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Danton Remoto

Head of School, Professor of Creative Writing, Faculty of Arts

Contact

  • workRoom EA66 Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
    Malaysia Campus
    Jalan Broga
    43500 Semenyih
    Selangor Darul Ehsan
    Malaysia
  • work+6 (03) 8924-8296
  • fax+6 (03) 8924-8012

Biography

Danton Remoto is a Professor of Creative Writing and Literature at the University of Nottingham in Malaysia. He has taught at Ateneo de Manila University (Associate Professor of English) and The Manila Times College (Professor, Dean, and President). He was educated at Ateneo de Manila University, Rutgers University (USA), University of Stirling (Scotland, UK) and the University of the Philippines. He has held fellowships from the Asian Scholarship Foundation, British Council, Ford Foundation and Fulbright Foundation. He was a General Participant in Fiction at the Breadloaf Writers' Conference (USA) and an International Writing Fellow at Hawthornden Castle (Scotland, UK). He was also a Fellow at the Cambridge Conference on Contemporary British Writing held at Downing College, Cambridge University. He has published 20 books in English and won the National Achievement Award in Literature (Poetry) from the Writers' Union of the Philippines. He has read his poems and moderated panels at the Melbourne Festival of the Arts as well as the Georgetown Literary Festival in Penang, Malaysia. He has been published in France, Germany, Japan, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Singapore, Spain Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States. His works are cited in 'The Routledge Concise History of Southeast Asian Writing in English' as well as in 'The Oxford Research Encyclopaedia of Literature.'

Expertise Summary

Professor Danton Remoto's expertise lies in the following fields:

Creative Writing: Poetry

Creative Writing: Fiction

Creative Writing: Nonfiction

Asian Literature, with a focus on Southeast Asian Literature

American Literature: The Twentieth Century

British Literature: The Twentieth Century

Latin American Literature: The Twentieth Century

Teaching Summary

Professor Danton Remoto convenes the following modules for Undergraduate Students:

Beginning Creative Writing 1

Beginning Creative Writing 2

Advanced Writing Practices

Modern British Fiction

Creative Writing Dissertation

He also convenes the following modules for Postgraduate Students:

Poetry: Form and Context

What is a Text?

Creative Writing Dissertation

He is also the Second Reader of the following modules for Undergraduate Students:

Poetry and Prose

Writing for Performance

Drama,Theatre, and Performance

Research Summary

I am finishing a book of short stories titled 'Green Roses and Other Stories.' I am also starting work on my second novel. All my books are written originally in English.

My other research involves work in the theory and practice in the following fields:

Creative Writing: Poetry

Creative Writing: Fiction

Creative Writing: Nonfiction

Southeast Asian Literature in English or English Translation

Recent Publications

  • 2018. Ranga: Writings on Bikol Ateneo de Naga University Press, Philippines.
  • 2018. Two Poems in Cha: An Asian Literary Journal At: Hong Kong Baptist University Press
  • 2017. My books cited under "Asian American Literature" in Oxford Research Encyclopaedia of Literature
  • 2017. Translator, Bamboo Whispers: Poetry of the Mangyans

Past Research

Philippine Literature in English

Malaysian Poetry in English or English Translation

American Literature: The Twentieth Century

Future Research

Postcolonial Literatures in English of English Translation

  • 2018. Ranga: Writings on Bikol Ateneo de Naga University Press, Philippines.
  • 2018. Two Poems in Cha: An Asian Literary Journal At: Hong Kong Baptist University Press
  • 2017. My books cited under "Asian American Literature" in Oxford Research Encyclopaedia of Literature
  • 2017. Translator, Bamboo Whispers: Poetry of the Mangyans
  • 2016. Clemen Fantur: Aurora Cordial: Poems and Photographs At: Kerbel Books, Berlin
  • 2016. Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom: Filipino translation of a novel in English At: National Book Store, Manila
  • 2015. Two Poems in An Anthology of Southeast Asian Literature At: National Library Board
  • 2015. Riverrun: A Novel Anvil Publishing, Philippines.
  • 2015. The Mango Bride by Marivi Soliven: Filipino translation of a novel in English At: National Book Store, Manila
  • 2014. The Best of Ladlad Anvil Publishing, Philippines.
  • 2014. The Fault in Our Stars by John Greene: Filipino translation of a novel in English At: National Book Store, Manila
  • 2014. Poems in Becoming Poets: The Asian English Experience edited by Agnes S.L. Lam At: Peter Lang AB, Berne
  • 2013. Two Poems in Conversations with Julio Cortazar Edited by Tammy Ho Lai-Ming, et al At: Chameleon Press, Hong Kong
  • 2010. Ladlad 3 Anvil Publishing, Philippines.
  • 2009. Two Poems in The Routledge Concise History of Southeast Asian Writing in English edited by Rajiv Patke and Philip Holden At: London
  • 2008. Ang Higanteng Maramot at Iba Pang Mga Kuwento: Filipino translation of The Selfish Giant and Other Stories by Oscar Wilde
  • 2006. Afraid: The Best Philippine Ghost Stories Anvil Publishing, Philippines.
  • 2005. New Philippine Writing: Special issue of Philippine Studies Ateneo de Manila University Press.
  • 2005. "Poinsettias," short story in Blithe House Quarterly
  • 2004. Pulotgata [Honeymoon]: The Love Poems Anvil Publishing, Philippines.
  • 2004. "Poinsettias," short story in Kritika Kultura Literary Issue At: Ateneo de Manila University
  • 2004. Three Poems in Kritika Kultura At: Ateneo de Manila University
  • 1998. X-Factor: Essays Anvil Publishing, Philippines.
  • 1997. Black Silk Pajamas: Poems Anvil Publishing, Philippines.
  • 1996. Seduction & Solitude: Essays Anvil Publishing, Philippines.
  • 1996. Ladlad 2 Anvil Publishing, Philippines.
  • 1995. Four Poems in Returning A Borrowed Tongue: Filipinos and Filipino-American Poets on America: Edited by Nick Carbo and Eric Gamalinda At: Coffee House Press, Minneapolis
  • 1994. Ladlad Anvil Publishing, Philippines.
  • 1993. Two Poems in Brown River, White Ocean: 20th Century Philippine Literature in English ed. by Luis Francia At: Rutgers University Press, New Jersey
  • 1991. Skin Voices Faces: Poems Anvil Publishing, Philippines.
  • 1991. Two Poems in Bomb Magazine At: New York City
  • 1989. Wings of Desire, short story in Solidarity
  • 1989. Gems in Philippine Literature National Book Store, Philippines.
  • 1987. Two Poems in Frank: An international Journal of Poetry and Art, Paris

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