May 2001 News
"The Lady from Shanghai: California Orientalism
and 'guys like us,'" Western American Literature, 35.4
"Apuntes sobre escritura y producción," Nerter
(Islas Canarias), 1 (October 1999).
"X Marks the Spot: Laura Moriarty, Nude Memoir
and Jena Osman, The Character," boundary 2, 28.2
Richard Elliott Friedman
Commentary on the Torah. San Francisco:
"Deception for Deception," Abraham and Family, ed.
H. Shanks. Washington, DC: Biblical Archaeology
Society, 2000: 131-144; reprinted from Bible Review 2
(1986): 22-31, 68.
"Parashat Yitro," Learn Torah With. . . Los Angeles:
Torah Aura, 2001: 1-3.
Sandra Logan, "Making History: The Rhetorical and
Historical Occasion of Elizabeth Tudor's Coronation
Entry," Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies,
Duke UP (Spring 2001).
Wai-lim Yip, "Biopsy of Year's End," and "Biopsy of
the End of the Millennium," (poems), Selected Poems
From the 1990's, eds. Hsin Yu, Pai Ling, and Chiao
Tung. Taipei: 2001.
Lisa Yoneyama, "Words of Thought" [shiso no kotoba]
(on possession), Shiso [Thought], 923 (April 2001): 1-3.
Todd Kontje has been named a Fellow of the John S.
Guggenheim Memorial Foundation for the academic year
Bill Mohr has been selected one of eight participants in a
Mellon Interpretative Seminar for the Humanities, "The Places of American Literature." The fellowship will
provide him with the opportunity to spend six weeks at
the Huntington Library in Pasadena during the summer
of 2001. In addition to participating in the seminar, he
will have access to the library's collections for his own
Stephen Potts has contracted to write a critical
biography of author Joseph Heller for the academic
publishing house Manly, Inc., located at the University of South Carolina.
Wai-lim Yip has been appointed by the president of
Kansai University, Osaka, Japan, an honorary member
of the Institute of Oriental and Occidental Studies from
April 1, 2001 to March 31, 2003.
JAMES KYUNG-JIN LEE, UC President's
Postdoctoral Fellow in residence at UCSD 2000-01,
will present a talk titled "On the Shoulders of Others:
Historical Revisions of Chicana/o Historiography in
Alejandro Morales' The Brick People," Wednesday,
May 2, 3:00 p.m., in the deCerteau Room, 155
NEW WRITING SERIES MAY 2001
- Michael Heller
Thursday, May 3, 4:30 p.m., deCerteau Room, 155
Michael Heller's works include six volumes of poetry,
most recently, Wordflow; a memoir, Living Root; a
critical study on the Objectivist poets; and a libretto for
the opera Benjamin, on the life of Walter Benjamin.
- Eleni Sikelianos and Hung Q. Tu
Wednesday, May 16, 4:30 p.m., Visual Arts Facility
Eleni Sikelianos is the recipient of multiple writing
awards, and her books include The Lover's Numbers.
She teaches in the Clemente Program at Bard College.
Hung Q. Tu is a widely published San Diego poet and
member of the San Francisco based Krupskaaya
- Peter Cook and Flying Words
Wednesday, May 23, 4:30 p.m., IRPS Auditorium,
Flying Words Project is poetry/performance art presented
by deaf artist Peter Cook and his hearing "voice," Kenny
Lerner. They have collaborated since 1984, performing
throughout the U.S. and internationally.
- Edwin Torres and Lorenzo Thomas
Wednesday, May 30, 4:30 p.m., Visual Arts Facility
Edwin Torres' poems have appeared in many anthologies
(ALOUD, Poetry Nation), and his compact disc, Holy Kid
(Kill Rock Stars) was included in the Whitney Museum's
American Century Pt. II show. Lorenzo Thomas,
Professor of English, University of Houston-Downtown,
is the author of The Bathers and Chances Are Few and
the editor of Sing the Sun Up: Creative Writing Ideas
from African American Poetry.
REGINA KUNZEL (Williams College) will be speaking
in the "Sex and Space Lecture Series" Tuesday, May 15,
12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Cross Cultural Center
Lecture Hall. Her talk is titled "Situating Sex: The
Problem of Prison Sexual Culture in the Mid-Twentieth-Century U.S."
EPIFANIO SAN JUAN, Jr., Professor and Chair,
Department of Comparative American Cultures,
Washington State University, will present a talk titled
"Trajectories of the Filipino Diaspora," Tuesday, May
15, 4:00 p.m., in the deCerteau Room, 155 Literature
ANGIE CHABRÁM-DERNERSESIAN, Associate
Professor, Departments of Chicano/a Studies and
Cultural Studies, UC Davis, will present a talk titled
"Cultural Studies in Our Worlds: Readings from Black,
Chicana/o , Asian, and Mexican Cultural Studies,"
Wednesday, May 16, 3:00 p.m., in the deCerteau Room,
155 Literature Building. Professor Chabrám-Dernersesian is a UCSD Department of Literature
ROBERT C. ELLIOTT MEMORIAL LECTURE
Thursday, May 17, 7:30 p.m.
Garren Auditorium, 1105 Basic Science Building
David Harvey, Professor, Graduate Center, CUNY,
will present "The Art of Rent: Globalization and the
Commodification of Culture," the Literature Depart-ment's 2001 Elliott Memorial Lecture. Over the years,
Professor Harvey's research interests have been truly
interdisciplinary and ranged over a number of areas:
historical geography and methodology and philosophy
of geography; political economy and the process of
urbanization; cultural, literary, and artistic
transformation in history; and, throughout, questions of
environmental and political justice and alternative
modes of urbanization. He is the recipient of numerous
awards and honorary doctorates and has held academic
appointments at Oxford and Johns Hopkins, the
London School of Economics, and the University of
Paris. Professor Harvey's publications include Limits
to Capital (Blackwell, 1982), The Condition of
Postmodernity (Blackwell, 1989), Justice, Nature and
the Geography of Difference (Blackwell, 1996), and
Spaces of Hope (University of California Press, 2000).
The Elliott Memorial Lecture series was established in
the honor of Robert C. Elliott, a founding member of
the Department of Literature who died in 1981.
TEACHING TEXTS FROM THE AFRICAN AND
Workshops for San Diego Area Secondary School
Saturday, May 19, 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Literature Building, UCSD
The workshops, conducted by faculty members
from the UCSD Literature Department, will each run
one hour and fifteen minutes, and will be repeated so
that attendees may participate in two of the four
- "Literature in Translation from the French-Speaking World: Europe, Africa, the Near East,
and the Caribbean," Winifred Woodhull
- "Teaching the Literatures of Asian
Immigration," Lisa Lowe
- "Reading 'Community' in Black U.S. and
Haitian Fiction," Nicole King
- "Achebe's Things Fall Apart and Other African
Texts," Robert Cancel
Registration information is available by calling
ROB WILSON, Professor, Literature Department, UC
Santa Cruz, will present "Ridley Scott's Gladiator and
the Spectacle of Empire: Global/Local Rumblings
Inside the Pax Americana," Thursday, May 24, at
4:00 p.m., in the deCerteau Room, 155 Literature
Building. Professor Wilson's areas of expertise include
American literature, literary criticism and creative
writing. He has held professorships at the University
of Hawaii at Manoa, Korea University in Seoul, and National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan, and his poems
have been widely published in various journals. His
works of poetry and cultural criticism include Waking in
Seoul, American Sublime: The Genealogy of a Poetic
Genre, Asia/Pacific as Space of Cultural Production, and
Global/Local: Cultural Production and the
Transnational Imaginary. His lecture, sponsored by the
Department of Literature, is free and open to the public.
Professor Wilson will also conduct a seminar on
Hawaiian literature for graduate students and other
interested members of the campus community Friday,
May 25, at 3:00 p.m., in the Andrew Wright Room,
3355 Literature Building.
AMBER HOLLIBAUGH, author of My Dangerous
Desires: A Queer Girl Dreaming Her Way Back Home,
will read from her book Tuesday, May 29, time and place TBA. For further information, contact
Department of Literature Alumni Lecture Thursday,
(lecture title, time and location TBA)
Kathleen Woodward, who received her Ph.D. in
English and American Literature at UCSD in 1976, is
currently Director of the Walter Chapin Simpson Center
for the Humanities at the University of Washington. At
the end of this academic year, she will return to her
position as the Director of the Center for Twentieth
Century Studies and Chair of the Consortium of
Humanities Centers and Institutes at the University of
Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her numerous publications
include Figuring Age: Women, Bodies, Generations and
Aging and Its Discontents: Freud and Other Fictions.
The 2001 Graduate Studies Commencement will be held
Saturday, June 16, at 2:00 p.m., in the RIMAC Arena.