February 1998 News

New Publications

Alain J.-J. Cohen, "Tarantino. Mise-en-scène and Rituals of the Dual," La Licorne (hors série). Le cinéma et ses objets/Objects in Film,(1997): 235-246.

Mel Freilicher, "A/Mazes in Municipal Parks: Storytellling" (fiction), New Observer (Tokyo, January 1998).

Judith Halberstam, "Mackdaddy, Superfly, Rapper: Race and Gender in the Drag King Scene," "Race and Sexuality," eds. José Munoz and Ann McCallister, special issue of Social Text (Fall 1997).

Marcel Hénaff, "Levi-Strauss: Structuralism and Philosophy," A Companion to Continental Philosophy, eds. S. Critchley and W. Schroeder. London: Blackwell, 1998: 507-519.

Lisa Lowe and Elaine H. Kim, eds., New Formations, New Questions: Asian American Studies. Special Issue of positions: east asia cultures critique, 5.2 (1997).

Masao Miyoshi, "Sites of Resistance in the Global Economy," anthologized in Cultural Readings of Imperialism: Edward Said and the Gravity of History, eds. Keith Ansell-Pearson, Benita Parry and Judith Squires. London: Lawrence and Wishart, 1997: 49-87.

Masao Miyoshi, "Letter from documenta X," Any 21: How the Critic Sees, ed. Cynthia Davidson. New York: Anyone Corporation, 1997: 6-9.

Masao Miyoshi, "Koki shihon shugi to jikan:kukan no asshuku no mondai [Late-stage Capitalism and Temporal-Spatial Compression]" and Discussion, Rikkyo International Symposium: Concept and Experience of Time in Modern Japan. Tokyo: Rikkyo Daigaku, 1997: 238-241, 248-260.

Roddey Reid, "Healthy Families, Healthy Citizens: the Politics of Speech and Knowledge in the California Anti-Secondhand Smoke Media Campaign," "Between Life and Death," special issue of Science as Culture, 29 (1997): 541-581.

A collection of 32 Chinese essays on Wai-lim Yip's work has just been published: Liao, Tung-liang and Chou, Chih-huang, eds., Engraver of Landscapes of Humanity: Essays on Wai-lim Yip's Poetry, Prose, Translations and Critical Theories. Taipei: Wen-shih-che Press, December 1997.

Serena Anderlini-D'Onofrio has provided the department with a complimentary copy of her just published The "Weak" Subject: On Modernity, Eros, and Women's Playwriting (Associated University Presses, 1998). The book is available in the department library.


To Roddey Reid, who has been awarded a twelve-month Japan Foundation Abe Fellowship by the Social Science Research Council and the American Council of Learned Societies for his research project, "Contemporary Cultures of Health and Risk: Globalizing Tobacco Control in the U.S., France, and Japan." He will be in Japan for most of next year at Josai International University, Togane (Chiba Prefecture). Only eight Abe Fellowships are awarded each year to U.S. scholars and journalists.

To Ronald Robboy, who has been notified by the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research (New York City) that he has been awarded the Vivian Lefsky Hort Memorial Fellowship, supporting original research in the field of Yiddish literature to be conducted at their library and archives. YIVO is the preeminent research institute and academic center for Eastern European Jewish Studies, whose unparalleled holdings include the private papers of hundreds of Yiddish writers, actors, playwrights, composers, historians and communal leaders. Dr. Robboy will teach LTGN 120--Yiddish Literature in Translation--in Spring Quarter 1998 and is currently a Visiting Scholar in the UCSD Music Department.


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NEW WRITING SERIES, WINTER 1998. All events take place at 4:30 p.m. at the Visual Arts Performance Space and are free and open to the public.

Charles Alexander - February 4
The founder and director of Chax Press, Charles Alexander has published two books of poetry and has two more due to appear in 1998.

Carol Moldaw - February 11
Carol Moldaw's work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, and she received a national Endowment for the Arts Literary Fellowship in 1994.

Harry Polkinhorn - February 18
Harry Polkinhorn, whose current work focuses on the culture of the U.S.-Mexico Border region, is the author and/or editor of over thirty books of poetry and art. He is the director of San Diego State University Press.

Charles Bernstein - February 25
A poet of international repute and David Gray Chair of Poetry and Letters at SUNY Buffalo, Charles Bernstein has published twenty books of poetry, two books of essays, and four librettos. He was a founding editor of the influential journal L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E.

Sherley Anne Williams - March 4
Sherley Anne Williams, UCSD Professor of Literature and Writing, is best known for her novel Dessa Rose and for her books of poetry, including The Peacock Poems and Some One Sweet Angel Chile.

The series is sponsored by the University Events Office, the Literature Department, the Archive for New Poetry and the Division of Arts and Humanities.

NAYAN SHAH, International Center for Advanced Studies, New York University
"'Contaminated Goods': The Peril of Asian Commerce in White America, 1875-1919"
Thursday, February 12, 12:00 noon
Cross-Cultural Center

BARBARA GARLICK, Department of English, University of Queensland
"Shaw's 'Revolutionary Comrades': Radical Women Writers of the 90s"
Thursday, February 12, 4:00 p.m.
deCerteau Room, 155 Literature Building

DAVID REYES and TOM WALDMAN will lecture on the music of the Chicano Movement at 12:00 noon, Wednesday, February 18, in the Cross-Cultural Center (free event); and they will play selections from their three-cd collection, "Brown-eyed Soul: History of Chicano Rock Music" (Rhino), at 7:00 p.m. at the Spruce Street Forum in Hillcrest ($5 admission; $3 students). David Reyes and Tom Waldman also co-authored Land of a Thousand Dances: Chicano Rock n Roll from Southern California (University of New Mexico Press, forthcoming). Presenter at the events will be Professor Jorge Mariscal. A collection will be taken at both events to support efforts to defeat the Unz initiative.

ARLENE KAPLAN-DANIELS, former head of Women's Studies and Professor of Sociology, Northwestern University; currently emeritus and affiliated with UC Berkeley
"Gender: The Still Hidden Agenda in Academic Life"
Wednesday, February 18
3:30 p.m. - Reception
4:00 p.m. - Talk
UCSD Women's Center, 407 University Center
Sponsored by the Sociology Department, the Women's Center, the Chancellor's Advisory Committee on the Status of Women and OGSR.

ESTHER NEWTON, Department of Anthropology, SUNY
"My Butch Career"
Thursday, February 19, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Price Center Santa Cruz-San Francisco Room
This talk will focus on issues of butchness and academia. Professor Newton is the author of Mother Camp: Female Impersonator in America and Cherry Grove: 60 Years of America's First Gay and Lesbian Town.

Research/Fellowship Opportunities

Travel to Scholarly Meetings that take place before July 1, 1998. 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 a departmental symposium or in a locally organized workshop/conference with a fairly small attendance 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., Friday, February 27, 1998. Applications received after this date will be reviewed in June 1998. Awards are made for the lowest published air coach fare for domestic trips, with ceilings of $500 for 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 or on the Web at http://www-senate.ucsd.edu/forms.htm.

Illinois Research Information System (IRIS). The IRIS database of online funding information includes descriptions of over 6,000 ongoing competitive funding opportunities from federal agencies, private corporate foundations and other not-for-profit organizations. An IRIS computer search provides information about possible funding sources in a great variety of disciplines in many countries. The search results appear on a printout which provides brief descriptions of all potential funding sources and lists their addresses and deadlines. The database includes sources of support for dissertation research, postdoctoral opportunities, advanced study and training, teaching and curriculum development, seminar and conference travel, editing/publishing/translating, equipment and materials acquisition, exhibits and performances, consultant/visiting personnel, prizes/awards, use of facilities/equipment and collaborative activity. IRIS also offers a funding alert service that will automatically retrieve and deliver via e-mail IRIS records that meet established keyword finding profiles. Access information is available at http://www.library.uiuc.edu/iris/.

FEDIX Opportunity Alert (FOA) is a free e-mail service that automatically delivers research and education funding opportunities targeted to specified areas of interest. The service, funded by the Federal government, has grown to 35,000 subscribers since last March. To participate, register at http://www.rams-fie.com/opportunity.htm and then select the keywords that identify your areas of interest. Searches on your behalf will begin the following business day.

Center for Iberian and Latin American Studies (CILAS) Grant and Fellowship Competition for Summer 1998 and Academic Year 1998-99. The Center invites applications from UCSD graduate students interested in Latin America for the following fellowship programs: Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships (two fellowships available) pay tuition and fees plus a $10,000 stipend. Fellows are required to study Latin American Portuguese or advanced Spanish during the tenure of the award. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. Summer Intensive Language Fellowships (two-three awards) pay $3,600 for living expenses and up to $2,400 for fees and travel expenses. Awardees must take 100 hours of advanced instruction in Latin American Portuguese, advanced Spanish or a Latin American indigenous language in a pre-approved program affiliated with a U.S. university. U.S. citizenship or permanent residency is required. CILAS expects to award approximately ten Field Research Grants ($1,000-$3,000) for pre-dissertation and dissertation field research to be conducted in Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula. All UCSD graduate students are eligible to apply. All application materials must be received at CILAS by March 24, 1998. Additional information will be provided at 12:00 noon, Friday, February 6, 1998, at the Deutz Conference Room, Institute of the Americas; or contact 4-6050.

Graduate Program Announcements

Fredric R. Jameson--Spring Quarter 1998 Mini-Seminar: Professor Jameson's two-unit mini-seminar (LTTH 297) is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, May 26, Thursday, May 28, and Tuesday, June 2, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the deCerteau Room, 155 Literature Building. Topic and reading list TBA.

"Graduate and Post-Doc Parenting: How Do You Do It?", Wednesday, February 11, 4:00-5:00 p.m., The Women's Center, 407 University Center. Research, graduate course work and parenting may seem like an impossible combination. This program will provide a review of policies, resources and strategies that impact graduate students and post-docs who currently have children or are planning to start a family. For information contact 822-2030. Sponsored by OGSR.