- Alain J.-J. Cohen, "Eisenstein's Ivan the Terrible in
Chess Ecstasy," Semiotics around the World: Synthesis in Diversity.
Proceedings of the Fifth Congress of the International Association for Semiotic
Studies, ed. I. Rauch and G.F. Carr. Berlin/New York: Mouton de Gruyter,
- Stephen Cox, "Mysteries of the Titanic,"
Liberty, 10.5 (May 1997): 13-28, 42.
- Roy Harvey Pearce, gen. ed., Centenary Edition of the Works of
Nathaniel Hawthorne, Vols. XXI and XXII, The English Notebooks, ed.
Thomas Woodson and Bill Ellis. The Ohio University State Press. (The edition
is now complete.)
- Roddey Reid, "Foucault in America: Biography, 'Culture
War,' and the New Consensus," Cultural Critique (Winter
- Wai-lim Yip, Chinese Poetry: An Anthology of Major Modes and
Genres. Duke University Press, 1997. Paperback edition of Chinese
Poetry: Major Modes and Genres, revised and reformatted with a new
- Wai-lim Yip, Three Poems ("Viata Omuli," "Calatoria de
Primavara," and "Legenda Pasarii de Pin") in Antologie de
Poezie Chineza Contemporana, ed./trans. Zhang Xianghua and Radosav Pusic.
Romania: Editura de Vest, 1996.
- Wai-lim Yip, The Quest for Red Leaves (Lyrical Prose). Taipei:
Dongda, May 1997. Recipient of a pre-publication award of special merit from
the Information Office of the Provincial Government of Taiwan.
- To Gema R. Guevara who has been awarded an American Association of
University Women Educational Foundation Dissertation Fellowship for the 1997-98
- To Wm. Arctander O'Brien who the Revelle College Class of '97
has selected as one of two "Outstanding Teachers of the Year." The
award will be presented to Professor O'Brien at the Revelle Commencement,
Sunday, June 15, at 2:30 p.m.
Literature Building Room Namings
The Department of Literature is pleased to announce that Chancellor Dynes and
the Advisory Committee on Naming have approved the naming of Seminar Room 3437 in honor of Carlos Blanco-Aguinaga and Room 3138, the Faculty/Staff
Commons, in memory of Reinhard Lettau. Naming ceremonies will take
place in the near future at which time engraved plaques and photos will be
installed in each room.
- VICTOR MAGAGNA, Department of Political Science, UCSD
"Explaining Imperial Equilibrium: the Microfoundations of Roman Rule"
Monday, May 5, 4:00 p.m.
deCerteau Room, 155 Literature Building
- HELENA GOSCILO, Chair, Department of Slavic Languages,
Literatures and Cultural Studies, University of Pittsburgh
"Canvassing Gender: Recent Russian Women's Art"
Thursday, May 8, 7:00 p.m.
deCerteau Room, 155 Literature Building
Sponsored by the Program in Russian and Soviet Studies.
Professor Goscilo has published numerous articles and books on issue of gender
in contemporary Russian culture. Her most recent books are Dehexing Sex:
Russian Womanhood During and After Glasnost (1996) and The Explosive
World of Tatyana N. Tolstaia's Fiction (1996). She is also the editor
of Lives in Transit: A Collection of Recent Russian Women's Writing
(1995) and, with Beth Holmgren, of Russia-Women-Culture (1996), in
addition to seven other anthologies of essays and translations of Russian
- ALL POWER TO THE PEOPLE, a feature length documentary film which examines problems of race, poverty, dissent, and the inevitable conflict of
"the haves versus the have nots," will be shown on Thursday, May 8, 5:00
p.m., in Room 101 Center Hall. Lee Lew-Lee, producer and director,
will answer questions following the screening.
- MICHEL SERRES, Paris-Sorbonne/Stanford University
"Science and the Humanities: The Case of Turner"
Thursday, May 8, 5:00 p.m.
University Center Conference Room 111A
Sponsored by the UCSD Center for the Humanities.
- ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION: "THE PAINTER, THE PHILOSOPHER, THE COMPUTER AND US", with presentations by Harold Cohen (UCSD), Roger
Guillemin (Salk Institute), and Lev Manovich (UCSD); questions by
Michel Serres (Paris-Sorbonne/Stanford) and Andrew Feenberg
(SDSU); and mediator, Marcel Hénaff (UCSD)
Friday, May 9, 2:00 p.m.
Salk Institute, East Building, Auditorium, Meeting Center
Sponsored by the UCSD Center for the Humanities.
- NEW WRITING SERIES, SPRING QUARTER 1997
OJENKE, poet and performer, is the author of The Mind Is a Circular
Blade: Selected Poems and the play, The Ping Pong Game.
Wednesday, May 14, 4:30 p.m., Visual Arts Facility Performance Space.
The series is sponsored by University Events, the Literature Department, the
Archive for New Poetry, and the Division of Arts and Humanities.
- AMIRI BARAKA will join the Department of Literature as a Visiting
Professor from May 5-15 during which time he will offer an
upper-division Writing workshop (details available from the Undergraduate
Office) and present a public lecture. The lecture, "Revolutionary Art and
Culture," will take place Wednesday, May 7, at 5:00 p.m. in the
Cross-Cultural Center. Baraka is well known for his poetry, plays, fiction and
nonfiction writings, as the founder of Totem Press (1958), and as the editor of
The Black Nation.
- MANUEL VÁZQUEZ MONTALBÁN, poet, journalist and
perhaps Spain's most celebrated contemporary novelist, will be visiting
the Department of Literature as a Regents' Lecturer from May 13
through May 23. As a journalist, Vázquez Montalbán 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. While at UCSD,
Vázquez Montalbán will make four presentations to which the
public and the university community are invited (please note that all
presentations will be in Spanish):
- "Las líneas imaginarias en la Literatura Española,"
lecture, Wednesday, May 14, 4:00 p.m., deCerteau Room, 155 Literature
- "Carteles de la Guerra Civil Española: la Vanguardia
Democrática contra la Vanguardia Fascista," lecture in conjunction
with the Geisel Library's exhibition of Spanish Civil War posters,
Thursday, May 15, 4:00 p.m., Seuss Room, Geisel Library;
- "La izquierda dentro de la postmodernidad," panel discussion with
moderator Mari Paz Balibrea (Illinois State University), José
Monleón (UCLA), Gonzalo Navajas (UCI) and Pamela Radcliff (UCSD),
Wednesday, May 21, 4:00 p.m., deCerteau Room;
- Poetry Reading, Thursday, May 22, 4:00 p.m., deCerteau Room.
- SYLVIA WYNTER, Professor Emerita, Department of Spanish and
Portuguese and African and African American Studies, Stanford University, will
spend two weeks as a Visiting Professor in the Department of Literature from
May 19-30. She will offer a graduate mini-seminar, "After
'Man': Caribbean Literature, The Cyclops Factor and The Second
Poetics of the Propter Nos" (see Graduate Program Announcements,
below), as well as a public lecture, "'That the Future May Finally
Commence': To Rethink the 'Study of Letters'." The pubic
lecture is scheduled at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 28, in the deCerteau
Room, 155 Literature Building.
Open Forum on "Post Nationalist American Studies"
The U.C. Humanities Research Institute's Research Group on "Post-Nationalist American Studies" would like to invite all interested administrators, staff, faculty and students to participate in an open forum on the topic of "Post Nationalist American Studies" scheduled for
Friday, May 23
deCerteau Room, Literature Building
- STEWART PRIZE IN LITERATURE/SPRING CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS. As part of the annual UCSD Spring Celebration of the Arts, the Literature
Department is sponsoring a student reading on Wednesday, May 21, at 2:00
p.m. in the deCerteau Room, 155 Literature Building. The winner of the
Stewart Prize in Literature will be announced and presented with a $200 cash
prize. The event will conclude with a reception in the Reinhard Lettau
Faculty/Staff Commons, 3138 Literature Building. All students are invited and
faculty and staff are also encouraged to attend.
Intersections: An Interdisciplinary Conference, UC San Diego, May 17 and
18, 1997. This spring's AGLS (Association of Graduate Literature
Students)-sponsored conference is set for Saturday and Sunday, May 17 and 18,
on the UCSD campus. The conference, expressly designed to promote
cross-disciplinary dialog, will feature a wide range of panels on a variety of
topics. Representing the humanities, social sciences, pedagogy, and visual
arts, participants include undergraduates, graduate students, professors,
artists, local activists, and independent scholars. AGLS is particularly
pleased to welcome to UCSD Arturo Arias, novelist, screenwriter, and
Professor of Humanities at San Francisco State University. Professor Arias
will deliver the keynote address on Saturday, May 17, at 2:15 p.m. in the
Cross-Cultural Center. A full schedule of thirteen panel sessions (two
sessions running concurrently throughout) is planned, as well as a Saturday
evening reception in downtown San Diego. For details, contact Démian Pritchard, or Kristi Wilson.
For further information contact (714) 824-8177 or UCHRI@uci.edu. Potential organizers are strongly encouraged to discuss their ideas both with Patricia
O'Brien, the HRI Director, and with their campus representatives on the
Graduate Program Announcements
- Sylvia Wynter, Mini-Seminar. Sylvia Wynter, Professor Emerita,
Stanford Unversity, will offer a two-unit mini-seminar (LTCO 297), entitled
"After 'Man': Caribbean Literature, The Cyclops Factor, and The
Second Poetics of the Propter Nos," from 4:00 to 6:50 p.m. on
Thursday, May 22, Tuesday, May 27, and Thursday, May 29, in the Roy Harvey
Pearce Room, 3455 Literature Building. Enrollment information and an extensive
reading list (available for copying) may be obtained from the Graduate Office.
- Commencement. The 1997 Graduate Studies Commencement will be
held at 12:00 noon on Sunday, June 15, in the Price Center Ballroom.