In this lecture, Dr. Coroza talks about song (awit), and its historical and current significance in Philippine oral tradition.
Michael M. Coroza received his B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Santo Tomas, M.A. in Literature from the Ateneo de Manila University, and Ph.D. in Filipino from the University of the Philippines Diliman. He is an Associate Professor in Filipino Literature, Creative Writing, and Literary Translation at the Department of Filipino, School of Humanities, Ateneo de Manila University. A multi-awarded poet, essayist, and literary translator, he received the Southeast Asian Writers (S.E.A.WRITE) Award from the Royalty of Thailand in 2007 and the Ani ng Dangal Award from the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) in 2009. He has two volumes of poetry, three storybooks for children, and a number of critical essays published in national and international journals such as Malay Indonesian Studies, Philippine Studies, Bulawan Journal of Philippine Culture and the Arts, Daluyan, and Unitas. Together with premier poets Teo T. Antonio and Victor Emmanuel D. Nadera Jr., he has performed the Balagtasan, traditional poetic joust in significant occasions in the Philippines and in cities abroad like Singapore, Honolulu, Hawaii, San Francisco, California, and New York City.
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