Marie Sidney, Coordinator for the Program
for the Study of Religion, joined the staff of the Department of Literature effective
September 1, 1999, the date the Program became officially housed in the Department. She
brings with her several years of experience at UCSD: at AMES, the Department of Physics,
University Centers, and, since October 1998, at the Program for the Study of Religion.
Marie Sidney and the Program for the Study of Religion are located in Room 3323 of the
Literature Building (534-8849; firstname.lastname@example.org).
María del Mar Alberca-García, Associate
Ph.D. Candidate, Spanish Literature, UCSD: Peninsular literature. LTSP 130A--Development
of Spanish Literature.
Jennifer S. Burton, Lecturer
Ph.D., English Literature, Harvard University: African American literature and history;
drama; American literature; film theory, history and practice. LTEN 183--African American
Oscar Campomanes, Lecturer
Ph.D., American Civilization, Brown University: literature emerging from U.S. encounter
with the Philippines; literature of the Philippine diaspora; U.S.-Philippines cultural
relations. LTCS 130--Gender, Race/ Ethnicity, Class and Culture; LTWL 140--Novel and
History in the Third World; LTWL 172--Philippine Literature in English.
Jeffrey Geoghegan, Lecturer
Ph.D., Ancient History, UCSD: ancient Israelite history, literature and religion; ancient
Near Eastern history, literature and religion; ancient Greek and Roman history, literature
and religion. Revelle Humanities Sequence.
Sunny Jung, Lecturer
Ed.D., U.S. International University: Korean language and literature. LTKO 1A--First-Year
Korean; LTKO 2A--Intermediate Korean (second year).
Susan Kalter, Lecturer
Ph.D., Comparative Literature, UCSD: U.S. and Native American literature; Caribbean
studies. LTEN 152--Origins of American Literature.
Patrick J. Ledden, Provost, Muir College
LTEN 190--Seminar, James Joyce: Ulysses.
Stephen-Paul Martin, Lecturer
Ph.D., English Literature, New York University: author of numerous books of poetry and
prose; editor at American Book Review; Lecturer, SDSU. LTWR 100--Short Fiction.
Thomas A. Nelson, Visiting
Ph.D., English, Tulane University; Professor, Department of English and Comparative
Literature, SDSU: screen writing, literary analysis, and film studies. LTWR 110--Screen
Kristi M. Wilson, Lecturer
Ph.D., Comparative Literature, UCSD: analysis of ancient cultures in the context of
contemporary philosophy and literary theories. Making of the Modern World, Eleanor
Jennifer S. Burton, Visiting Scholar
through May 2000, under the sponsorship of Michael Davidson. 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.
Hyo Duk Lee, Visiting Scholar through
March 2000, under the sponsorship of Lisa Lowe. Professor Lee completed his M.A. in
Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies at the University of Tokyo in 1995. Last year, he was
affiliated with the East Asian Institute at Columbia, and, upon leaving San Diego, he will
assume a position as Associate Professor at the University of Shizuoka for Culture and
Caroline Field Levander, Visiting Scholar
through December 1999, under the sponsorship of Michael Davidson. Professor Levander
(Ph.D., Department of English, Rice University, 1995) holds an Assistant Professorship in
the Department of English at Trinity University. She is the author of Voices of the
Nation: Women and Public Speech in 19th Century American Literature and Culture
(Cambridge UP, 1998).
Dorothy Wang, UC President's
Posdoctoral Fellow for the 1999-2000 academic year, under the mentorship of Michael
Davidson. Dr. Wang received her Ph.D. in English from UC Berkeley in 1998. Her
dissertation is titled "Necessary Figures: Metaphor, Irony and Parody in the Poetry
of Li-Young Lee, Marilyn Chin and John Yau." She has taught at Wesleyan University,
and recently was appointed to a new position at Northwestern. While at UCSD, she will be
working on a book dealing with experimentalism and minority writers.
Alain J.-J. Cohen, "Lynch's Lost
Highway. A Postmodern Whodunnit," Collection La Licorne (Hors
Série VIII) Les Récits Policiers au Cinéma/Whodunnits (1999): 205-224.
Teresa Fiore, "Reconfiguring Urban
Space as Thirdspace: The Case of Little Italy, San Diego (California)," Adjusting
Sites: New Essays in Italian American Studies, eds. William Boelhower and Rocco
Pallone. Filibrary Series (a monographic supplement to Forum Italicum) 16 (1999): 89-110.
Richard Elliott Friedman's The Hidden
Book in the Bible has appeared in a paperback edition published by HarperCollins (San
Francisco, 1999); in a United Kingdom edition published by Profile (London, 1999); and has
been chosen as a Main Selection of the Quality Paperbacks Book Club.
Richard Elliott Friedman and Shawna Overton
Dolansky, "Death and Afterlife: The Biblical Silence," Judaism in Late
Antiquity, Part Four: Death, Afterlife, Resurrection, and the World to Come,
ed. Jacob Neusner. Leiden: Brill.
Richard Elliott Friedman, "The Novelist
and the Philologist, or Nothing Happens by Chance Anymore," Paradoxa (1999).
Grace Kyungwon Hong and Helen Heran Jun,
managing eds., Producing Global Subjects: U.S. Militarization, Education,
Medicalization, special issue of Hitting Critical Mass: A Journal of Asian
American Cultural Criticism, 5.2 (Fall 1998). The editorial collective for this
volume also includes, among others, James Kang, Barry Masuda,
Vanita Sharma, Anu Taranath, Ramie Tateishi,
and Randall Williams. Appearing in the volume are Eleanor M.
Jaluague, "Melodrama and Alternative Spaces of Survival in Lualhati
Bautista's 'Gapo;" Kulvinder Arora, "Mapping Religion,
Culture, and Education in the Production of South Asian Immigrant Space in the United
States," and an "Annotated Bibliography" by Grace Kyungwon Hong.
Susan Kalter, "The Last of the
Mohicans as Contemporary Theory: James Fenimore Cooper's Philosophy of
Language," James Fenimore Cooper Society Miscellaneous Papers 11 (August 1999): 1-13.
Susan Kirkpatrick, "Gender and
Modernist Discourse: Emilia Pardo Bazán's Dulce dueño," Modernism and
Its Margins: Reinscribing Cultural Modernity from Spain and Latin America, eds.
Anthony L. Geist and José B. Monleón. New York and London: Garland, 1999: 117-139.
Susan Kirkpatrick, "Reconstituting the
Subject: Race, Gender, and Nation in the Early Nineteenth Century," Culture and
the State in Spain, 1550-1850, eds. Tom Lewis and Francisco J. Sánchez. New York and
London: Garland, 1999: 225-251.
Patrick J. Ledden, "Education and
Social Class in Joyce's Dublin," Joyce and the Joyceans, special issue of The
Journal of Modern Literature, 22.2 (October 1999).
Jennifer Tuttle, "Liminality in Women's
History-Mystery: The Case of Anne Perry," Popular Culture Review
Oumelbanine Zhiri, L'Extase et ses
Paradoxes: Essai sur la Structure narrative du Tiers Livre. Paris: Honoré Champion,
Andriana De Marchi Gherini has been awarded a 1999-2000 UCSD Instructional Improvement Grant
in support of her proposal to update the Italian Media Library.
Melanie Jennings has received a tuition
scholarship to attend the Squaw Valley Community of Writers, and she is also the recipient
of a Haynes Research Stipend from the Historical Society of Southern California.
Demian Pritchard has been awarded a UC
President's Dissertation Fellowship for the 1999-2000 academic year.
Kathryn Shevelow was selected by the Warren
College Class of 1999 to receive an Outstanding Teaching Award.
Anu Taranath has been awarded a 1999-2000 UC
President's Dissertation Fellowship.
Jennifer Tuttle's essay, "Rewriting the
West Cure: Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Owen Wister, and the Sexual Politics of
Neurasthenia," (to appear in The Mixed Legacy of Charlotte Perkins Gilman,
Newark: University of Delaware Press, 2000) has won the 1999 Schachterle Prize, awarded by
the Society for Literature and Science for the best new essay on literature and science
written in English by an untenured scholar.
Kristi M. Wilson's paper, "Nietzsche,
Euripides, Philosophy and Philology in the Age of Graecomania," was judged to be the
best paper by a graduate student at this year's American Comparative Literature
Association conference in Montreal, Canada. She has been awarded the 1999 Horst Frenz
Prize, and will be honored at the February 2000 ACLA convention in New Haven.
Wai-lim Yip's translation and adaptation of
Qu Yuan's "The Nine Songs" into an ancient ritualistic drama was performed
outside UCSD's Robinson Auditorium on August 8, 1999. The drama, performed with the aid of
Vladimir Vooss of the Department of Music, was part of the San Diego Museum's
"Ringing Thunder" Exhibition of ritualistic musical bells and other items from
the ancient tombs of Hubei, China.
Exams and Defenses
The following graduate students successfully completed qualifying examinations,
comprehensive examinations, or defenses during late Spring and Summer 1999:
Spring 1999 (continued from June Newsletter)
- Luis Alvarez Mayo, Ph.D. Qualifying Examination
- Ercan Bakkaloglu, M.A. Thesis: "Aspects of Postmodernism in Thomas
- Jennifer Dyer, Ph.D. Qualifying Examination
- Jeremy Radisich, M.A. Thesis: "Gender in Four Colors: The Female
Character in Golden Age Comics"
- Carrie Wastal, Ph.D. Qualifying Examination
- Norienne Courtney Fauth, Ph.D. Dissertation Defense: "Excavating
the Past: (Re) Writing Continuity in Postcolonial Native American and Jamaican
- Gema Guevara, Ph.D. Dissertation Defense: "Founding Discourse of
Cuban Nationalism - The Reworking of Gender and Race"
- Kim Hester Williams, Ph.D. Dissertation Defense: "(Re) Making
Freedom: Representation and the African American Modernist Text"
- Susan Kalter, Ph.D. Dissertation Defense: "Keep These Words until
the Stones Melt: Language, Ecology, War and the Written Land in 19th Century
- Barry Masuda, Ph.D. Qualifying Examination
- Kristi M. Wilson, Ph.D. Dissertation Defense: "Europideanism:
Euripides, Orientalism and the Dislocation of the Western Self"
Dr. IGNACIO M. GARCIA, Brigham Young
"Viva Kennedy! Mexican Americans in Search of Camelot"
Wednesday, October 13, 4:00 p.m.
UCSD Cross-Cultural Center
Dr. García has written numerous books and articles in the area of Chicano/a history and
politics. He is the author of United We Win (1989) and Chicanismo: The
Forging of a Militant Ethos Among Mexican Americans (1997). His lecture is sponsored
by the Departments of Literature and History.
ANDREW ROSS, Director, American Studies
Program, New York University
"A Report from Celebration Florida: Life, Liberty and Property Value in Disney's New
Thursday, October 14, 4:00 p.m
deCerteau Room, 155 Literature Building
Professor Ross' lecture is sponsored by the Departments of Literature and Ethnic Studies.
JOB MARKET WORKSHOP I
Advice on how to write a job letter and construct a curriculum vitae For all graduate
students thinking about going on the market this fall Tuesday, October 19, 4:00 -
6:00 p.m. in the deCerteau Room, 155 Literature Building A second job market
workshop, focusing on the interview, will be scheduled later in the quarter.
SYLVIANE AGACINSKI, École des Hautes Études en Sciences
"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
BABEL: COMMON LANGUAGE, COMMON DIFFERENCES, COMMON GROUND Western Humanities Alliance,
18th Annual Conference, UCSD Price Center, October 14, 15, 16, 1999
In recent decades the humanities and the social sciences have made a remarkable effort
to question their own centrality and the hegemony of their own culture. Today, the
intellectual aim is no longer about how to go from the center to the periphery, but to
understand how margins touch margins, differences meet differences. We have to think in
terms of open multiplicity and a virtually unlimited network of local relations; by doing
so we necessarily presuppose or produce a common language and a common ground. We have to
understand how the processes of crossing and blending all aspects of different cultures
and models of knowledge are not only encounters with "others," but are
generating new cultures, new forms and new disciplines.
This colloquium, organized by Marcel Hénaff, will focus more specifically on the
following four areas of investigation: (1) Hybridization of Cultures/Cultures of
Hybridization, with a plenary session lecture by Aihwa Ong, UC Berkeley,
Anthropology; (2) Crossing of Disciplines and of Models of Knowledge, with a plenary
session lecture by Paul Rabinow, UC Berkeley, Anthropology; (3) Mixtures
of Artistic Forms, with a plenary session lecture by Charles Bernstein,
SUNY Buffalo, Writing Program; and (4) Integration of Cognitive Processes, with a plenary
session lecture by Mark Turner, University of Maryland, English and
Cognitive Science. The main keynote speaker for the conference will be Douglas
Hofstadter, Indiana University, Cognitive Science.
The "Beyond Babel" Conference is open to the public and admission is free.
For additional information contact email@example.com
CROSSING BORDERS/CROSSING CENTURIES
American Studies Annual Convention
The annual meeting of the American Studies Association will take place in
Montreal, October 28-31, 1999, at Le Centre Sheraton. A listing of
sessions is available at http://www.press.jhu.edu/associations/asa/program99/schedule.html
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.
Research Grants (Academic Senate Committee on Research)
Academic Senate members who would like to apply for research support for 1999-2000 must
submit a Research Grant Application to the Committee on Research, Academic Senate Office,
0002, by 2:00 p.m., October 18, 1999. 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/forms.htm) or
from Nancy Ho-Wu.
Travel to Scholarly Meetings: July 1, 1999 - June 30, 2000
(Academic Senate Committee on Research)
Academic Senate members may apply for travel expenses to national and international
conferences or symposia at which they will present papers on their research or preside
over one or more sessions. Invitations to participate in a departmental symposium or in a
locally organized workshop/conference with a fairly small attendance cannot be supported.
Only one trip per fiscal year for any Senate member will be awarded. The deadline for
submission of applications is 2:00 p.m., October 18, 1999. Applications
received after this date will be reviewed in January 2000. Awards are made for the lowest
published air coach fare for domestic trips, with ceilings of $500 for Eastern, $350 for
Central, and $250 for Mountain/Pacific time zones. Foreign travel will be supported at 75%
of the lowest published fare or of the actual fare, whichever is lower. Awards for foreign
travel may not exceed $1,000. A copy of the letter inviting the paper, acceptance of the
paper on the program, or a copy of the program must accompany the request for funds.
Application forms are available on the Web at http://www-senate.ucsd.edu/forms.htm or
from Nancy Ho Wu.
Intercampus Exchange Program Grants (Academic Senate Committee on Research)
Airfare is provided to Academic Senate members and registered graduate students for travel
to other UC campuses for research study, and to faculty (Senate members) invited to UCSD
from other UC campuses for the purpose of consultations which will benefit UCSD faculty.
These funds may not be used for travel to attend conferences or present papers. 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 2000-2001 Research Fellowships in the Humanities
The fellowships, awarded in an annual competition modeled on that of the NEH, provide
salary support to approximately 16 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. 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 are available from Greg Llacer at OGSR (534-3556) and must be post-marked by October
8, 1999. Additional information is available at http://www.ucop.edu/research/prfh/
University of California Humanities Research Institute (HRI) Call for Program
2000-2001 Conference Proposals. HRI's Advisory Committee will award
conference grants for the 2000-2001 academic year at its fall meeting. Proposed
conferences should foster an intellectual community among UC scholars, across campus and
disciplinary boundaries. National and international participation of scholars is also
encouraged. Grants range from $5,000 to $15,000 (rarely exceeding $10,000) and require at
least 50% in matching funds from campus or other sources. Proposals must be received by October
2000-2001 Seminar Proposals. The seminar
program supports events smaller in scale, focusing on a research problem within a
discipline. An inter-disciplinary discussion on a seminar scale would also be appropriate.
Grants range from $3,000 to $5,000, with the expectation of a 50% match from other
sources. Proposals must be received by October 15, 1999.
2001-2002 Research Group Proposals. HRI
is currently inviting proposals for research groups to be in residence in Irvine during
2001-2002. Research groups bring together scholars to work in collaboration on
interdisciplinary topics of special significance. Proposals must be received by December
15, 1999. HRI will host a research group proposal development workshop on October
22, 1999, that all interested UC faculty are eligible to attend. Space limitations
restrict the workshop to the first 25 faculty to fax (949-824-2115) their reservation.
For further information contact (949) 824-8177, firstname.lastname@example.org. Proposers are
encouraged to discuss their ideas both with the HRI Director and with their campus
representatives on the Advisory Committee.
Getty Research Grants 2000
The Getty Research Institute sponsors a variety of one- to two-year residential
fellowships programs for scholars at the senior, postdoctoral and predoctoral levels to
support research at the Getty Center in Los Angeles. It also offers short-term Visiting
Scholars Fellowships and Library Research Grants for scholars to pursue independent
research. Nonresidential grants include Collaborative Research Grants, Postdoctoral
Fellowships, and Curatorial Research Fellowships. For detailed information and application
instructions, visit the Getty Grant Program website: http://www.getty.edu/grant/research2000.The
deadline for all Getty Research Grants is November 1, 1999, with
additional deadlines for Library Research Grants only of January 15 and June 15, 2000.
International Dissertation Field Research Fellowships for
The American Council of Learned Societies and the Social Science Research Council announce
the fourth year of the International Dissertation Field Research Fellowships. The program,
funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, supports distinguished humanists and social
scientists conducting dissertation field research in all regions of the world. Up to 50
fellowships (providing support for 9 months plus travel expenses, but rarely exceeding
$18,000) will be awarded in the year 2000. The program is committed to scholarship that
advances knowledge of cultures, societies, aesthetics, economies and/or politics outside
the United States. Applicants (full-time doctoral students in the humanities and social
sciences) must have completed all Ph.D. requirements except the field-work component by
the start of the fellowship or by December 2000, whichever comes first. Applications must
be received by November 15, 1999. For additional information by email
contact email@example.com or see http://www.ssrc.org
2000-2001 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 25 research fellowships for 2000-2001 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 @
$1,200/month) are open to pre- or postdoctoral scholars, but only postdoctoral scholars
and beyond are eligible for long-term fellowships (five to nine months at $2,800/month).
Applications must be postmarked by January 15, 2000, and are available
from the Director, John Carter Brown Library, Box 1894, Providence, RI 02912; or by e-mail
Information on Graduate Programs
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 Program Office (see
Tiffany Larsen). Undergraduates interested in graduate studies in Literature at UCSD
should see Susie Melad in the Graduate Program