 1905-1975: Tradisyon at Modernismo” (1982); “The Romance Mode in Philippine Popular Literature and Other Essays” (1991), for which she won the National Book Awards; “Kritisismo: Mga Teorya at Antolohiya Para sa Epektibong Pagtuturo ng Panitikan” (1992); “Pagbasa ng Panitikan at Kulturang Popular: Piling Sanaysay, 1976-1996” (1997); “From Darna to Zsazsa Zaturnnah: Desire and Fantasy Essays on Literature and Popular Culture” (2009); “A Dark Tinge to the World: Selected Essays 1987-2005” (2005); and “Narratives of Note: Studies of Popular Forms in the 20th Century” (2012).
She is also the editor of the important anthologies, “Ang Silid na Mahiwaga: Kalipunan ng mga Kuwento’t Tula ng mga Babaeng Manunulat” (1994) and “ALIW! Essays on Popular Culture” (2000).
Event is open to creative writers, literary enthusiasts and the general public. Call Ms. Anna Nicolas at tel. 4061611 local 8281 for seat reservations.