January 2003 News


Melanie Jennings

  • "Bones." (short story) Crab Creek Review. (Summer 2002).
  • "Not Without a Sensible Interpretation: Elaine Sciolino's Persian Mirrors." (book review) Chicklit.com. (December/January 2002).
  • "Diamonds & Raspberries." (book reviews) Writersmonthly.com. (January 2002).
Masao Miyoshi

“Where Do the Artists Go? Fugitive Sites: in SITE 2000-2001, ed. Osvaldo Sánchez and Cecilia Garza. San Diego: Installation Gallery, 2002, 52-55, with border photographs, pp. 52-53 and p. 90.

Louis Montrose

  • “Spenser and the Elizabethan Political Imaginary,” ELH 69 (2002), 907-46.
  • “Elizabeth hinter dem Spiegel: Die Ein-Bildung der zwei Körper der Königin” [“Elizabeth Through the Looking-Glass: Picturing the Queen’s Two Bodies”].
    Der Körper der Königin: Geschlecht und Herrschaft in der höfischen Welt seit 1500, ed. Regina Schulte. Frankfurt: Campus Verlag, 2002, 67-98.

Alain J.-J. Cohen was the guest speaker at an endocrinology meeting, the Second International Symposium on Progestins / Progesterone, attended by about 500 participants, held in Siena in November 2OO2.

The following items were mistakenly omitted from the December newsletter.

Lisa Lowe has been elected to a 3-year term on the Advisory Council of the American Literature Section of the Modern Language Association.

Masao Miyoshi served on an ad hoc committee on professorial appointments at Harvard chaired by President Lawrence Summers, and he gave an opening remark and keynote speech at the conference on "Globalization and Its Discontents" at the University of Brighton, UK, on November 3, 2002.


Qualifying Exams:
  • Rosalynde Welch -- November 12, 2002
  • Yi-Li Kao -- December 4, 2002
  • Eliza Slavet -- December 4, 2002
  • Renee St. Louis -- December 10, 2002
PhD Defense:
  • Helen Jun -- December 10, 2002
    Title: “Race for Citizenship: Asian American and African American Cultural Politics”

In response to the call to participate in the new Freshman Seminar Program, Department of Literature faculty will be offering the following special seminars during winter quarter:

  • George Mariscal -- “Chicana/o Family Narratives”
  • William O’Brien -- “Wages of War: Brecht’s Mother Courage”
  • Dylan Sailor-- “Ancient Rome in the Movies”
  • Marta Sánchez -- “Chicano/a – Latino/a Poetry”
  • Yingjin Zhang -- “Hollywood Romancing the Asians: Ethnicity, Gender, and Sexuality”

Amra Brooks, Lecturer
MFA, Creative Writing, Bard College
LTWR/100 - Short Fiction

Samantha Goldstein, Lecturer
Ph.D., Literature, UC San Diego
LTWL/120 - Popular Literature and Culture

Weiko Lin, Lecturer
MFA, Film and TV (Screenwriting), UCLA
LTWR/110 - Screen writing
LTWR/112 - Adapting Literature to the Screen


David L. Eng Seminar
"Queer Diasporas and Transnational Adoption"
Friday, January 10, 3:00 pm
deCerteau Room, 155 Literature Building

Associate Professor of English at Rutgers University, David L. Eng is author of Racial Castration: Managing Masculinity in Asian America (Duke UP, 2001). He is also co-editor (with David Kazanjian) of Loss: The Politics of Mourning (U of California P, 2003) and co-editor (with Alice Y. Hom) of Q & A: Queer in Asian America (Temple UP, 1998). His new project, Queer Diasporas/Psychic Diasporas, explores the impact of Asian transnational and queer social movements on structures of family and kinship in the late twentieth century.

Sponsored by the Department of Literature and the LGBT Resource Office.

Contact: Lisa Lowe

UCSD Center for the Humanities
The Humanities Dialogues

The series of lectures and conversations on important and current issues continues with a presentation by Professor Ron Berman:

"Writing in the Twenties: Fitzgerald and Hemingway"

Wednesday, January 15, 2003, 7:30 pm
Peterson Hall, Room 110

Program for the Study of Religion Presentations

The Program for the Study of Religion is conducting campus interviews for the Assistant Professor of Islam position and will be circulating details soon. Please save the date for candidates’ job talks at the following times:

Friday, January 17, 4 pm
Tuesday, January 21, 4 pm
Monday, February 3, 4 pm

Contact: Marie Sidney

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: 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, 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


UC Pacific Rim Research Program

Proposals are now being considered for Pacific Rim Research Program funds to be awarded July 1, 2003. The program is designed to promote the study of the Pacific Rim as a distinctive region, placing priority on research that is new, specific to the region, and collaborative--reaching across national boundaries and academic disciplines. Proposals may come from any discipline and should address questions that contribute to an understanding of the Pacific Rim as a whole.

Information and application materials can be downloaded from the UCOP Pacific Rim web site, http://ucop.edu/research/pacrim/, or contact Christopher Ayson in Graduate Studies and Research, extension 24620 for printed materials.

Submissions should be sent directly to Wilma Orantes at the Office of Contracts and Administration (x40239) before the campus deadline of January 13, 2003.

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, 2003, at 2:00 p.m.

Calls for applications are updated on a continuing basis at http://www-senate.ucsd.edu/cor.htm.
Application forms are available at http://www-senate.ucsd.edu/cor/applications/corapps.htm, or from Nancy Ho-Wu. Because of recent revisions, it is imperative that the most current edition of the application form be used. Applications on old versions of the form will be returned.

Questions may be directed to Michelle Null at the Academic Senate Office (534-2130).

Blakemore Fellowships and Grants

Blakemore Freeman Fellowships for Advanced Asian Language Study fund a year of advanced language study at the Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies in Yokohama, Japan, the Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies at Tsinghua University in Beijing, the International Chinese Language Program at National Taiwan University in Taipei, or other approved programs in Southeast Asia.

Blakemore Refresher Grants provide funding for short-term advanced Asian language study.

Deadline: January 15, 2003

For information and application, go to: http://www.blakemorefoundation.org/


The Faculty Career Development Program (FCDP) is designed to support junior faculty research or creative activities in order to enhance progress toward the Associate Professor level. Typically, proposals request salary for one quarter of release time from teaching and administrative duties in order to allow awardees to concentrate their efforts on research or creative activity.

Deadline: January 31, 2003

UCSD Center for the Humanities
Call for Proposals 2003-2004

The Center will consider support in the following categories:

  1. Collaborative Group Research or Creative Activity Planning Grants
  2. Conferences
  3. Humanities Faculty Fellow
  4. Humanities Graduate Student Fellowship
  5. Distinguished Visiting Scholars
  6. Ethnic Literature and History
  7. Community Outreach
  8. Conference Attendance
  9. Special Projects
Proposals should be submitted no later than Friday, January 31, 2003, 2:00 p.m.

UCHRI 2003-04 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. Eligible postdoctoral applicants must have been awarded their Ph.D. from the University of California no earlier than 2000 or must have filed their dissertation by June 15, 2003.

Completed applications must be received by February 3, 2003. For detailed information and an application, see http://www.hri.uci.edu.

Fellowships in the Study of the American West and American Transportation History

Awards, varying depending on length and study, and need, beginning July 1, 2003.

St. Louis Mercantile Library at the University of Missouri
8001 Natural Bridge Road
St. Louis, MO 63121-4499

Deadline: March 1, 2003

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, or ctapia@eap.ucop.edu.


for University of California Principal Investigators
Due March 3, 2003

UC MEXUS Dissertation Research Grants
for University of California Graduate Students
Due March 10, 2003

UC MEXUS-CONACYT Grants for Collaborative Projects
for Teams of UC and Mexican Researchers
Due March 17, 2003

UC MEXUS Small Grants
for University of California Principal Investigators
Due February 3, June 2, October 6, 2003