November 2001 News
Rae Armantrout, Veil: New and Selected Poems.
Connecticut: Wesleyan University Press, 2001.
Nicole King, C.L.R. James and Creolization:
Circles of Influence. University Press of Mississippi, 2001.
NEW WRITING SERIES
The remaining Fall Quarter readings will take place at 4:30 p.m. in the
Visual Arts Performance Space.
- Thursday, November 8, Will Alexander Will
Alexander is a poet, novelist, essayist and playwright, whose recent books
include Above the Human Nerve Domain, Towards the Primeval Lighting Field,
and Alien Weaving.
- Wednesday, November 14, Bill Mohr/Paul Naylor
Bill Mohr's poems, prose poems, dramatic monologues, and book reviews have
appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies over the past thirty years,
including FTS, Sic (Vice and Verse), and The Antioch Review. Paul Naylor's
poems and essays have appeared in Contemporary Literature, Cross-Cultural
Poetics, New American Writing, Postmodern Culture, and Sagetrieb, among
- Tuesday, November 20, Ed Friedman Multi-media
artist (and alumnus of UCSD), Ed Friedman has served as artistic director of
the Poetry Project at St Mark's Church in New York City since 1987.
Literature Department Lecture Series
- Yujin Yaguchi, Associate Professor, Center
for Pacific and American Studies, University of Tokyo; and Fulbright
Commission Scholar, The Center for Cultural Studies, UC Santa Cruz
"Evolution of Paradise: Japanese Tourist Discourse about Hawai'i"
Tuesday, November 13, 3:00 p.m. deCerteau Room, 155 Literature Building. Co-sponsored by the Japanese Studies Program
- Mari Yoshihara, Assistant Professor, Department of American Studies,
University of Hawai'i at Manoa "'When I Don Your Silken Draperies:'
White Women's Performances of Asian Femininity, c1898-1920s" Tuesday,
November 13, 4:00 p.m. deCerteau Room, 155 Literature Building Co-sponsored
by the Women's Center, the Department of History, and the Japanese Studies
- David Roman, Associate Professor, Department of English and the
Program in American Studies and Ethnicity, University of Southern California
"Latino Genealogies: Broadway and Beyond, the Case of John Leguizamo"
Friday, November 16, 3:00 p.m. deCerteau Room, 155 Literature Building
A Poetry Reading with
WILLIAM MEREDITH and RICHARD HARTEIS
13, 4:00 p.m.
UCSD Cross-Cultural Center (Gallery)
William Meredith was awarded
the Pulitzer Prize and the Los Angeles Times Book Award in 1988 for Partial
Accounts. In World War II and the Korean War, he served as a naval aviator. His
first book of poems, Love Letter from an Impossible Land (1944) was chosen by
Archibald MacLeish for the Yale Series of Younger Poets. He has translated
Apollinaire's Alcools and a number of texts by Bulgarian poets.
is the author of five books of poetry and prose. He has lived in Morocco, Egypt,
Lebanon, Tunisia, and Bulgaria. His novel Sapphire Dawn (2000) deals with the
AIDS crisis and armed conflict in the Middle East, posing the timely question of
how long humanity will survive into the next millennium.
For directions to the
UCSD Cross-Cultural Center, call (858) 534-9689.
JON R. STONE, Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies at the California
State University campus in Bakersfield "The Quest of the American
Jesus" Wednesday, November 14, 12:00 noon Price Center, Gallery A Sponsored
by the Program for the Study of Religion.
GRADUATE SCHOOL APPLICANTS:
Panel for Literature Undergraduate Majors
Wednesday, November 14, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. deCerteau Room, 155 Literature
GRADUATE PROGRAM ENRICHMENT SERIES
Colloquium #1: The MLA Interview Process
with faculty and graduate student panelists Thursday, November 15, 4:15 p.m.
deCerteau Room, 155 Literature Building
NEIL LARSEN, Professor, Department of Spanish and Comparative Literature, and
Co-Director, Program in Critical Theory, UC Davis, will speak on "Critical
Theory in the 'Aftermath:' some First Observations," Monday, November 19,
4:00 p.m., in the deCerteau Room, 155 Literature Building. Professor Larsen's
publications include Modernism and Hegemony: A Materialist Critique of Aesthetic
Agencies (U of Minn 1990), Reading North by South: On Latin American Literature,
Culture and Politics (U of Minn 1995), and Determinations: Essays on Narrative,
Postcolonial Theory and Nation in the Americas (Verso 2001).
MacArthur Genius Award recipient ANNE CARSON will speak on Thursday, November
29 (4:00 p.m., deCerteau Room) on "Decreation: How Women Like Sappho,
Marguerite Porete, and Simone Weil Tell God." Anne Carson, who holds the
McNaughton Chair of Classical Studies at McGill University, is a fiercely
original scholar and poet. Her poetry, which is both narrative and elliptically
philosophical, often extends her study of the Greek world into new imaginative
territory. Autobiography of Red (Alfred A. Knopf, 1998), for instance, is the
coming-of-age story of a Greek mythological monster, Geryon, who is also a gay
youth in the 20th century. Professor Carson's recent books include Sophokles
Elektra: Translation with Commentary and Notes (Oxford University Press, 2001),
The Beauty of the Husband (Alfred A. Knopf, 2001), and If Not, Winter: fragments
of Sappho translated with commentary (Afred A. Knopf, forthcoming 2002).
UCSD-TV, November 2001
- Tuesday, November 6, 7:00 p.m., "Victor
Villanseñor: Thirteen Senses"
- Tuesday, November 6, 8:00 p.m., "Light
Upon Light: The Music of Wadada Leo Smith and Harumi Makino Smith"
November 13, 8:00 p.m., "Opera Talk! with Nick Reveles: Donizetti's Don
- Tuesday, November 20, 8:00 p.m., "Spirits Desperado: The
Poetry of Michael McClure"
For a complete program schedule, please call
(858) 534-3535 or see http://www.ucsd.tv
2001 Modern Language Association Convention
Scheduled this year in New
Orleans, the 117th annual convention of the MLA will begin at 3:30 p.m. on
Thursday, December 27, and end at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 30. It will take
place at the Sheraton New Orleans (English sessions), New Orleans Marriott
(foreign language sessions and exhibit hall), and Fairmont (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. Hotels are assigned on a
first-come, first served basis, and preregistration fees and housing request
forms must be received by December 1, via mail or the MLA Web site http://www.mla.org.
For further information see the Web site, or Barbara Saxon or Ana Minvielle.
Ina Coolbrith Memorial Poetry Prizes and Poet Laureate Contest
of Literature, UCSD, is accepting campus submissions for the Ina Coolbrith
Memorial Poetry Prizes and the Poet Laureate Contest.
The Ina Coolbrith
competition was established by friends of the late Ina Donna Coolbrith,
California's first Poet Laureate. $500 is available annually 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 last four digits of the entrant's Social Security number and
the name of the contest 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, permanent address, telephone number, email address, last four
digits of the Social Security number, contest name (Poet Laureate or Coolbrith),
and title of entry (or the first four words). 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 winners.
UCSD entries must be submitted to
the Undergraduate Office, Room 110 Literature Building, by no later than
Friday, December 14, 2001.
2002-03 University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
This program offers approximately twenty research/faculty mentoring fellowships
at any of the UC campuses to scholars committed to university careers that will
enhance the diversity of the UC academic community. For fellowships in the
Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences, and Professions, a research emphasis on
diversity, multi-culturalism and/or communities underserved by traditional
academic research is preferred. Applicants (U.S. citizens or permanent
residents) should anticipate completion of the Ph.D. by July 1, 2002. For the
2002-03 academic year, awards include a stipend of approximately $31,000, health
benefits, and up to $4,000 for research-related expenses. Renewal for a second
year is possible. Application materials must be postmarked by November 15, 2001.
2002-03 Research Opportunities in American Modernism, Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
The center, located in downtown Santa Fe, annually offers three-
to twelve-month residential fellowships to one historian in each of the
following disciplines: art, architecture and design, literature, music, and
photography. Scholars who hold a doctorate (or comparable degree and/or
experience) and doctoral candidates are eligible to apply. Applications must be
postmarked by December 3, 2001. Further information is available at
UC Humanities Research Institute Call for Fellowships Applications for
2002-03 Resident Research Groups
HRI invites applications from UC faculty,
postdoctoral scholars, and advanced graduate students for residential
fellowships to participate in one of four research groups that will convene
during 2002-03 on the UC Irvine campus: "Global Intentions: Improvisation
in the Contemporary Performing Arts," Fall 2002, Convener, George Lewis,
Music, UCSD; "Gesture as Inscription: Movement, Art, and Writing,"
Fall 2002, Convener, Carrie Noland, French and Italian, UC Irvine; "Redress
in Law, Literature and Social Thought," Winter-Spring 2003, Convener,
Stephen Best, English, UC Berkeley; and "Feminism, Global Cultures, and
Cyberspace," Spring 2003, Convener, Victoria Bernal, Anthro-pology, UC
The deadline for receipt of postdoctoral and graduate student
applications is December 3, 2001. Postdoctoral applicants must have received
their Ph.D. from the UC within the past two years or by June 15, 2002.
student applicants must be advanced to candidacy by the time of application.
Faculty applications must be received by December 14, 2001. Graduate students
who are advanced to candidacy by the time of application, whose research
involves humanities and medicine, and who can relate their work to one of the
research group projects listed above, may also apply for an Andrew Vincent White
and Florence Wales White Scholarship. Applications also must be received by
December 3, 2001.
For further information and application packets, contact (949)
824-4219 or firstname.lastname@example.org; or see www.hri.uci.edu
2003-04 Resident Research Groups
HRI is currently inviting proposals for
research groups to be in residence at the institute in 2003-04. The Advisory
Committee will select recipients at its Winter 2002 meeting. Proposals must be
received by December 14, 2001. Further information is located at http://www.hri.uci.edu.
You may also wish to discuss proposal ideas with Lisa Lowe, UCSD representative
on the 2001-02 Advisory Committee.
UCSD Interdisciplinary Research Program
(Academic Senate Committee on
The Committee on Research has announced a program of grants to support
collaborative research of faculty from two or more campus departments. Two kinds
of grants are offered: to support co-taught undergraduate or graduate seminars
and to support interdisciplinary faculty workshops.
The Seminar Program provides
$5000 in course release funds for one faculty member to co-teach a seminar with
a faculty member from another department and up to two quarters of support for a
half-time graduate student researcher to help with course preparation.
Workshop Program provides up to $5000 towards the establishment of an
interdisciplinary faculty colloquium on a topic that involves at least two
traditional disciplines. Funds may be used towards travel expenses of outside
Priority will be given to topics that are exploratory and involve
unusual combinations; funds will not be used to support existing
interdisciplinary program. Approximately six grants will be awarded for 2002-03.
Applications must be submitted by 2:00 p.m. on December 14, 2001. Additional
information and the application form are available at http://www-senate.ucsd.edu/calls.html
2002-03 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 24 host institutions, including, among others:
Bryn Mawr (Ethnic Identities and Transformations: The Meaning and Experience of
Ethnicity in the 21st c.); CUNY (Language and Diaspora Culture); Stanford
(Rockefeller Fellowships in Black Performing Arts); UC Berkeley (Community in
Contention: Cultures of Crisis, Exile and Democracy); UC Riverside (Global
Migration, Social Change and Cultural Transformation); UC Santa Barbara (The
Dynamics of Chicana/o Cultural Literacy); University of Hawai'i at Manoa (Gender
and Globalization in Asia and the Pacific); and the University of Texas at
Austin (Race, Rights and Resources in the Americas). 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
This year's annual Open Enrollment period for health and welfare plan changes
begins November 1 and concludes November 30, 2001. All Open Enrollment changes
will be effective January 1, 2002. An Open Enrollment announcement, including
highlights and premium costs for 2002, and a personalized statement of current
coverage were mailed to all faculty and staff in late October. A campus Benefits
Fair is scheduled for Tuesday, November 20, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. , in Price
Center Ballroom B. Plan representatives will be available to answer questions.
More information about Open Enrollment is available at http://www.ucop.edu/bencom/oe