Emy Ruth Gianan, News, Communication Management Office
“Sining at Kamalayang Pilipino na Maka-Tao” edited by University of the Philippines (UP) Professor-Emeritus Dr. Nicanor G. Tiongson and published under PUP Research Institute for Culture and Language – Center for Philippine Studies (RICL-CPS) is one of the finalists for the 41st National Book Awards. It will compete against four (4) other works under the Literary Criticism/ Cultural Studies Category.
The anthology of academic essays was the culminating output of the three-year Masterclass on Philippine Arts at PUP: Desk and TP Seminar-Workshop organized since 2021 until this year. The Masterclass is a joint project of the University Center for Culture and Arts (UCCA) headed by Prof. Bely Ygot, College of Arts and Letters (CAL) headed by Dr. Romeo Pena, and RICL headed by Prof. Joseph Reylan Viray, while CPS is led by Prof. Jomar Adaya.
Sining at Kamalayang Pilipino na Maka-tao is the first publication facilitated by RICL-CPS. This is also the first time a publication from the research center gained recognition from a national award-giving body.
PUP scholars who contributed to this collection are faculty members from various departments, namely, Elaine Carie Almirante-Andres (College of Human Kinetics and Extension Management Cluster Coordinator), Giselle Cabrera (College of Arts and Letters), Jose Clutario (College of Arts and Letters and Gender and Development Coordinator), Leonardo Dela Cruz (College of Arts and Letters), Marvin Lobos (College of Arts and Letters), Jalaine Joyce Malabanan (College of Arts and Letters and Center for Futures Research), Alvin Ortiz (College of Arts and Letters and Research Institute for Language and Literary Studies), Marianne Ortiz (College of Arts and Letters and Institute of Open and Distance Education – Open University System), Jerome Permejo (College of Social Sciences and Development and Gender and Development Office), Leomar Requejo (College of Arts and Letters), and Federico Rivera Jr. (College of Arts and Letters).
Completing the collection are essays from leading Filipino scholars from the different fields of the arts such as literature, theater, visual arts, music, dance, architecture, film, and broadcast media are featured in this collection. Authors include Cecilia De La Paz, Elizabeth Enriquez, Rene Javellana, Rosalie Matilac, Jerry Respeto, Arwin Tan, Nicanor Tiongson, and Galileo Zafra.
The National Book Awards is the country’s top prize for book titles written, designed, and published in the Philippines. It is sponsored by the National Book Development Board (NBDB) and the Manila Critics’ Circle (MCC). The winners will be announced in February 2024, in time for the Philippines’ participation as Guest of Honor in the world’s biggest book fair, Frankfurter Buchmesse 2025.
Get a free online copy of the book here. Access the full list of finalists here.
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