January 2002 News
Alain J.-J. Cohen,
"Kubrick: Ethique et esthétique de la Voix Off [Voice over]," Puissances
de la voix. Corps sentant, corde sensible, eds. S. Badir and H. Parret,
PULIM Presses Universitaires de Limoges, Collection Nouveaux actes sémiotiques
Yingjin Zhang, "The
Corporeality of Erotic Imagination: A Study of Pictorials and Cartoons in
Republican China," Illustrating Asia: Comics, Humor Magazines and
Picture Books, ed. John A. Lent (London: Curzon Press, 2001): 121-136.
and Other Achievements
Lisa Lowe has been elected to
the Executive Committee of the Division on Sociological Approaches to Literature
of the MLA (Modern Language Association) for a five-year term, 2001-06.
Exams and Defenses
The following graduate students successfully completed
qualifying examinations or defenses during Fall Quarter 2001:
- Edmond Yi-Teh Chang, Ph.D. Dissertation Defense,
"The Aesthetics of Wu: Wang Bi's Ontological Para-digm and the
Transformation of Chinese Aesthetics"
- Yajaira Michelle Padilla, Ph.D. Qualifying Examination
- Jose Salvador Ruiz, Ph.D. Qualifying Examination
- Raul Sandelin, M.A. Comprehensive Examination
- Erin Smith, Ph.D. Qualifying Examination
Victor Bascara, Visiting Assistant
Assistant Professor, English, University of Georgia; Asian American studies,
postcolonial studies, American literature, African American literature, queer
theory; LTEN 18--Introduction to Asian American Literature
Abbie Cory, UCSD Faculty Fellow
Ph.D., Literatures in English, UCSD; literature of the British Isles, women and
literature, modern Irish literature; gender and politics in the Romantic and
early Victorian periods; LTEN 127A--Victorian Period, Themes and Issues: the
Diane D'Andrade, Lecturer
Executive Editor, Harcourt Brace and Co., Publishers; editor of numerous
award-winning children's books; LTWR 107--Writing for Children
Robert Dorn, Lecturer
Practicing journalist and investigative reporter, who retired in July 2001 from
a long term lectureship in the Department of Literature; LTWR 121--Reportage
Jeyseon Lee, Lecturer
Ph.D., Korean Linguistics, University of Hawaii; language instruction; LTKO
1B--Beginning Korean: First Year; LTKO 2B--Intermediate Korean: Second Year;
LTKO 3B--Advanced Korean: Third Year
Stephen-Paul Martin, Lecturer
Ph.D., English Literature, New York University; author of numerous books of
poetry and prose; editor at American Book Review; Lecturer, SDSU; LTWR
100--Short Fiction; LTWR 120--Personal Narrative
Paul Naylor, Lecturer
Modern and postmodern American poetry and poetics, philosophy and literature,
literary theory; LTEN 149--Themes in English and American Literature: The
Dividing Line Culture and Nature in Early American Literature
Maurice Stevens, Lecturer
Ph.D. History of Consciousness, UC Santa Cruz; critical race theory and African
American studies; LTCS 150--Topics in Cultural Studies: Catastrophe, Cataclysm,
Torture and Trauma--The Use of Narrative in Cultural Recovery
Malama Tsimenis, Lecturer
Ph.D. Candidate, French Literature, University of Montreal; 19th c.
French literature, language instruction, translation; LTFR 2C--Intermediate
French II: Composition and Cultural Contexts
Enikö Bollobás, January 2002,
under the sponsorship of Donald Wesling
Professor Bollobás is Chair of the Department of American Studies, Eötvös Loránd
University, Budapest. She is conducting research on American poetry and poetics.
John Peradotto, January through
March 2002, under the sponsorship of Anthony Edwards
John Peradotto is Professor Emeritus of Classics, SUNY Buffalo, and co-founder
of the journal Arethusa. He is working on a book on Greek prophecy.
Patricia Valiton joined the
Literature Department staff in mid-December to replace Barbara Saxon as
Assistant to the Chair. She brings with her extensive and varied experience from
administrative positions at UCSD, most recently in Academic Affairs and the
Publications Office. Patricia holds a B.A. in English and has completed graduate
courses in Literature. She served as editor of a college literary journal and
has written study guides to novels for use in primary and secondary schools. As
part of her responsibilities in the department, she will take charge of the Literature
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
- 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. Louise In Love (Grove) and The
Downstream Extremity of the Isle of Swans (University of Georgia Press)
both 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 join the poets to read from his translations of their
Research Grants and Travel to Scholarly Meetings, Academic Senate
Committee on Research
The next deadline for Academic Senate members to apply for Research Grants
and/or Travel to Scholarly Meetings is January 15, 2002, at 2:00 p.m.
Calls for applications are updated on a continuing basis at http://www-senate.ucsd.edu/calls.html;
and application forms are available at http://www-senate.ucsd.edu/cor.htm,
or from Nancy Ho-Wu. Questions may be directed to Michelle Null at the Academic
Senate Office (534-2130).
UCSD Center for the Humanities Call for Program Proposals for the
2002-03 Academic year
The Center will consider support in the following categories:
- Collaborative Group Research Planning Grants: provide
initial support for group projects with 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 of interest to the university and community. Maximum award: $20,000.
- 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 (Guggenheim, NEH, etc.) 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 for the purpose of
devoting full-time work towards completion of the dissertation. Maximum award:
- 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. Applications are then forwarded by the Chair to the Center for
Humanities Executive Committee. Preference will be given to topics of interest
across disciplines 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
- 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 organ-izations and contribute to the interaction
of faculty and the San Diego community. Maximum award: $10,000.
- 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--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
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
www.hri.uci.edu for detailed guidelines.