February/March 2001 News
Daphne A. Brooks, "'The
Deeds Done in My Body': Black Feminist Theory, Performance, and the Truth About
Adah Isaacs Menken," Recovering the Body: Self Representations by
African American Women Writers, eds. Michael Bennett and Vanessa Dickerson.
New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2000.
"Pauline Hopkins: A Critical Essay," African-American Writers,
Revised Edition, ed. Valerie Smith. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2000.
Alain J.-J. Cohen. "Greek
Models for Postmodern Times. Foucault and Lacan on Ethics and the Arts of
Existence," Dalhousie French Studies, "Festschrift
for Dominique Desanti," 54 (2001): 105-115.
Teresa Fiore, "Mediterranean
Voices in the Revised Italian Canon," a review article of Mediterranean
Crossroads: Migration Literature in Italy (Madison: Farleigh Dickinson UP,
1999), Forum Italicum: A Journal of Italian Studies, 34.2 (Fall 2000):
Mel Freilicher, "Mountain of
Diamonds: Character" (fiction), Fourteen Hills, Creative Writing
Department, San Francisco State University, 7.1 (Fall/Winter 2000).
Rosemary Marangoly George
"Calling Kamala Das Queer: Rereading My Story," Feminist
Studies, 26.3 (Fall 2000): 731-763.
Fanny Howe, Indivisible
(novel), Semiotexte/MIT Press, 2001.
Fred V. Randel, "The
Political Geography of Horror in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein" (51
pp.), ELH, Johns Hopkins University Press (forthcoming).
"Shelley's Recasting of Coleridgean Traditionalism in 'Lines Written Among
the Euganean Hills'" (40 pp.), Keats-Shelley Journal
"Tradition and Critique in the Haidée Cantos of Don Juan,"
Bryon: A Poet for All Seasons: Proceedings of the 25th
International Byron Conference, ed. Marios Byron Raizis (Messolonghi,
Greece: Messolonghi Byron Society, 2000): 129-135.
Wai-lim Yip, Poems from London:
"The taste of rain," "Bird-singing in Deep Night,"
"Londoners: Three Poems," "Tube," "Love Song of a
Modern Gypsy," "Thames, flow quietly," The Epoch Poetry
Quarterly, 125 (Winter 2000).
"Heiweh--Fernweh," "Lenzrausch," "Altes Städtchen
Hukou," "Spätfrühling 1973, zu Gast in Hong Kong, Stadt der
Chinesen," "Schrecknisse und Aufbruch (1980-1982) Sechs Nachtgesänge,"
trans. Reiner Müller, bilingual edition Phönixbaum, Moderne taiwanesische
Lyrik, eds. Tienchi Martin-Liao and Richarda Daberkow (Bochum, 2000).
"Condemned to Cultural Displacements: The Case of Modern China," Symbols
of Anguish: In Search of Melancholy in China, ed. Wolfgang Kubin (Peter
and other Achievements
Abbie Cory has been selected as
a UCSD Faculty Fellow in the Department of Literature for a two year period
beginning Fall Quarter 2001. Her full-time appointment will be as a combined
Lecturer and Faculty Fellow Researcher. She will teach courses in literature of
the British Isles, women and literature, and modern Irish literature, while
continuing to conduct research in the areas of gender and politics in the
Romantic and early Victorian periods. The Faculty Fellows Program was initiated
this year to provide new UC Ph.D.s with mentored training and experience in the
design and conduct of courses and research, and to provide high-quality teaching
of undergraduate courses to help accommodate projected enrollment growth. Abbie
Cory received one of only five or six awards available this year at the UCSD
Desiree Henderson has accepted
an Assistant Professorship in the Department of English at the University of
Texas, El Paso, beginning in the Fall of 2001.
Fanny Howe's short story,
"Gray," originally published in Ploughshares, has been
selected by Joyce Carol Oates for the Pushcart Prize.
Lisa Lowe has been invited to be
Distinguished Faculty Visitor at the Center for Ideas and Society at UC
Riverside in the Winter/Spring 2002. The Center for Ideas and Society is the
recipient of a Ford Foundation Grant and a Rockefeller Residency Site for a
three-year project on Global Migration, Social Change, and Cultural
Demian Pritchard has accepted a
tenure-track position in the Department of English at Southern Connecticut State
University in New Haven, beginning in the 2001-02 academic year.
Jorge Mariscal received the year
2000 Chancellor's Associates Faculty Award for Excellence for Outstanding
Community Service. He was selected for his "tireless efforts and strong
commitment to fostering diversity on our campus, within the greater educational
system and the community."
Jennifer Tuttle has accepted the
Dorothy M. Healy Professorship in Literature and Health at the University of New
England in Portland, Maine. Her appointment, which begins Fall 2001, includes
oversight of the University's Maine Women Writers Collection.
The UCSD Center for Humanities
has selected the following recipients for 2001-02 awards:
- Kulvinder Arora--A Humanities Graduate Student Fellowship
to support research and completion of her dissertation.
- Daphne Brooks--An African American Literature and History
Award towards expenses for a research trip to New York and England.
- Robert Cancel--A Conference Award in support of hosting
the Annual Meeting of the African Literature Association.
- Nicole King--An African American Literature and History
Award towards expenses for a research trip to New York and Chicago.
- Fred Randel--A Conference Attendance grant for travel to
the 2001 North American Society for the Study of Romanticism Conference in
- Chloe Rutter-Jensen--A Humanities Graduate Student
Fellowship to support research and completion of her dissertation.
- Donald Wesling--A Humanities Faculty Fellowship to
support full-time research while in residence at UCSD.
The Department of Literature is pleased to announce two new staff members:
Ruth Christian joined the staff
in early December as Academic Files Coordinator. She comes to the department
with extensive administrative experience that includes a previous position in
Academic Personnel at UC Riverside. In her position here, she coordinates all
aspects of academic personnel administration for the department--most
importantly, the preparation of files for appointments and academic reviews.
Christa Beran, the department's former Academic Files Coordinator, is now
overseeing the appointment of lecturers and visiting faculty.
Ana Minvielle, as of this
February, is the department's new Graduate Program Coordinator. She received her
B. A. in General Literature at UCSD in 1993, and has since held positions as a
Teaching Assistant in Spanish at the Seattle Preparatory Academy and as a
financial consultant. She is responsible for the administration of the Graduate
Office--advising students, managing the admissions process, and facilitating TA
and reader employment. Quinny, the previous Graduate Program Coordinator, is now
the Coordinator of the Dimensions of Culture Program at Thurgood Marshall
NEW WRITING SERIES
Mark McMorris, a fiction writer and poet in the Caribbean experimental
tradition, author of The Black Reeds and three chapbooks, will read
from his works on Thursday, March 1, 4:30 p.m., Visual Arts
VALERIE TRAUB, Professor of
English at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, will present "The
Renaissance of Lesbianism in Early Modern England," Tuesday, March
13, 4:00 p.m., in the deCerteau Room, 155 Literature Building.
Professor Traub is the author of Desire and Anxiety: Circulations of
Sexuality in Shakespearean Drama and co-editor of Feminist Readings of
Early Modern Culture. Her lecture is sponsored by the Department of
Literature, Critical Gender Studies, the LGBT Resource Office, and the Women's
FREDRIC R. JAMESON, Professor, The
Literature Program, Duke University, and Visiting Professor, Department of
Literature, UCSD, will speak on "Lacan and the Construction of
Theory," Tuesday, April 10, 4:00 p.m., at the Cross
Cultural Center. Professor Jameson's work on critical theory, European and
American literature, film, architecture, and popular culture has had great
impact on the current shape of studies in the humanities and social sciences in
the U.S. and abroad.
SLAVOJ ZIZEK, Senior Researcher at
the Institute for Social Studies, Ljubljana, Slovenia, will present a lecture
titled "Is Lacan Anti-Capitalist?" Wednesday, April 18, 4:30
p.m., in the deCerteau Room, 155 Literature Building. Slavoj Zizek's
numerous publications include, most recently, The Ticklish Subject: The
Absent Centre of Political Ontology, The Fragile Absolute: Or, Why the
Christian Legacy is Worth Fighting For, and The Art of the Ridiculous
Sublime: On David Lynch's Lost Highway.
"SÍ SE PUEDE: THE LEGACY OF CESAR CHAVEZ,"
Saturday, April 28, 2001, Deutz Lecture Hall, Institute of the
Americas, UCSD, a symposium organized by a group of UCSD Chicana/o faculty, the
Cross Cultural Center, and Thurgood Marshall College as part of the first annual
Cesar Chavez state holiday commemoration at UCSD. All events are open to the
public and free of charge.
The morning session, moderated by Jorge Huerta (UCSD
Chancellor's Associates Professor of Theater), includes presentations by Richard
Griswold del Castillo (Department of History, California State
University-San Diego), co-author of César Chávez: A Triumph of Spirit
(University of Oklahoma Press); Dionne Espinoza (Chicano
Studies/Women's Studies, University of Wisconsin, Madison), who is completing a
book on Chicana social movements and the role of women in non-traditional labor
organizations; Jorge Mariscal (Department of Literature, UCSD),
editor of Aztlán and Viet Nam: Chicano and Chicana Experiences of the War
(University of California Press); and Daniel Rothenberg
(Department of Anthropology, University of Michigan), who compiled With
These Hands: The Hidden World of Migrant Farmworkers Today (Harcourt
Brace), an oral history of contemporary farmworkers.
The afternoon session will include two one-act plays (actos) by El
Teatro Campesino directed by Professor Jorge Huerta and performed by
his students; and a musical performance and discussion with the group ALMA.
ALMA was founded by Agustín Lira, co-founder of the Teatro Campesino.
Closing remarks will be presented by Cruz Reynoso (former
California Supreme Court Justice) and David Valladolid (San
Diego Parent Institute and Chicano Federation), who has a longtime association
with the UFW and who will provide a local San Diego perspective on the legacy of
For additional information, contact Jorge Mariscal (858) 534-3210 or Edwina
Welch (858) 534-9686
Fredric R. Jameson Spring Quarter 2001
Mini-Seminar on Slavoj Zizek
Fredric R. Jameson, Visiting Professor from the Literature
Program at Duke University, will offer this two-unit mini-seminar (LTTH 297) Thursday,
April 12; Tuesday, April 17; and Thursday, April 19; 12:45 - 3:35 p.m.,
in the deCerteau Room, 155 Literature Building. Slavoj Zizek will participate
in the April 19 session. Information on enrollment and readings is available in
the Graduate Program Office.
Research Grants, 2001-02 (Academic Senate
Committee on Research)
Academic Senate members who would like to apply for research
support for 2001-02 must submit a Research Grant Application to the Committee on
Research, Academic Senate Office, 0002, by 2:00 p.m., March 30, 2001.
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. 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, 2000-01 and 2001-02
(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., March 30, 2001.
Applications received after this date will be reviewed in June 2001. Application
forms are available on the Web ( (http://www-senate.ucsd.edu/cor.htm)
or from Nancy Ho-Wu.
The Places of American Literature: A Mellon
Foundation Interpretive Seminar in the Humanities, June 18 - July 27, 2001, The
This six-week graduate seminar will meet twice a week to explore
the topic of writing, reading, and region in American literature and culture
from the 16th century to the present. Participants will have access
to the collections of the library. Applicants must be advanced to candidacy and
working on their dissertations. The eight participants selected will receive a
stipend from the Mellon Foundation as well as housing at no cost from Caltech.
The application deadline is March 15, 2001. For additional
information, contact Catherine Jurca, Assistant Professor of Literature,
California Institute of Technology, Division of Humanities and Social Sciences
101-40, Pasadena CA 91125-4000.