February/March 1997 News
- Alain J.-J. Cohen, Blade Runner: Aesthetics of Agonistics
and the Law of Response, il cannocchiale. rivista di studi filosofici
Sulla Responsabilità, 3 (1996): 43-59.
- Page duBois, paperback edition of her most recent book, Sappho is
Burning (University of Chicago Press, 1995) to appear in March 1997.
- Donald Wesling, The Scissors of Meter: Grammetrics and Reading.
Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1996.
- Lisa Yoneyama, Kioku no benshôhô - Hiroshima
(The Dialectics of Memory - Hiroshima), Shisô, 866 (August 1996):
- To Page duBois who has been invited to spend 1998 as one of twelve
scholars in residence at the Getty Research Institute for the History of Art
and the Humanities. The theme for 1998 is Representing the
- To Lisa Lowe who has been elected by the American Literature Section of
the Modern Language Association to a three-year term on the Board of Editors of
- To Liza Nelligan who successfully completed the Ph.D. qualifying
examination during Fall Quarter 1996. Her name was inadvertently omitted from
the last Newsletter.
To Stephen Potts who received an instructional improvement grant in
response to his proposal, Tuning In: Electronic Culture in the
60's. The award is to support experimental teaching efforts in his
Winter Quarter course, LTGN 174--The Culture of the Sixties.
- Chizuko Ueno, Professor of Sociology, Graduate School of Humanities and
Sociology, The University of Tokyo, will speak on The Nation-State and
Gender: Feminist Participation in Japans Ultra-Nationalism, on
Wednesday, March 5, 4:00 p.m., in the deCerteau Room, 155 Literature
Building. Her talk is sponsored by the Program in Japanese Studies, the
Cross-Cultural Center, the Dialogic Analysis Project, the Department of
Literature, the Project in Culture and Society, the Department of Sociology,
and the Womens Studies Program.
- Juan Gelman, Argentinas leading poet, will read from his latest
book on Wednesday, March 12, 4:00 p.m., in the deCerteau Room, 155
Literature Building. A reception will follow in the Faculty/Staff Commons,
Room 3138. The themes of Juan Gelmans poetry--family, exile, Argentina,
his Jewish heritage, the tango--celebrate life while confronting the heartache
and loss he suffered at the hands of the Argentine military.
- Manuel Vazquez Montalban, poet, journalist and perhaps Spains most
celebrated contemporary novelist, will be visiting the Department of
Literature as a Regents Lecturer from April 14 through April 25. As a
journalist, Vazquez Montalban is well known for his socio-political analysis of
the late years of the Franco dictatorship and as a cultural critic of the
post-Franco era. He has also produced a steady stream of fiction since the
1960s, which ranges from a highly popular detective series to experimental
fiction. He will present a public lecture, tentatively scheduled for
Wednesday, April 16, 4:00 p.m., in the deCerteau Room, 155 Literature
Building. A panel discussion will be scheduled during the second week of his
visit. More details will follow in the next Newsletter.
- Fredric R. Jameson, Professor, The Literature Program, Duke University;
and Visiting Professor, Department of Literature, UCSD, will present his annual
public lecture, tentatively titled Culture and Finance Capital, on
Monday, April 28, 4:00 p.m. at CRCA (408 University Center).
- Intercampus Exchange Opportunity Fund Grants. Airfare is
provided to Academic Senate members and registered graduate students for travel
to other UC campuses and/or facilities for study and research, and to faculty
invited to UCSD from other UC campuses for the purpose of research
consultations which will benefit UCSD faculty. See Linda Lewis for an
application. (Graduate students who wish to participate in the Intercampus
Exchange Program for the purpose of taking courses at another UC campus, should
see Quinny. The program described above is for travel grants only.)
- Modern Language Association Book Prizes:
- 1996 MLA Prize for a First Book--for an outstanding literary or
linguistic study, a critical edition of an important work, or a critical
biography (must be published in 1996). Open to MLA members only. Deadline:
May 1, 1997.
- 1996 MLA Prize for Independent Scholars--for a distinguished scholarly
book (published in 1996) in the field of English or another modern language or
literature. The author must not have been enrolled in a degree program nor
have held a tenured or tenure-track position at the time of publication.
Deadline: May 1, 1997.
- 1996-97 Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for a Translation of a Literary
Work--for an outstanding translation into English of a book-length literary
work (must be published during the two preceding years). Awarded each
even-numbered year. Deadline: April 1, 1998.
- 1995-96 Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for a Translation of a Scholarly
Study of Literature--for a translation of a book-length work of literary
history, literary criticism, philology or literary theory (must be published
during the two preceding years). Awarded each odd-numbered year. Deadline:
May 1, 1997.
- 1996 Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Comparative Literary
Studies--for an outstanding scholarly work (published in 1996) in
comparative literary studies involving at least two literatures. Open to MLA
members only. Deadline: May 1, 1997.
- 1996 Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for French and Francophone
Studies--for an outstanding scholarly work (published in 1996) in French or
francophone linguistic or literary studies. Open to MLA members only.
Deadline: May 1, 1997.
- 1996-97 Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Studies in Germanic Languages
and Literatures--for an outstanding scholarly work (published in 1996 or
1997) on the linguistics or literatures of the Germanic languages (Danish,
Dutch, German, Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish, Yiddish). Open to MLA Members
only. Awarded each even-numbered year. Deadline: May 1, 1998.
- 1996 Katherine Singer Kovacs Prize--for an outstanding book published
(in 1996) in English in the field of Latin American and Spanish literatures and
cultures. Deadline: May 1, 1997.
- 1995-96 Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Studies in Slavic Languages and
Literatures--for an outstanding scholarly work (published in 1995 or 1996)
on the linguistics or literatures of Slavic languages. Awarded each
odd-numbered year. Deadline: May 1, 1997.
- 1995-96 Morton N. Cohen Award--for a distinguished edition of letters,
of which at least one volume was published in 1995 or 1996. Awarded each
odd-numbered year. Deadline: May 1, 1997.
- 1995-96 MLA Prize for a Distinguished Scholarly Edition--for a
distinguished scholarly edition of a text, of which at least one volume must be
published in 1995 or 1996. Awarded each odd-numbered year. Deadline: May 1,
- 1996-97 Howard R. Marraro Prize and 1996-97 Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize
for Italian Literary Studies--for an outstanding scholarly study of book or
essay length (published in 1996 or 1997) on any phase of Italian literature or
comparative literature involving Italian; eligible books compete simultaneously
for both prizes. Open to MLA members only. Awarded each even-numbered year.
Deadline: May 1, 1998.
- 1996 Kenneth W. Mildenberger Prize--for a research publication (book or
article, published in 1996) in the field of teaching foreign languages and
literatures. Deadline: May 1, 1997.
- 1996 Mina P. Shaughnessy Prize--for a research publication (book or
article, published in 1996) in the field of teaching English language,
literature, rhetoric, and composition. Deadline: May 1, 1997.
For detailed information about specific prizes, including application
procedures, write, call, or e-mail the Office of Special Projects, MLA, 10
Astor Place, New York, NY 10003-6981; (212) 614-6406; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Graduate Program Announcements
Fredric R. Jameson--Spring Quarter 1997 Mini-Seminar: Professor
Jameson's two-unit mini-seminar (LTTH 297) will take place in the deCerteau
Room, 155 Literature Building, on the following dates: Friday, April 25,
1:00 to 4:00 p.m.; Saturday, April 26, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.; and Tuesday,
April 29, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Additional copies of the reading list
(already distributed) are available in the Graduate Office.