The College of Arts and Letters (CAL) Department of European Languages (DEL) has prepared an 8-lecture line-up in this year’s edition of the DEL Faculty Lecture Series. The lectures feature presentations on language teaching, literature, sociolinguistics and popular culture.
A roundtable discussion (RTD) on “Decolonizing Foreign Language Materials” will kick-off the lecture series. RTD panelists are Prof. Anna Sibayan-Sarmiento, PhD, Prof. Frances Cruz, Prof. Isis Bautista, Prof. Jad Monsod, Kristine Cabling and Jillian Melchor.
Two of the lecturers are visiting professors from DEL partner institutions: Prof. Katja Becker-Sliwa (Goethe Institut) and Prof. Angela Martinez (Fundación Rielo).
This year’s speakers are: Cabling on “Operationalizing Print’s Situation Analysis Model on a Foreign Language Program;” Becker-Sliwa on “Pain and Gain in Teaching Large Classes;” Martinez on “An Approach to Jesus Balmori’s Thought and His Period Through the Analysis of His Novelistic Trilogy;” Prof. Wystan de la Peña on “The Failed Japanofilia in Jesus Balmori’s Novel ‘Pájaros de Fuego;’” Elizabeth Lavadia on “Performativity in Public and Private Space: A Study on the 1964 Comic /Satanik/;” Prof. Ricky Giganto on “Sumalangit Nawa: Death as Taboo as Language in the Philippines;” and Melchor on “Zamboanga Chavacano: From ‘Español de cocina’ to ‘Orgullo de Mindanao.’”
Cruz coordinates the DEL Faculty Lecture Series, a department project which started in 1991. Cruz is also co-convenor of the UP Center for Integrative and Development Studies’ Decolonial Studies Program.
For inquiries, call DEL at 8981-8500 loc. 2121 or email Prof. Cruz at firstname.lastname@example.org.