October 1996 News
Michael Murashige, Ph.D., UCLA--Assistant Professor of Ethnic American
Literature and Cultural Studies: Marxist Theory and Political Economy; Urban
Studies; Popular Culture.
Fall Quarter Visitors/Lecturers:
- Will Alexander, poet, novelist, essayist, playwright, visual
artist--Short Fiction, Experimental Writing
- Jacki Apple, performance/installation artist, film maker, audio
composer, radio playwright--Screen Writing
- Marsanne Brammer, Ph.D., English and American Literature, UCSD--English
Literature: Victorian Period
- Cristina Enríquez de Salamanca, specialist in 19th-
and 20th-c. Spanish Literature--Spanish Literature: 19th-c. Novel, Modern
Hispanic Literature and Culture
- David Lloyd, Professor of English, UC Berkeley--Cultural Studies:
- Darlene Muzquiz, Ph.D., Spanish Literature, UCSD--Spanish Literature:
Golden Age Prose
- Barbara Rodriguez, Ph.D., Spanish Literature, UCSD--General
Literature: Latin American Literature in Translation
- Gina Valdes, poet, fiction writer, instructor in Chicano literature
and culture--General Literature: Contemporary Chicano Literature
- David Clayton, Ph.D., UC San Diego-- research on exoticism
in American movies of the 1930s; in residence until June 1997
- Zhu Hui, Professor of Foreign Languages, Sichuan University,
Chengdu, China--research in comparative literature; in residence through
- Kyubong Kahng-Jeon, Ph.D., Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea--research
on Jane Austen; in residence through August 1997
- Sae-a Oh, Professor of English, Chongju University, Chongju
City, Korea--research on English literature and theater; in residence
until mid-August 1997
- Paula Sanmartin--comparison of African American novels by women
writers of the Harlem Renaissance and Edith Wharton's novels of manners;
in residence until mid-June 1997
- Alain J.-J. Cohen, "L'instant de la mort: La Méduse
du Caravaggio/La Jetée de Chris Marker. Chiasmes pour
Louis Marin," Documents de Travail, Centro Internazionale di
Semiotica e di Linguistica, Urbino, Hommages à Louis Marin,
243-244(B) (1995): 1-19.
- Mel Freilicher, from "The Story of Wil's Death" (non-fiction),
River Styx, 46, Special Family Issue (1996).
- Rosemary Marangoly George, The Politics of Home: Postcolonial
Relocations and Twentieth-Century Fiction. Cambridge: Cambridge
University Press, 1996.
- Susan Kirkpatrick, "Fantasy, Seduction, and the Woman Reader:
The Novels of Rosalia de Castro,"Culture and Gender in Nineteenth-Century
Spain, eds. Lou Charnon-Deutsch and Jo Labanyi. Oxford: Oxford University
Press, 1995: 74-97.
- Susan Kirkpatrick, "Gender and Difference in Fin de siglo Discourse,"Spain
Today: Essays on Literature, Culture and Society, eds. J. Colmeiro,
C. Duplaa, P. Greene, and J. Sabadell. Hanover, NH: Dartmouth College,
- Masao Miyoshi, Introduction, Kenzaburo Oe, Two Novels: J
[and] Seventeen. New York: Book of the Month Club, 1996: vii-xvii.
Also, New York: Blue Moon Books, 1996: v-xvii.
- Masao Miyoshi, "Outside Architecture,"with photographs, Anywise,
ed. Cynthia Davidson. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1996: 40-47.
- Masao Miyoshi, "Who Decides and Who Speaks?"anthologized in
Recovering the Orient: Artists, Scholars, Appropriations, eds.
Andrew Gerstle and Anthony Miller. Chur, Switzerland: Harwood Academic
Publishers, 19: 269-292.
- Masao Miyoshi, "A Borderless World? From Colonialism to Transnationalism
and the Decline of the Nation-State,"anthologized in Global/Local,
eds. Rob Wilson and Wimal Dissanayake. Durham: Duke University Press,
- Masao Miyoshi, Off Center, translated into Japanese
by Samata Hideki. Tokyo: Heibonsha, 1996.
- Wanda Van Dusen, "Portrait of a National Fetish: Gertrude Stein's
"Introduction to the Speeches of Marechal Petain," MODERNISM/modernity,
3.3 (September 1996): 69-96..
Michael Davidson has provided the following comments on the posthumous
publication of Wanda Van Dusen's essay: "When the department met on
the sad occasion of Wanda Van Dusen's memorial service, I mentioned
that I was attempting to place some of her critical work in journals.
The first result of that endeavor is now out in the form of [the above
essay]. A copy of this essay [has been] placed in the department library....
Wanda's work on Gertrude Stein is the result of archival work that
she was doing at the Columbia University Library where she uncovered
an unpublished introduction to the collected speeches of the Vichy
President, Marechal Petain. Wanda's commentary on this introduction
provides the basis for an important interrogation of Stein's late
work, particularly in the light of her presence in occupied France
during WW II.
This essay was to be part of Wanda Van Dusen's dissertation. At
the time of her death she was well on her way to completing her thesis,
a project that involved the gender of modernism as seen through the
optic of three authors: Irmgard Keun, Michel Leiris and Gertrude Stein.
The exceptional qualities of this dissertation can be seen in the
essay which follows the Stein introduction. Wanda's work on Stein
is particularly important since it deals with the thorny issues of
the author's relationship to the German occupation of France as well
as her own attitudes towards race, national identity and anti-semitism.
Wanda's use of unpublished manuscript materials as well as her judicious
use of critical theory (feminism, psychoanalysis, film theory) creates
a cultural context for reading Stein that will serve as a model for
subsequent readings of modernism in general.";
- Anthony J. Cascardi, UC Berkeley
"The Sociogenesis of Taste: The Case of Baltasar Gracian,"a lecture
on the 17th-c. Spanish writer, Baltasar Gracian, and his development
of a theory of literary "taste"that is grounded in social practice.
Thursday, October 3, 4:00 p.m.
deCerteau Room, 155 Literature Building
- Naples Napoli, Photographs, 1925-1995. The San Diego/Napoli
Sister City Society is presenting a photography exhibition through October
21 at the Framemaker, 2215 India Street, in Little Italy. The exhibit
was designed to evoke not only the rich history of Naples and its links
to the Italian American community, but also to emphasize its new interest
in international relations and openness to economic, commercial, and
cultural exchanges. Pasquale Verdicchio is one of the exhibit
- Neil Gotanda, Professor, Western State University College
"Failure of the Color-Blind Vision: Prop. 209 and the Culture Wars";
Thursday, October 24, 4:00 p.m.
Cross Cultural Center
Sponsored by the UCSD Office of the Associate Chancellor for Affirmative
Action; an important lecture, please announce and plan to attend.
NEW WRITING SERIES, FALL QUARTER 1996:
All readings (except the one on October 24) 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.
- Wednesday, October 16
David Meltzer, author of many books of poetry, editor of important
anthologies of Jewish mysticism, of birth and death, of San Francisco
Renaissance poetry, of "reading jazz.";
- Wednesday, October 23
Jayne Cortez, one of the greatest poet performers who has worked
for many years on a precise and highly performative poetry of global
dimensions and on experiments with multimedia and music.
- Thursday, October 24, 7:00 p.m., Cross-Cultural Center
Yehuda Amichai, internationally celebrated poet who was a key figure
in the creation of a new Hebrew poetry and language in the aftermath
of WW II. Cosponsored by Judaic Studies and Hillel San Diego, under
arrangement with B'nai B'rith Lecture Bureau. Reception to follow.
- 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:
- The Powers of Poetry in Spanish, Latin American and Latino/a
Cultures, University of Oregon, October 24-27, 1996. Susan
Kirkpatrick will be one of the two keynote speakers; her talk is
entitled "The Uses of Poetry: Feminine Subjects in Modern Spanish Culture."
Monica Szurmuk (Ph.D., UCSD, 1995) is one of the conference organizers;
and Christopher Conway (Ph.D., UCSD, 1996) and Gema Guevara
(Ph.D. candidate) will be presenting papers.
- 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
- 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,
0522; 4-3276; http://dssadmin.ucsd.edu/ethnic.
- 1996 Walker Cowen Manuscript Prize Competition. The
Walker Cowen prize is awarded biennially to the author of a scholarly,
book-length manuscript in 18th-c. studies in history, literature, philosophy,
or the arts. The $3,000 award and publication of the manuscript by the
University Press of Virginia honors the late Walker Cowen, the second
Director of the Press. Manuscripts must be submitted no later than November
1, 1996, to be considered for the 1996 award. Contact (804) 924-3468
or email@example.com for details.
- 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
- 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., October 18, 1996. 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., October 18, 1996 (please note that
applications can no longer be submitted at any time). Applications
received after this date will be reviewed in January 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. 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.
- UC President's 1997-98 Research Fellowship in the Humanities.
These fellowships, which provide salary support to UC faculty conducting
research in the humanities, are awarded in an annual competition modeled
on that of the NEH. Active ladder-rank faculty are eligible to apply,
and junior faculty will be given special consideration, but not for
work which involves revision of the dissertation. The maximum award
is $25,000, but combined funding from all sources may not exceed the
fellow's regular salary. Fellows must have accrued a minimum of two
years of sabbatical leave credit; the accumulated sabbatical credit
(up to a maximum of four years) must be used in conjunction with the
fellowship; and the fellowship must be used in the academic year following
the year the fellowship is announced. All applicants, except junior
faculty, must also apply to appropriate extramural agencies that offer
funding in their research fields; junior faculty are encouraged, but
not required, to do so. Applications are available from Greg Llacer
at OGSR (534-3556) and must be postmarked by October 7, 1996.
- University of California Humanities Research Institute (HRI)
Call for Program Proposals.
- 1997-98 Conference Proposals. HRI's Advisory Committee
will consider conference proposals for the 1997-98 academic year
at its fall meeting. Proposed conferences should foster an intellectual
community among UC scholars, across campus and disciplinary boundaries.
National and international participation of scholars is also encouraged.
Grants range from $5,000 to $15,000 (rarely exceeding $10,000) and
require at least 50% in matching funds from campus or other sources.
Proposals must be postmarked by October 15, 1996.
- 1997-98 Seminar Proposals. The seminar program supports
events smaller in scale, usually one or two days in length, focussing
on a research problem within a discipline. An interdisciplinary
discussion on a seminar scale would also be appropriate. Grants
range from $3,000 to $5,000, with the expectation of a 50% match
from other sources. Proposals must be postmarked by October 15,
- 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 PATRICIA O'BRIEN, DIRECTOR,
HRI, 307 ADMINISTRATION, IRVINE CA 92717-3350; (714) 824-8177;
firstname.lastname@example.org; or see Lucinda Rubio-Barrick.
- 1997-98 UC President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.
This program was established to improve the quality and diversity of
university faculty and to encourage outstanding minority and women Ph.D.
degree holders to pursue academic careers at the UC. Fellowships are
awarded through annual competitions open to citizens and permanent residents
of the United States. Applications from all qualified persons are accepted
and reviewed without regard to race, gender, or ethnicity. Applications
are encouraged from African Americans, American Indians, Asian Americans,
Filipino Americans, Latinos, Mexican Americans and Puerto Ricans, and
from women in physical sciences, mathematics, computer science, and
engineering. Only those who anticipate completion of their Ph.D. degrees
by July 1, 1997, should apply. 20 one-year awards will be granted, with
the possibility of renewal for a second year, each including a stipend
of $27,000 to $29,000, health benefits, and up to $4,000 for supplemental
and research-related travel expenses. The application deadline is December
1, 1996. For additional information, contact THE PRESIDENT'S POSTDOCTORAL
FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM, UC OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT, 300 LAKESIDE DR 18TH
FL, OAKLAND CA 94612-3550; (510) 987-9500.
- Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center 1997-98 Research Fellowships.
The Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin will offer approximately
25 fellowships to scholars who wish to engage in post-doctoral or equivalent
research requiring substantial on-site use of the Center's collections
of rare books and manuscripts. The Center is noted for its British,
American and French literary materials and its additional strengths
in photography, music, film, and theater arts (see http://www.lib.utexas.edu/Libs/HRC/HRHRC/).
For 1997-98, a small number of fellowships have been designated for
researchers whose work focuses on literary biography. Funding for one-month
fellowships ($1,500 each) is available in the following areas: 18th-c.
American literature, culture or history; British literary, cultural,
and historical subjects; 20th-c. art, journalism, women's studies, and
general literature and culture; the area of publishing and literary
studies with special emphasis on Knopf authors; illustrated rare books;
research in the Pforzheimer collection (English Literature, 1475-1700)
and general Renaissance studies; and the relationship between literature
and science. A limited number of two- to four-month fellowships
($2,000 per month) are funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Travel
stipends ($500-$750) are available for scholars with research projects
that do not require a 30-day residency. The application deadline is
February 1, 1997. For detailed information, see Lucinda Rubio-Barrick;
contact email@example.com; or write to THE HARRY RANSOM HUMANITIES
RESEARCH CENTER, UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN, P O BOX 7219, AUSTIN
Graduate Program Notices:
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 taking Portuguese this quarter, either
at IR/PS or in an individualized instruction class offered by Linguistics
Information on Graduate Programs. Each Fall Quarter, the
department receives numerous flyers and brochures describing graduate
programs in Literature and related fields. These materials, organized
by discipline, are available for review in the Undergraduate Office (see
Laser Printing at Campus Computer Labs. High quality laser
printing is available at campus computer labs for only $.08 per page.
While the Literature computer room is most convenient, there may be times--
such as after business hours or when the department's printers need servicing--when
printing elsewhere becomes a necessity. Most MAC labs are open 7:00 a.m.
to 10:00 p.m. weekdays and 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. weekends. For more information,
contact the Accounts Office at Academic Computing Services, 4-4060.