October 1999 News

Greeting from the Chair

I would like to welcome Literature colleagues, students, and staff as we begin the academic year 1999-2000. I look forward to continuing our discussions of the challenges and opportunities facing us in the Humanities, generally, and in international comparative literature study, particularly, at a new century's beginning.

We have two new faculty members this year: Daphne Brooks, Assistant Professor of American and African American Literature, and Richard Cohen, Assistant Professor of South Asian Religious Literatures. Please join me in welcoming them to our Department.

I am also pleased to announce that the Program for the Study of Religion is now housed within the Department. The offices of the Program and its Director, Arthur Droge, have moved to the third floor of the Literature Building. The Program Coordinator, Marie Sidney, has joined our staff.

Faculty recruitment will be one of our main efforts this year. I am happy to report that the FTEs for replacement and new positions that I described last Spring were approved during the summer months. Recruitment is now underway for four ladder-rank faculty positions: in Comparative Asian Literature and Culture, Modern and Contemporary Chinese Literature and Culture, 20th c. African American Literature and Culture, and African American Theatre/ Cinema/Performance (this latter will be a joint appointment with the Department of Theatre and Dance.) Candidates will be visiting the campus in December, January, and February. I thank you in advance for your interested participation in these searches.

I hope that all of you had a pleasant and productive summer, and I wish you a successful academic year.

Lisa Lowe

 

Faculty Departmental Administrative Appointments

Chair -- Lisa Lowe
Vice Chair -- Michael Davidson
Director of Graduate Studies -- Todd Kontje
Director of Undergraduate Studies -- Anthony Edwards
Section Heads
Comparative Literature -- Alain J.-J. Cohen
Cultural Studies -- appointment pending
Literatures in English -- Louis Montrose
Literatures in French -- Oumelbanine Zhiri (FW), Roddey Reid (S)
Literatures in German -- Cynthia Walk
Literatures in Spanish -- Jorge Mariscal
Literatures of World -- Marta Sánchez (F), Rosemary George (WS)
Writing -- Fanny Howe
Program Advisors
Classics -- Page duBois
Hebrew -- Richard Friedman
Italian -- Stephanie Jed (FW), Page duBois (S)
Russian -- Steven Cassedy (F), Susan Larsen (WS) 

New Ladder-Rank Faculty Members

Daphne A. Brooks (Ph.D., English, UCLA), Assistant Professor of American and African American Literature: African American Literature and Culture; Nineteenth-Century American Literature and Culture; Black Feminist Criticism and Theory; Performance Studies; Cultural Studies; Popular Music Studies. Professor Brooks has completed a book manuscript on the convergence of African American travel, threatre and political activism in the period prior to and following the U.S. Civil War (1853-1903). She is the recipient of Ford Foundation and Mellon dissertation fellowships, served as a Fellow at the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute at Harvard University, and is joining the Department after two years at UC Berkeley on a UC President's Postdoctoral Fellowship. Her new research addresses the role of photography in the formation of nineteenth-century African American national identity.

Richard S. Cohen (Ph.D., Asian Languages and Culture, University of Michigan), Assistant Professor of South Asian Religious Literatures: Buddhism; Religiosity in South Asia; Theory in the Study of Religion. Professor Cohen has published essays in the Journal of the American Academy of Religion and in the History of Religions. He is currently preparing a book manuscript on the complex culture of Buddhism at the Ajanta Caves in India. Professor Cohen will teach courses in the Program for the Study of Religion as well as in the Department of Literature.

In Memoriam

Sherley Anne Williams

Professor Sherley Anne Williams passed away on July 6, 1999, after an intense and courageous struggle with cancer.

Sherley Anne Williams was a charismatic and inspirational teacher, nationally and internationally recognized as a writer of fiction, drama, and poetry. Her first book of poetry, THE PEACOCK POEMS (1975) was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Award; she won an Emmy Award for a television performance of poems from her second poetry book, SOMEONE SWEET ANGEL CHILE (1982), another National Book Award nominee. Her novel DESSA ROSE (1986), translated into German, Dutch, French and reprinted in a British edition, accorded her a place of prestige as a novelist in African American literature. She wrote two children's books, WORKING COTTON (1992), winner of the Caldecott Award and Coretta Scott King Book Award, and the recently published GIRLS TOGETHER. She is also the author of GIVE BIRTH TO BRIGHTNESS, a 1972 scholarly study of the hero in modern African American literature.

Sherley Anne Williams was a most important presence among us, as a colleague, teacher, creative writer, friend, and former department chair. She joined UCSD's Literature Department in 1973, received tenure in 1975, and served as chair from 1977 to 1980. She is mourned and is dearly remembered.

Sherley is survived by her son, Malcolm, three grandchildren, a sister and three nieces.

The Literature Department invites members of the campus community and the public to a memorial service on Thursday, October 21, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Mandell Weiss Forum Theatre.

Lisa Lowe, Chair
 

New Administrative Staff

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; religion@ucsd.edu).

Fall Quarter Visitors/Lecturers

María del Mar Alberca-García, Associate in Literature
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 prose.

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 Professor
Ph.D., English, Tulane University; Professor, Department of English and Comparative Literature, SDSU: screen writing, literary analysis, and film studies. LTWR 110--Screen Writing.

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 Roosevelt College.

Postdoctoral Fellows/Visiting Scholars

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 Art.

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.

New Publications

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 (forthcoming).

Oumelbanine Zhiri, L'Extase et ses Paradoxes: Essai sur la Structure narrative du Tiers Livre. Paris: Honoré Champion, 1999. 

Awards and Other Achievements

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 Pynchon"
  • 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

Summer 1999

  • Norienne Courtney Fauth, Ph.D. Dissertation Defense: "Excavating the Past: (Re) Writing Continuity in Postcolonial Native American and Jamaican Literature"
  • 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 U.S.-Indian Relations"
  • Barry Masuda, Ph.D. Qualifying Examination
  • Kristi M. Wilson, Ph.D. Dissertation Defense: "Europideanism: Euripides, Orientalism and the Dislocation of the Western Self"
Events

Dr. IGNACIO M. GARCIA, Brigham Young University
"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 Town"
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 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 system.

Conferences

BEYOND 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 cberan@ucsd.edu

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/Fellowship Opportunities

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 Proposals

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 15, 1999.

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, uchri@uci.edu. 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 Humanities
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 idrf@ssrc.org 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 to JCBL_Fellowships@Brown.edu

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 Office.