February 2003 News


Mel Freilicher
  • Book reviews for the San Diego Free Press: Frances Stonor Saunders, The Cultural Old War: The CIA & The World of Arts & Letters. Dec 2002 (San Diego Free Press preview issue).
  • Daniel Ellsberg, Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Paper. Jan 2003. (San Diego Free Press 1) Richard Goldstein. The Attack Queers: Liberal Society and the Gay Right. Feb 2003. (San Diego Free Press 2)

Patrick J. Ledden

“Education and Social Class in Joyce’s Dublin” which originally appeared in the Journal of Modern Literature XXII (Winter, 1998-99) has been reprinted in Joyce and the Joyceans, ed. Morton P. Levitt. Syracuse University Press, 2002.

Masao Miyoshi

  • "A Turn to the Planet: Literature, Diversity, and Totality" anthologized in Writing Across Boundaries: Literature in the Multicultural World. Ed. Uchang Kim. Hollym: Elizabeth, NJ, and Seoul, 2002, 521-537.
  • "Ivory Tower in Escrow: Ex Uno Plures" anthologized in Dialogues on Cultural Studies: Interviews with Contemporary Critics. Eds. Shaobo Xie and Fengzhen Wang. Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2002, 139-181.
  • "Ivory Tower" anthologized as "The University in the 'Global Economy,'" in The Virtual University?: Knowledge, Markets, and Management . Eds. Kevin Robins and Frank Webster. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2002, 49-83.

Wai-lim Yip

  • "Daojia Meixue, Zhongguo Shi yu Meiguo Xiandai Shi (I)" (Daoist Aesthetics, Chinese Poetry and Modern American Poetry [1.Daoist Aesthetics, Chinese Poetry, 2. Anti-cultural Cultural Positions. 3. Syntactical Innovations in Modern American Poetry]). Chung-wai Literary Monthly, Vol.31, No.7, December 2002.
  • "Zuichu de Jidian: Meiguo Dangdai Shiren Luo Dengbao Shixuan" (First Ritual: Selected Poems of Jerome Rothenberg). Selected Poems translated into Chinese with a short introductory essay. Poems: "That Dada Strain," "Poland/1931," "At Tsukiji Market Tokyo," "I Come Into the New World," "Dunhuang.” Unitas, No. 219, January 2003”.
  • "Staying briefly at a rural area in Taiwan: two poems", "The legend of a pine and a bird" in Shiji zai Piaobo (The Century in Drift), anthology of poems by Chinese in the U.S. and Canada. Eds. Xin Di, Xiu Tao, Chen
    Minghua, and Jian Jie. Taipei: Han Yi, 2002.

Rosaura Sánchez has been elected to the Executive Committee of the Modern Language Association.

Yi-Li Kao will present her paper on "Reading Modernism in Chinese Poetry and Painting During the 1950s and 1960s in Taiwan" at the Twelfth Annual Graduate Student Conference on East Asia at Columbia
University, to be held Feb. 7-8, 2003.

On January 22, 2003, Priya Venkatesan delivered a lecture entitled "Orientalism in the Context of the Asian-American Experience" for the Asian-American history course offered by the Department of History (HILD 7B).


Details of candidates’ visits are being circulated to department members via e-mail and paper flyers.
  • Monday, Feb 3, 4:00 pm – Study of Religion
  • Thursday, Feb 8, 3:30 pm – US Modern Fiction
  • Monday, Feb 10, 3:30 pm – US Modern Fiction
  • Friday, Feb 14, 3:00 pm – Spanish Peninsular
  • Tuesday, Feb 18, 4:00 pm – Spanish Peninsular
  • Monday, Feb 24, 4:00 pm – Spanish Peninsular
Visual Arts Performance Space, 4:30 pm

February 5: Eileen Myles, who joined the UCSD faculty as Professor of Writing this year, has published twelve books, most recently Cool for You, a novel, and two volumes of poetry: on my way, and Skies. The New York Times describes Myles as “a cult figure to a generation of post-punk females forming their own literary avant-garde.” Myles will read from new work, including her novel in progress, The Inferno.

February 12: Laurie Weeks, a writer who lives in New York, was a contributing writer to the film “Boys Don’t Cry.” Her play about lesbian serial killers, “Young Skulls,” was produced at the Wow Café, NYC, in 2000. Weeks will read from her two forthcoming titles: Zipper-mouth, a novel, and Debbie’s Barium Swallow or I Know I am a Flower, a short fiction collection.

February 18 (Tuesday): Stacy Doris is the author of books in both English and French. Her books of poetry written in English include Conference, Paramour, and Kildare. Of Conference, Publisher’s Weekly has said, “In the (eclectic) tradition of artists from Blake and Ann Radcliffe through Lewis Carroll and Odilion Redon, Doris dives deeply into a world that resembles ours but is infused with a supernal lightness that trembles with immanent violence.”

March 5: Hoa Nguyen and Dale Smith. Hoa Nguyen, born near Saigon, grew up in the suburbs of Washington, DC, and studied poetry at New College of California in San Francisco. With Dale Smith, she publishes Skanky Possum, a small poetry journal and book imprint. Her first full-length collection of poems, Your Ancient See Through, appeared in 2002.

Dale Smith was born in Garland, Texas in 1967. His American Rambler, a digressive narrative in prose and verse about the peregrinations of the 16th century conquistador Cabeza de Vaca, appeared in 2000. The Flood & The Garden, a daybook, was published in 2002. Smith currently resides in Austin with his wife, the poet Hoa Nguyen.

March 12: Roberto Tejada is an art critic, editor, and poet. From 1987 to 1997 he worked in Mexico City, where he founded the English-Spanish annual Mandorla: New Writing from the Americas. Tejada is the author of two books of poetry: Gift and Verdict and Amulet Anatomy. Dodie Bellamy has said Tejada’s “writing pingpongs from a short, fragmentary, careful line à la Beckett to vast post-apocalyptic caverns of fantasy and Bataillean distress.”

Sponsored by the Department of Literature and the University Events Office.

Contact: Rae Armantrout

The UCSD Center for the Humanities and Eleanor Roosevelt College
present: "Making of the Modern World: The Short Version"
7:00 - 8:30 PM
UCSD Institute of the Americas - Copley International Conference Center

Wednesday, February 5, 2003
"The Enlightenment in 18th Century Europe"
Stanley Chodorow, UCSD Professor Emeritus and
former Dean of Arts and Humanities

Wednesday, February 12, 2003
"Revolutions and Ideology in 19th Century Europe"
Thomas Cardoza, UCSD Lecturer, Making of the Modern World

Wednesday, February 19, 2003
"Imperialism and Phase-one Globalization in Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries"
Steven Cassedy, UCSD Professor of Literature and
Director, Making of the Modern World

Wednesday, February 26, 2003
"War, Genocide, and Totalitarianism on a Global Scale in First Half of the 20th Century"
Patrick Patterson, UCSD Lecturer and
Assistant Director of the Writing Program, Making of the Modern World

Wednesday, March 5, 2003
"The Cold War and Phase-Two Globalization in the Last Half Century"
Timothy McDaniel, UCSD Professor of Sociology and former Director of the Making of the Modern World

For more information, please call (858) 534-0999.  FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

    Professor Levin will discuss his new book Virtuoso Mariachi (University Press of America, 2002) in which he presents the history and development of Mexico's traditional music. Among his topics will be 1) how history has affected performance practice, 2) a survey of song types common in mariachi music today, 3) a critical examination of current trends in mariachi and the performers who set them, and 4) his thoughts on the future of mariachi music.

    Contact: Jorge Mariscal
  • "Cuba: An airplane in a holding pattern"
    A talk by film maker Saul Landau

    Tuesday, February 18, 2003, 12 p.m.
    UCSD Cross-Cultural Center

    Saul Landau will lecture on current conditions in Cuba and what the future may hold. An award-winning filmmaker, journalist and author, he received an Emmy for his film, Paul Jacobs and the Nuclear Gang (1980); the Edgar Allen Poe Award for Assassination on Embassy Row (with John Dinges, Pantheon 1980) about the murder of TNI Director, Orlando Letelier; and the Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Award for his life's contribution to human rights. A Fellow of the Institute for Policy Studies, Washington DC, for 27 years, Landau is currently the Hugh O. Bounty Chair of Applied Interdisciplinary Knowledge at California State Polytechnic Institute.

    LANDAU'S NEW FILM ON IRAQ WILL BE SCREENED ON FEB. 18 AT 7 P.M. at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego 4190 Front Street, Hillcrest, San Diego

    Co-sponsored by Center for Iberian & Latin American Studies (CILAS), UCSD Anti-Imperialism Coalition, and the Chicano/a~Latino/a Arts and Humanities Program (CLAH): Contact: Jorge Mariscal (litinfo@ucsd.edu)
  • ANNOUNCING THE RELEASE OF A NEW STUDENT PUBLICATION! Cheese + Liquor, a new undergraduate literary magazine, is celebrating the release of its first issue with a reading by its contributors at the Visual Arts Facility's performance space on Friday, February 14 at 4:30 pm. Attendees will receive a complimentary copy of the magazine (while supplies last).

    Come one, come all, in support of independent publications!

    Contact: Eileen Myles
  • The Hapa Club and the Cross-Cultural Center are sponsoring performance artist, writer, and filmmaker, Kip Fulbeck, February 19, 2003, 6:00 pm, at the Price Center Theater.

    Fulbeck is an alumnus of the graduate Visual Arts Department at UCSD and currently teaches Art and Asian American Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
  • Athol Fugard
    “A Catholic Antigone: An Episode in the Life of
    Hildegard of Bingen”
    Monday, February 24, 8:00 pm
    Mandel Weiss Forum

    Athol Fugard, the distinguished South African playwright, has written ''Boesman and Lena,'' ''Sizwe Bansi is Dead,'' ''A Lesson from Aloes,'' and '''Master Harold' and the Boys,''' among many other acclaimed plays. He has recently completed a play about Hildegard of Bingen, an abbess, mystic, naturalist, composer, and author of twelfth century Germany, who is now considered one of the most remarkable women of the medieval period. He will speak on Hildegard of Bingen and his own reflections about her.

    Sponsored by the Burke Lectureship on Religion and Society
    Contact: Fred Randel
  • Juan José Barrientos
    Universiyt of Veracruz, Mexico

    “Ficción-hisotria: La nueva novella histórica hispaoamericana”

    Wednesday, February 26, 2:00 pm
    deCerteau Room, 155 Literature Building

    Contact: Max Parra
  • March 10, 4:00 pm
    Étienne Balibar: “The United States and Europe: A Crisis of Leadership”
  • March 12, 4:00 pm
    Wendy Larson: “He Yi’s Postman and the New Age Maoist”
  • April 29, afternoon
    Salvadoran Literature Symposium
  • April 29, evening
    Elliott Lecture: Judith Butler
  • May 8-9
    Graduate Program Review
  • May 12
    Donna Haraway
  • May 14-27
    Visiting Professor Joseph Roach
    Graduate Seminars: May 16, 20, & 22, 1:00 – 4:00
    Public Lecture (date TBD)
New Del Amo Program

Under the title New Del Amo Program (NDAP), the University of California (UC) through the Humanities Research Institute (HRI) and Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) through the Vicerectorate of International Affairs are pleased to announce a call for proposals from teams of UC and UCM faculty willing to carry out joint academic projects.

For information, go to http://www.hri.uci.edu/.
Applications must be received by March 3, 2003.

UC Education Abroad Program, Faculty Exchange

EAP sponsors faculty exchanges with participating institutions. Applications, which must include an invitation from the foreign host department , a statement of purpose of the proposed visit, and a current CV, are due at the local EAP campus office by March 3, 2003.

For information, contact Ms. María del Carmen Tapia, 805-893-3075.


NEA Literature Fellowships

Through fellowships to published creative writers and translators of exceptional talent in the areas of prose and poetry, the Arts Endowment advances its goal of encouraging and supporting artistic creativity and preserving our diverse cultural heritage by expanding opportunities for artists to create and refine work. This program operates on a two-year cycle with fellowships in prose available one year and fellowships in poetry available the next.

Deadlines for Creative Writing:
Fiction and Creative Nonfiction (FY 2004): March 3, 2003
Poetry (FY 2005): March 1, 2004

Deadlines for Translation Projects:
Prose (FY 2004): February 3, 2003
Poetry (FY 2005): February 2, 2004