June 1998 News

New Publications

    Sonia Ghattas-Soliman, "Les proverbes arabes: expression d'un idéal collectif et individuel. Etude socio-linguistique des proverbes dans Un Eté Africain de Mohamed Dib, La Terre et le Sang de Mouloud Feraoun et Au-Hasard de la Pensée d'Out-el-Kouloub," Les Saisons Littéraires. Montreal: Editions Guérin Literature, Fall 1997.

    Sonia Ghattas-Soliman, "The World of Fate and Faith of Out-el-Kouloub's La Nuit de la Destinée," Al'Arabiyya, Journal of AATA (Spring 1998).

    Marcel Hénaff, Claude Levi-Strauss and the Making of Structural Anthropology. University of Minnesota Press, 1998 (292 pp).

    Roddey Reid, "Unsafe at Any Distance: Todd Haynes' Visual Culture of Health and Risk," Film Quarterly, 51.3 (Spring 1998): 32-44.

    Jerome Rothenberg, Delight/Délices & Other Gematria, with drawings by Ian Tyson and French translations by Nicole Peyrafitte. Nimes, France: Editions Ottezec, 1998.

    Jerome Rothenberg, At the Grave of Nakahara Chuya, Backwoods Broadsides Chaplet Series. Ellsworth, Maine, 1998.

    Jerome Rothenberg, Poems for the Millennium, Volume Two: From Postwar to Millennium. University of California Press,1998.

    Jerome Rothenberg, Honger [Hunger/Faim], with translations into French, German, and Dutch, and woodcut by Jan Voss. Ghent, Belgium: Ergo Press, 1997.

    Jerome Rothenberg, "The Leonardo Project," a suite of twelve (10+2) visual poems (photography-xerography) in "A Supper with Leonardo," curated by Carlo Palli and Francesco Conz for the Armand Hammer Center, the Region of Tuscany, and the City of Florence. Lorenese Palazzina, Forte da Basso, Florence, September 12, 1998, to January 3, 1999.

    Jerome Rothenberg, Revolution of the Word: An Anthology of American Avant-Garde Poetry 1914-1945 (reprint). Boston: Exact Change Publishers, 1998.

    Jerome Rothenberg, Indiens d'Amérique du Nord: une anthologie de Jerome Rothenberg, translated into French by Anne Talvav. Paris: L'oeil du Poète series, Editions Textuel, 1998.

    Ami Silber, "The Insomniac" (short story), Glimmer Train Stories (Summer 1998).

Presentations

Fraser Cocks, "Moral Geometry: Paul Strand's
Photographs of Tarascan Indians, 1933-34," California American Studies Association and Rocky Mountain American Studies Joint Conference, University of New Mexico, April 24, 1998.

Congratulations

To Gregory Lobo, selected by the Center for Iberian and Latin American Studies to receive a Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship for 1998-99.

To Jorge Mariscal who received an award at the UCSD Cross-Cultural Center's Second Annual All People's Recognition Ceremony for "his inspirational work in empowering, educating, and motivating students."

To Iñigo Sánchez-Llama who has been offered a one-year Visiting Assistant Professorship, beginning Fall Semester 1998, in the Department of Foreign Languages at Notre Dame University.

To Maria Van Liew who has been appointed Assistant Professor in Spanish, beginning August 1998, in the Department of Foreign Languages, West Chester University, Philadelphia.

To Lisa Yoneyama who has been awarded a fellowship by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. During the 11-month period of the fellowship, Professor Yoneyama will be affiliated with Kyoto University where she will undertake research on the art of laughter and comedic performances, with a special focus on the issues of modernity, utopia, and modes of cultural resistance.

Lecturers/Events

    Saturday Workshop for High School Teachers. On Saturday, June 6, 1998, the Department of Literature is sponsoring a workshop for high school teachers from the San Diego area. Chancellor Dynes' welcoming remarks (10:00 a.m.) will be followed by four concurrently scheduled morning session (10:30 - 11:30 a.m.):

    • Robert Cancel, "Teaching Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart and Other African Texts"
    • Judith Halberstam, "Teaching Gender and Sexuality"
    • Jorge Mariscal, "Teaching the Literature of the American War in Viet Nam"
    • Susan Kirkpatrick, "Introducing Women Writers in the Spanish Classroom"

    Three concurrent sessions are scheduled for the afternoon (1:00 - 2:00 p.m.):

    • Marta Sánchez, "Teaching Multiculturalism and Personal Narrative"
    • Don E. Wayne, "Preparing Students for a Changing College Humanities Curriculum"
    • Anthony Edwards, "Teaching the Classics: Homer and Beyond"

    All events will be held in the Literature Building. Please call 534-4618 for additional information.

Readings from an Extended Community. This non-academic series offers readings by four authors who share common Italian roots although they live and work in geographically and socially diverse communities. Three readings have already taken place (Antonio D'Alfonso, Mary Bush, Dodici Azpadu); the fourth and final reading presents Theresa Carilli on June 19, 1998, at 7:00 p.m. at the Frame Maker (2215 India Street). The project, designed by Professor Pasquale Verdicchio, is directed by Ph.D. student Teresa Fiore. This free series is organized by the Italian Community Center and also made possible by a California Council for the Humanities Grant, the restaurant Il Fornaio, and The Frame Maker. For information, please call the ICC (619-237-0601).

Research/Fellowship Opportunities

UC President's 1999-2000 Research Fellowships in the Humanities. The fellowships, awarded in an annual competition modeled on that of the NEH, provide salary support to approximately 18 UC faculty per year who are conducting research in the Humanities. Active ladder-rank faculty are eligible to apply, and Assistant Professors will be given special consideration. The maximum award is $25,000, but combined funding from all sources may not exceed the fellow's regular salary. The fellowship must be used in the academic year following the year the fellowship is awarded. All applicants, except junior faculty, must also apply to appropriate extramural agencies that offer funding for 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 13, 1998.

1999-2000 National Humanities Center Fellowships.
35-40 residential fellowships will be awarded to scholars of demonstrated achievement and to promising younger scholars who are engaged in work beyond the subject of their doctoral dissertations. Three or four of the 1999-2000 awards will be Lilly Fellowships in Religion and the Humanities for the study of religion by humanistic scholars from fields other than religion and theology. The center, located near Chapel Hill, NC, offers private studies, a reference library, editorial and software assistance, and support for information technology. Stipends are individually determined, and applicants are expected to supplement them with sabbatical salaries or grants from other sources. Travel expenses for fellows and dependents are provided. Applications must be postmarked by October 15, 1998. For additional information, contact The Fellowship Program, National Humanities Center, P O Box 12256, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-2256; or http://www.nhc.rtp.nc.us.