True (book). Berkeley: Atelos Press, 1998
Poems in Poems for the Millennium, Volume 2 (anthology). Berkeley: UC Press,
Poems in Moving Borders (anthology). New Jersey: Talisman Press, 1998.
Poems in recent (1998) issues of the journals Conjunctions, Fence, New
American Writing, Talisman, and Poetry Daily.
Alain J.-J. Cohen
and J. Menier, Russell Forester. Forty Years of Art, a 58-minute film documentary
broadcast several times on UCSD-TV, beginning July 31, 1998.
"From Margin to Mainstream: Postwar Poetry and the Politics of Containment," American
Literary History, 10.2 (Summer 1998): 266-290.
Seven Poems, Poetics Journal, 10 (June 1998): 55-62.
"Holbein's Dead Christ and the Horror of the Broken Narrative," Interdisciplinary
Journal for Germanic Linguistics and Semiotic Analysis, 3.1 (Spring 1998): 121-140.
Richard Elliott Friedman
The Hidden Book in the Bible. San Francisco: HarperCollins, 1998. Also to be
included in Book-of-the-Month Club; History Book Club; Quality Paperbacks Book Club.
Who Wrote the Bible?, second edition, has been published in French hardbound and
paperback editions (Paris: Editions Exergue, 1998).
The Disappearance of God has been published in a Japanese edition (Japan:
Shoeisha, 1998) and has been accepted for publication in a Hebrew edition (Tel Aviv: Zmora
"The Naked Terror," Substance, 27.2 (Fall 1998): 5-33. Special issue,
"Reading Violence," eds. D. Bell and L. Schehr.
Todd Kontje, Women,
the Novel, and the German Nation 1771-1871: Domestic Fiction in the Fatherland.
Cambridge University Press, 1998.
Lisa Lowe, "The Power of Culture,"
Journal of Asian American Studies, 1.1 (February 1998): 5-29.
The Cultures of Globalization, co-edited with Fredric Jameson. Duke University
Press, 1998. Also contains two articles by Professor Miyoshi.
Laura E. Ruberto
Book review, "Giuseppe De Santis and Postwar Italian Cinema: by Antonio
Vitti," Film Criticism, 22.3 (Spring 1998).
"La contadina si ribella: Gendered Resistance in L'Agnese va a morire,"
Romance Languages Annual, 9 (1997).
"The Angels Come to Panorama Heights" (fiction), Esquire Magazine,
"The Sounds of Silence: A Brief Anatomy of Absence," Harper's Magazine,
"The Rodmaker's Art," G.Q., forthcoming.
War of the Worlds, Indonesian Edition (Mizan Publications), Chinese Edition
(Yuan-Liou Publishing, Beijing), Czech Edition (Prostor Press, Prague), all forthcoming.
"Glacier Bay Meditation" (long Chinese poem), Epoch
Poetry Quarterly, 114, Taipei, Taiwan (Spring 1998).
"Poems for City-dwellers in Cherry-blossom Season," China Times Literary
Page, May 12, 1998 (Taipei, Taiwan).
"Daoist Aesthetics," in Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, ed. Michael Kelly.
Oxford University Press, 1998.
Rae Armantrout was recently the subject
of an essay in The Dictionary of Literary Biography, Volume 193: Poets After WWII.
Rosemary George, Max
Parra and Lisa Yoneyama have been promoted to Associate
Professor with tenure, and Todd Kontje to
Full Professor--all effective July 1, 1998.
Fanny Howe has received a Chancellor's
Associates Faculty Grant in support of her proposal for a two-day conference during Winter
Quarter 1999 on "Women and Poetry at the End of the 20th Century."
Christine Norris was awarded the 1998
Revelle College Outstanding Teaching Award in the Humanities.
has been appointed Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Foreign Languages at
the University of Texas, Arlington, for the Fall Semester 1998. She is teaching a graduate
course in Chicana/o Literatures.
Mark Slouka's short
story "Feather and Bone" (Harper's Magazine, October 1997) was a
finalist for the National Magazine Award.
Shelley Streeby has been awarded a
1998 Hellman Faculty Fellowship to support her research project, "The (Re)Production
of the Native: Empire, Amnesia, and the U.S.-Mexican War."
Wai-lim Yip was invited in May 1998 by
Beijing University to deliver the inaugural lecture, "Taoist Aesthetics and the
Postmodern," for a newly established lecture series in celebration of the
university's 100th anniversary. Professor Yip's book of poems for children, Mother
Tree, won the Best Reading for Children Award among all books published for children
in 1997. The award was issued by the joint committee of Min-sheng News, Kuo-yu
Daily News, and The Young Lion Youth Monthly under the charge of the
Cultural Branch of the Executive Yuan, Taiwan. Professor Yip's translation of a Zi Ye poem
(from his Chinese Poetry: an Anthology of Major Modes and Genres) was featured as
the main motif on a poster for the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival, Waterloo, New
Jersey, September 24-27, 1998; and he was invited to read his poetry and Zi Ye
translations at the festival.
Exams and Defenses
The following graduate students successfully completed qualifying examinations,
comprehensive examinations or defenses:
During Spring 1998
- Julie Barry, Ph.D. Dissertation Defense
- Octavia Davis, Ph.D. Dissertation Defense
- Patrick Durkee, Ph.D. Dissertation Defense
- Jaquelin Dutson, Ph.D. Qualifying Examination
- Melanie Jennings, Ph.D. Qualifying Examination
- Paula Powers, Ph.D. Dissertation Defense
- Ona Russell, Ph.D. Dissertation Defense
- Ami Silber, M.A. Thesis Defense
- Roberto Strongman, Ph.D. Qualifying Examination
During Summer 1998
- Eric Cazdyn, Ph.D. Dissertation Defense
- Abelardo Hernando, Ph.D. Dissertation Defense
- Sandra Logan, Ph.D. Qualifying Examination
- Ruben Murillo, M.A. Thesis Defense
1998 Stewart Prize
The winner of the 1998
Stewart Prize is Julian Kudritzki, selected for a prose piece titled
"There's No Sickness in Lakebrook." Julian graduated in June 1998 with a B.A. in
Literature/Writing. This annual student competition is sponsored by the Department of
Literature for the UCSD Spring Celebration of the Arts.
1998 Burckhardt Prize
Michelle Kessler, a Literature/Writing major who graduated Spring
1998, and Richard Scott, a Literature/English major, were selected to
receive the Literature Department's 1998 Burckhardt Prize. The award was in recognition of
their respective Honors theses, "Protecting the Waters: Pollution, Environmentalism,
and Power in the San Diego Bay," and "Specularity, Commodities, and Agency in
Theodore Dreiser's Sister Carrie," 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.
1998 Dr. Milton H. Saier,
Sr. Memorial Awards
The department is pleased
to announce the winners of its first annual Saier Awards in Fiction and Poetry. Summer
Andrecht McStravick, an English/Writing major who graduated in June, received the
fiction award for an excerpt from her book-length fictional memoir Ally Peche,
which "details the odd childhood of a girl...growing up in the back country of San
Diego in the late 1970s." Richard Scott received the poetry award
for "Poem," which "makes use of a familiar resurrection figure, Lazarus, as
a means for calling into attention the making of new poetry." Dr. Milton H. Saier,
Sr. was a physician in Northern California who had interests in research, literature,
music, theater and education in general. His family supports the mission of the university
through numerous contributions.
Departmental Administrative Appointments
|Director of Graduate Studies
|Director of Undergraduate Studies
|Literatures in English
|Literatures in German
|Literatures of World
||Stephanie Jed (F), Cynthia Walk (W, S)
||William Fitzgerald (F), Page duBois (W, S)
Agrégation (France)--LTFR 2C, Com-position, Conversation, Culture.
Sunny Jung, Ed.D., U.S. International
University: Korean language and literature--LTKO 1A, First-Year Korean; LTKO 2A,
Mark C. Konecny, Ph.D., University of
Southern California: poetry and culture of early 20th Century Russia--LTRU
110C, Survey of Russian and Soviet Literature in Translation: 1917-Present; cross-listed
with LTEU 150C.
Patrick J. Ledden, Provost, Muir
College--LTEN 190, Seminar on James Joyce: Ulysses.
Monika Treut, Ph.D., Marburg (Germany);
film maker of international acclaim (Seduction: The Cruel Woman; Virgin
Machine)--LTWR 110, Screen Writing.
Sara Blasina, Visiting Scholar from
Sassari (Italy), October 1998 through May 1999, under the sponsorship of Michael Davidson
Jennifer S. Burton, Visiting Scholar
through February 1999, under the sponsorship of Christine Norris. Dr. Burton was a 1997-98
DuBois Fellow at Harvard University, and she received her Ph.D. in English and American
Literature from Harvard in 1997.
Gayatri Gopinath, 1998-99 UC President's
Postdoctoral Fellow under the sponsorship of Lisa Lowe. Dr. Gopinath received a Ph.D. in
English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University in June 1998. Her
dissertation, "Queer Diasporas: Gender, Sexuality and Migration in Contemporary South
Asian Literature and Cultural Production," examined the literary, performance, and
cultural practices of South Asians in Canada, Britain, the U.S., the Caribbean and South
Asia. Her current research focuses on sexuality, culture, and migration in relation to the
uneven processes of globalization.
Michele Habell-Pallan's UC President's
Postdoctoral Fellowship has been renewed for the 1998-99 academic year, under the
mentorship of Lisa Lowe. Dr. Habell-Pallan will continue her research on 20th-century
Chicana/o cultural politics within the international contexts of its production and
Hiromi Ito, Visiting Scholar through
November 1998, under the sponsorship of Jerome Rothenberg. Ms. Ito, a well known Japanese
poet, essayist and journalist, is conducting research on contemporary U.S. poetry and
translating into Japanese innovative U.S. poetry dating from the end of the Second World
War to the present.
Kyubong Kahng-Jeon, Postdoctoral Scholar
through August 1999, under the sponsorship of Anthony Edwards. Dr. Kahng-Jeon received her
Ph.D. from Yonsei University in 1996, where her research focused on the question of
romanticism and Jane Austen.
Ana S. Moya, Visiting Scholar through
June 2000, under the sponsorship of Rosaura Sánchez. Dr. Moya, an Associate Professor of
English at the University of Barcelona, is conducting research on colonial and
post-colonial fiction in English.
Sae-a Oh, Visiting Scholar through
February 1999, under the sponsorship of Rosaura Sánchez. Ms. Oh, a Professor in the
Department of English Language and Literature at Chongju University, is conducting
research on English literature and theater.
Tatyana Voronchenko, Visiting Fulbright
Scholar through February 1999, under the sponsorship of Rosaura Sánchez. Dr. Voronchenko
is Professor and Chair of the Russian and World Literature Department at Zabaikalsky
(Trans-Baikal Siberia) State Pedagogical University. Her research project, "Facing
Multicultural Phenomenon: Establishing Bridges," includes the study of minority
cultural situations in the U.S. today, with a focus on Mexican Americans.
Nancy Ho-Wu, the department's new
Financial Manager, is in charge of departmental accounting activities, including those
involving honoraria, travel, purchasing, payroll, research and travel grants, and
miscellaneous reimbursements. She brings with her an extensive background in accounting,
including three years as a Budget Assistant in the UCSD Department of Pharmacology,
experience as a Senior Accounting Assistant at Wells Fargo Bank, and a B.S. in Accounting
Teresa Cain, who is just now joining the
Undergraduate Office staff to assist the Undergraduate Program Coordinator, advises
students about major and minor requirements and forms processing, schedules classes,
collects grade reports, and administers course evaluations. She has a B.A. in Literatures
in English from UCSD, where she was an Honors Program participant (1993-94), and she most
recently worked in the UCSD Registrar's Office in the scheduling area.
JESSICA HAGEDORN'S DOGEATERS: World
Premiere at the La Jolla Playhouse
Dogeaters, by celebrated Filipina writer Jessica Hagedorn,
is playing through October 11 at the La Jolla Playhouse. Directed by Michael Greif, this
theatrical adaptation of her 1990 epic novel about the Philippines features a widely
disparate group of characters, including revolutionaries, movie stars and drag queens.
UCSD faculty and staff may purchase tickets at a 10% discount except for Friday and
Saturday evening performances. Those 25 years or younger may purchase $10 tickets (cash
only) at the playhouse box office beginning each Monday for that week's performances. For
additional information call 550-1010. Jessica Hagedorn visited UCSD as a Regents' Lecturer
in January 1998.
JOB MARKET WORKSHOP I
Advice on how to write a job letter and construct a curriculum vitae With Professors
Milos Kokotovic and Nicole Tonkovich For all graduate students thinking about going on the
market this fall Tuesday, October 6, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. in the deCerteau
Room, 155 Literature Building. A second job market workshop, focusing on the interview,
is scheduled for Tuesday, December 1, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m., with Professors Winnie Woodhull
and Kathryn Shevelow.
1998-99 LITERATURE DEPARTMENT COLLOQUIA
A series of four colloquia are scheduled for the year: one each in Fall and Winter
Quarters and two in Spring. Tuesday, October 13, 4:00 p.m., Poetry and
the Public Sphere, deCerteau Room, 155 Literature Building
- Winter Quarter--Nationalism and Literature
- Spring Quarter-- Comparative European Studies
- Spring Quarter--The Humanities at Century's Beginning; or the New University
|SATURDAY WORKSHOP FOR HIGH SCHOOL
TEACHERS, November 7, 1998
As a follow-up to the highly successful Saturday
Workshop for High School Teachers held last Spring, I am organizing another event for
Saturday, November 7. We plan to have a morning session with three faculty-led workshops,
an afternoon session with three workshops, and a concluding session on "How to
prepare students for humanities courses at UCSD" (to be chaired by Don Wayne) which
may be attended by all participants.
Each workshop is scheduled for one and a half hours and consists of an
informal description of the research area, pedagogical strategies, recent
bibliography, and questions from the teachers. Lunch will be provided. If
you are a ladder-rank UCSD Literature faculty member and interested in
participating in this important outreach effort, please contact me by
IRA LIVINGSTON, Professor, Department of
English, SUNY Stony Brook, will speak on "Queer Science," Monday,
November 9 (place and time TBA). His visit is co-sponsored by Science Studies and
the Department of Literature.
TERESA EBERT, Associate Professor of
English, SUNY Albany, will lecture on "Left Politics after the Post: Concrete
Pleasures, Local Bodies and Dialectics," at 4:00 p.m., Monday, November 16,
in the deCerteau Room, 155 Literature Building. Professor Ebert is the author of Ludic
Feminism and After: Critical Perspectives on Women and Gender (University of Michigan
American Studies and the Question of Empire: Histories,
Cultures and Practices
The annual meeting of the American Studies Association will take place November
19-22, 1998, at the Seattle Sheraton Hotel and Towers. The conference
presentations address national identity, citizenship and sexuality, and empire
1998 Modern Language Association
Scheduled this year in San Francisco, the convention will begin at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, December
27, and end at 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday, December 30. It will take
place at the San Francisco Hilton and Towers (English Sessions, Exhibits and Childcare);
the Fairmont (Foreign Language Sessions); and the Westin St. Francis (Job Information
Center). 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.
Preregistration fees and housing requests must be received by December 4.
Please note that hotels are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, and that late
housing requests will not be processed. For further information see Barbara Saxon or
Academic Senate members who would like to apply for research support for 1998-99 must
submit a Research Grant Application to the Committee on Research, Academic Senate Office,
0002, by 2:00 p.m., October 19, 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, research and general 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 on the Web (http://www.senate.ucsd.edu/)
or from Nancy Ho-Wu.
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 (Senate
members) invited to UCSD from other UC campuses for the purpose of research consultation
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 Nancy Ho-Wu for an application.
UC President's 1999-2000 Research Fellowships in the
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. As a condition of
eligibility, the applicant must have accrued a minimum of two quarters of sabbatical leave
credit by June 30 in the year in which the fellowship awards are announced; 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, available from Greg Llacer at OGSR (534-3556), must be
postmarked by October 13, 1998. More information is available at
1999-2000 National Humanities Center
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.
1999-2000 Mellon Post-Dissertation Fellowship at the
American Antiquarian Society
Scholars who are no more than three years beyond receipt of the doctorate may apply for
this fellowship which provides the recipient with time and resources to extend research
and/or to revise the dissertation for publication. Any topic relevant to the AAS library
collections and programmatic scope--American history and culture through 1876--is eligible
for consideration. The fellow must give first refusal on the resulting manuscript to a new
book series published jointly by Cambridge University Press and AAS. The fellowship
provides a 12-month $30,000 stipend. The application deadline is October 15, 1998.
Address inquiries to Mellon Post-Dissertation Fellowships, American Antiquarian Society,
185 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA 01609-1634; (508) 752-5813; email@example.com.
Open Society Institute (New York, NY)--Project on Death
in America: Transforming the Culture and Experience of Dying in America--Program
Initiatives in the Humanities and the Arts
The mission of the project is to understand and transform the culture and experience of
dying in America through initiatives in research, scholarship, the humanities and the arts
which will foster innovations in the provision of care, public education, professional
education, and public policy.
- One-Year Fellowship in the Humanities in the amount of $35,000 for junior scholars
(Instructor or Assistant Professor levels) and $50,000 for senior scholars (Associate or
Full Professor levels). Applicants must be well enough along in their work to be able to
complete their project(s) within the designated fellowship year.
- One-Year Fellowship in the Fine Arts or Performing Arts (same amounts as indicated
above). The work should be substantially complete, but in need of support for final
completion and presentation before a wider public.
- Interdisciplinary Institute on the Culture of Death in America. The project is inviting
grant applications to conduct a two-week interdisciplinary institute which brings together
those in the humanities and arts, including, where appropriate, graduate students.
Applicants may request up to $55,000 in one-to-one matching funds.
Deadlines: For Cycle I, proposals are due October
15, 1998, with funding beginning December 15, 1998. For Cycle II, proposals are
due January 15, 1999, with funding beginning June 1, 1999.
1999 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 be at or near the beginning of study toward the doctorate. 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, 1999, all requirements for the Ph.D. except the writing and defense of the
dissertation. Awards consist of a one-year stipend of $21,500. The application deadline
for both fellowship programs is November 14, 1998. For additional
information/ applications, contact the Fellowship Office, National Research Council, 2101
Constitution Ave, Washington DC 20418; (202) 334-2872; firstname.lastname@example.org; or http://fellowships.nas.edu
1999 Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships for Minorities
Approximately 25 Postdoctoral Fellowships will be awarded 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 (Polynesian or Micronesian); Puerto
Rican. The program is open to U.S. citizens or nationals who are engaged in teaching and
research careers or who plan such careers. Applicants must have completed the doctorate no
earlier than January 4, 1992, and no later than March 3, 1999. Fellowships provide a
stipend of $30,000, plus allowances for travel ($3,000) and cost-of-research ($2,000). The
deadline for submission of applications is January 4, 1999. For
additional information/ applications, contact the Fellowship Office, National Research
Council, 2101 Constitution Ave, Washington DC 20418; (202) 334-2872 ; email@example.com; or
1999-2000 UC President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
The program awards approximately 20 postdoctoral fellowships annually to outstanding
scholars to enhance their competitiveness for academic appointments at the UC and other
research universities. Recipients conduct research under faculty sponsorship at any of the
UC's nine campuses or three laboratories. The 12-month awards ($28,000 stipend, health
benefits, and up to $4,000 for research-related travel) are renewable for a second year,
pending satisfactory progress. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the
U.S. and should anticipate completion of their Ph.D. by July 1, 1999. Applications must be
postmarked by December 1, 1998. For further information, contact (510)
987-9500 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
UC Pacific Rim Research Program Call for Proposals
The Pacific Rim Research Program supports collaborative research by UC faculty and their
colleagues at other institutions throughout the Pacific Rim region. Proposals, which may
be from any discipline, should address questions which contribute to an understanding of
the region as a whole. UC academic appointees eligible for principal investigator status
and graduate students may apply. Campus review of proposals is required prior to
transmittal to the Office of the President for final selection. The UCSD deadline for
campus review is January 8, 1999. Guidelines and applications are
available from Greg Llacer, OGSR, 534-3556.
1999-2000 John Carter Brown
Library Research Fellowships
The John Carter Brown Library is an independently funded and administered institution for
advanced research in history and the humanities located at Brown University. It will award
approximately 20 research fellowships for 1999-2000 to scholars whose work centers on the
colonial history of the Americas, North and South, including all aspects of the European,
African, and Native American involvement. Short-term fellowships (two to four months @
$1,100/month) are open to pre- or postdoctoral scholars, but only postdoctoral scholars
and beyond are eligible for long-term fellowships (five to ten months @ $2,800/month).
Applications must be postmarked by January 15, 1999, and are
available from the Director, John Carter Brown Library, Box 1894, Providence, RI
Chateaubriand Scholarship Program for Doctoral Research in
Applicants must be U.S. citizens working towards the Ph.D. in a graduate program at an
American university. Funding (9 months @ 9,000 francs/month, health insurance, round-trip
ticket) is for research in France in French literature, cinema, the humanities, the arts,
history, philosophy, etc. in association with a French research institution. For
application forms and information, contact
email@example.com; or The French
Cultural Service, 972 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10021. Applications must be received
before January 15, 1999.
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 Melad.
Open Enrollment notices, which explain the 1999 benefit plan changes, will be mailed at
the end of October to employees' home addresses. Open Enrollment will be from
November 2 through November 23, 1998, and actions taken during Open Enrollment
are generally effective January 1, 1999. A "Benefits Information Day" is
scheduled for Tuesday, November 10, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the
Price Center ballroom. 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) or at http//www.ucop.edu/bencom
Library Express Delivery Cutbacks
As of September 1, 1998, books requested through Library Express are no longer delivered
to faculty and graduate student offices. Instead, books are delivered to any of the UCSD
libraries, with the actual library drop point specified by the individual at the time the
delivery service is requested. The Library anticipates savings of approximately $65,000
per year--money that will be permanently reallocated to the Library's collections budget.