October 1997 News

New Faculty

  • Arthur J. Droge, Ph.D. (Chicago), Professor of New Testament and Early Christian Literature and Director, Program in Religious Studies. Professor Droge's academic interests are in the religions of Western antiquity, especially Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. His publications include Homer or Moses? Early Christian Interpretations of the History of Culture (1989) and A Noble Death: Suicide and Martyrdom among Christians and Jews in Antiquity (1992). In progress is a book on the Fourth Gospel and gnosticism.
  • Milos Kokotovic, Ph.D. (Stanford), Assistant Professor of Latin American Literature. Professor Kokotovic's academic interests are in Andean literature and culture, Central American literature, Testimonio, and Latin American cultural theory. His dissertation, completed in Spring 1997, is titled "Confronting Postmodernism: Contemporary Literature and Cultural Theory from the Andes, Mesoamerica and the Southern Cone."

Fall Quarter Visitors/Lecturers

  • Edward Baker, Ph.D., Harvard; Professor of Spanish Literature, University of Florida: 19th- and 20th-c. Spanish Literature--LTSP 130A, Development of Spanish Literature, and LTSP 252, Studies in Modern Hispanic Literature and Culture.
  • Marsanne Brammer, Ph.D., English and American Literature, UCSD: Science and Literature; 19th- and 20th-c. British Literature and Culture--LTEN 149, Themes in English and American Literature.
  • Sunny Jung, Ed.D., U.S. International University: Korean Language and Literature--LTKO 1A, First-Year Korean.
  • Wendy Walters, Ph.D., English and American Literature, UCSD: African American and Ethnic Literatures--LTEN 178, Comparative Ethnic Literatures.

Postdoctoral Fellows/Visiting Scholars

  • Michele Habell-Pallan, 1997-98 UC President's Postdoctoral Fellow under the mentorship of Lisa Lowe. Dr. Habell-Pallan works on 20th-century Chicana/o cultural politics within the international contexts of its production and reception. Her dissertation, "'Cutting the Label Out': Performing Identify, Cultural Politics, and Transnational Subjects in Chicana/o and Latina/o Cultural Production," examines Chicano teatro, spoken word and performance art practices, and popular music as sites of social and historical conflict as well as alternative cultural representations. She received her Ph.D. from UC Santa Cruz in June 1997.
  • Curtis Frank Marez, 1997-98 Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow under the mentorship of Rosaura Sánchez. For the past four years, Professor Marez has taught in the English Department at the University of Chicago. Next year he will begin teaching in the American Studies Department, UC Santa Cruz. He is currently working on two manuscripts, tentatively entitled Racial Hallucinations: Drugs, Mass Culture, and Modernity and Becoming Brown: the Politics of Chicana/o Style. While a Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow, he will work with Professor Sánchez on the portions of the first manuscript that concern racial formations in Northern New Mexico.

New Administrative Staff

Sheila Bliss has joined the departmental administrative staff on a part-time basis to assist the Financial Manager, Linda Lewis. Sheila, who recently moved to San Diego from Nevada, has a background in accounting and administration. In addition to processing payroll and other financial matters, she will serve as the departmental Benefits Coordinator and oversee the enrollment of Visiting Scholars.

Building Improvements

Thanks to the extensive and creative efforts of Laurel Mannen, graphic artist and Coordinator, Judaic Studies Program, and Lucinda Rubio-Barrick, MSO of the Department of Literature, faculty, staff and students returned from summer break to find many improvements to the Literature Building hallways and seminar rooms. Colorful new signs now clearly designate the administrative offices, seminar rooms and bulletin boards; and lecture and seminar rooms, the department library, and the faculty/staff lounge have been decorated with appropriately selected artwork and photos.

New Publications and Presentations

  • Alain J.-J. Cohen, "Hyper-memory and Iconophilia. Montag between Freud and Cognitive Science," Montag. Statica e dinamica delle idee, Vol. 2, "La Natura della Visione" (1997): 173-185; dictionary: 227, 231.
  • Ramon Garcia, "My Parents' Wedding Photograph," poem in The Paterson Review (New Jersey: The Poetry Center, 1997).
  • Marcel Hénaff, "Of Stones, Angels and Humans: MIchel Serres and the Global City," Substance, 26.83 (Fall 1997): 59-80.
  • Lisa Lowe, "Work, Immigration, Gender: Asian

    'American' Women," Making More Waves, eds. Elaine H. Kim, Lilia Villanueva, and Asian Women United of California. Boston: Beacon Press, 1997.

  • Masao Miyoshi, "Jikan, kukan no asshuku: Shin-shokuminch shugi to kenchiku no shoso" (The Compression of Time and Space: Aspects of Neo-Colonialism and Architecture), Bungaku (Tokyo: Iwanami Shoten), 8.2 (Spring 1997): 72-75.
  • Masao Miyoshi, review of Tokyo Life, New York Dreams: Urban Japanese Visions of America, 1890-1924 (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1996) in The Journal of American History (June 1997): 253-254.
  • Masao Miyoshi, "XL in Asia: Dialogue between Rem Koolhaas and Masao Miyoshi," Collapsing New Building, ed. Lawrence Chua. New York: Kaya, 1997. Also printed in boundary 2, 24.2 (Summer 1997): 1-19.
  • Masao Miyoshi, "'Bunburying' in the Japan Field: A Reply to Jeff Humphries," New Literary History, 28.3 (Summer 1997): 625-638.
  • Masao Miyoshi, "A Borderless World?" was reprinted (1) in the English version of Politics-Poetics: documenta X the Book, eds. Catherine David and Jean-François Chevrier (Cantz, Germany, 1997): 182-202; and (2) in German translation, tr. Sabine Schmidt, in the German edition of Politik-Poetik: documenta X das Buch, eds. Catherine David and Jean-François Chevrier (Cantz, Germany, 1997). Excerpts of "A Borderless World?" were anthologized (3) in Inklusion: Exklusion, a catalogue to Steirischer Herbst 97, ed. Peter Weibel (Koln: Dumont, 1997): 47-60; and (4) in Hungarian in Poszt-poszt modern: A Kilencvenes Evek, ed. Petho Bertalan (Budapest: Platon, 1997): 137-143.
  • Masao Miyoshi, "A Letter from Tokyo," Politics-Poetics documenta X the Book, and German translation in the German edition: 490-493, including three Tokyo photographs by Professor Miyoshi.
  • Masao Miyoshi, "Architecture in a Reconfigured Body Politic," Anybody, ed. Cynthia C. Davidson. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1997: 78-85.
  • Masao Miyoshi, "Japan Is Not Interesting," keynote speech, 10th Convention of the Association of Japanese Studies of Australia, July 9, 1997.
  • Masao Miyoshi, "Sites of Culture: Emptied?", presentation at 100 Tage/100 Gaeste at documenta X, Kassel, August 20, 1997.
  • Masao Miyoshi was selected as the Distinguished Lecturer by the East Asian Council of the Association of Asian Studies for presentations in April 1997 at three West Coast universities.
  • Marta Sánchez, "La Malinche at the Intersection: Race and Gender in Down These Mean Streets," PMLA special issue on ethnicity (forthcoming, January 1998).
  • Mark Slouka, "The Exile," Epoch, 46.3 (Fall 1997).
  • Mark Slouka, "The Lotus Eaters," The Georgia Review (forthcoming).
  • Mark Slouka, Lost Lake (stories). Alfred A. Knopf, forthcoming, May 1998.
  • Mark Slouka, The Lost Diary of Chang-Eng (novel). Alfred A. Knopf, forthcoming.
  • Maria Van Liew, "Transitional Visibility in Poachers: The Nature of Spanish Female Violence," Reel Knockouts: Violent Women in Film, eds. Martha McCaughey and Neal King. Forthcoming.
  • Maria Van Liew, "Cría cuervos: The Process of Self-Discovery," Proceedings for Cine-Lit III. Oregon State University, forthcoming.
  • Pasquale Verdicchio, Devils in Paradise: Writings on Post-Emigrant Cultures. Guernica, Fall 1997.

Congratulations

  • To Robert Cancel who was awarded a UCSD Instructional Improvement grant in support of his project to record digital videos of storytelling performances and festivals in Zambia. Over the next year, he will edit the material to produce teaching tapes as well as photos and video for student Internet access.
  • To Robert Dorn who was awarded a UCSD Instructional Improvement grant in support of OOPs Magazine, a journal of student nonfiction. The fourth issue of OOPs will be produced Winter Quarter 1998 by the students in his course, LTWR 128--Editing Workshop.
  • To Rosemary Marangoly George who was awarded a 1997 Chancellor's Summer Faculty Fellowship to support her work on a new book project, tentatively titled Literature on the Road: Global Travel and Writing of the Indian Diaspora, 1800-2000.
  • To Claudia Huiza who has received a renewal of her dissertation fellowship for the 1997-98 academic year from the UC Santa Barbara Chicano Studies Department and Center for Chicano Studies.
  • To Susan Kirkpatrick who received a 1997 YWCA Tribute to Women and Industry (TWIN) award. 92 professional women managers, executives and educators in San Diego County received TWIN awards in a June 1997 ceremony at the San Diego Convention Center. In the 17 years since its inception, the TWIN program has recognized the achievements of nearly 1,600 women and raised more than one million dollars to support YWCA programs benefiting women and children.
  • To Susan K. Larsen who has been awarded a postdoctoral fellowship from the Eurasia Program of the Social Science Research Council. The fellowship will provide her with two summers and one semester free of teaching over the next two years to work on her book project, Reading and Writing Girlhood in Russia, 1796-1917. Funds for the Eurasia Program are provided by the U.S. Department of State under the Russian, Eurasian, and East European Training Program (Title VIII).
  • To Jorge Mariscal who has received a Certificate of Appreciation from the UCSD Cross-Cultural Center in recognition of his continued contribution to the advance- ment of communication, dialogue and diversity at UCSD.
  • To Jennifer Tuttle who was granted a research fellow- ship by the Francis C. Wood Institute at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, where she traveled in August to work in their Archives in the History of Medicine.
  • To Maria Van Liew who has been appointed Visiting Professor of Spanish Literature for the 1997-98 academic year in the Department of Foreign Languages at the University of San Diego.
  • To the following graduate students who successfully completed qualifying examinations, comprehensive examinations or defenses:

    Spring 1997

    • Benjamin Bertram, Ph.D. Dissertation Defense
    • Edward Cutler, Ph.D. Dissertation Defense
    • Samantha Goldstein, Ph.D. Qualifying Examination
    • Laura Harris, Ph.D. Dissertation Defense
    • Kyungwon Grace Hong, Ph.D. Qualifying Examination
    • Susan Kalter, Ph.D. Qualifying Examination
    • David Kellett, M.A. Thesis Defense
    • Susan Light, Ph.D. Dissertation Defense
    • Edward Mitchell, M.A. Thesis Defense
    • Cher Nicolas, M.A. Thesis Defense
    • Vanita Sharma, Ph.D. Qualifying Examination

    Summer 1997

    • Robin Keehn, Ph.D. Qualifying Examination
    • Iñigo Sánchez-Llama, Ph.D. Dissertation Defense
    • Maria Van Liew, Ph.D. Dissertation Defense
  • To the three winners of the 1997 Stewart Prize: Summer Andrecht, a Warren College senior and Literature/Writing major, and Matthew Cook, a Muir College Literature/Writing junior, selected for their prose; and Sawako Nakayasu, a Muir College June graduate with a double major in Literature/Writing and Music, selected for her poetry. This annual student competition is sponsored by the Department of Literature for the UCSD Spring Celebration of the Arts.
  • And to Suzanne Daniels, a Muir College composite major in Literatures in English and French Literature; and Benedict Jones, a Revelle College double major in Literatures in English and Literature/Writing, who were selected to receive the 1997 Burckhardt Prize. The award was in recognition of their respective Honors theses, “To utter space: The Subject of Conversation in Nathalie Sarraute's L'Usage de la Parole, Enfance, and Tu ne t'aimes pas,” and "The American Dreeme.: Cross-Dressing and Category Crisis in Theodore Winthrop's Cecil Dreeme," and their overall outstanding participation in the Honors Program. The Burckhardt Prize is awarded at commencement each year in memory of Sigurd Burckhardt, a renowned and founding member of the department who died in 1966.

Lectures/Events

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The Visual Art and Literature Departments cordially invite you to a lecture by Michael Stone-Richards entitled "Body and Medium in the Drawings of Antonin Artaud" to be delivered in the Seminar Room of the Visual Arts Facility (VAF 366) at 5:00 pm on Thursday, October 9.

  • LITERATURE DEPARTMENT COLLOQUIUM, Fall Quarter 1997

    All sessions take place on Tuesdays at 4:00 p.m. in the deCerteau Room, 155 Literature Building. Graduate students may receive two units of credit by enrolling in Steven Cassedy's section of LTCO 296, Course Code 289270-A00. They must attend all sessions to receive credit. Sessions scheduled to date:
    October 14: Judith Halberstam
    November 11: Alain J.-J. Cohen and Susan K. Larsen
    November 18: Arthur J. Droge
    Additional participants and additional sessions TBA.

  • NEW WRITING SERIES, Fall Quarter 1997

    All readings will be held at 4:30 p.m. at the Performing Arts Space, Visual Arts Department, with the exception of Adrian Castro's reading, which will be held at a location to be announced. Events are free and open to the public.

    • Thursday, October 9: Luisa Futoransky

      Born and raised in Buenos Aires, Luisa Futoransky has lived in Israel, Japan, Spain, and Italy, and currently resides in Paris, where she received the honors of the Chevelier des Arts et Lettres. Author of eight books, Futoransky's first book of poems in translation has just been published by Junction Press in San Diego.

    • Wednesday, October 22: Fanny Howe

      Internationally known poet and novelist Fanny Howe is the recipient of an NEA Award and a California Arts Council Fellowship. Her novel, Nod (from Sun & Moon Press), and her book of poems, One Crossed Out (from Greywolf Press), are both due out this Fall. She is Professor of Literature at UCSD.

    • Wednesday, October 29: David Matlin

      A poet and novelist, David Matlin's first novel, How the Night is Divided, was nominated for a National Book Circle Critics Award. His most recent work, Vernooykill Creek, is based on Matlin's experiences teaching in one of the oldest Prison Education Programs in the nation.

    • Wednesday, November 5: David Bromige

      The author of 30 books of poetry, fiction, and song, and likened by Rochelle Owens to "a congenial terrorist equipped with a smart bomb," David Bromige has been the recipient of numerous awards, including a Gertrude Stein Award for Innovative Writing and the Poet Laureate Award from the University of California.

    • Thursday, November 13: Adrian Castro

      Born in Miami of Cuban and Dominican heritage, Adrian Castro writes out of a rhythmic, multi-lingual Afro-Caribbean tradition. An accomplished performer as well as a writer, Castro's book, Cantos to Blood & Honey, is forthcoming from Coach House Press.

    • Thursday, November 20: Brenda Hillman

      Brenda Hillman's most recent and most experimental book, Loose Sugar, is her fifth from Wesleyan University Press. In 1995, she edited The Poetry of Emily Dickenson for Shambala Press. Her awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship, two Pushcart Prizes, and in 1993 she was a Pulitzer Prize Finalist.

Conferences

  • "Information, Technology, and the Humanities," 16th Annual Interdisciplinary Forum of the Western Humanities Conference, UC Riverside, October 17-19, 1997. The conference will include multimedia "supplements" created by artist Richard Bolton that will transform the auditorium space for each keynote panel into a multimedia environment. He will also create a conference Web site that will include live audio and video feeds from the various panels. For registration information, contact the UC Riverside Center for Ideas and Society ; (909) 787-3987; or email.
  • "Visualizing Culture," Annual Conference of the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes, Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, UC Santa Barbara, November 6-8, 1997. Prominent literary critics, film critics, artists, writers, choreographers and filmmakers explore the increasing importance that our culture places on visual imagery as compared with written texts. Registration is free for UC faculty, students and staff. Additional information is available at http://www.uwm.edu/Dept/chci; or email.
  • 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.

Competitions

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 can- not 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.

Research/Fellowship Opportunities

  • Research Grants. Academic Senate members who would like to apply for research support for 1997-98 must submit a Research Grant Application to the Committee on Research, Academic Senate Office, 0002, by 2:00 p.m., October 17, 1997. 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.
  • 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 1998-99 Research Fellowship in the Humanities. The 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 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, 1997.
  • University of California Humanities Research Institute (HRI) Call for Program Proposals.
    • 1998-99 Conference Proposals. HRI's Advisory Committee will consider conference proposals for the 1998-99 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, 1997.
    • 1998-99 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, 1997.
    • 1999-2000 Research Group Proposals. HRI is currently seeking proposals for research groups to be in residence in Irvine during 1999-2000. 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, 1997. During Fall 1998, applications will be solicited from UC faculty to work in the research groups selected.

      For further information, contact (714) 824-8177; or email. Potential organizers are strongly encouraged to discuss their ideas both with Patricia O'Brien, the HRI Director, and with their campus representatives on the Advisory Committee.

  • 1998-99 National Humanities Center Fellowships.

    Each year the center awards approximately 30 residential fellowships to scholars of demonstrated achievement and to promising younger scholars who are engaged in work significantly beyond the revision of the doctoral dissertation. During the years 1997-2001, the Center will also award, on an annual basis, three or four 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, and it also locates nearby housing. To further the exchange of ideas, fellows participate in seminars, lectures, and occasional conferences. 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. Nonstipendiary fellowships, which provide travel funds and center services only, are also available. Applications must be postmarked by October 15, 1997. For additional information, contact The Fellowship Program, National Humanities Center, P O Box 12256, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-2256.

  • 1998 Ford Foundation Predoctoral and Dissertation Fellowships for Minorities. Approximately 50 Predoctoral Fellowships and 29 Dissertation Fellowships will be awarded to applicants in the behavioral and social sciences, humanities, engineering, mathematics, physical sciences and life sciences. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or nationals who are members of one of the following ethnic minority groups: Native American Indian; Alaskan Native (Eskimo or Aleut); Black/African American; Mexican American/Chicana/Chicano; Native Pacific Islander (Polynesian or Micronesian); Puerto Rican. Predoctoral applicants must not have completed, by the beginning of the fall 1997 term, more than two years of graduate study toward the Ph.D. Awards include an annual stipend of $14,000 and an institutional allowance of $7,500 in lieu of tuition and fees for three years. Dissertation applicants must have completed by February 14, 1998, all requirements for the Ph.D. except the writing and defense of the dissertation. Awards consist of a one-year stipend of $18,000. The application deadline for both fellowship programs is November 15, 1997. For additional information/applications, contact National Research Council, 2101 Constitution Ave, Washington DC 20418; (202) 334-2872 or email.
  • 1998 Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships for Minorities. The National Research Council plans to award approximately 25 Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships to provide a year of continued study and research to members of the following ethnic minority groups: Native American Indian; Alaskan Native (Eskimo or Aleut); Black/African American; Mexican American/Chicana/Chicano; Native Pacific Islander (Micronesian or Polynesian); and Puerto Rican. The program is open to U.S. citizens who are engaged in teaching and research careers--or who plan such careers--and who have held the doctorate for not more than seven years. Each fellow selects an appropriate not-for-profit institution of higher education or research to serve as host for a year of postdoctoral research. Fellowships provide a stipend of $25,000, plus allowances for travel ($3,000) and cost-of-research ($2,000). The deadline for submission of applications is January 5, 1998. For additional information/applications, contact The Fellowship Office, National Research Council, 2101 Constitution Ave, Washington DC 20418; (202) 334-2872 or email.
  • Bibliographical Society of America 1998 Fellowship Program. The BSA invites applications for its annual short-term fellowship program which supports bibliographical inquiry as well as research in the history of the book trades and in publishing history. Eligible topics may concentrate on books and documents in any field, but should focus on the book or manuscript (the physical object) as historical evidence. Fellowships may be held for one or two months and pay a stipend of up to $1,000 per month. Applications are due December 1, 1997. For additional information, contact the BSA, P.O. Box 397, Grand Central Station, New York, NY 10163; (212) 647-9171; email.
  • Liguria Study Center Bogliasco Residential Fellowships for Artists and Scholars in the Arts and Humanities. The Center is located in Bogliasco, a former fishing village and now a town of 5,000, situated on the edge of Genoa on the Italian Riviera. Fellowships, usually from one month to six or seven weeks in duration, are granted to persons doing advanced creative work or scholarly research. An approved project is presumed to lead to the completion of a major work followed by publication, performance, production or exhibition. Fellowships provide recipients with living quarters and full board (but not transportation nor personal expenses). The application deadlines are February 1, 1998, for the Fall Semester 1998, and May 1, 1998, for the Spring Semester 1999. For additional information, contact The Bogliasco Foundation, 885 Second Ave, Rm 3100, New York, NY 10017.

Miscellaneous Announcements
 

  • Information on Graduate Programs. Each Fall Quarter, the department receives numerous flyers and brochures describing graduate programs at other institutions in Literature and related fields. These materials, organized by discipline, are available for review in the Undergraduate Office (see Tiffany Larsen). Undergraduates interested in graduate studies in Literature at UCSD should see Susie.
     
  • Benefits/Open Enrollment. Open Enrollment announcements, which explain the 1998 benefit plan changes, will be mailed at the end of October to employees' home addresses. Open Enrollment is from November 1 through November 21, 1997, and actions taken during Open Enrollment are generally effective January 1, 1998. A “Benefits Information Day” is scheduled for Tuesday, November 4, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Ballroom A of the Price Center. Representatives from health, welfare, and financial benefits programs will be available to answer questions. Extensive information about UC benefits is available via bencom.fone (1-800-888-8267).