November 1999 News
Two poems by Rae Armantrout appear in the
Poetry 2000 Desk Calendar just published by Penguin/Putnam.
Alain J.-J. Cohen, "Three Madame
Bovarys. Renoir, Minelli, Chabrol," Writing and Cinema, ed. J. Bignell.
Harlow: Addison, Wesley, Longman, 1999, Chapter 8, 119-133.
"The Real Titanic Story," The Free Market (August 1999): 2-3,
"Outsides and Insides: Reimagining American Capitalism," JOARS (Fall
"Mourning an American Icon," Liberty (October 1999): 29-30, 51.
Mel Freilicher, "One or Two Things That
I Know About Kathy Acker" (essay), Rampike, 10.2, Special 20th
Anniversary Issue: Epistemology (Toronto).
Marcel Hénaff, Sade: The Invention of
the Libertine Body. Translated by Xavier Callahan. University of Minnesota Press,
1999, 330 pp.
Susan Larsen, "In Search of an
Audience: The New Russian Cinema of Reconciliation," Consuming Russia: Popular
Culture, Sex, and Society Since Gorbachev, ed. Adele Barker. Durham: Duke University
Press, 1999, 192-216.
Jennifer Tuttle, Editor and Introduction,
"Letters from Elizabeth Stuart Phelps to S. Weir Mitchell, M.D., 1884-1897," Legacy:
A Journal of American Women Writers, 17.1 (Spring 2000).
Wai-lim Yip, "The Daoist Project as a
'Possible' Metanarrative," Chinese Thought in a Global Context: A Diologue
Between Chinese and Western Philosophical Approaches, ed. Karl-Heinz Pohl. Brill,
Jennifer Tuttle has been awarded a Haynes
Research Stipend from the Historical Society of Southern California.
SYLVIANE AGACINSKI, École des Hautes
Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris
"Sexual Difference and Political Equality"
Tuesday, November 2, 4:00 p.m.
deCerteau Room, 155 Literature Building
Sylviane Agacinski is a philosopher who teaches at the prestigious École des Hautes
Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Paris. She has published books on Kierkegaard (Aparté,
1977), on architecture (Volume, 1992), on Critique de l'égocentrisme - The
Event of the Other (1996), and, recently, a book which has had an important impact on
French feminism, Politique des sexes (1998) (Gender Politics,
forthcoming from Columbia University Press). She was one of the leading figures of a
movement which obtained an amendment to the French Constitution imposing a rule of equal
opportunity (la parité) in the representation of men and women in the French political
Professor Agacinski's lecture is sponsored by the Department of Literature and the
Critical Gender Studies Program.
NEW WRITING SERIES FALL 1999
All readings take place at 4:30 p.m. in the Visual Arts Performance
Space. They are free and open to the public.
- Deanna Ferguson November 3
Canadian poet (Available Light, Rough Bush), co-editor of Boo
magazine, and co-publisher of Tsunami Editions.
- Tracie Morris November 12
Multimedia performance poet and author of two poetry collections (Intermission
and Chap-T-her Won).
- Rae Armantrout and Norman Fischer November 17
Rae Armantrout is the author of six books of poetry (including Couverture, Necromance,
and Made To Seem). She teaches writing in the Department of Literature. Norman
Fischer is a Zen Buddhist priest and poet who is currently serving as co-Abbot of the San
Francisco Zen Center.
The New Writing Series is sponsored by the Department of Literature, the University
Events Office, the Archive for New Poetry, and the Division of Arts and Humanities.
POETRY READING TO COMMEMORATE THE OPENING OF THE LESBIAN,
GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER RESOURCE OFFICE
with poets Shani Mootoo, author of Cereus Blooms at Night; and
slam poets Staceyann Chin and Alix Olson
Monday, November 8, 7:00 p.m.
Price Center Theatre
For additional information, call the LGBT Resource Office at 822-3493.
PROGRAM FOR THE STUDY OF RELIGION SEMINAR SERIES
Arthur J. Droge, Professor, Department of Literature; and Director,
Program for the Study of Religion
"Imagining the Body: Early Christian Sex and Other Apocryphal Acts"
Wednesday, November 10, 12:00 noon
Price Center, Davis/Riverside Room
NEIL LARSEN, Chair, Department of Spanish
and Classics; and Director, Program in Critical Theory, UC Davis
"Nation and Novel, North by South"
Monday, November 22, 4:15 p.m.
deCerteau Room, 155 Literature Building
Professor Larsen's publications include Modernism and Hegemony: A Materialist Critique
of Aesthetic Agencies (University of Minnesota Press, 1990) and, more recently, Reading
North by South: On Latin American Literature, Culture and Politics (University of
Minnesota Press, 1995). He will be presenting material from his current book in progress,
titled Determinations: Essays on Narrative, Postcolonial Theory and the National
Question in the Americas (forthcoming from Verso).
1999 MODERN LANGUAGE ASSOCIATION CONVENTION
Scheduled this year in Chicago, the convention will begin at 1:45 p.m. on Monday, December
27, and end at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, December 30. It will take
place at the Hyatt Regency Chicago (English Sessions, Exhibits); Sheraton Chicago (Foreign
Language Sessions); and the Fairmont Chicago (Job Information Center, Childcare). 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 1. 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 Quinny.
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.
Ford Foundation Predoctoral and Dissertation Fellowships
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, 2000, 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 12,
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 http://national-academies.org/osep/fo
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 or are
planning careers in teaching and research at the college or university level. Applicants
must have completed the doctorate no earlier than January 7, 1993, and no later than March
1, 2000. 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
7, 2000. 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://national-academies.org/osep/fo
UC Humanities Research Institute Call for Fellowships
Applications for 2000-2001 Resident Research Groups
HRI invites applications from UC faculty, postdoctoral scholars, and advanced graduate
students for residential fellowships to participate in one of four research groups that
will convene during 2000-2001 on the UC Irvine campus: "Health Services and
Place," Fall 2000, Convener, Ruth Malone, Health Policy Studies, UC San
Francisco; "Palace Women and Court Life in Comparative Perspective,"
Fall 2000, Convener, Anne Walthall, History, UC Irvine; "Theorizing
Race in Pre- and Early-Modern Contexts," Winter-Spring 2001, Convener, Margo
Hendricks, Literature, UC Santa Cruz; and "Confession and Conquest:
Autobiography in the Americas," Spring 2001, Convener, Chon Noriega, Film
and Television, UCLA.
The deadline for receipt of faculty applications is December 15, 1999;
graduate student applications must be received by February 1, 2000
(applicants must be advanced to candidacy by the time of application). Applications from
postdoctoral scholars (Ph.D. from the UC within the past two years or by June 15, 2000)
must also be received by February 1, 2000.
Graduate students who are advanced to candidacy by the time of application, whose
research involves humanities and medicine, and who can relate their work to one of the
research group projects listed above, may also apply for an Andrew Vincent White
and Florence Wales White Scholarship. Applications must be received by February
For further information contact the Fellowship Committee, UCHRI, 307 Administration
Bldg, Irvine CA 92697-3350; (949) 824-8177; or UCHRI@uci.edu
UC Pacific Rim Research Program Grants
Proposals are now being considered for the Pacific Rim Research Program to be awarded July
1, 2000. Proposals may come from any discipline and should address questions which
contribute to an understanding of the Pacific Rim region as a whole. There are several
categories of grants:
- Research Projects generally for amounts up to $45,000 for a one- or
- Workshops and Planning Grants of up to $15,000 for research
development, new collaborations and workshop funding; and mini-grants of up to $3,000 for
- Campus-Based Program Development Grants of up to $35,000 for one or two
years for start-up efforts leading to the establishment of an intercampus center or
project that has a high probability of securing significant amounts of external funding.
- Mini-Grants for planning and travel purposes, awarded throughout the
year in amounts not exceeding $1,000 (applications are reviewed on a quarterly basis).
- Graduate Student Grants (requires supplementary application form) for
preliminary field trips to assist in formulating full-scale Pacific Rim proposals, as well
as fieldwork or research support.
Application materials can be downloaded from the UCOP Pacific Rim website http://www.ucop.edu/research/pacrim/, or
are available from Greg Llacer at OGSR (4-3556).
Submissions should be sent directly to Wilma Orantes at Contracts and Grants (4-0239)
before the campus deadline of January 10, 2000. A UCSD faculty committee
will be convened to review the proposals, as required by the Office of the President,
before processing and transmittal.
Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes
Established in 1988, the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes serves as a site
for the discussion of issues germane to the fostering of cross-disciplinary activity and
as a network for the circulation of information and the sharing of resources. It has a
membership of over 100 centers and institutes located in the U.S. and abroad. Information
about the Consortium and the individual centers and institutes that belong to it is now
available on the web at http://www.chcinetwork .org The site includes links to humanities
research centers, full descriptions of the member institutes with their addresses,
telephone numbers and email addresses, humanities fellowship opportunities, and upcoming
Open Enrollment notices, which explain the benefit plan changes for the year 2000, were
mailed at the end of October to employees' home addresses. Open Enrollment is from
November 1 through November 22, 1999, and actions taken during Open Enrollment
are effective January 1, 2000. A "Benefits Information Day" is scheduled for Tuesday,
November 2 , from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Price Center Ballroom B. Plan
representatives will be available to answer questions. Information about Open Enrollment
is also available at http://www.ucop.edu/bencom