FIRST EPAPC NATIONAL CONFERENCE

Sounds and Poetry of the Streets

PHILIPPINE EXPRESSIVE POPULAR CULTURES

SEPTEMBER 4-6, 2019 | ATENEO DE MANILA UNIVERSITY

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

JOSE S. BUENCONSEJO, Ph.D.

(University of the Philippines Diliman)

Jose S Buenconsejo is a professor of Musicology at the College of Music, University of the Philippines Diliman. He studied Musicology at the University of the Philippines, the University of Hawai'i, and the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned his doctorate in 1999. A recipient of grants from the East-West Center, Asian Cultural Council, and Mellon Foundation, he has taught at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Hong Kong (while on a postdoctoral fellowship). Dr. Buenconsejo served as dean of the UP College of Music from 2010 to 2017 and, at present, is the liaison officer for the Philippines in the International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM). His video documentary “Seven Dances of Life” was nominated Best Documentary in the 2018 Gawad Urian Awards and the book he edited, Philippine Modernities: Music, Performing Arts, and Language: 1880-1941, won the 2018 Best Book in the Social Science by the National Book Development Board and Manila Critics Circle.

 

Research Interests: (1) myth and ritual (2) cultural history (3) media studies, and (4) popular culture.

ELIZABETH ENRIQUEZ, Ph.D.

(University of the Philippines Diliman)

ELIZABETH L. ENRIQUEZ is a Professor of Broadcasting in the UP College of Mass Communication, where she has been teaching for 28 years courses on media theory, media literacy, media history, and media and gender.

 

Among her publications is the groundbreaking book Appropriation of Colonial Broadcasting: A History of Early Radio in the Philippines, 1922-1946 (UP Press 2008). She is one of the principal editors of the Broadcast volume in the Cultural Center of the Philippines Encyclopedia of Philippine Art, 2nd ed (CCP 2018).

 

She earned her BA Journalism, MA Broadcasting, and PhD Philippine Studies degrees from UP Diliman. She was a Fulbright Scholar in the US in 2001-2002 and a Senior Fulbright Scholar in 2011-2012.

 

She has served UP Diliman in various capacities, including Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs (2005-2011) and Director of UP Diliman Information Office (1994-1997). She currently chairs the Commission on Higher Education Technical Committee on Broadcasting. Before joining UP as faculty member, she worked in radio and television for almost two decades. She continues to broadcast over DZUP, the official radio of the University of the Philippines.

 

Her research interest in the last several years have centered on the history of media, particularly broadcasting, in the Philippines and media and gender.

GARY C. DEVILLES, Ph.D.

(Ateneo de Manila University)

Dr. Gary C. Devilles is an assistant professor and chair of the Department of Filipino, School of Humanities, Ateneo de Manila University. He holds a PhD in Media Studies from La Trobe University, Australia. He is the author of Pasakalye, an anthology of Philippine literatures, and co-author (with Roland Tolentino) of Espasyo, an anthology of Philippine popular culture essays, both published by the Ateneo de Manila University Press. His forthcoming work, City Sense: An Intersensorial Approach to Sensing Manila, will also be published by Ateneo de Manila University Press. Gary is a member of the foremost group of film critics in the Philippines, the Manunuri ng mga Pelikulang Pilipino (MPP), which gives the annual film awards called Urian. 

ROBIN DANIEL Z. RIVERA, Ph.D.

(University of the Philippines Diliman)

Dr. Robin Rivera is an Associate Professor of Art Studies at the University of the Philippines in Diliman. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcast Communication from the University of the Philippines in Diliman, a Master of Arts degree in Communications from the Ateneo De Manila University, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Philippine Studies from the University of the Philippines in Diliman. His areas of academic concern are music and music production, sound studies, and popular culture. He is a performing musician, composer, sound designer, and has produced recordings of The U.P. Cherubim and Seraphim, Elena Mirano, Kontragapi, Eraserheads, Dong Abay, Sugarfree, Peryodiko, and Bullet Dumas.

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