January 1999 News
Alain J.-J. Cohen, "Some Like It Hot. Billy Wilder's virtuoso strategies of laughter and play," Interdigitations. Essays for I. Rauch, eds. G. F. Carr, W. Harbert, and L. Zhang. Bern: Peter Lang, 1998: 667-680.
Lisa Lowe, "Work, Immigration, Gender: New Subjects of Cultural Politics," Social Justice, 25.3 (Issue 73, Fall 1998): 31-49.
Pasquale Verdicchio "Italian
Canadian Cultural Politics: The Contradictions of Representation," ALTREITALIE:
International Journal of Studies on the Peoples of Italian Origin in the World,
Agnelli Foundation, 17 (Jan-June, 1998).
Fanny Howe has been selected to receive the 1998-99 Chancellor's Associates Excellence in the Arts Award "in recognition of her artistic achievements as an internationally renowned poet and writer; [her] success in challenging the conventional aesthetics of contemporary American writing; [and her] vision and leadership in shaping the Department of Literature's writing program into a lively and popular center for the written word." A citation and an honorarium of $2,500 will be presented to her at the Associates' Winter Quarter meeting on February 16.
Exams and Defenses
The following graduate students successfully completed qualifying examinations, comprehensive examinations or defenses during Fall Quarter 1998:
Sonia Ghattas-Soliman, Lecturer
Anthony Navarrete, Lecturer
AMY KAPLAN and JOSÉ DAVID SALDÍVAR MINI-SEMINAR
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:
Wednesday, January 13, 4:30 p.m. deCerteau Room, 155 Literature Building
Wednesday, January 20, 4:30 p.m. deCerteau Room, 155 Literature
"On Edge," Meeting of the California American
Studies Association, April 30-May 2, 1999
Beyond Babel: Common Language, Common Differences, Common
Ground. Western Humanities Alliance, 18th Annual Conference, UCSD, October 14,
15, 16, 1999
The colloquium will focus more specifically on the following four areas of investigation: (1) Hybridization of Cultures/Cultures of Hybridization; (2) Crossing of Disciplines and of Models of Knowledge; (3) Mixtures of Artistic Forms; and (4) Integration of Cognitive Processes. Proposals (300-400 words maximum) should be submitted by February 28, 1999, to Marcel Hénaff, UCSD - 0410, La Jolla CA 92093-0410. Please indicate in which of the four areas, listed above, you would like to present your paper. This call for papers is addressed only to members of the Western Humanities Alliance (includes UCSD).
Intercampus Exchange Opportunity Fund Grants
UCSD Center for the Humanities Call for Program Proposals
for the 1999-2000 Academic year
1. Collaborative Group Research Planning Grants: provide initial support for group projects that have the potential of attracting outside support or 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. Applications should include a description of the project and a short list of recent publications. Maximum award: $5,000.
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. Maximum award: $4,000. (Students should see Quinny before January 11 regarding the application process.)
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. Conference Attendance: supports travel to a conference in which the faculty member is presenting his/her research. Submission of abstract and invitation required.
9. Humanities Research Institute (Irvine) Bridge Grants: provide support of 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 1999 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 their time of service; recipients of a Humanities Center Award are not eligible to apply for a period of three years. 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.
DEADLINE: Proposals should be submitted no later than Wednesday, January 27, 1999. Late proposals will not be considered. Please forward proposals to: UCSD Center for the Humanities 0406. Awards will be announced by the end of February.
HRI California Studies Postdoctoral Fellowships
The UC Humanities Research Institute invites applications from postdoctoral scholars for a 1999-2000 fellowship in California studies. Funded by the UC Office of the President, in cooperation with the California State Library and the UC Press, the 12-month residential fellowship provides a stipend of $29,000, a housing allowance, health insurance and a research and travel budget up to $3,000. Eligible applicants must not have received their Ph.D. before 1996 or must file by June 15, 1999. The application deadline is February 1, 1999. For additional information, contact UCHRI, firstname.lastname@example.org or (949) 824-8180.