Friday, October 17, 2008

Exam Coverage

Dear students,

Discuss the important points of Coleridge, Sainte-Beuve, Eliot, Richards, and Frye's writings. Limit your discussion to at least 150 words. The deadliest deadline for your exam will be on October 21, 2008, twelve noon.

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Thank Rose for visiting the department and reminding me that I owe you an exam.

For Those Who Got Failing Marks

Dear students,

For those who unfortunately got a failing mark, you need to do some extra-credit projects. These additional activities come in two forms. The first is an art activity, while the other one is a written report. However this chance that I am giving is only for those who have earned a grade not more than 4.0.


Wednesday, October 15, 2008

A Good Example of an Analysis Paper

* sorry for the late post, I've been very busy.
* your exam will be posted either tomorrow or on Friday.

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Monday, October 13, 2008


If you have questions and clarifications, please find time to meet with me at the Department of Languages and Literature. I usually stay there in the afternoon. For those who have left for their hometown, please post your email ads so I can entertain any questions or requests.

Sunday, October 12, 2008



*Your teacher erroneously attributed the “Spoliarium” to Felix Hidalgo. Juan Luna is the artist responsible for the said artwork.

Spoliarium, in 1884 won the gold medal at the Exposicion Nacional de Bellas Artes, held every three years in Madrid. The painting depicts defeated gladiators being dragged off into an unseen pit of corpses. A Roman scene on the surface, the painting also carries an allegorical message of the sufferings of Luna's fellow countrymen and women.

Lady in the Red Shawl

Felix Hidalgo
Oil on Canvas
16 x 11 inches
undated (1870-1880's)

A Gifted Painter Now Almost Forgotten

By Ambeth Ocampo
Philippine Daily InquirerFirst
Posted 01:59:00 10/03/2008

MANILA, Philippines—Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo (1855-1913) is acknowledged as one of the great Filipino painters of the late 19th century. If one of his paintings is available on the art market, it usually comes with a seven-figure price tag. But to say that his friend and contemporary, Juan Luna, overshadowed him is an understatement. Both won medals in the 1884 Madrid Exposition of Fine Arts, but Hidalgo and his silver medal do not quite top Luna’s gold.

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Thursday, October 9, 2008

Regarding Your Grades....

I am sorry to say you'll have to wait for another two days for your grades. As I have recently discovered, I am a mere human; with two hands, one body, and one beautiful yet still imperfect brain. Please check on Monday.....

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