January 2001 News

New Publications

Ronald Berman
Second edition (paperback) of The Great Gatsby and Fitzgerald's World of Ideas. University of Alabama Press, 2000.
Fitzgerald, Hemingway, and the Twenties
. University of Alabama Press, 2001.
"The Great Gatsby and the Twenties," The Cambridge Companion to F. Scott Fitzgerald. Cambridge University Press, 2001.
"The Last Romantic Critic," The Oxford Historical Guide to F. Scott Fitzgerald. Oxford University Press, 2001.

Clarissa Clo, "Italiani in America: Intervista a Guido Fink" (Director of the Italian Institute of Culture, Los Angeles), IBC: Informazioni, Inchieste, Commenti sui Beni Culturali, 3 (2000): 45-48.

Alain J.-J. Cohen, "Semio-Cybernetics of Visual Memory," IJGLSA, Interdisciplinary Journal of Germanic Linguistics and Semiotic Analysis, 5.2 (Fall 2000): 230-244.

Shelley Streeby
"Joaquin Murrieta and the American 1848," Post-Nationalist American Studies, ed. John Carlos Rowe. University of California Press, November 2000.
"American Sensations: Empire, Amnesia, and the US-Mexican War," American Literary History (February 2001).

Wai-lim Yip
Beyond Glaciers (book of Chinese poems). Taipei: San Min Books, November 2000.
"Daoism, Zen and the American Avant-garde--John Cage and Allan Kaprow," Chungwai Literature, 29.6 (November 2000): 138-182.
"Love song of a modern gypsy" (poem), Literary Supplement, United Daily, November 26, 2000.

Awards and Other Achievements

Todd Kontje has been awarded an NEH grant for the 2001-02 academic year to complete work on his book project on German Orientalisms.

Exams and Defenses

The following graduate students successfully completed qualifying examinations or defenses during Fall Quarter 2000:

  • María Del Mar Alberca-García, Ph.D. Dissertation Defense: "Por mala conciencia escritores de poesia social: Jaime Gil de Biedma en el contexto del realismo social español de postguerra"
  • Terry L. Allison, Ph.D. Dissertation Defense: "The Good Gay Citizen: A Cross Cultural Analysis of Gay Male Rhetoric of Good Citizenship"
  • Thomas Gunther Atwell, M.A. Thesis Defense: "Edmund Spenser Comes Home Again"
  • Enrique Francia, Ph.D. Qualifying Examination
  • Kathy Glass, Ph.D. Qualifying Examination
  • Samantha Hope Goldstein, Ph.D. Dissertation Defense: "'Don't Mind Me; I'll Sit Here in the Dark': Illuminating the Role of Women in Catskills Performative Culture"
  • Su Kyoung Hwang, M.A. Thesis Defense: "Illuminating the Silence: Reflections of History and Memory in Comfort Woman"
  • Jeff A. Imperato, M.A. Thesis Defense: "Technological Transcendence: Origins and Assumptions"
  • William Mohr, Ph.D. Qualifying Examination
  • Pamela Morgan, Ph.D. Qualifying Examination
  • Laurel Plapp, Ph.D. Qualifying Examination
  • Romano Sánchez-Domínguez, M.A. Thesis Defense: "Representaciones Culturales del Movimiento Estudiantil del '68"
  • Ramie Tateishi, Ph.D. Dissertation Defense: "Film Genre and the Asian Subject"
  • Tania Triana, Ph.D. Qualifying Examination
Winter Quarter Visiting Instructors

Daniel Cano, Visiting Associate Professor
Novelist and Associate Professor of English, Santa Monica College; Mexican American literature, literature of Mexico, creative writing; LTWR100--Short Fiction, and LTAM 120--Mexican Literature in Translation

Thomas J. Cardoza, Lecturer
Ph.D., History, UC Santa Barbara; modern France/ Europe, world history, U.S. since 1845, writing instruction; Roosevelt College sequence, Making of the Modern World

Jeyseon Lee, Lecturer
Ph.D., Korean Linguistics, University of Hawaii; language instruction; LKO 1B--First-Year Korean, and LTKO 2B--Intermediate Korean: Second Year

Liu Lu, Associate in Literature
Ph.D. Candidate, History, UCSD; modern Chinese history; LTEA 120A--Chinese Films

Douglas A. McCannel, Lecturer
C.Phil., Comparative Literature, UCSD; classical studies, composition; MCWP 50--Critical Writing, and MCWP 125--Argument and Analysis

Thomas A. Nelson, Visiting Professor
Professor, Department of English and Comparative Literature, SDSU; screen writing, literary analysis, film studies; LTWR 110--Screen Writing

Douglas Pinto, Lecturer
Ph.D., French Literature, UCSD; French literature, poetry, late Victorian and early 20th c. English literature; LTFR 60A--French for Reading Knowledge

Demian Pritchard, Associate in Literature
Ph.D. Candidate, Literature, UCSD; Chicana/o literatures, U.S. ethnic literatures, women's studies, border studies; LTEN 60--Topics in Ethnic American Literature

Beheroze Shroff, Lecturer
Lecturer, filmmaker, writer; LTEN 18--Introduction to Asian American Literature, and LTEN 181--Asian American Literature

Jill Steiner, Lecturer
Ph.D., English, UC Berkeley; Renaissance literature, Shakespeare, the epic, interdisciplinary humanities; Revelle Humanities sequence

Events - January 2001


  • Tony Lopez, poet from England
    Thursday, January 25, 4:30 p.m.
    Visual Arts Performance Space
  • Pasquale Verdicchio, Associate Professor, UCSD Department of Literature
    Wednesday, January 31, 4:30 p.m.
    Visual Arts Performance Space
Research/Fellowship Opportunities

Research Grants - FY 2000-01 (Academic Senate Committee on Research)
Academic Senate members who would like to apply for research support for the remainder of 2000-01 must submit a Research Grant Application to the Committee on Research, Academic Senate Office, 0002, by 2:00 p.m., January 31 , 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 from Nancy Ho-Wu, or electronically at http://www-senate.ucsd.edu/forms.htm

  • Travel to Scholarly Meetings - FY 2000-01 (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 organize and preside over one or more sessions. 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. 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 at http://www-senate.ucsd.edu/cor.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.

  • National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminars and Institutes for College and University Teachers
    Each of the twelve various seminars offered in Summer 2001 will include fifteen participants working with one or two leading scholars. Participants will have access to a major library collection and time reserved to pursue individual research and study projects. Twelve institutes will also be offered, each providing intensive collaborative study of texts, topics, and ideas central to undergraduate teaching in the humanities. Those selected to participate receive stipends ranging from $2,800 to $3,700, depending on the length of the program. A list of Summer 2001 seminars and institutes and application information is available at www.neh.gov or from Barbara Saxon. The application deadline is March 1, 2001.