December 2000 News
Professor Dijkstra has been a member of our department for 34 years, since he joined it in 1966 as an Assistant Professor. On behalf of the department, I wish him the best in this next period of his career. Professor Dijkstra is about to embark on a complicated project which will result in a large book on American Expressionism (forthcoming from Abrams), accompanied by an art exhibition that is scheduled to travel to a number of different venues in the United States and Europe. It was in the context of considering a long leave to execute this project that he decided this would be the appropriate time to retire.
Professor Dijkstra is the author of seven books, including his well respected work on American modernist poetry and visual culture, Cubism, Stieglitz, and the Early Poetry of William Carlos Williams (1978), and the more recently acclaimed works on gender, sexuality, and culture in European modernity: Idols of Perversity: Fantasies of Feminine Evil in Fin-de-siècle Culture (1986) and Evil Sisters: The Threat of Female Sexuality and the Cult of Manhood (1996).
Professor Dijkstra will become Professor Emeritus in the Literature Department. We look forward to his return from time to time to teach his popular courses on Edgar Allen Poe and on vamps and vampires. Please join me in wishing Bram Dijkstra well in his retirement.
Lisa Lowe, Chair
As of this November, Lucinda Rubio-Barrick has worked in the Literature Department for thirty years. We are most grateful that Lucinda has chosen to remain in the department, serving in many capacities since she began in 1970. As our MSO, Lucinda is an invaluable source of institutional history, practical information, and personal wisdom. She is indispensable to the smooth operations of every aspect of department life, from the oversight of our budget, to the supervision of the staff, to the management of facilities and physical space, and to advising faculty on all levels of policy and procedure. Lucinda brings to all of her work, an equanimity, accuracy, and integrity that is simply unparalleled.
Please join me in expressing admiration and respect to our colleague, Lucinda Rubio-Barrick.
Lisa Lowe, Chair
Daphne A. Brooks, "The
Other Side of Paradise: Feminist Pedagogy, Toni Morrison Iconography,
and the Oprah's Book Club Phenomenon," Step Into A World: A Global
Anthology of the New Black Literature, ed. Kevin Powell. New York: John
Wiley and Sons, 2000.
Teresa Fiore, "Diasporic
Crossroads: 'Italian' Transnational Migrations and the Re-definition of the
Nation"/"Crocevia della diaspora: Come le migrazioni transnazionali
hanno contribuito alla ridefinizione della Nazione Italia," Legendaria:
Libri, Letture, Linguaggi, 23 (September 2000), special bilingual issue on
Women's Studies: xvii-xix/17-19.
Todd Kontje has been nominated
to serve as one of two UCSD members on the newly founded UC Consortium on
Language Learning and Teaching. The Consortium has the overall mission of
fostering communication and collaboration across the UC campuses, the language
groups, and the various disciplines that inform the learning and teaching of
foreign, classical, second, and heritage languages within the UC system.
UC Humanities Research Institute Call for
Fellowships Applications for 2001-2002 Resident Research Groups
The deadline for receipt of faculty, postdoctoral and graduate student applications is December 15, 2000. Postdoctoral applicants must have received their Ph.D. from the UC within the past two years or by June 15, 2001. Graduate student applicants must be advanced to candidacy by the time of application.
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 also must be received by December 15, 2000.
For further information and application packets, contact the Fellowship
Committee at (949) 824-8177 or UCHRI@uci.edu;
or see www.hri.uci.edu