January 1998 News

New Publications

Alain J.-J. Cohen, "Natural Born Killers. Rhythms of the Filmic Image and Styles of Violence," Semiotics of the Media: State of the Art, ed. W. Nöth. Berlin/New York: Mouton de Gruyter, 1997: 239-254.

Wai-lim Yip, "Ezra Pound's Tensional Dialogue with the Chinese Concept of Nature," Crosscurrents in the Literatures of Asia and the West: Essays in Honor of A. Owen Aldridge, eds. Masayuki Akiyama and Yiu-nam Leung. Newark: University of Delaware Press, 1997.

Winter Quarter Visiting Instructors

Wendy Arons, Ph.D., Literature, UCSD: LTGN 119--German Literature in Translation: Brecht; LTGM 31--Debating German Literature and Culture.

Marsanne Brammer, Ph.D., English and American Literature, UCSD: LTEN 127A--The Victorian Period: Themes and Issues.

Antonio D'Alfonso, Canadian writer and filmmaker, Director of Guernica Editions: LTWR 100--Short Fiction; LTWR 110--Screenwriting.

Karen Hollis, Ph.D., English and American Literature, UCSD: LTEN 143--The English Novel in the 18th Century.

Sunny Jung, Ed.D., United States International University: LTKO 1B--First-Year Korean.

Jennifer Tuttle, Ph.D., Literature, UCSD: LTGN 187--Women and Literature: Writing American Womanhood.


To George Mariscal, recipient of a UCSD Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action and Diversity Award. Individuals honored at the December 12, 1997 awards ceremony were acknowledged for their noteworthy contributions to the UCSD community and work force in the areas of equal opportunity, affirmative action, and diversity during the period May l, 1996, through October 31, 1997.

To Pasquale Verdicchio whose book, Devils in Paradise, was awarded a prize by the Office of the Department of Canadian Heritage.

Graduate Students Qualifying and Defending

The Department of Literature is pleased to announce that the following students have successfully completed examinations or defenses during Fall Quarter 1997:

Maria Alberca-Garcia, Ph.D. Qualifying Examination

Wendy Arons, Ph.D. Dissertation Defense

Anna Eng, Ph.D. Qualifying Examination

Ramon Garcia, Ph.D. Dissertation Defense

Katherine Grubbs, Ph.D. Qualifying Examination

Kenia Halleck, Ph.D. Qualifying Examination

Desiree Henderson, Ph.D. Qualifying Examination

Hildegard Kleiser, Ph.D. Qualifying Examination

Daniela Noebel, Ph.D. Qualifying Examination

Christine Photinos, Ph.D. Qualifying Examination

Anupama Taranath, Ph.D. Qualifying Examination

Ramie Tateishi, Ph.D. Qualifying Examination

Karen Van Ness, Ph.D. Qualifying Examination

Kristi Wilson, Ph.D. Qualifying Examination


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JESSICA HAGEDORN, Regents' Lecturer, January 12-23, 1998, sponsored by the Department of Literature, Ethnic Studies, Women's Studies, the Cross-Cultural Center, and the Pan Asian Staff Association.

Graduate Student Organized Event
Thursday, January 15, 3:00 p.m.
deCerteau Room, 155 Literature Building
Reception following
Lettau Commons, 3138 Literature Building

Reading from her Works
Wednesday, January 21, 7:30 p.m.
Center Hall Room 119

Reception and Book Signing
Friday, January 23, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Cross-Cultural Center

Office Hours
Wednesday, January 14, 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, January 21, 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Room 3451 Literature Building (4th Floor)

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.

PATRICIA SEED, Department of History, Rice University, speaking on representations of indigenous peoples by early modern colonialist writers.
Thursday, January 15, 4:00 p.m.
Galbraith Conference Room, Humanities and Social Sciences Building

Research/Fellowship Opportunities

Research Grants. Academic Senate members who would like to apply for research support for the remainder of 1997-98 must submit a Research Grant Application to the Committee on Research, Academic Senate Office, 0002, by 2:00 p.m., January 30 , 1998. Applications received after this date will be returned. Grants generally do not exceed $7,000. 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, or electronically at http://www-senate.ucsd.edu.

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.

UCSD Center for the Humanities Call for Program Proposals for the 1998-99 Academic year. The Center will consider support in the following categories:

1. 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.

2. 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: $20,000.

3. 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.

4. 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.)

5. African-American Literature and History: supports research, conferences, and a lectureship in this area. Maximum award $10,000.

6. Ethnic Literature and History: supports research, conferences, and a lectureship in this area. Maximum award $10,000.

7. 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.

8. 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. The deadline for submitting proposals for Resident Research Groups 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 faculty.

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.

Summer 1998 Getty Undergraduate Internships for Diversity in the Arts and the Humanities. The J. Paul Getty Trust hosts internships for a culturally diverse group of undergraduate students from all academic backgrounds who are interested in exploring careers in the visual arts and the humanities. The selected interns will reflect the diversity of Southern California and will be exposed to issues relating to the arts in Los Angeles. During the ten-week intensive program (June 15 - August 21), interns attend biweekly meetings, participate in seminars and field trips, and receive grant payments totaling $3,000 each. To be eligible, candidates must have completed at least three quarters of college at the time of application. Students graduating before December 1998 are not eligible to apply. Priority will be given to students in the Los Angeles metropolitan area and residents of the area who attend school elsewhere. Application materials must be postmarked no later than March 2, 1998. Applications are available from the Internship Coordinator, Getty Undergraduate Internships for Diversity in the Arts and the Humanities, J. Paul Getty Trust, 1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 400, Los Angeles CA 90049-1681; (310) 440-6545; or summerinterns@getty.edu.