December 1998 News
Bram Dijkstra, Georgia O'Keeffe and the Eros of Place. Princeton University Press, 1998.
Mel Freilicher, 120 Days in the FBI: My Untold Story by Jane Eyre (chapbook). Standing Stones Press, October 1998.
Lisa Lowe, "The International within the National," Cultural Critique, 40 (Fall 1998): 29-47.
Dr. Arons has also been appointed Lecturer in Theatre at the UCSD Department of Theatre and Dance for the Winter and Spring Quarters of 1999, where she will teach a graduate seminar and an upper-division undergraduate seminar on the topic of "Feminist Theatre."
Richard Elliott Friedman's The Hidden Book in the Bible was named by Publisher's Weekly in the Best Books of 1998.
JOB WORKSHOP II
with Professors Winnie Woodhull and Kathryn Shevelow,
Tuesday, December 1, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m., in the deCerteau Room, 155
AMY KAPLAN and JOSÉ DAVID SALDÍVAR MINI-SEMINAR
all 4:00 to 6:30 p.m., in the deCerteau Room, 155 Literature Building.
The course will start by considering the multiple meanings of 1898. Was 1898 a date and space of historical beginning and/or a date of historical rupture? What kind of event of globalization was 1898? But the course will move beyond the reification of 1898 by considering other transnational transfigurations such as Pan-Africanism and Latinamericanism. It will consider how imperialism maps the relation of the "domestic" and the "foreign" in gendered terms. Readings will include Roosevelt, Marti, DuBois, Hopkins, Perez, and Montejo.
Professor Kaplan is at the forefront of American literary and cultural studies. She is the author of The Social Construction of American Realism (University of Chicago Press, 1988) and co-editor, with Donald Pease, of The Cultures of United States Imperialism (Duke University Press, 1993).
Professor Saldívar is an internationally known specialist on American, Latino and Latin American, and Caribbean literature and culture; and the author of several books, including Border Matters: Remapping American Cultural Studies (UC Press, 1997) and The Dialectics of Our America: Genealogy, Cultural Critique, and Literary History (Duke University Press, 1991).
Professors Kaplan and Saldívar will also each present a public lecture (dates and times TBA):
HENRY ABELOVE, Professor of
English, Wesleyan University, will be speaking Thursday, January 14, on
"Queer Politics, Queer Poetry" (time and place TBA). Professor Abelove is the
co-editor of The Lesbian and Gay Studies Reader.