Ralph Semino Galan

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Gender MALE
Industry Education
Occupation Professor
Location Quezon City, National Capital Region, Philippines
Introduction Teaches literature, humanities and writing subjects at the Faculty of Arts and Letters in UST. Graduated magna cum laude with a Literature degree from MSU-IIT. Fellow to the national writers' workshops (Silliman [1995], U.P.[1996] and Iligan[1997]), and to the 2nd ASEAN Writers' Conference on Poetry. Poems in English and Filipino have won prizes from the Philippine Panorama (1993) and Home Life Magazine (1998). Has an M.A. in Creative Writing from UP-Diliman. Writes book reviews for the Philippine Daily Inquirer. First chapbook "The Southern Cross and Other Poems" was launched December 2005 by the NCCA as part of its UBOD New Authors Series.Juror of the recently established PHILSTAGE Awards for the Performing Arts. Board member of the Council of Department Chairs of English (CDCE)and Philippine Association for Language Teaching (PALT), Inc.; active member of College English Teachers Association (CETA), PEN International Philippine Chapter and Unyon ng mga Manunulat sa Pilipinas (UMPIL). Currently co-adviser (with Nerisa del Carmen Guevara) of Teatro Tomasino.
Interests Literary and Cultural Theory, Creative Writing, Literature, Performing Arts, Popular Culture, New Age, Volleyball
Favorite Movies Dead Poets Society, Citizen Kane, Sunset Boulevard, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Fifth Element, Mad Love, Babette's Feast, Torchsong Trilogy
Favorite Music Vivaldi's "Four Seasons", Handel's "Messiah", Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata", Mozart's "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik", Debussy's "Claire de lune", Ravel's "Bolero", Pachelbel's "Canon in D Major"
Favorite Books Gabriel Garcia Marquez's "Cien anos de soledad", Isabel Allende's "La casa de los espiritus", Manuel Puig's "El beso de la mujer arana", Mario Vargas Llosa's "La tia Julia y el escribidor", Tomas Eloy Martinez's "Santa Evita", Julio Cortazar "Rayuela", Carlos Fuentes's "Los anos con Laura Diaz", Luisa Valenzuela's "Cola de lagartija", Augusto Roa Bastos's "Hijo de hombre", Jose Donoso's "El jardin de al lado", Laura Esquivel "Como agua para chocolate", Alejo Carpentier's "El arpa y la sombra"

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