December 2001 News

New Publications

Alain J.-J. Cohen, "Kubrick's The Shining. Semiotics of the Labyrinth," Semiotics 2000, eds. J. Deeley and S. Simpkins, Ottawa/New York: Legas Press (2001): 183-197.

Jerome Rothenberg

  • Poems for the Game of Silence. Reissue, New Directions, 2000.
  • Antilyrik & Other Poems by Vitezslav Nezval, translations from the Czech, with Milos Sovak. Green Integer (Sun and Moon Press), 2001.
  • The Suites by Federico García Lorca, translations from the Spanish. Green Integer (Sun and Moon Press), 2001.
  • The Case for Memory, & Other Poems, with art by Ian Tyson. Granary Books, 2001.
  • Les Variations Lorca, translation into French by Yves di Manno, for the series "L'Extrême contemporain," ed. Michel Deguy. Paris: Editions Belin, 2000.
  • Hiljaisuuden Peli (selected poems 1960-2000), translation into Finnish by Jyrki Ihalainen. Tampere, Finland: PalladiumKirjat, 2000.
  • 14 Stationen (bilingual edition), with translations into German by Stefan Hyner. Berlin: stadt lichter presse, 2000.
  • Después de Auschwitz y Otras Poemas, translation into Spanish by Mercedes Roffé. New York: Pen Press, 2001.
  • Dal taccuino di uno sciamano (poems, bilingual edition), translation into Italian by Daniela Daniele. Porto dei Santi, 2001.
  • El Cruel Nirvana (poemas 1980-2000), bilingual edition with translations into Spanish by Heriberto Yépez and Laura Jáuregui. Mexico, Editorial Tucán de Virginia, 2001.
  • Dibukas (selected poetry), translation into Lithuanian by several translators. Vilnius, Lithuania: Pine Press/Vario Burnos, 2001.

LISA DUGGAN, author of Sapphic Slashers (Duke UP, 2000) and Sex Wars (Routledge, 1997), will be speaking at 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 8, at the Cross Cultural Center. Lisa Duggan is an Associate Professor of American Studies at NYU. Her talk, "The New Homonormativity: The Sexual and Racial Politics of Neoliberalism," is sponsored by LGBTRO, the Women's Center, and the Department of Literature.

NEW WRITING SERIES, Winter Quarter 2002
Events take place at 4:30 p.m. in the Visual Arts Facility Performance Space unless otherwise noted:

  • Wednesday, January 16, Honor Moore, playwright, biographer and poet. Her books include The White Blackbird, a biography of her grandmother, the painter Margarett Sargent, Mourning Papers (a play) and a recent book of poems, Darling (Grove Press).
  • Wednesday, January 23, Michelle Tea and Kassy Kayiatos. Michelle Tea is the author of The Passionate Mistakes And Intricate Corruption Of One Girl In America (Semiotexte) and Valencia (Seal  Press), and one of the founders of San Francisco based spoken word troupe, Sister Spit. Kassy Kayiatos is a transgender spoken word artist and a member of the Sister Spit troupe. He has also toured with Wasted Motel Tour. To be held at 5:30 in the the Visual Arts Facility Performance Space.
  • Wednesday, January 30, Mary Jo Bang. Her recent appearance in the poetry world has been spectacular, with the publication of three books since 1997. Both Louise In Love (Grove) and The Downstream Extremity of the Isle of Swans (University of Georgia Press) appeared in 2001.

  • Wednesday, February 13, Clayton Eshleman, for decades an influential force in American poetry. The two literary magazines he edited, Caterpillar and Sulfur, helped define a new, eclectic avant-garde. His recent books include Hotel Cro-Magnon, Under World Arrest, and From Scratch (all from Black Sparrow). To be held from 4:00-6:00 in the Literature Building Room 155.

  • Wednesday, February 20, Tom Raworth, peripatetic British poet, well know on several continents. He is the author of over thirty books including Tottering State and Clean and Well Lit. In 2003, a special issue of The Gig magazine (Canada) will be devoted to articles on Raworth's poetry.

  • Wednesday, March 6, Elizabeth Algravez, Eduardo Arrellano, Carlos Gutierrez, and Heriberto Yepez, young poets from Baja California, Mexico. Their work appears in Al Otro Lado /Across The Line, edited by Mark Weiss and Harry Polkinhorn (Junction Press, 2002). Mark Weiss will accompany the four poets, reading from his translations of their work.

Research/Fellowship Opportunities

Center for the Humanities, Oregon State University, 2002-03 Residential Research Fellowships
The center will appoint up to four external faculty fellows at annual stipends of up to $32,000. Applications for shorter residencies will also be considered, as will applications from faculty on sabbatical seeking supplementary income. The Center annually brings together external and internal faculty fellows whose projects fall within the general boundaries of humanities disciplines traditionally defined. Also suitable are projects within the social and natural sciences that are historical and philosophical in approach and that attempt to cast light on questions of interpretation or criticism traditionally found in the humanities. Applications, available at or from, must be postmarked by January 1, 2002.

Center for Humanities and the Arts, University of Colorado at Boulder, Cox Family Visiting Scholar/Artist, Spring 2003
The center is pleased to announce a new competitive research fellowship for the Cox Family Visiting Scholar/Artist. One visiting residential fellowship, carrying a stipend of $33,000, will be awarded for the Spring Semester 2003. Applicants must hold the rank of Associate Professor or above. Projects are welcome that connect with any field in the humanities and arts, and interdisciplinary projects are particularly encouraged. The deadline for applications is January 15, 2002. For more information, visit

UCSD Center for the Humanities Call for Program Proposals for the 2002-03 Academic year
The Center will consider support in the following categories:

  1. 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.
  2. 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 award: $20,000.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 for the purpose of devoting full-time work towards completion of the dissertation. Maximum award: $4,000.
  5. Distinguished Visiting Scholars: provides travel expenses, per diem, and a maximum $1000 honorarium for up to three outstanding humanists to stay on campus three to five days. They will deliver a public lecture, departmental seminar, and meet with faculty and students. Faculty should submit nominations to the department Chair for approval and departmental endorsement. The applications are then forwarded by the Chair to the Center for Humanities Executive Committee. Preference will be given to topics of interest across disciplines and that would appeal to the general public. The department will share in some of the minor costs, and all visit arrangements will be handled by the department.
  6. Ethnic Literature and History: supports research, conferences, and a lectureship in this area. Maximum award: $10,000.
  7. 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: $10,000.
  8. 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.
  9. Special Projects: support new innovative projects that do not fit into any previous category.

ELIGIBILITY: Faculty--Unless otherwise stated in the category, all members of the Academic Senate who are eligible for funds from the Committee on Research are eligible, except emeriti or faculty on recall; and 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 are eligible for the dissertation awards. Doctoral students must have advanced to candidacy.

DEADLINE: Proposals should be submitted no later than Wednesday, January 30, 2002, 3:00 p.m. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. Awards will be announced by March 2002.

UCHRI 2002-03 Kevin Starr Postdoctoral Fellowships in California Studies
UCHRI invites applications from UC postdoctoral scholars for a one-year residential fellowship in California studies to provide time and support to advance the scholar's project toward publication. The project must be on an aspect of California studies that contributes to a cultural, social, historical, political, or economic understanding of the state. The UC Press will have the first option to publish the resulting manuscript. The fellow will receive a stipend of $29,000, a housing allowance, health insurance, and a research/travel budget. Eligible applicants must have been awarded their Ph.D. from the UC no earlier than 1999 or must file their dissertation by June 15, 2002. Completed applications must be received by February 1, 2002. See for detailed guidelines.

Humanities Research Centre, The Australian National University, Canberra, Visiting Fellowships 2003
The Humanities Research Centre of the Australian National University fosters cross-disciplinary research collaborations and conferences and attracts leading national and international scholars. Each year, it funds short-term Visiting Fellowships (of up to 3 months). Fellows usually concentrate on a theme of inquiry, although non-thematic scholars are also welcome. The 2003 theme is "Culture, Environment and Human Rights" with a focus on landscape, culture, environment, definitions of the "human" from the eighteenth to the twenty-first centuries, and human rights. A large project, "The Europeans," is planned in association with the National Europe Centre. Application, which are due by February 15, 2002, may be obtained from the Programs Manager, Humanities Research Centre, ANU, Canberra, ACT 0200; from; or at

Fellowships in the Humanities at the Newberry Library, 2002-2003
The collections of the library--more than 1.5 million volumes and 5 million manuscript pages--concern the civilizations of Western Europe and the Americas from the late Middle Ages to the early 20th century. Several categories of fellowships support research in residence at the library: Long-term fellowships, primarily for postdoctoral scholars, provide stipends ranging from $15,000 to $40,000 for periods of six to eleven months. Applications are due January 21, 2002. Short-term fellowships, for postdoctoral scholars or Ph.D. candidates vary in length from one week to two months. For most of the short-term awards, the application deadline is February 20, 2002. A number of special awards are also available. For the details, see or contact