November 1996 News
- Alain J.-J. Cohen, "Freud's Paradox of Temporality: A Semiotic
Perspective. (Zerlina's Desire, Freud's Nachträglichkeit,
Lacan's Schema 'R')," Interdisciplinary Journal of Germanic Linguistics
and Semiotic Analysis, 1.1 (1996): 21-40.
- Ann duCille, Skin Trade. Cambridge: Harvard University
- Alicia Estrada, "Interview with Eduardo: One of the Voces
from the Barrio," Fiction International, 29 (Fall 1996).
- Mel Freilicher, was contributing editor of Fiction International,
29 (Fall 1996), an issue on the theme of pain, in which appears his
article, "Media Matters: Endeavor: Live Voices from Death Row USA/POZ/Whorezine."
- Marcel Hénaff was guest editor of SubStance 80: A
Review of Theory and Literary Criticism, 25.2 (1996) Special Issue:
"Politics on Stage," for which he wrote the Introduction and in which
appears his article, "The Stage of Power," translated by Jean-Louis
Morhange and Marie-Line Allen.
- Melanie Jennings, "Husk Girl" (poem), The Mid-Valley Review
- Lisa Lowe, Immigrant Acts: On Asian American Cultural Politics.
Durham: Duke University Press, 1996.
- Louis Montrose, "Shakespeare, the Stage, and the State," SubStance
80: A Review of Theory and Literary Criticism, 25.2 (1996).
- Stephen Potts, "IBMortality: Putting the Ghost in the Machine,"
Immortal Engines: Life Extension and Immortality in Science Fiction,
eds. George Slusser, Eric S. Rabkin, et al. Athens, GA: University
of Georgia Press, 1996: 102-110.
- Stephen Potts, "'We Keep Playing the Same Record': A Conversation
with Octavia E. Butler," Science-Fiction Studies, 23.3 (November
- Oumelbanine Zhiri, Les sillages de Jean Léon l'Africain,
du XVI e au XXe siècle. Casablanca: Wallada, 1996.
- BOB PERELMAN, University of Pennsylvania, "Speech Effects:
The Talk as a Genre"
Friday, November 1, 3:00 p.m.
deCerteau Room, 155 Literature Building
- ROBERT CHANG, Associate Professor of Law, California Western
School of Law, "Dreaming in Black and White: 'The Birth of A Nation,'
'The Cheat,' and 'Who Killed Vincent Chin?'"
Thursday, November 7, 4:00 p.m.
deCerteau Room, 155 Literature Building
- UCSD CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL FORUM
Friday, November 22, 1:00 p.m.
Peterson Hall 110
Learn more about the historic proposal to build a high school on the
UCSD campus. Find out how students can participate and earn course credit
by tutoring at the charter high school. A fifteen minute presentation
followed by a public question and answer session.
- FALL 1996 LITERATURE DEPARTMENT COLLOQUIUM. All sessions
take place on Tuesdays at 4:00 p.m. in the deCerteau Room, 155 Literature
- November 12
Archival Research II: American Studies
The Pleasures and Dangers of Archival Research
The discussion will focus on research locations and topics
relevant to the West and Southwest. Participants Kate Burns,
Beatrice Pita, Shelley Streeby, Rosaura Sánchez, and Nicole
Tonkovich will consider how to identify archives that have promising
material, how to approach great masses of material, theoretical
approaches, newspaper archives, photographic archives, and the relevance
of such research to contemporary issues in literary and cultural
- November 19
Working with Oral Sources
Bob Cancel, "Dynamics of Orality in Performance"
Michael Davidson, "Surveillance Culture"
- November 26
Perspectives on the Canon
Donald Wesling, "Everyone Does Everything"
Ann duCille and Graduate Students
- December 3
Movement, Migration and Multiculturalism
and Graduate Students from LTEN 256: Diaspora Culture
- NEW WRITING SERIES, FALL QUARTER 1996. All readings
take place at 4:30 p.m. in the 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.
For additional information, call Special Collections, 4-1276.
- Friday, November 1
Bob Perelman, author of ten books of poetry--most recently
Virtual Reality, and two critical volumes--The Trouble
with Genius and The Marginalization of Poetry.
- Wednesday, November 6
Will Alexander, a link to diverse movements (Surrealism,
Negritude), whose writings include novels, poems, essays, tales,
aphorisms, and indeterminate forms, mixed between essay and poem.
- Wednesday, November 13
Susan Howe, here to accept the Roy Harvey Pearce Prize for
a distinguished poet/scholar, author of many books of poetry and
the influential critical work, My Emily Dickinson.
- Wednesday, November 20
Myung Mi Kim, Korean American and Californian, whose third
book of poetry, Dura, is forthcoming from Sun and Moon Press.
Conferences/Calls for Papers
- Tina Modotti International Conference, November 7-9, 1996, and
Exhibitions: Tina Modotti: Selected Photographs; and Dear Vocio...Photographs
by Tina Modotti, November 8, 1996 - January 11, 1997. The University
Art Gallery, the UCSD Center for the Humanities and the Department of
Literature are sponsoring the three-day conference at UCSD featuring
renowned scholars and critics in the fields of art history, history,
cultural studies, literature, film, women's studies, political science,
and journalism. Included will be lectures, panel discussions, and films,
all pertaining to the life and art of Tina Modotti. The conference,
convened by Pasquale Verdicchio, is the first international meeting
on Tina Modotti to take place in North America. The opening of the exhibitions
of Tina Modotti's photography will take place on Thursday, November
7, 8:00 to 10:00 p.m., at the University Art Gallery, preceded by
a slide and video lecture in Mandeville Auditorium at 7:00 p.m.
For details, please contact the University Art Gallery, 4-0419.
- Southern California Regional Conference: Connecting Histories,
Forging Solidarities; UCSD; November 23, 1996. Sponsored by
the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity and the Ethnic Studies
Department, the conference begins at 9:00 a.m. at the Price Center
Theatre. The schedule includes a keynote address by Gail Nomura,
University of Michigan; sessions on immigrant communities, rethinking
war narratives, histories of colonialism, multiracial identities, and
cross-group labor organizing; a closing address by Michael Omi,
UC Berkeley; and a reception in the Theatre Lobby. For more information,
- The 1996 Modern Language Association Convention, scheduled
this year in Washington, D.C., will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, December
27, and end at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, December 30. The convention
will take place at the Sheraton Washington (English Sessions, Exhibits),
Washington Hilton (Foreign Language Sessions) and the Omni Shoreham
(Job Information Center and Child Care). All MLA members and others
involved in the study or teaching of language and literature must register
in order to attend or participate in meetings, visit the exhibit hall,
take part in the job service, or reserve hotel rooms at special MLA
rates. Regular and nonmembers will receive a discount if they pay registration
fees before December 6. For further information see Barbara Saxon
or Quinny. Plane fares to the Baltimore-Washington International Airport
are, at present, approximately half the cost of flying into the National
or Dulles Airports. BWI is a 35-minute shuttle ride from downtown. Please
see Linda Lewis for details.
- Crítica: A Journal of Critical Essays, Call
for Papers on Cultural Studies Issues. Suggested
topics include Chicano, Latino and Latin American film, music, and graphic
arts. The deadline for the next issue is December 15, 1996. Please
submit essays to Crítica, c/o ETHNIC STUDIES DEPARTMENT,
- Call for Papers, The Letter of the Law: Law, Literature and
Culture; Annual Graduate Student Conference, Department of English,
USC; February 28 - March 1, 1997. This conference will explore
the intersection, contestation, contradictions, and collusions of letters
and laws, and the ways these two fields inform one another. Graduate
students, faculty and independent scholars are invited to apply. Abstracts
of papers and proposals for panels, media presentations, etc. are due
December 2, 1996. For additional information, contact VALERIE
KARNO, DEPT OF ENGLISH,
USC, LOS ANGELES CA 90089-03.
- "Disciplining the Humanities: The Role of Humanities Studies
in Society," Fourth Annual UCR Graduate Student Conference, UC Riverside,
January 31-February 1, 1997. This conference, sponsored by the
UCR English Graduate Student Association, will explore the interaction
between scholarship and society. Abstracts are due November 29, 1996,
to GRADUATE STUDENT CONFERENCE 1997, ENGLISH DEPT, UC RIVERSIDE, RIVERSIDE
Coolbrith/Poet Laureate Poetry Competitions. The Department
of Literature is accepting submissions for the Ina Coolbrith Memorial
Poetry Prizes and the Poet Laureate Awards. The Coolbrith competition
was established by friends of the late Ina Coolbrith, former Poet Laureate
of California. $400 is available annually for prizes, to be apportioned
by the judges. Awards are made for the best unpublished poem or group of
poems by an undergraduate student at the UC campuses, University
of the Pacific, Mills College, Stanford University, the University of Santa
Clara, or St. Mary's College. The Poet Laureate competition was established
by the Ina Coolbrith Circle. Four prizes ($100; $75; $50; $25) are awarded
for the best poetry submissions from graduate or undergraduate students
at any of the UC campuses. Manuscripts must be typewritten or clearly printed.
A duplicate should be kept, as manuscripts cannot be returned. A 4x6 index
card with the following information should be attached: name, local address,
telephone number, permanent address, social security number, U.S. citizen
(yes or no), major, student status (graduate or undergraduate), title of
entry, and name of contest (Coolbrith or Poet Laureate). Students may enter
both contests, but not with the same poems. A faculty judge from the Department
of Literature will select three finalists for each contest from the UCSD
submissions. These entries will be forwarded, via the Committee on Prizes
at UC Berkeley, to a panel of judges who will select the winners. UCSD
entries must be submitted to the Undergraduate Office, Room 110 Literature
Building, by no later than Wednesday, December 18, 1996.
- 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. These funds
may not be used for travel to attend conferences that happen to take
place at UC facilities. Awards are made for the lowest published airfare
not to exceed $250 (or mileage in lieu of airfare), but not per diem.
See Linda Lewis for an application.
- 1997-98 UC President's and UCSD Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowships.
Fellows (U.S. citizens or permanent residents) are selected for their
potential to become faculty members at research universities. Each fellow
has a faculty mentor who serves as research advisor and provides career
guidance. The fellowships provide a stipend, health insurance, and research
and travel expenses. To apply for both awards, candidates should apply
to the President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, designating a UCSD
faculty member as their mentor. They will then be automatically considered
for the Chancellor's Fellowship. Applications are available from Greg
Llacer, OGSR, 4-3556; or from THE PRESIDENT'S POSTDOCTORAL
FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM, UC OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT, 300 LAKESIDE DR 18TH
FL, OAKLAND CA 94612-3550; (510) 987-9503. The deadline for submission
of applications is December 1, 1996.
- University of California Humanities Research Institute (HRI)
Call for Program Proposals.
- 1997-87 Residential Fellowships for Research Group Participation.
HRI invites applications from all UC faculty, postdoctoral scholars
and advanced graduate students for residential fellowships to participate
in one of the following research groups that will convene during
1997-98: "Jewish Identity in the Diaspora," Fall 1997, Convener,
Howard Wettstein, Department of Philosophy, UC Riverside; "The
Culture of the Americas and the Narratives of Globalization," Winter/Spring
1998, Convener, Gwen Kirkpatrick, Department of Spanish and
Portuguese, UC Berkeley; and "Multiculturalism(s) in the United
States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand: Legal and Pedagogical
Implications," Winter/Spring 1998, Convener, Brook Thomas, Department
of English and Comparative Literature, UC Irvine. The deadline for
faculty applications is December 15, 1996; for graduate student
applications the deadline is February 1, 1997 (graduate student
applicants must be advanced to candidacy by June 1997). Postdoctoral
scholars (Ph.D. from the UC within the past two years or by June
15, 1997) must also apply by February 1, 1997.
- 1998-99 Research Group Proposals. HRI is currently seeking
proposals for research groups to be in residence in Irvine for from
one to three quarters during 1998-99. Research groups bring together
scholars to work in collaboration on interdisciplinary topics which
advance the Institute's commitment to promote new and exciting scholarship
in the humanities. Proposals must be postmarked by December 15,
1996. During 1997-98, applications will be solicited from UC
faculty to work in the research groups selected. For further information
contact THE FELLOWSHIP COMMITTEE, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA HRI,
307 ADMINISTRATION, IRVINE CA 92697-3350; (714) 824-8177; or see
- University of Colorado at Boulder Chancellor's Postdotoral Fellowship
Program for Academic Diversity. This program offers postdoctoral
research fellowships to members of groups underrepresented on faculties
of U.S. universities--especially racial and ethnic minorities or women
in engineering, computer sciences, mathematics, or physical sciences--who
show promise for tenure-track appointments on the CU-Boulder campus.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and have received
a doctorate within two years of the start of the appointment on or after
August 1, 1997. Applications must be postmarked by December 9, 1996.
Inquiries should be directed to Barbara Kraus, Assistant to the Dean,
- 1997-98 UC Pacific Rim Research Program Grants. Proposals
may come from any discipline and should address questions which contribute
to an understanding of the Pacific Rim region as a whole. Applications
are now being solicited for the following categories of grants: Research
Projects for amounts up to $30,000 for one- to two-year projects;
Planning Grants of up to $15,000 for research development, new
collaborations and workshop funding; and Campus-Based Program Development
of up to $35,000 for start-up efforts leading to the establishment of
an intercampus center or project. Graduate Student Grants for
preliminary field trips to assist in formulating full-scale Pacific
Rim proposals, as well as field work or research support, are also available.
Application materials may be obtained from Greg Llacer at OGSR, 4-3556. The campus deadline for submission of applications
is January 6, 1997.
- 1997-98 Newberry Library Fellowships. The Newberry Library
announces the following fellowships for research projects related to
the library's collections which concern the civilizations of western
Europe and the Americas from the late Middle Ages to the early 20th
For information on the library collections, fellowship eligibility requirements
and deadlines, and additional Newberry Library fellowships, contact
THE COMMITTEE ON AWARDS, THE NEWBERRY LIBRARY, 60 WEST WALTON ST, CHICAGO
IL 60610-3380; or see http://www.newberry.org.
- National Endowments for the Humanities Fellowships (up
- Lloyd Lewis Fellowships in American History (up to $40,000);
- American Society for 18th-Century Studies Fellowships ($800/month)'
- Newberry-British Academy Fellowship for Study in Great Britain
- Monticello College Foundation Fellowship for Women ($12,500);
- Short-Term Resident Fellowships for Individual Research
- Joint Fellowships with the American Antiquarian Society
- The Audrey Lumsden-Kouvel Fellowship (medieval or Renaissance
topics; up to $3,000).
Graduate Program Notices
- 1996-97 Graduate Studies Committee
Desiree Henderson, English
Melanie Jennings, English
Kristi Wilson, Comparative and GSA
Demian Pritchard, Cultural Studies
Filemon Zamora-Suchilt, Spanish
Carl Jubran, French
Katherine Grubbs, Composition
Vanita Sharma, Executive Committee
Jill Holslin, Alternate, Executive Committee
- Courses in Brazilian Literature, Winter Quarter 1996.
Two upper-division courses in Brazilian literature, LTGN 136--Brazilian
Literature (in translation) and LTPO 130-- Brazilian Literature (in
Portuguese), will be offered by Jorge Moreira, who has been appointed
lecturer for Winter Quarter. Graduate students interested in using Portuguese
as their second or third language should consider enrolling in these