December 1997 News
David Kuchta The Three-Piece Suit and Modern Masculinity:
England 1550-1850. Accepted for publication by the University of California
Press. David Kuchta is a Lecturer in Revelle Humanities.
- To Linda Brodkey who was named as finalist in the competition
for the seventeenth annual MLA Mina P. Shaughnessy Prize for an outstanding
research publication in the field of teaching English language and literature.
Her book, Writing Permitted in Designated Areas Only (University
of Minnesota Press) was cited as a "gripping collection of essays
that represent a wide-ranging investigation of issues of difference as
they are manifest in the teaching of writing...."
- To Wai-lim Yip whose recent book of poems for children, Mother
Tree, was selected as one of the five best books of poems for grade-school
students in Taiwan. The recommendation was made jointly by the Committee
on Cultural Construction of the Executive Branch, The Min-Sheng Daily
News, and The National Language Daily.
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- Edward Baker, Professor of Spanish Literature, University of
Florida; and Visiting Professor, Department of Literature, UCSD
"Print Culture and Literary History: Three Spanish Cases" (presentation
Wednesday, December 3, 4:00 p.m.
deCerteau Room, 155 Literature Building
- Jessica Hagedorn, Regents' Lecturer, January 12-23, 1998. Poet,
multimedia theater artist, novelist, and screenwriter, Jessica Hagedorn
was born and raised in the Philippines and moved to the U.S. in her teens.
Her novel, Dogeaters (Pantheon and Penguin Books, 1990), was nominated
for a National Book Award and has been translated into several languages.
She is also the author of the novel, The Gangster of Love (Houghton
Mifflin, 1996; Penguin, 1997) and Danger And Beauty (Penguin, 1993),
a collection of poetry and prose. She is the editor of Charlie Chan
Is Dead: An Anthology of Contemporary Asian American Fiction (Penguin,
1993), and her poems, prose and theater pieces, essays, and fiction have
been anthologized widely. Ms. Hagedorn wrote the screenplay for Fresh
Kill, an independent first feature film directed and produced by Shu
Lea Cheang. Her multimedia theater pieces include Teenytown, The Art
of War: Nine Situations and Holy Food. She is the recipient
of the 1994 Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund Writer's Award and a 1995
National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship.
During her two-week visit to UCSD, Jessica Hagedorn will present a public
lecture, visit classrooms, and hold office hours. Details will be announced
in the January Newsletter.
- Patricia Seed, Department of History, Rice University
speaking on representations of indigenous peoples by early modern colonialist
Thursday, January 15, 4:00 p.m.
The 1997 Modern Language Association Convention, scheduled
this year in Toronto, will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, December
27, and end at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 30. The convention
will take place at the Royal York Hotel/Metro Toronto Convention Centre
(English Sessions); and the Sheraton Centre Toronto (Foreign Language Sessions,
Job Information and Child Care). Exhibits will be located at the Metro
Toronto Convention Centre. 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
5. For further information see Barbara Saxon or Quinny.
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 cover
sheet should be attached with the following information: 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 17, 1997.
- 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.
- University of California Humanities Research Institute (HRI)
Fellowships for 1998-99.
1998-99 Residential Fellowships for Research Group Participation.
HRI invites applications from UC faculty, postdoctoral scholars and advanced
graduate students for residential fellowships to participate in one of
the following research groups that will convene during 1998-99: "Interdisciplinary
Queer Studies," Fall 1998, Convener, Robyn Wiegman, Women's Studies,
UC Irvine; "Gender and Citizenship in Muslim Communities,"
Winter/Spring 1999, Convener, Suad Joseph, Anthropology, UC Davis;
and "Microcosms: Objects of Knowledge," Winter/Spring 1999,
Convener, E. Bruce Robertson, History of Art and Architecture, UC Santa
Barbara. The deadline for faculty applications is December 15, 1997;
for graduate student applications, the deadline is February 1, 1998
(graduate student applicants must be advanced to candidacy by June 1998).
Postdoctoral scholars (Ph.D. from the UC within the past two years or by
June 15, 1998) must also apply by February 1, 1998. For further
information contact the Fellowship Committee, University of California
HRI, 307 Administration Bldg, Irvine CA 92697-3350; (714) 824-8177; or
- Pacific Rim Research Program Grants for 1998-99. Proposals
for Pacific Rim Research Program grants to be awarded July 1, 1998, must
be submitted before January 7, 1998. There are four categories of
awards: Research Projects for amounts up to $40,000 for one- or
two-year projects; Planning Grants of up to $15,000 for research
development, new collaborations and workshop funding, and mini-grants of
up to $3,000 for planning purposes; Campus-Based Program Development
Grants of up to $35,000 for start-up efforts leading to the establishment
of an intercampus center or project that has a high probability of securing
external funding; and Graduate Student Grants for preliminary field
trips to assist in formulating full-scale Pacific Rim proposals as well
as field work or research support (graduate students must have a faculty
member serve as their principal investigator of record). Proposals may
come from any discipline and should address questions which contribute
to an understanding of the Pacific Rim region as a whole. If you are interested,
please see Lucinda Rubio-Barrick for additional information.
- UCSD Center for the Humanities Call for Program Proposals for
the 1998- 99 Academic year.
The Center will consider support in the following categories:
- Collaborative Group Research Planning Grants: provide initial
support for group projects that have the potential of attracting outside
support for projects seeking seed funds to develop applications for foundations
or specific programs. Interdisciplinary research will be supported under
this category. Maximum award $10,000.
- Conferences: 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 the community. Maximum award:
- Humanities Faculty Fellow: supports research of faculty from
the Division of Arts & Humanities by providing the opportunity for
full-time research effort. Up to $5000 will be made available to the Fellow's
home department to cover temporary teaching replacement needs. Faculty
Fellows will remain in residence at UCSD and be asked to present their
research at the Center's faculty luncheon series. Faculty are not eligible
if, within the last two years, they have received a UC President's Fellowship
in the Humanities or a major fellowship such as a Guggenheim or NEH that
provided a leave of two quarters or more. At least six Faculty Fellows
will be funded.
- Humanities Graduate Student Fellowship: supports dissertation
research of graduate students from the Division of Arts and Humanities.
Each department within the Division my submit two candidates for consideration.
At least six awards of $4,000 each will be funded. (Students should see
Quinny before proceeding with an application.)
- African-American Literature and History: supports research,
conferences, and a lectureship in this area. Maximum award $10,000.
- Ethnic Literature and History: supports research, conferences,
and a lectureship in this area. Maximum award $10,000.
- Community Outreach: supports events that involve the local community
and community organizations and contribute to the interaction of UCSD faculty
and the San Diego community. Maximum award $10,000.
- Humanities Research Institute (Irvine) Bridge Grants: provide
support for proposals that have the potential of becoming Humanities Research
Institute (HRI) resident research groups. The groups bring together scholars
to work in collaboration on interdisciplinary topics of special significance
(see above for a listing of the 1998-99 groups). The deadline for submitting
proposals for Resident Research Group at HRI is December 15th of each year.
A project submitted in 1998 would be for the residence period 2000-2001.
Maximum award $5,000.
ELIGIBILITY: Faculty--All members of the Academic Senate who
are eligible for funds from the Committee on Research are eligible. Members
of the Executive Committee of the UCSD Center for the Humanities are not
eligible to apply during the time they serve on the Executive Committee.
Graduate students--Full-time graduate students in the Division of
Arts and Humanities in good standing are eligible for the dissertation
awards. They may also serve as research fellows on research projects initiated
by faculty. Undergraduate students--Undergraduate students are presently
not eligible for support for their own projects. However, full-time undergraduate
students in their Junior or Senior year, with a GPA of 3.5 or higher, are
eligible to serve as research fellows on research projects initiated by
DEADLINE: Proposals should be submitted no later than Friday,
January 14, 1998. Late proposals will not be considered. Please forward
proposals to: UCSD Center for the Humanities, Mail Code 0406. Awards will
be announced by February 16, 1998.
- 1998-99 Rockefeller Foundation Humanities Fellowships.
This fellowship program supports scholars and writers engaged in research
on transnational social and cultural issues, non-Western cultures, and
the diverse cultural heritage of the United States. For 1998-99, individuals
can apply for resident fellowships at 28 host institutions, including,
among others: CUNY Center for Gay and Lesbian Studies; Oral History Research
Office, Columbia University; Center for the Study of Public Scholarship,
Emory University; Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, San Antonio; African
Humanities Institute, Harvard University; Center for Renaissance Studies,
Newberry Library; Smithsonian Institution with the Inter University Program
for Latino Research; Indigenous Research Center of the Americas, UC Davis;
Womanist Studies Consortium, University of Georgia; and the Project for
Critical Asian Studies, University of Washington. The fellowships are meant
to serve scholars who are testing disciplinary boundaries or moving into
newer fields of inquiry. Awards may not be used for the completion of graduate
studies. Complete information about eligibility, stipends and application
procedures for individual scholars is available directly from the host
institutions. See Lucinda Rubio-Barrick for the full list of institutions
and application deadlines, or contact Humanities Fellowships, Arts and
Humanities Division, The Rockefeller Foundation, 420 Fifth Ave, New York
Graduate Program Announcements
Mock Interview Workshop, with a panel of faculty and other
Tuesday, December 2, 4:00 p.m.
deCerteau Room, 155 Literature Building
Pier Review Toastmasters, the on-campus Toastmasters club,
is actively recruiting new members. Whether you are an accomplished public
speaker or scared to death to stand in front of an audience, we can help
you learn to speak better. If you'd like more information about how we
might be able to benefit you, please contact Dr. Catherine Woytowicz.
If you'd like to check us out, please attend one of our meetings. We meet
every Tuesday at 12:00 noon in the office of the Director at SIO. Come
down to the beachfront and see what we're all about.