December 1999 News

New Publications

Milos Kokotovic
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).

Masao Miyoshi
"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, 1999: 171-201.

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 proceedings.

Quincy Troupe, Choruses (new poems). Minneapolis: Coffee House Press, Fall 1999.

Awards

Abbie Cory has been awarded a UC President's Dissertation Year Fellowship for the 2000 calendar year.

Events

"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.).

Competitions

Ina Coolbrith Memorial Poetry Prizes and Poet Laureate Awards
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 College.

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.

Research/Fellowship Opportunities

UCSD Center for the Humanities Call for Program Proposals for the 2000-2001 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 of interest to the uni-versity and the community. Maximum award: $20,000.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  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. 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.
  9. 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.