January 1997 News
- Mark A. Johnson, "Professions beyond the Academy," Modern
Language Association Profession 1996 : 60-68. Mark Johnson is a former
UCSD Literature Honors student. A copy of Profession 1996 is available
in the Department Library.
- Rosaura Sánchez, "Deconstructions and Renarrativizations:
Trends in Chicana Literature," Bilingual Review/Revista
Bilingüe, XXI.1 (January-April 1996): 52-58.
Winter Quarter Visiting Instructors
- Jacki Apple, performance/installation artist, film maker, audio
composer, radio playwright--LTWR 110, Screenwriting.
- Benjamin Bertram, doctoral candidate in Literatures in English,
UCSD--LTEN 112, Shakespeare: Elizabethan Period.
- Carla Harryman, playwright and fictionalist, central figure in the
"language-writing" movement--LTWR 100, Short Fiction; LTWR 119,
Writing for Performance.
- Desmond Hogan, fictionalist, playwright and journalist, one of
Ireland's most significant contemporary novelists--LTWR 100, Short
- Karen Hollis, Ph.D., English and American Literature, UCSD--LTEN 143,
The English Novel in the 18th Century.
- Jorge V. Moreira, Instructor of Portuguese and Spanish, University of
Minnesota--LTGN 136, Latin American (Brazilian) Literature in Translation; LTPO
130, Brazilian Literature (in Portuguese).
- Ona Russell, doctoral candidate in Literatures in English, UCSD--LTEN
156, American Literature: The Civil War to World War I.
- Jennifer Tuttle, Ph.D., Literatures in English, UCSD--LTEN 154, The
- Andrey B. Ustinov, doctoral candidate, Slavic Languages and Literatures,
Stanford University--LTGN 112, 20th-Century Russian Literature in Translation:
Literature of the Russian Diaspora; LTRU 130, Genres in Russian Literature:
20th-Century Russian Poetry.
Graduate Students Qualifying and Defending
The Department of Literature is pleased to announce that the following students
have successfully completed examinations or defenses during Fall Quarter
- Terry Allison, Ph.D. Qualifying Examination
- Elizabeth Crocker, M. A. Thesis Defense
- Mahnaz Ghaznavi, Ph.D. Qualifying Examination
- Diana Gordon, M.A. Thesis Defense
- Helen Jun, Ph.D. Qualifying Examination
Conferences/Calls for Papers
CONFERENCE ON THE FUTURE OF THE HUMANITIES. On January 31 and February 1, 1997, the UCSD Humanities Center will sponsor a conference on
the future of the Humanities. The conference was organized by UCSD faculty
members Winifred Woodhull, Michael Meranze, and George Mariscal. All events are
free and open to the public.
- Friday, January 31, 7-10 p.m., Center Hall 101 - Keynote speaker:
Manning Marable, Columbia University
- Saturday, February 1, 9 a.m.-12 noon, Cross-Cultural Center - Panel discussion:
Susan Buck- Morss, Cornell University; Anthony Cascardi, UC Berkeley; Casey Blake, Indiana University; Page duBois, UC San Diego. Dr. Marable also will participate in this event.
Some of the questions we hope to pose at the conference include: 1) What
specific methodologies can be identified as properly literary and historical?,
2) How do the two disciplines overlap in terms of research tools and scholarly
goals?, 3) To what extent do traditional concepts of the humanities continue to
be productive?, 4) Can we still speak of the study of literature and history
as the basis for an ethics? 5) What is the value of humanistic studies at the
end of the century?
- Research Grants. Academic Senate members who would like to apply
for research support for 1996-97 must submit a Research Grant Application to
the Committee on Research, Academic Senate Office, 0002, by 2:00 p.m.,
January 10 , 1997. Applications received after this date will be returned.
Grants generally do not exceed $6,000. Priority is given to junior and new
faculty with no extramural support and to new projects that will lead to
extramural support. Second applications in the same fiscal year will receive
low priority. Funds may be awarded for supplies, field work, assistance,
travel for research purposes and equipment. Limited funds are available to
support the final preparation of manuscripts for submission to publishers.
Additional information and application forms are available from Linda Lewis.
- Travel to Scholarly Meetings. Academic Senate members may apply
for travel expenses (airfare, not per diem) to conferences or symposia of
professional societies at which they will present papers on their
research or preside over one or more sessions. Invitations to participate in
conferences organized by universities, departments or institutes cannot be
supported. Only one trip per fiscal year for any Senate member will be
awarded. The deadline for submission of applications is 2:00 p.m., January
10, 1997 (please note that applications can no longer be submitted at
any time). Applications received after this date will be reviewed in April
1997. Awards are made for the lowest published air coach fare for domestic
trips, with ceilings of $500 for the Eastern, $350 for Central, and $250 for
Mountain/Pacific time zones. Foreign travel may be funded at 75% of the lowest
APEX fare, up to $1,000, or the actual fare, whichever is lower. A copy of the
letter inviting the paper, acceptance of the paper on the program or a copy of
the program must accompany the request for funds. Application forms are
available from Linda Lewis.
- 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
- Call for Program Proposals, UCSD Center for the Humanities. In
the 1997-98 academic year, the Humanities Center will consider support in the
Collaborative Group Research Planning Grants (maximum award $12,000):
The center will provide initial support for group projects that have the
potential of attracting outside support or projects seeking seed funds to
develop applications for specific programs such as programs of the Humanities
Research Institute. Interdisciplinary research will be supported under this
Conferences (maximum award $20,000): The center will provide funds,
matching grants and seed money for the organization of conferences on
significant issues in the humanities that are of interest to the university and
Community Outreach (maximum award $12,000): The center will support
events that involve the local community, community organizations and, in
general, contribute to the interaction of the UC faculty and the San Diego
Eligibility is limited to members of the Academic Senate. Graduate students
and juniors and seniors (GPA of 3.5 or higher) are eligible to serve as
research fellows on projects initiated by faculty. Submissions must be
received by the Center for the Humanities (0406) by January 10, 1997.