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30 JULY 2001. VOLUME 33. NUMBER 09. 4 PAGES 

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La Salle BookClub gets a taste of Atenean professor’s work

There’s something cooking. An intellectual exchange between writer Doreen Fernandez and critic Oscar Campomanes will happen on August 25, 4 pm, at the Afterwords Café/Filipino Bookstore in Malate. The discussion will be on Fernandez’s latest book, Palayok: Philippine Food Through Time, On Site, In the Pot.

This special literary gathering is part of the Conversation with Writer series organized by the DWLF BookClub of De La Salle University-Manila in cooperation with ABC Galleries, Filipino Bookstore, and Bale Dutung.

Fernandez is a professor of Literature, Creative Writing, Language, and Journalism at the Ateneo de Manila University, where she is the chair of the Department of Communication. Her books on cultural, literary, theater, and culinary history include The Iloilo Zarzuela 1903-1930, In Performance, Panitikan (a video documentary and monograph), Tikim: Essays on Philippine Food and Culture, Palabas: Essays on Philippine Theater History, and Fruits of the Philippines. She writes columns for the Philippine Daily Inquirer and Food Magazine, and a column on books for The Philippine Journal of Education. Fernandez is a recipient of numerous awards including the Metrobank Outstanding Teacher Award and the CCP Centennial Honor for the Arts.

Campomanes is the chair of the Department of Literature and Philippine Languages of the College of Liberal Arts, where he is also an associate professor of Asian American Studies and Literature. His critical and scholarly writings have appeared in numerous publications, such as the Asian American Writers, Reading the Literatures of Asian America, Discrepant Histories: Translocal Essays on Filipino Cultures, Radical History Review, positions: east asia cultures critique, Building Blocks for Asian American Studies, Cambridge Inter-Ethnic Companion to Asian American Literature, Critical Mass: A Journal of Asian American Cultural Criticism, The Oxford Companion to Women’s Writing in the United States, Encyclopedia of the American Left, Verge, MELUS, and Philippine Studies.

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