November 2000 News
Alain J.-J. Cohen, "Woody
Allen's Zelig: A simulation documentary," Semiotics 1999,
eds. S. Simpkins, C. W. Spinks, and J. Deeley. Bern/ New York: Peter Lang, 2000:
Susan Larsen, "Girl Talk:
Lydia Charskaia and Her Readers," Self and Story in Russian History,
eds. Laura Engelstein and Stephanie Sandler. Cornell University Press, 2000:
"A Turn to the Planet: Literature, Diversity, and
Totality," with its Korean translation, Writing Across Boundaries:
Literature in the Multicultural World. A Conference Proceedings, 3. Seoul:
The Daesan Foundation and the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, 2000: 94-106.
A Japanese translation of "Ivory Tower in Escrow," Gendai Shiso
(revue de la pensée d'aujourd'hui). Seitosha, 2000: 30-63.
Jennifer Tuttle, editor and
introduction, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, The Crux (1911; out of print
since year of publication). University of Delaware Press, forthcoming.
Wai-lim Yip, "Selected Poems
from Ezra Pound," translation into Chinese, Epoch Poetry Quarterly,
124. Taipei: September, 2000.
and other Achievements
Of the seven McNair Scholars nominated to present their research at the
Thirteenth Annual UCSD Undergraduate Research Conference on May 13, 2000, two
were Literature majors: Edward J. Loya Jr., nominated by his
faculty mentor, Stephen Cox, presented his research on "Justice
Sutherland's Jurisprudence of Natural Rights: The Philosophical Grounds of
Sutherland's Defense of Individualism;" and Deborah Tokars,
nominated by her mentor, Nicole Tonkovich, presented her work on "Exploring
Self-Identification and Ethnic Autobiography in the Writings of the Eaton
Fellows and Visiting Scholars
Susan H. McLeod, Professor,
Department of English, Washington State University, Pullman, is a Visiting
Scholar, under the sponsorship of Linda Brodkey, through August 2001. Her
project is a "History of Writing Across the Curriculum Movement in the U.S.
during the 1970s and 1980s."
Maurice E. Stevens (Ph.D.,
History of Consciousness, UC Santa Cruz, 1999) is a Ford Foundation
post-doctoral fellow for the 2000-2001 academic year under the mentorship of
Lisa Lowe. Dr. Stevens is conducting research on African American literature,
film, and performance.
Renowned filmmaker Chantal Akerman(Belgium/ France) will be
at UCSD Wednesday, November 1 for a screening of her 1999 film,
Sud (South), at 7:00 p.m. in Mandeville Auditorium. A
discussion with the filmmaker will follow, moderated by film critic, curator and
writer, Berenice Reynaud. Admission is free.
Additional screenings with Chantal Akerman are scheduled for Thursday,
November 2, at the Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park
(619-238-7559): D'est (From the East) at 7:00 p.m.,
and Tout un nuit (One Whole Night) at 9:00 p.m.
(admission: $7.50/ $5.00).
NEW WRITING SERIES
All readings take place at 4:30 p.m. at the Visual Arts
- Gail Scott -- Wednesday, November 1
Gail Scott is a highly acclaimed Canadian novelist (My Paris),
teacher, and literary translator. She is a Fall Quarter visiting lecturer in
the Department of Literature.
- Jack and Adelle Foley -- Thursday,
Jack Foley is an innovative poet (Adrift) and critic, and
long-time host of a poetry show on KPFA/ Berkeley. Adelle Foley is a haiku
poet (Along the Bloodline), performer, and Berkeley newspaper
- Steve Benson -- Wednesday, November
Steve Benson is a poet identified with the West Coast branch of
Language Writing whose works (Blue Book, Roaring Spring)
involve oral improvisation and experimentation. He is a Fall Quarter
visiting lecturer in the Department of Literature.
- Eileen Myles -- Tuesday, November 21
Eileen Myles is a fiction writer (Cool for You, Chelsea
Girls), poet (Not Me, Sappho's Boat), and, in the
mid-1980s, was Artistic Director of the St. Mark's Poetry Project.
- Jennifer Moxley -- Wednesday,
Jennifer Moxley is a poet (Imagination Verses), founder
and editor of The Impercipient, and poetry editor for The
Baffler. She also works as a typesetter for the National Poetry
GRADUATE STUDENT WORKSHOP
A practical discussion on writing the qualifying papers.
Come talk about preparing, researching, and drafting the papers themselves.
We will also cover issues such as choosing topics, beginning research, planning
and outlining the papers, footnoting, as well as accounting for prior research
on the topic. Guest speakers: Nicole Tonkovich, Melisa
Klimaszewski, and Sandra Logan. All students at any
stage of this process are welcome.
Tuesday, November 7, 4:00 p.m.
deCerteau Room, 155 Literature Building
SEMINAR, PROGRAM FOR THE STUDY OF RELIGION
Richard Cohen, Assistant Professor, Department of Literature,
will present "How Many Buddhas Can Swim in the Rivers of Paradise? An
Ideological Calculation," Wednesday, November 8, 12:00 noon,
Price Center Gallery B.
TEACHING COLLOQUIA I: Gender and
Sexuality in the Classroom
with Abbie Cory, Graduate Student, Department
of Literature; Michael Kaufmann, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and
Transgender Association; Kirsten Quanbeck, Office of Sexual
Harassment Prevention and Policy; and Rosalind Streichler,
Center for Teaching Development
Tuesday, November 14, 4:00 p.m.
deCerteau Room, 155 Literature Building
UCSD BOOKSTORE READING
Author Susan Gaines will be reading from her
novel, Carbon Dreams, at the UCSD bookstore on Wednesday,
November 15, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Susan Gaines' short stories have been
published in various literary magazines, nominated for the Pushcart Prize, and
selected for anthologies. She is a UCSD alumna with degrees in chemistry and
GRADUATE STUDENT JOB WORKSHOP II
Susan Larsen, Daphne Brooks, and Jennifer
Tuttle will talk about how to prepare for the job interview and other
aspects of the job search for those venturing on the job market this fall.
Thursday, November 30, 4:00 p.m.
deCerteau Room, 155 Literature Building
lst Annual UCSD All-Grad Symposium, Saturday,
November 11*, 2000
* Note change of date. The UCSD Graduate Student Association (GSA) and
the Office of Graduate Studies and Research (OGSR) are sponsoring the 1st Annual
UCSD All-Grad Symposium to provide a forum for graduate students from all
departments to present their work to their peers. It will also allow graduate
students to develop contacts with students in other departments and to expand
their horizons. The symposium is free and open to all who wish to attend.
Presenters must be currently enrolled graduate students at UCSD.
2000 Modern Language Association Convention
Scheduled this year in Washington, D.C., the convention will
begin at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 27, and end at 3:00
p.m. on Saturday, December 30. It will take place at the
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel (English sessions and exhibit hall), the Washington
Hilton (foreign language sessions), and Omni Shoreham (job information center
and child care). 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. Additional information is available at http://www.mla.org/
or from Barbara Saxon or Quinny.
Ina Coolbrith Memorial Poetry Prizes and Poet
The Department of Literature, UCSD, is accepting campus
submissions for the Ina Coolbrith Memorial Poetry Prizes and the Poet Laureate
The Coolbrith competition was established by friends of the
late Ina Donna Coolbrith, California's first Poet Laureate. Approximately $600
is available this year for prizes, to be apportioned by the judges. Awards are
made for the best unpublished poem or group of poems by an undergraduate
student at the UC campuses, University of the Pacific, Mills College, Stanford
University, the University of Santa Clara, or St. Mary's College.
The Poet Laureate competition was established by the Ina
Coolbrith Circle in memory of Ina Coolbrith. Four prizes ($100; $75; $50; $25)
are awarded for the best poetry submissions from graduate or
under-graduate students at any of the UC campuses.
Manuscripts must be typewritten or clearly printed, with the name of the
contest and the last four digits of the entrant's Social Security number
indicated at the top of each page (no other identifying information, please). A
duplicate should be kept, as manuscripts cannot be returned. A cover sheet
should be attached with the following information: name, local address,
telephone number, email address, permanent address, last four digits of the
Social Security number, title of entry (or the first four words), and name of
contest (Coolbrith or Poet Laureate). Students may enter both contests, but not
with the same poems.
A faculty judge from the Department of Literature will select three finalists
for each contest from the UCSD submissions. These entries will be forwarded, via
the Committee on Prizes at UC Berkeley, to a panel of judges who will select the
UCSD entries must be submitted to the Undergraduate Office, Room 110
Literature Building, by no later than Friday, December 15, 2000.
Visiting Research Fellowships, UCSD Center for Comparative
The center offers a limited number of predoctoral and postdoctoral
fellowships to be held in residence during 2001-2002. The awards (3 to 12 months
in duration, but full academic year projects preferred) support advanced
research and writing on any aspect of international migration and refugee flows
in any of the social sciences, history, law, and comparative literature.
Predoctoral fellows are expected to finish writing their dissertation during the
fellowship period; recent postdoctoral applicants may request support to produce
publications based on the dissertation; more senior scholars can propose any
major research/writing project. Application will be received until January
15, 2001. Additional information is available at www.ccis-ucsd.org or
from Carmen Rodriguez at CCIS, (858) 822-4447.
UCSD Center for the Humanities Call for Program Proposals for the
2001/2001 Academic year
The Center will consider support in the following categories:
- Collaborative Group Research Planning Grants: provide
initial support for group projects that have the potential of attracting
outside support or for projects seeking seed funds to develop applications
for foundations or specific programs. Interdisciplinary research will be
supported under this category. Maximum award: $10,000.
- Conferences: provide funds, matching grants, and seed
money for the organization of conferences on significant issues in the
humanities that are of interest to the university and the community. Maximum
- Humanities Faculty Fellow: supports research of faculty
from the Division of Arts and Humanities by providing the opportunity for
full-time research effort. Up to $5000 will be made available to the
Fellow's home department to cover temporary teaching replacement needs.
Faculty Fellows will remain in residence at UCSD and be asked to present
their research at the Center's faculty luncheon series. Faculty are not
eligible if, within the last two years, they have received a UC President's
Fellowship in the Humanities or a major fellowship such as a Guggenheim or
NEH that provided a leave of two quarters or more. Maximum award: $5,000.
- Humanities Graduate Student Fellowship: supports
dissertation research of graduate students from the Division of Arts and
Humanities. The stipend is to be taken during one quarter of the academic
year, in lieu of all other campus fellowships and employment. Maximum award:
- African-American Literature and History: supports
research, conferences, and a lectureship in this area. Maximum award:
- Ethnic Literature and History: supports research,
conferences, and a lectureship in this area. Maximum award: $10,000.
- Community Outreach: supports events that involve the
local community and community organizations and contribute to the
interaction of UCSD faculty and the San Diego community. Maximum award:
- Conference Attendance: supports travel to a conference in
which the faculty member is presenting his/her research. The conference
should be directly related to the faculty member's research.
- Special Projects: support new innovative projects that do
not fit into any previous category.
ELIGIBILITY: Faculty--All members of the
Academic Senate who are eligible for funds from the Committee on Research are
eligible. Members of the Executive Committee of the UCSD Center for the
Humanities are not eligible to apply during their time of service. Graduate
Students--Full-time graduate students in the Division of Arts and
Humanities in good standing and who have advanced to candidacy are eligible for
the dissertation awards.
DEADLINE: Proposals should be submitted no later than Thursday,
January 25, 2001, 3:00 p.m. Late or incomplete proposals will not be
considered. Awards will be announced by the beginning of March.
Open Enrollment notices, which explain the benefit plan changes for the year
2001, were mailed at the end of October to employees' home addresses. Open
Enrollment is from November 1 through November 30, 2000, and
actions taken during Open Enrollment are effective January 1, 2001. A
"Benefits Expo" is scheduled for Thursday, November 2, 11:00
a.m. to 2:00 p.m. , in Price Center Ballrooms A and B. Plan
representatives will be available to answer questions. Information about Open
Enrollment is also available at http://www.ucop.edu/bencom