April 2004 News


Cristina Farronato
Eco's Chaosmos: From the Middle Ages to Post-modernity. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2003.

Marcel Hénaff
   "Vers la ville globale: monument, machine, réseau." Esprit 303 (mars  2004):244-278.

   "Sade et le projet des Lumières." Lire Sade. Ed. N. Sclippa. Paris: L'Harmattan, 2004. 21-44.

 Todd Kontje
 “Ein Weltbürger aus der Provinz: Novalis, Europa und der Orientalismus.” Bergbau und Dichtung: Friedrich von Hardenberg (Novalis) zum 200. Todestag. Ed. Eleonore Sent. Weimar: Hain, 2003. 209-27.

 Lisa Lampert
Gender and Jewish Difference from Paul to Shakespeare
. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2004.

 Jeyseon Lee
With Kagjin Lee. Korean-English/English-Korean Dictionary & Phrasebook. New York: Hippocrene Books, 2004.

Eileen Myles
"Nicole Eisenman: It's a wonderful wave." Catalogue essay on artist's retrospective at the Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell.

"Ooh." [a poem] Open City (Summer 2003).

Excerpts from The Inferno [a novel-in-progress] in Open City and Index Magazine (Summer 2003 Fiction Issue).

"No rewriting" excerpted in East Village issue of Time Out  and in "Poets of the New York School." Mississippi Review 31,3.

"Tim: a review." Mississippi Review 31,3.

"The Sound of Poetry." Without a Net/ the female experience of growing up working class. Ed. Michelle Tea. Emeryville, CA: Seal Press, 2004.

"The Book of Daniel." Killing the Buddha: A Heretic's Bible. Free Press, 2004.

 Jordana Rosenberg
   "Reading Lessons: Rasselas  with The Matrix." The Johnsonian Newsletter 2,2 (April 2004): "Teaching Johnson in the Twenty-First Century" column,  6-16.

Pasquale Verdicchio
"Cultural Activist: Guernica Editions celebrates 25 years." [feature article] Accenti magazine (Montreal), 1.4 (Sept/Oct 2003): 13-14/16-17.

    "The Sacred Lane" [poetry] RATTLE: Poetry for the 21st century. (Los Angeles) (Winter 2003): 119-120.

   Review of Mediterranean Crossroads: Migration Literature in Italy. By Graziella Parati. The Italian American Review 8.2: 209-214.

   "Imaging America: The Photography of Lewis Hine and Jacob Riis." Public Space, Private Lives: Race, Gender, Class and Citizenship in New York, 1890-1929.  Amsterdam: VU University Press, 2004. 333-340.

 Wai-lim Yip
Taking Time To Savor Provence: Diaries, Meditations, Snapshots and Poetry
. With ample color pictures by Jonas Yip. Taipei: National Taiwan University Press, 2004.

Yingjin Zhang
Evening Bell: Wu Ziniu’s Visions of History, War and Humanity.”  Chinese Films in Focus: 25 New Takes, Ed.  Chris Berry. London: British Film Institute, 2003. 81-88.


Yu-Fang Cho has been appointed as a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English and Women's Studies at Miami University of Ohio (emphases on race, feminism, transnationalism), starting August 2004. She has also been appointed as a Mayers Fellow of the Huntington Library in 2004-2005 (a two-month fellowship to conduct archival research).

Hellen Lee has been awarded the Bancroft Library Study Award and the Bancroft Library Summer Research Award for archival research at the Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley. She has also been invited to serve on a panel entitled “Workshop for the Humanities” at the California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education, to be held at CSU Channel Islands on Saturday, April 3.

 Lisa Lowe will present a keynote address at the Caribbean Philosophical Association at the University of West Indies - Barbados in May 2004. Her presentation, "Race from Freedom," discusses the racial residues of the modern humanist discourse of freedom during and after the Haitian Revolution.

 Priya Venkatesan presented a paper entitled "Subverting Semiotics: The Humanist and Skepticism in the French and Italian Renaissance" at the first annual French and Italian Graduate Student conference at University of Texas at Austin on February 27-28, 2004. She also presented a paper for a conference held by the International Centre for the Economic and Social Aspects of Genomics at the Royal Society in LondonEngland, on March 2-3, 2004. The title of her talk was "The Effects of Genomics on Social Formations and Subjectivity."

Donald Wesling will be awarded an honorary degree by Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary, in May 2004. The citation reads : Doctor et Professor Honoris Causa.

UCSD Center for the Humanities Awards

Faculty Fellowships
Lisa Lampert
Louis Montrose

Winifred Woodhull

Graduate Student Fellowships
Su Yun Kim
Eliza Slavet




Qualifying Exam:

 Diana Feliu - March 18, 2004



Leo Chen
LTCS/130 - Gender, Race and Ethnicity, Class and  Culture:  Comparative Studies of East Asian Cinema
LTEA/120B - Taiwan Films

Stanley Chodorow
LTWL/131F - Early Christian Literature: Christianity and the Roman Empire

Eugenia Constantinou

LTWL/131D - Early Christian Literature. Topics in Early Christian Literature: The Fourth Gospel

Harriet Dodge

LTWR/110 - Screen Writing

Samantha Goldstein

LTWR/120 - Creative Non Fiction

Andrea Hacker

LTEU/158 - A Single Author in Russian Literature:    Leo Tolstoi
LTWL/149 - The last turn of the Century.  Bulgakov, Proust, Mann: Novels Beyond Realism

Stephen Paul Martin

LTWR/100 - Short Fiction
LTWR/104 - The Novella

Corinne Troussier-Singley

LTFR/2C - Intermediate French III: Composition and Cultural Issues



Thursday, April 1, 2004

 9:15-10:15 am     Breakfast with Graduate Student Council and graduate student host

10:30-11:45 am    Panel: Graduate students talk about their projects

12:15-1:30 pm      Luncheon for incoming students and faculty advisors at Faculty Club

2:00-3:00 pm       Section advisors available for office consultations or classroom visit

3:00-4:00 pm       Coffee, questions, and information about campus employment

 Contact: Ana Minvielle

Jean E. Howard
Professor of English Literature, Columbia University

"Royal Exchange Plays: Staging the Cosmopolitan City"

Thursday, April 1, 2004 -  4:00 pm
de Certeau Room, 155 Literature Building

Professor Howard is the author of numerous books and articles, including The Stage and Social Struggle in Early Modern England  and Engendering A Nation: A Feminist Account of Shakespeare's English Histories (co-written with Phyllis Rackin). The paper will deal with the Royal Exchange as a meeting place for an international community of merchants and discuss how the stage negotiated cultural and national difference.

Sponsor: UCSD Department of Literature
Contact: Lisa Lampert

"Ian Tyson to Date: A Retrospective in Honor of His 70th Birthday"

opening reception and program

Sunday, 4 April 2004 - 4:30-6:00 pm  - Seuss Room, Geisel Library

This exhibition and program are in honor of the British book artist, publisher, and author who has frequently collaborated with poets Jerome Rothenberg, Wai-lim Yip, Jackson Mac Low, and others. The exhibition explores the development and range of Tyson's work from the 1960s to the present. The program will include readings by Rothenberg and Wai-lim, and remarks by Tyson.

Contact: Mandeville Special Collections Director Lynda Claassen

Spring 2004
 - all readings at 4:30 pm -

Wednesday, April 21  DENNIS COOPER
Visual Arts Performance Space

Dennis Cooper is the author of the 'The George Miles Cycle,' an interconnected sequence of five novels that includes Closer (1989), Frisk (1991), Try (1994), Guide (1997), and Period (2000). The sequence is published in the U.S. by Grove Press and has been translated into sixteen languages. His newest novel is My Loose Thread (Canongate Books, 2002). The Dream Police: Selected Poems 1969-1993 was published by Grove Press in 1994.  He is a contributing editor of Artforum and Spin magazines. Forthcoming in 2005 are a new collection of poems, A Symphony of Confusion About People I Killed, and a new novel, The Sluts.  He lives in Los Angeles.

Thursday, May 6  FRANCES STARK
deCerteau Room, 155 Literature Building

Frances Stark is a well known visual artist who has exhibited her work in galleries and museums around the world.  Her drawings and paintings have often incorporated quotes from literary works and rock songs.  In the last several years Stark has published two books: The Architect and the Housewife (1999) and Collected Writings 1993-2003 (2004).Martin Prinzhorn describes Stark’s writing as “located between cultural criticism and poetry...The genius of Stark’s text is her interweaving of the personal with her reflections on art.”

Wednesday, May 12  PAMELA LU
Visual Arts Performance Space

Pamela Lu was born in Southern California and studied mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley. In addition to Pamela: A Novel (Atelos Press), she has had prose and poetry published in a number of journals, including Chain, Chicago Review, Clamour, Explosive Magazine, Interlope, Mirage, and Poetics JournalRain Taxi says of Pamela: A Novel, “This is a work of supreme precision.  It expands the novel’s ability to think.”

Thursday, May 20  ANSELM BERRIGAN
Visual Arts Performance Space

The son of eminent poets Ted Berrigan and Alice Notley, Anselm Berrigan is a rising star.  He is the author of Zero Star Hotel and Integrity & Dramatic Life, both published by Edge Books. He has work forthcoming in Best American Poetry of 2004 and The Canary, and work currently online at www. 2ndavenue .com. He lives in New York City and is currently Artistic Director of the Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church.

The New Writing Series is sponsored by UCSD's Department of Literature, Division of Arts & Humanities, University Events Office, and Archive for New Poetry.

Contact: Rae Armantrout

UCSD César E. Chávez Celebration 2004

March 26  •  Friday  •  UCSD observes the César E. Chávez holiday

April 2  •  Friday  •  
Noon - 2:00pm
  •   UFW / César E. Chávez Photographs by Juan “Johnny” Lopez & Carlos LeGerrette depicting San Diego’s involvement in the United Farm Workers Movement since the 1960’s. UCSD Chicano Alumni Assoc.’s community service scholarship awards. (858) 534-6862 • Cross-Cultural Center

3:30- 5:30pm  •   Artists of San Diego Roundtable and debut of the Chicana/o Art of San Diego Catalog Chicana/o Visual Culture Seminar • Women’s Center

April 3  •  Saturday  • 
  •   César E. Chávez Memorial Parade
Free transportation (11:30am) from UCSD and lunch provided.  Sign up at TMC Dean’s Office. (858) 534-4390 • César E. Chávez Parkway and Imperial Avenue to César Chávez Park

April 8  •  Thursday  • 
  •   Art, Community, and Action • an evening of grass-roots art and music • Cross-Cultural Center

April 9  •  Friday  •
7:30am - 9:30am
  •   6th Annual Commemorative Breakfast honoring César E. Chávez and San Diego / Imperial County school essay and multi-media contest winners • San Diego Convention Center

3:30pm - 5:30pm  •  Loud Image: The Visual Tactics of Luis Gispert  • Roberto Tejada, UCSD  •  Women’s Center: 

April 12  •  Monday • 
  •  TEATRO IZCALLI performing fun, political one-act plays. Intermission presentation by peace activist Fernando Suarez de Solar • Cross-Cultural Center

April 16  •  Friday  • 
11:30am - 1:30pm
  •   Higher Education Access & Equity for students from Immigrant / Migrant Worker Families. A panel discussion of legal issues featuring Maria Blanco, Esq. and Mary T. Hernandez, Esq.; attorneys specializing in immigrant & education advocacy issues. (858) 534-6225 • Cross-Cultural Center 

3:30pm - 5:30pm  • Male Crisis: Masculinity, Power, & Chicana/o Art • Guisela M. Latorre, UCSB •
Women’s Center      

April 17  •  Saturday • 
11am - 5pm
• Cultural Crossroads
Thurgood Marshall College’s 26th Annual Cultural Celebration. Music, dance, food, and art from around the world. Free parking. Public welcome.  (858) 534-4390 • Thurgood Marshall College

April 20  •  Tuesday  • 
•  The Power of Dream - Jimmy Santiago Baca activist and award-winning poet and writer.  Public welcome. Free. No reservations. (858) 822-0510 • Mandeville Recital Hall

April 23  •  Friday  • 
3:30pm - 5:30pm
•  Performing Space and the ‘Native’ Body in Chicana/o Art • Alicia Arrizón, UCR • Women’s Center

April 24  •  Saturday  • 
all day eventCelebrating 34 Years under the Bridge •  Field Trip to Chicano Park - food vendors, Ballet Folklorico, bands, exhibits, and a car show. Free transportation. Sign up at your Student Affairs Office or the CCC. (858) 534-8791 • Barrio Logan

April 29  •  Thursday • 
5pm - 7pm
•  documentary: The Lemon Grove Incident •   Dr. Robert R. Alvarez, UCSD Dept. of Ethnic Studies, will introduce this film about one of the earliest school desegregation cases in U.S. history. (858) 534-9689 •  Cross-Cultural Center

April 30  •  Friday •
3:30pm - 5:30pm
• The (Re)Generation of Chicana/o Art • Tomás Ybarra Frausto, Rockefeller Foundation • Women’s Center 

May 3  •  Monday  • 
• "Local News: an Evening with a California Writer" • Gary Soto, award-winning poet and author (858) 534-4002 • Institute of the Americas, Copley Auditorium

UCSD RAZA Awareness Week Begins.

For details, please visit:  http://blink.ucsd.edu/go/chavez


John E. Woods
Award-winning Translator of German Literature
"Translating Thomas Mann: A Matter of Voice"

Wednesday, April 21, 4:00 pm
deCerteau Room, 155 Literature Building

Contact: Steve Cassedy

 "This Nothing's Place
Mixed Media Work by Pasquale Verdicchio

 April 2 – May 2    - Art Produce Gallery - 3139 University Avenue

 Opening reception April 10, 6:00 – 10:00 pm in conjunction with Ray at Night


"Feminist Keywords: Fundamentalism, Secularism, Rights and Patriotism"

 A public forum featuring South Asian feminist revisions to mainstream understanding of such terms and concepts. This public forum will be part of a two-day workshop/conference titled "Feminists Rethink South Asia," and will feature prominent South Asianists from the US and the subcontinent.

Sunday, May 2, 10am to 2 pm   ---  de Certeau Room, 155 Literature Building

Sponsored by The UCSD Center for the Humanities, IICAS (Institute for International, Comparative and Area Studies), and the Critical Gender Studies Program.

Contact: Rosemary George

 UCSD Center for the Humanities
Graduate Student Guest Lecturer

 Curtis Márez
Assistant Professor, School of Cinema-Television, University of Southern California

Free public lecture - Thursday, May 6, 4:00 pm - Cross-Cultural Center

Sponsored by the UCSD Center for the Humanities, the Department of Literature, and the Cross-Cultural Center.

Contact: Irene Mata

Elliott Memorial Lecture

Michael Denning
William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of American Studies and English, Yale University

"The Rhetoric of Class in the Era of Globalization"

Thursday, May 13, 2004 -- 8:00 pm -- Center Hall, 109

 Sponsored by the Department of Literature
Contact:  Michael Davidson



Michael Davidson
Professor of Literature, UCSD

"Universal Design: The Work of Disability in an Age of Globalization"

Monday, May 24, 2004
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Institute of the Americas

A reception at University House will immediately follow the lecture (at approximately 5:30 p.m.).


The Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies at the University of California, San Diego, the United States Agency for International Development, and the Political Science Department at UCSD, in collaboration with Mexico's Secretaría de Gobernación (Ministry of the Interior), invite you to a conference on:

 State Reform in Mexico
April 2-3, 2004
The Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies

 The conference is open to all members of the UCSD community and the general public. Registration for the conference is free, but is required. Lunch will be available at a cost of $25 per lunch. For more information please contact Ms. Carlet Altamirano at (858) 822-9616, caaltamirano@ucsd.edu. 



The Center for Iberian and Latin American Studies (CILAS) invites application from UCSD graduate students interested in Latin America

 Grant Competition for Summer 2004 and the 2004-2005 Academic Year

 Summer Intensive Language Fellowships (SILF)

CILAS Research Travel Grants

CILAS Dissertation Grants

Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships

 Application deadline: Friday, April 9, 2004 - 4:00 pm

NEH Fellowships

Fellowships support individuals pursuing advanced research in the humanities that contributes to scholarly knowledge or to the general public's understanding of the humanities, translations, editions, or other scholarly tools.

Deadline: May 1, 2004