October 2000 News

Greeting from the Chair

Welcome to Literature colleagues, students, and staff as we begin the academic year 2000-2001. I hope you had a pleasant and productive summer.

Let me begin by thanking you for your concentrated efforts over the past two years as we have faced the challenges and opportunities in the Humanities, generally, and in comparative literature and cultural studies, particularly. In this, my last year as chair, we will continue these efforts, especially by focusing on the ways in which we wish to grow as a department in the decade ahead. This will involve in-depth discussions about new faculty positions, new areas of study, the refinement of our graduate program, and our relation and collaboration with programs, colleges, and departments across the campus.

We have two new faculty members this year: Jin-kyung Lee, Assistant Professor of Comparative Asian Literature and Culture, and Nicole King, Associate Professor of 20th c. African American Literature and Culture. Please join me in welcoming them to our Department.

Faculty recruitment will be a continuing effort this year. We will be recruiting again for two positions that we did not fill successfully last year: in Modern and Contemporary Chinese Literature and Culture, and in African American Dramatic Literature (this latter will be a joint appointment with the Department of Theatre and Dance). In addition, I am happy to report that recruitment is now underway for two new ladder-rank faculty positions: in Literatures of the Americas, and in Fiction Writing and Literature. Candidates for all four searches will be visiting the campus in January and February. I thank you in advance for your interested participation in these searches.

My best wishes for a successful academic year.

Lisa Lowe

Departmental Administrative Appointments
  • Chair Lisa Lowe
  • Vice Chair Michael Davidson
  • Director of Graduate Studies Nicole Tonkovich
  • Director of Undergraduate Studies Wm. Arctander O'Brien
  • Section Heads
    • Comparative Literature -- Anthony Edwards (F,W); Todd Kontje (S)
    • Cultural Studies -- Lisa Yoneyama
    • Literatures in English -- Louis Montrose
    • Literatures in French -- Roddey Reid
    • Literatures in German -- Cynthia Walk
    • Literatures in Spanish -- Marta Sánchez (F); Jorge Mariscal (WS)
    • Literatures of World -- Susan Larsen
    • Writing -- Pasquale Verdicchio
  • Program Advisors
    • Classics -- Stephanie Jed (administrative)
    • Hebrew -- Richard Friedman
    • Italian -- Stephanie Jed
    • Russian -- Susan Larsen
New Ladder-Rank Faculty Members

Nicole King joins our department as Associate Professor of 20th c. African American Literature and Culture. A specialist in Caribbean and Black U.S. literature, Professor King received her B.A. from Princeton University in 1986 and her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1994; she has taught for the past six years in the English Department at the University of Maryland. Nicole King is the author of Circles of Influence: C. L. R. James and the Idea of Creolization (forthcoming, University of Mississippi Press). Her new research addresses African American literary and cultural production in the latter half of the twentieth century.

Jin-kyung Lee is a newly appointed Assistant Professor of Comparative Asian Literature and Culture, with an emphasis in modern Korean studies. Professor Lee received her B. A. in English Literature from Cornell University in 1986 and her M.A. in Comparative Literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1990. She received her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from UCLA in 2000. Her doctoral dissertation is titled "Autonomous Aesthetics and Autonomous Subjectivity: Construction of Modern Literature as a Site of Social Reforms and Modern Nation-Building in Colonial Korea, 1915-1925."

Changes in Administrative Staff

We are pleased to announce the arrival of three new staff members over the past several months:

Gretchen Hills joined the Undergraduate Office staff last Winter Quarter. She provides information to students on academic requirements and policies, coordinates audio-visual and textbook orders, prepares the quarterly course description booklet and majors newsletter, processes student petitions and forms, distributes mail, and maintains key control. She acts as primary receptionist and provides general support to the faculty and Undergraduate Office.

Diane Lucette Wells joined the Undergraduate Office during the summer. She advises students on major/minor requirements and forms processing, schedules classes, makes room changes, collect grade reports and oversees course evaluations. She provides assistance to Nancy Hesketh, the Undergraduate Program Coordinator.

Ron J. Kennedy is providing support to both the Graduate Program and Academic Files Offices, filling in as needed on a temporary basis.

And please join us in conveying our appreciation and belated best wishes to former staff members Teresa Cain, now in Student Affairs at Revelle College; Tiffany Larsen, once again living and working in Paris; and Susan Snee, who has retired following 14 years with the Department of Literature.

Fall Quarter Visitors/Lecturers

Steve E. Benson, Lecturer
Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, The Wright Institute, Berkeley; widely published poet; LTWR 102--Poetry.

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

Andrea D. Fishman, Lecturer
Ph.D. Candidate, Classics, UC Irvine; Greek and Latin poetry, women in antiquity; LTEN 100--Classical Tradition, and LTLA 132--Lyric and Elegiac Poetry.

Jeffrey Geoghegan, Assistant Director, Revelle Humanities Writing Program
Ph.D., Ancient History, UCSD: ancient Israelite, Near Eastern, Greek and Roman history, literature and religion; administration and teaching in the Revelle Humanities sequence.

Raiford A. Guins, Lecturer
Ph.D., Cultural Studies, University of Leeds; comparative cultural studies, film/video history, contemporary film theory; LTCS 110--Popular Culture.

Karen Hollis, Lecturer
Ph.D., English and American Literature, UCSD; 18th c. British literature and the rise of the novel; LTEN 120E --Women in the 18th Century.

Naomi H. Iizuka, Lecturer
M.F.A., Playwriting, UCSD; her plays have been widely published and produced throughout the U.S.; LTWR 110--Screenwriting.

Patrick J. Ledden, Provost, Muir College
LTEN 190--Seminar: James Joyce--Ulysses.

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

Sandra A. Logan, Lecturer
Ph.D., Literatures in English, UCSD; 16th c. British literature, literary theory, history of literary criticism, cultural history, early modern science studies; LTEN 110--The Renaissance: Order and Disorder in Early Modern England.

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

Janet M. Roberts, Lecturer
C.Phil., Literatures in English, UCSD; 20th c. African American literature and ethnic literatures; LTEN 17--Introduction to African American Literature.

Gail Scott, Lecturer
Novelist, journalist, literary translator; LTWR 100--Short Story, and LTWR 120--Personal Narrative.

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

Malama Tsimenis, Lecturer
Ph.D. Candidate, French Literature, University of Montreal; 19th c. French literature, language instruction, translation; LTFR 2C--Composition/Conversation/ Culture.

Jennifer Tuttle, Lecturer
Ph.D., Literatures in English, UCSD; 19th c. U.S. literature and culture, gender studies, literature and medicine, composition; LTEN 24--Introduction to Literatures of the U.S., and LTEN 148--Genres in English and American Literature: the Slave Narrative.

Postdoctoral Fellows and Visiting Scholars

Yong-gyu Kim, Ph.D., Instructor at Kyoungseung University and Korean Maritime University, Pusan, Korea, is a Visiting Scholar, under the sponsorship of Masao Miyoshi, through February 2001. His research project is titled "Critical Pursuits in the World System: a Critical Scrutiny on Fredric Jameson, Franco Moretti and Masao Miyoshi."

James Kyung-Jin Lee is a UC President's Postdoctoral Fellow for the 2000-2001 academic year, under the mentorship of Rosaura Sánchez. He received his Ph.D. in English from UCLA this past June (2000) after completing a dissertation entitled "Multicultural Dreams, Racial Awakenings: The Anxieties of Racial Realignment in American Literary Works of the 1980s." His current research will focus on brokered political identities among contemporary U.S. writers.

Christopher Morray-Jones, Lecturer, Religious Studies Program, UC Berkeley, is a Visiting Scholar, under the sponsorship of Arthur Droge, through August 2001. He is conducting research on Jewish mysticism and Christian origins.

Kyung Hee Suh, Associate Professor, English Department, Kwangju University, Korea, is a Visiting Scholar, under the sponsorship of Don Wayne, through August 2001. Her research concerns Jacobean city comedy.

Dorothy Wang (Ph.D., UC Berkeley, 1998) is spending a second year at UCSD as a UC President's Postdoctoral Fellow under the mentorship of Michael Davidson. She will continue to work on a book project dealing with experimentalism and minority writers, before moving on to begin a new position at Northwestern in the Fall of 2001.

Yin Xu, Associate Professor, Education College of Hubei, Wuhan, Hubei, PRC, is a Visiting Scholar, under the sponsorship of Wai-lim Yip, through March 2001. Her area of interest is postmodernism and literature.

New Publications

Stephen Cope
"Lincoln Street Letter" and "Accident Letter" (poems), Mirage, 4 /Period(ical), 90 (San Francisco, 2000).
"Jessica Grim's Fray" (review), Zazil (San Diego, 2000).
"Christopher Beach's Poetic Culture: Contemporary American Culture Between Institution and Community" (review), XCP: Cross-Cultural Poetics, 5 (St. Paul, 2000).
"A Wild Salience: The Writings of Rae Armantrout" (review), Jacket, 12 (Sydney, Australia) (www.jacket.zip.com.au).
"New World Renewed: A Review of Kamau Brathwaite's 'ConVERSations with Nathaniel Mackey,'" Shark, 3 (New York, 2000).

Marcel Hénaff
"L'Ethique catholique et l'esprit du non-capitalisme," La Revue du MAUSS, 15, special issue on "Ethique et Economie" (Juin 2000): 35-66.

Roddey Reid
Doing Science + Culture, ed. with Sharon Traweek. New York: Routledge, 2000: 322 pp.
"Researching Researchers," with Sharon Traweek, Doing Science + Culture. New York: Routledge, 2000: 1-19.
"Researcher or Smoker? Or, When the Other Isn't Other Enough in Studying 'Across' Tobacco Control," Doing Science + Culture. New York: Routledge, 2000: 119-150.

Jerome Rothenberg
A Paradise of Poets (poems). New York: New Directions, 1999.
Les Variations Lorca (poems), translation into French by Yves di Manno. Paris: Editions Belin, 1999.
Hiljaisuuden Peli (selected poems 1960-2000), translations into Finnish by Jyrki Ihalainen. Finland: Palladium Kirjat, 2000.
A Book of the Book: Some Works & Projections About the Book & Writing, co-edited with Steven Clay. New York: Granary Books, 2000.

Wai-lim Yip
"Daoist Aesthetics and Modern American Poetry," Bulletin of the Institute of Oriental and Occidental Studies, 33, Kansai University, Osaka (March 2000).
"Selections from Ezra Pound's Cantos," translated and annotated with commentary by Wai-lim Yip, (first installment of three cantos), The Epoch Poetry Quarterly, 123 (Summer Issue, June, 2000).

Awards and Other Achievements

Daphne Brooks has been awarded a 2000-2001 Instructional Improvement Program Grant in support of her proposal, "Black Alternative: African-American Experimental Fiction and Popular Music in the Post-Civil Rights Era." The goal of the project is to expand and redevelop the critical scope and range of LTEN 187--Black Music/Black Texts: Communications and Cultural Expressions.

Adriana De Marchi Gherini has received a 2000-2001 Instructional Improvement Program Grant to purchase video-tapes of Italian-language films and audio CDs of Italian music. The updated Italian multimedia library will support innovative teaching in both lower- and upper-division Italian literature courses.

Rosemary George has been appointed Director of the UCSD Critical Gender Studies Program for a three-year term, effective July 1, 2000.

Milos Kokotovic has received a Chancellor's Summer Faculty Fellowship to support ongoing research for his book in progress, In the Shadow of the Condor: Tracing the Andean Contours of Modernity in Peruvian Narrative (1940-1995).

Todd Kontje has been appointed one of four UCSD Faculty Directors for Programs Abroad for a two-year term beginning July 1, 2000. As Faculty Director, he will also serve as an ex-officio member of the Academic Senate Committee on International Education and as a faculty liaison to the University-wide Education Abroad Program in Santa Barbara.

Shelley Streeby was awarded a Chancellor's Summer Faculty Fellowship to support her research at collections on the East Coast, in the Midwest, and in Texas and northern California that will form the foundation of a book project on 19th c. U.S. culture and history. The book will be an anthology with a critical introduction and biographical materials about largely unknown authors. Also to support her work on this project and on another project that focuses on labor cultures, popular fiction, and early cinema from the late 19th century through the 1930s, she was selected to receive a second Hellman Fellowship (she received the first in 1998-99).

For the next two years, Anupama Taranath will hold a postdoctoral position at the University of Washington, Seattle, Department of English. She will teach courses on 19th and 20th c. South Asian literature, British colonialism, and U.S. ethnic literatures.

Kristi Wilson was awarded a postdoctoral teaching fellowship for 2000-2003 from the Introduction to the Humanities Program at Stanford University.

Winifred Woodhull has been awarded a 2000-2001 Instructional Improvement Program Grant to develop a lower-division course on Japanese cinema (1930-2000), to be included in the existing LTWL course sequence on fiction and film.

Exams and Defenses

Exams and Defenses

The following graduate students successfully completed qualifying examinations, comprehensive examinations, or defenses during Spring and Summer 2000:

Spring 2000

  • Cristina Farronato, Ph.D. Defense, "Eco's Chaosmos: Medieval Models for a Postmodern World"
  • Melanie S. Jennings, Ph.D. Defense, "Writing from the Fields: Dust Bowl Okie Literature"
  • Liza M. Nelligan, Ph.D. Defense, "Home Fronts: Domestic Civility and the Birth of Colonialism in Sixteenth Century Ireland"
  • Daniela Amber Noebel, Ph.D. Defense, "The Hidden Faces of Racism: Humanitat and the Monkey, Images of Otherness in Herder's Ideen zur Philosophie der Geschichteder Menschheit"
  • Christie Elizabeth Photinos, Ph.D. Defense, "Villainous Vagrants, Hard-Travelin' Hoboes, and Sisters of the Road: The Figure of the Tramp in American Literature, 1873-1939"
  • Shant R. Shahoian, M.A. Thesis, "Wordsworth's Organic Architecture: An Ecological Reading of The Guide to the Lakes and 'Home at Grasmere'"
  • Harleen Singh, Ph.D. Qualifying Examination
  • Steven Tad Waszak, M.A. Thesis, "An Ecocritical Approach to Steinbeck and Hemingway: Seeking Out the Biophilic in The Log from the Sea of Cortez and Green Hills of Africa"

Summer 1999

  • Kenia Milagros Halleck, Ph.D. Defense, "Modernización y Género Sexual en el Melodrama Doméstico de Autoras Centroamericanas, 1940-1960"
  • Tomonori Kiyota, Ph.D. Defense, "Toward the End of the Shosetsu 1887-1933"
  • Sandra A. Logan, Ph.D. Defense, "Willing Subjects: Historical Events as Rhetorical Occasions in Early Modern England"
  • Rita Urquijo Ruiz, Ph.D. Qualifying Examination
  • Anupama Taranath, Ph.D. Defense, "Disrupting Colonial Modernity: Indian Courtesans and Literary Cultures, 1888-1912"

SUSAN STERN, University of Frankfurt
"The changing political climate in Germany: the rise of the right and the specter of xenophobia"
Thursday, October 5, 4:00 p.m.
deCerteau Room, 155 Literature Building

HELMA SANDERS-BRAHMS, Film Director (Berlin), will discuss and show slides from her new film project on Clara Schumann.
Friday, October 13, 4:00 p.m.
deCerteau Room, 155 Literature Building

NEW WRITING SERIES, Fall Quarter Schedule
All readings will take place at 4:30 p.m. at the Visual Arts Performing Space.

  • Wednesday, October 25, Bill Luoma/Juliana Spahr
  • Wednesday, November 1, Faculty Reading
  • Thursday, November 9, Jack and Adelle Foley
  • Wednesday, November 15, Faculty Reading
  • Tuesday, November 21, Eileen Myles
  • Wednesday, November 29, Jennifer Moxley

lst Annual UCSD All-Grad Symposium, Saturday, November 18, 2000
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 the humanities and sciences to present their work to their peers. It will 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. Advance registration is required by November 1. For additional information, contact Jennifer Whiles.

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. For further information see Barbara Saxon or Quinny.

"Reshaping the Americas: Narratives of Place," University of California Humanities Research Institute (HRI) Conferences, April and May 2001
HRI, located in Irvine, California, invites paper proposals for two four- to five-day international conferences that will convene in April and May 2001. The conferences form part of a larger three-year initiative, "Reshaping the Americas: Narratives of Place," funded by a grant from the Ford Foundation. Scholars, activists, public intellectuals, and artists engaged in research or praxis on one of the following themes are invited to submit proposals for papers: Language, National Formations, and Personal Identities; The Third World in the First; New Social Movements; and The Importance of Religious Identities. Approximately 15 full fellowships (travel, room and board) will be awarded for participation in each of the two planned conferences. Graduate students are eligible to apply, particularly those already engaged in writing dissertations on topics they propose. Applications most be postmarked by January 15, 2001, and may be obtained by contacting HRI at (949) 824-8177; UCHRI@uci.edu; or http://www.hri.uci.edu

Research/Fellowship Opportunities

Research Grants (Academic Senate Committee on Research)
Academic Senate members who would like to apply for research support for 2000-2001 must submit a Research Grant Application to the Committee on Research, Academic Senate Office, Mail Code 0002, by 2:00 p.m., October 16, 2000. 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, to Academic Senate members over non-Senate members, and to new projects that will lead to extramural support. Second applications in the same fiscal year will receive low priority. Funds may be awarded for supplies, field work, research and general assistance, travel for research purposes, and equipment. Limited funds are available to support the final preparation of manuscripts for submission to publishers. Additional information and application forms are available at http://www-senate.ucsd.edu/forms.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.

UC President's 2001-2002 Research Fellowships in the Humanities
The fellowships, awarded in an annual competition modeled on that of the NEH, provide salary support to approximately 18 UC faculty per year who are conducting research in the Humanities. Active ladder-rank faculty are eligible to apply, and Assistant Professors will be given special consideration. The maximum award is $25,000, but combined funding from all sources may not exceed the fellow's regular salary. In order to receive an award, a fellow must accrue a minimum of two quarters of teaching credit towards sabbatical leave by June 30 in the year in which the fellowships are announced. The fellowship must be used in the academic year following the year the fellowship is awarded. All applicants, except junior faculty, must also apply to appropriate extramural agencies that offer funding for their research fields; junior faculty are encouraged, but not required, to do so. Applications are available from Greg Llacer at OGSR (858-534-3556) and must be received by October 13, 2000. Additional information is available at http://www.ucop.edu/research/prfh/

National Humanities Center Fellowships, 2001-2002
The Center offers 40 residential fellowships for advanced study. Applicants must hold the doctorate or have equivalent scholarly credentials, and a record of publication is expected. Both senior and younger scholars are eligible, but the latter should be engaged in research beyond the subject of their doctoral dissertations. Fellowships (normally for the full academic year) are open to scholars from any nation and to humanistically inclined individuals from the natural and social sciences, the arts, the professions, and public life, as well as from all fields of the humanities. Stipends, ranging from $30,000 to $50,000, are individually determined. Most fellows supplement them with sabbatical salaries or grants from other sources. Travel expenses for fellows and dependents are provided.

The center, located near Chapel Hill, NC, offers private studies, a reference library, editorial and software assistance, and support for information technology. Applications and letters of recom-mendation must be postmarked by October 15, 2000. For application materials, contact The Fellowship Program, National Humanities Center, P O Box 12256, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-2256; or http://www.nhc.rtp.nc.us

Mellon Post-Dissertation Fellowship for 2001-2002 at the American Antiquarian Society
Scholars who are no more than three years beyond receipt of the doctorate are eligible to apply. The purpose of the fellowship is to provide the recipient with time and resources to extend research and/or to revise the dissertation for publication. The topic should be relevant to the Society's library collections and programmatic scope--American history and culture through 1876. The 12-month stipend for the fellowship is $30,000, and the deadline for applications is October 15, 2000. Additional information is available at http://www.americanantiquarian.org; (508) 755-5221; or Mellon Post-Dissertation Fellowships, American Antiquarian Society, 185 Salisbury St, Worcester MA 01609-1634.

University of California Humanities Research Institute Call for Program Proposals

2001-2002 Conferences. HRI conference grants range from $5,000 to $15,000, but rarely exceed $10,000. Grants require at least 50% in matching funds from campus or other sources. The HRI Advisory Committee will award conference grants for 2001-2002 at its Fall 2000 meeting. Proposals must be received by October 16, 2000.

2001-2002 Seminars. HRI seminar grants range from $3,000 to $5,000 and are awarded with the expectation of an addiitonal 50% in matching funds. Proposals should address the benefits of hosting a one- or two-day event that assembles scholars from the UC system and other universities to discuss a particular research issue. The Advisory Committee will award seminar grants for 2001-2002 at its Fall 2000 meeting. Proposals must be received by October 16, 2000.

2002-2003 Resident Research Groups. HRI is currently inviting proposals for research groups to be in residence at the institute in 2002-2003. The Advisory Committee will select recipients at its Winter 2001 meeting. Proposals must be received by December 15, 2000.

Further information is located on the HRI website at http://www.hri.uci.edu/.You may also wish to discuss proposal ideas with Lisa Lowe, UCSD representative on the 2000-2001 Advisory Committee.

Getty Research Grants 2001

Residential Grants. Each year the Getty Research Institute invites applications from senior scholars working on projects related to a specific theme. The 2001-2002 theme is "Frames of Viewing: Perception, Experience, Judgment." Categories of theme-related support include nine-month Getty Scholarships and one- to three-month Visiting Scholarships. In addition, Library Research Grants provide short-term support to scholars (all levels) whose projects will benefit from research in the library's collections.

Nonresidential Grants. Grantees are welcome to use the Getty Library but may pursue their research wherever necessary to complete their projects. Nonresidential grants include Collaborative Research Grants, Postdoctoral Fellowships, and Curatorial Research Fellowships.

For detailed information and application instructions, visit the Getty Grant Program website: http://www.getty.edu/grant/research or address inquiries to the Getty Grant Program, 1200 Getty Center Dr, Suite 800, Los Angeles CA 90049-1685. The deadline for all Getty Research Grants is November 1, 2000.

Stanford Humanities Center Fellowships for 2001-2002

Rockefeller Fellowships in Black Performing Arts offer support to scholars whose research examines the character and global influences of black arts and culture with a specific focus on performance. Research that furthers the understanding of the links between humanities, performance and arts generally within the specific area of black studies, or by placing black performance in a comparative context, will also be supported. Candidates should be at least three years beyond receipt of the Ph.D. or M.F.A. Two awards are anticipated--one to a senior and one to a junior scholar. The application deadline is November 1, 2000.

External Faculty Fellowships are designed to offer research opportunities to members of humanities departments and to other scholars interested in humanistic issues. Candidates should be at least three years beyond receipt of their Ph.D. Six to eight residential fellowships are offered to senior and junior scholars. The application deadline is November 15, 2000.

For the above categories of awards, stipends of up to $40,000 are offered to senior scholars and up to $25,000 to junior scholars, with an additional housing/moving allowance of up to $12,500.

Shared Research Group Fellowships are designed to foster research on topics in which a residential research group of senior and junior scholars has a shared interest. The Shared Research Group consists of two senior faculty fellows and two postdoctoral fellows. The two successful faculty applicants identify candidates for the postdoctoral positions (selection of the faculty fellows' own former graduate students is discouraged). One Shared Fellowship will be awarded for the 2001-2002 academic year. The application deadline is also November 15, 2000.

Additional information is available from Barbara Saxon or at http://shc.stanford.edu

Ford Foundation Predoctoral, Dissertation, and Postdoctoral Fellowships for Minorities
Applicants must be U.S. citizens or nationals; Native American Indian, Mexican American/Chicana/ Chicano, Alaskan Native (Eskimo or Aleut), Native Pacific Islander (Polynesian or Micronesian), Black/African American, or Puerto Rican; and planning a career in teaching and research at the college or university level. Approximately 60 predoctoral fellowships ($15,500 per year for three years), 40 one-year dissertation fellowships ($24,000), and 30 one-year postdoctoral fellowships ($35,000 plus travel and research expense allowances) will be awarded. Application deadlines are November 10, 2000, for Predoctoral; December 1, 2000, for Dissertation; and January 8, 2001, for Postdoctoral Fellowships. Additional information is available at http://national-academies.org/osep/fo or from the Fellowship Programs Office, National Research Council, 2101 Constitution Ave, Washington DC 20418.

International Dissertation Field Research Fellowships for the Humanities
The American Council of Learned Societies and the Social Science Research Council announce the 2001 competition of the International Dissertation Field Research Fellowship Program. Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the program supports humanists and social scientists conducting dissertation field research in all regions of the world. Up to 50 fellowships (providing support for 9 months and rarely exceeding $18,000) will be awarded for the period between July 2001 and December 2002. The program is committed to scholarship that advances knowledge of societies, cultures, economies and/or politics outside the United States. Applicants (full-time doctoral students in the humanities and social sciences) must have completed all Ph.D. requirements except the field research component by the start of the fellowship or by December 2001, whichever comes first. Applications must be received by November 13, 2000. For additional information, contact idrf@ssrc.org or see http://www.ssrc.org

2001-2002 Rockefeller Foundation Humanities Fellowships
This fellowship program supports scholars and writers engaged in research on global social and cultural issues relating to diversity, sustainability, and civil society. Individuals can apply for resident fellowships at 26 host institutions, including, among others: City College, CUNY (Language and Diaspora Culture); Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, Lima (Globalization, Cultural Diversity, and Redefinition of Identities in Andean Countries); Rutgers (Gender-Race-Ethnicity: Rearticulating the Local and the Global); University of Arizona (Sex, Race, and Globalization); UC Berkeley (Community in Contention: Cultures of Crisis, Exile, and Democracy); UC Riverside (Global Migration, Social Change, and Cultural Transmission); UCSD Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity; UC Santa Barbara (The Dynamics of Chicano/o Literacy); and University of Hawai'i, Manoa (Gender and Globalization in Asia and the Pacific). Institutional applications are also invited. For a complete list of host institutions and more detailed information, see the (large) poster on the "General Notices" bulletin board, in the first-floor hallway of the Literature Building, to the east of the faculty mailboxes.