December 1999 News
Translation of "Twilight of the Avante-Garde and the Rise of Criticism," in Jean
Franco, Critical Passions: Selected Essays, eds. Mary Louise Pratt and Kathleen
E. Newman. Durham: Duke University Press, 1999.
"Theory at the Margins: Latin American Testimonio and Intellectual Authority in the
North American Academy," Socialist Review, 27.3-4 (1999).
"Vargas Llosa in the Andes: The Racial Discourse of
Neoliberalism," Confluencia, 15.2 (Spring 2000).
"Hibridez y desigualdad: García Canclini ante el neoliberalismo," Revista
de Crítica Literaria Latino-americana, 52 (2° semestre del 2000).
"Leere Museen," a German translation of "Empty Museum," Lettre
International, 46 (Berlin, Autumn 1999): 84-88. The original will be published in
2000 in a volume edited by Gabrielle Schwab from Columbia University Press.
"Gurobaru Ekonomii to 'Dokuritsu Gyosei Hojin' [The Global Economy and the
'Autonomous Administrative Corporation']," Gekishin: Kokuritsu Daigaku
[Trans-formation of the National Universities], eds. Iwasaki Minoru and Ozawa Hiroaki.
Tokyo: Miraisha, 1999: 48-58.
Louis A. Montrose
"Idols of the Queen: Policy, Gender, and the Picturing of Elizabeth I," Representations,
68 (Fall 1999): 108-161.
"Form and Pressure: Shakespearean Drama and the Elizabethan State," Contextualizing
the Renaissance: Returns to History, ed. A. H. Tricomi. Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols,
Fred Randel presented a paper,
"Tradition and Critique in the Haidee Cantos of Don Juan," at the 25th
International Byron Conference, which was held September 1-8, 1999, in Athens,
Messolonghi, and Jannina, Greece. The paper will be published in the conference
Quincy Troupe, Choruses (new
poems). Minneapolis: Coffee House Press, Fall 1999.
Abbie Cory has been awarded a UC
President's Dissertation Year Fellowship for the 2000 calendar year.
"March in the Rain" Screening and Discussion
The San Diego Latino Film Festival presents the documentary "March in the Rain,"
a record of the February 28, 1970 Chicano/a-organized anti-Viet Nam war demonstration in
Los Angeles. Film-maker Claudio Fenner-Lopez will be joined by Jorge
Mariscal for a discussion of the historical context of the film. The screening
will take place Wednesday, December 15, at 6:30 p.m., on the third floor
of the San Diego Public Library (820 E St.).
Ina Coolbrith Memorial Poetry Prizes and Poet Laureate
The Department of Literature, UCSD, is accepting campus submissions for the Ina Coolbrith
Memorial Poetry Prizes and the Poet Laureate Awards.
The Coolbrith competition was established by friends of the late Ina
Donna Coolbrith, California's first Poet Laureate. $500 is available this year 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
The Poet Laureate competition was established by the Ina Coolbrith
Circle in memory of Ina Coolbrith. Four prizes ($100; $75; $50; $25) are awarded for the
best poetry submissions from graduate or under-graduate students at any
of the UC campuses.
Manuscripts must be typewritten or clearly printed, with the name of the contest and
the last four digits of the entrant's Social Security number indicated at the top of each
page (no other identifying information, please). A duplicate should be kept, as
manuscripts cannot be returned. A cover sheet should be attached with the following
information: name, local address, telephone number, email address, permanent address, last
four digits of the Social Security number, title of entry (or the first four words), 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 Monday, December 13, 1999.
UCSD Center for the Humanities Call for Program Proposals
for the 2000-2001 Academic year
- 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.
- Conferences: provide funds, matching grants, and seed money for the
organization of conferences on significant issues in the humanities of interest to the
uni-versity and the community. Maximum award: $20,000.
- Humanities Faculty Fellow: supports research of faculty from the
Division of Arts and 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. Maximum award: $5,000.
- Humanities Graduate Student Fellowship: supports dissertation research
of graduate students from the Division of Arts and Humanities. The stipend is to be taken
during one quarter of the academic year, in lieu of all other campus fellowships and
employment, for the purpose of devoting full-time work towards the com-pletion of the
dissertation. Maximum award: $4,000.
- African-American Literature and History: supports research,
conferences, and a lectureship in this area. Maximum award: $10,000.
- Ethnic Literature and History: supports research, conferences, and a
lectureship in this area. Maximum award: $10,000.
- 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.
- Conference Attendance: supports travel to a conference in which the
faculty member is presenting his/her research. The intention is to support travel to
conferences that are directly related to the faculty member's research, rather than to
conferences with broad agendas that may only, in part, relate to his/her research. There
will be two calls: the first deadline is January 28, 2000, and the second
will be October 6, 2000.
- Special Projects: support new innovative projects that do not fit into
any previous category.
ELIGIBILITY: Faculty--All members of the Academic
Senate who are eligible for funds from the Committee on Research are eligible except
emeriti faculty or faculty on recall, members of the Executive Committee of the UCSD
Center for the Humanities during their time of service, or unless otherwise stated in the
category. Graduate Students--Full-time graduate students in the Division
of Arts and Humanities in good standing are eligible for the dissertation awards. Doctoral
students must have advanced to candidacy.
APPLICATIONS: additional instructions regarding the required
application materials are available from Barbara Saxon.
DEADLINE: Proposals should be submitted to the UCSD Center for the
Humanities, Mail Code 0406, by no later than 4:00 p.m., Friday, January 28, 2000.
Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Awards will be announced by the
end of February.