A Special Lecture Discussion Featuring the Fiction of Lina Espina Moore: Strategies for Teaching Three Stories


Posted by: tasyo 

Date: 2011-07-25

The Ateneo Library of Women's Writings (ALIWW) and
The Ateneo Center for English Language Teaching (ACELT)

invite you to a

A Special Lecture Discussion Featuring the
Fiction of Lina Espina Moore: Strategies for Teaching Three Stories

Saturday, 18 November 2000, 8:30 - 12:00
Social Science Bldg. Audio-Visual Hall
Ateneo de Manila University
Loyola Heights, Quezon City

There is a need to introduce into the literature classrooms of the Philippines more stories that represent the Filipino woman's perspective on national life and cultural differences among people. This lecture discussion is a response to this need.

The morning's program begins with an introductory lecture on Lina Espina Moore, followed by a panel presentation and discussion of the various ways of teaching three classic short stories from her canon.

"Sam-it and the Loom"
set in Baguio, a story of a young Igorot girl's complex relationship with her American/Christian employer

"The Silent Hills"
a story of a confrontation between a Filipina and the Japanese widow of a soldier killed during the pacific war

a story of a public school teacher who, forced by her ambitious and materialistic husband to give up teaching , loses her identity

This special program is the second collaborative effort between ALIWW and ACELT. It marks the 6th Paz Marquez Benitez Memorial Lectures. The lecture series was founded in 1995 to honor the memory of Paz Marquez Benitez (1894-1983), the matriarch of Filipino writers in English. The annual lectures focus on a specific Filipino woman writer. This year, it is Lina Espina Moore.

Paz Marquez Benitez, as many may remember, is the author of the first modern Filipino short story in English, "Dead Stars" (1925). She was also an English language and literature teacher for 35 years at the University of the Philippines. Upon the death of her husband, Francisco Benitez, Dean of the College of Education in UP, she assumed editorship of the Philippine Journal of Education for some 30 years.


8:30 - 9:00


9:00 - 10:00

Fr. Joseph A. Galdon, S.J.
Professor, Department of English, AdMU

Words of Welcome and Introduction of the Paz Marquez Benitez Memorial Lectures
Dr. Edna Z. Manlapaz
Executive Director, ALIWW

Introduction of the Guest Lecturer
Dr. Soledad S. Reyes
Coordinator for Literature, ALIWW

Lecture: "Lina Espina Moore: The Woman and Her Fiction"
Dr. Thelma Arambulo
Department of English, UP Diliman


Snack Break

10:30 - 12:00

Panel Presentation and Discussion

    "Sam-it and the Loom"
    Presenter: Ms. Beatriz P. Lorente
    ACELT and Dept. of English, Ateneo de Manila

    "The Silent Hills"
    Presenter: Ms. Lara Tajonera
    ACELT and Dept. of English, Ateneo de Manila

    "The Mansion"
    Presenter: Ms. Marianne Gutierrez
    ACELT and Dept. of English, Ateneo de Manila

Closing Remarks
Ma. Luz C. Vilches
Executive Director, ACELT

Distribution of Certificates

The event marks the formal launch of Austegelina: A story of Lina Espina Moore's Life and Selected Works, written and edited by Edna Z. Manlapaz, Anvil Publishing, 2000. The book will be available for sale before and after the program at a special discounted rate of P250.00.

REGISTRATION FEE: P100.00 inclusive of snacks, materials, and certificate

Limited to 100 participants

For more information, please contact Vicky Calderon, ACELT, Telephone 426-43-22 Email:acelt@pusit.admu.edu.ph or Gemma Roces, ALIWW, Telephone 426-6001 Ext. 5811 Email:aliww@pusit.admu.edu.ph