February/March 2004 News


Rae Armantrout
Up to Speed. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 2004.

Alain J.-J. Cohen
"Twelve Monkeys, Vertigo and La Jetée: Postmodern Mythologies and Cult Films." English reprint with variations from La Licorne 2002. Trans. W. Buckland. The New Review of Film and Television Studies [Inaugural issue] 1, 1 (2003): 146-163.

Stephen Cox
"The 'Titanic' and the Art of Myth." Critical Review 15 (Fall 2003): 403-34.

Anthony Edwards
Hesiod's Ascra. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2004.

Mel Freilicher
Review of Reefer Madness: Sex, Drugs, and Cheap Labor in the American Black Market. By Eric Schlosser. American Book Review 25, 2 (January-February 2004).

Marcel Hénaff
"La ville, le monde et la question de l'espace public." Zinbun [Kyoto] 36 (2003):1 -50.

"1963-2003 - L'anthropologue face à la philosophie." Interview with Claude Lévi-Strauss. Esprit 301 (January 2004): 88-109.

"Une anthropologie 'bonne à penser.'" Esprit 301 (January 2004): 145-168.

"Le don, la dette, le temps." Figure du temps. Ed. Spyros Theodorou. Marseille: Parenthèses, 2004. 36-57.

Jeyseon Lee
Ed. with Yung-Hee Kim. Readings in Modern Korean Literature. KLEAR Textbooks in Korean Language. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2004.

Lisa Lowe
"L'internazionale nel nazionale: gli studi americani e la critica asiatico americana." I volti dell'altro. Letterature della diaspora e migranti. Ed. Paola Boi and Radhouan Ben Amara. Cagliari: Editions AV, 2003.

Jordana Rosenberg
"That's Verboten, Kitten" (fiction).The ClearCut Future. Ed. Matthew Stadler. Astoria: Clear Cut Press,2003.

Wai-lim Yip
"River Meditations," "Water Village: Remembering friends from the South of the Yangtze River." 100 Modern Poets in Taiwan,1952-2003. Ed. Chang Mo. Taipei: Er Ya Press, June 2003.

"Why Daoism Today?" Comparative Literature: East & West 5. [Sichuan University, China] (Autumn 2003).

"In Search of China (IV): 12 poems." [Poems in Chinese: "Beijing, August"; "Proletariat"; "Miyun Reservoir"; "Sima Great Wall"; "Puning Big Buddha"; "Days of Blind Windows"; "Voices of Silence: Stone Mallet Peak"; "Orange Island in Xiang River"; "Running Thoughts in the Rain at the Memorial Museum of the Rape of Nanking"; "Du Fu's (Tu Fu's) Thatched Hut: two poems"; "The Yang Pass in the Extreme Terrain of Dunhuang"; and "Quiet Trembling"] The Epoch Poetry Quarterly 137 (Winter Issue, December 2003).

"Comparative Literature in the Age of Globalization." Peregrinator, Essays on Literature in English to celebrate the 70th Birthday of Professor Akira Yasukawa. Ed. Yoko Wada. Tokyo: Shohakusha, December 10, 2003.

"Reunion in Seoul" (poem). Literary supplement, United Daily News [Taipei](December 20,2003).

"Water from Sky," "A Visitor in Deep Night," "All and Always Beautiful." Jungle of Small Poems. Ed Chen Hsing-hui. Young Lion Press, 2003.

"Provence: Meditations 1 & 2" (diary entries/ lyrical prose). Literary supplement, Liberty Times [Taipei] (January 30 - 31, 2004).

"Provence: Landscapes, Meditations" (5 poems). Literary supplement, United Daily News [Taipei] (January 31, 2004).


Yi-li Kao will present a paper titled "Site of Strategic Positioning: Liu Guosong's Abstract Ink Painting" at an international conference, "Our Modernities: Positioning Asian Art Now," February 19-22, held by the Asia Research Institute in Singapore.

Fred Randel is Director of the Program for the Study of Religion.

Lucinda Rubio-Barrick is the recipient of a 2002-2003 Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action and Diversity Award.

Shelley Streeby has been appointed a member of the Managing Editorial Board for American Quarterly, the journal of the American Studies Association.

Tania Triana has been selected for the UC President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. She will be in residence at UC Davis for the 2004-2005 academic year, where she will be working with Chicana/o Studies Professor Angie Chabram-Dernersesian on her postdoctoral project titled "Race and Latinidad in the Americas."


PhD Defense:

Jose Ruiz - February 13, 2004
"De bandidos, mendigos, campesinos e indios: ciudadania y letras en la literatura mexicana"

Qualifying Exams:

Su-Yun Kim - January 8, 2004

David Carroll – January 9, 2004
(also received an MA in Literatures in English)

Nathalie JosephLynch - January 29, 2004
(also received an MA in Literatures in English)

Lynn Ta - Feb 5, 2004
(also received an MA in Literatures in English)


The Center for Iberian and Latin American Studies
Latin American Film Series

Free showing of Candombe
February 18, 7:00pm
Copley Auditorium of the IOA Complex

This film is a sumptuously filmed documentary about Candombe, the music created by black slaves brought to Uruguay. The film features interviews with elderly members of Montevideo's black community, who recount the importance of Candombe in their lives.
(58 min. In Spanish with English subtitles).

"Max Weber, Charisma and the Origins of Human Rights"
Director of the Max Weber Institute in Erfurt, Germany
Member of the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago

Friday, February 20, 2004 1:00 PM
Social Science Bldg [SSB] Room 107

Hans Joas --one of the most distinguished contemporary German sociologists-- has published extensively during the past two decades on G.H. Mead, E. Durkheim, M. Weber, T. Parsons, J. Habermas, and on theories of creative action, modern war, foundations of human values, social communication. He is the author of some 12 books, most of which have been translated into several languages. Joas has developed an original approach at the confluence of German, American and French sociological and philosophical traditions; that is reflected in his central concept of "creative action", which integrates in a complex way social determinisms and autonomy of the Self, norms and values, rational model and innovation, bodily expression and communication. Those are some of his conceptual tools for a renewed reading of Max Weber's theory of charisma in relation with the origins of human rights.

Co-sponsors: The Departments of Sociology, Literature, and Political Science, the German Studies Program and the IICAS-European Studies Initiative

Contact : Marcel Hénaff

Stanley M. Hauerwas Talks
Related Film

Three related events concerning issues of truth, lies, and politics will occur at UCSD on February 17, 19, and 20. Stanley M. Hauerwas, Gilbert T. Rowe Professor of Theological Ethics at Duke University and a prominent anti-war thinker, will speak on the latter two dates, and a film relevant to one of his lectures will be shown on the first date. Hauerwas, who holds a joint appointment in Duke Law School, as well as Duke Divinity School, is the author of A Community of Character: Toward a Constructive Christian Social Ethic, which was selected as one of the 100 most important books on religion of the 20th century. Time magazine calls him "contemporary theology's foremost intellectual provocateur." He delivered the prestigious Gifford Lectures at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, in 2001. Duke University Press published The Hauerwas Reader in 2001. He coedited (with Frank Lentricchia) Dissent from the Homeland: Essays after September 11, a special issue of The South Atlantic Quarterly, in Spring 2002, with contributions by Robert Bellah, Frederic Jameson, Slavoj Zizek, Jean Baudrillard, Vincent Cornell, and others.

The three events at UCSD are as follows:

"Bonhoeffer, a documentary"
This recently released documentary film tells the important story of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the young German theologian who offered one of the first clear voices of resistance to Adolf Hitler. Bonhoeffer openly challenged his church to stand with the Jews in their time of need, and eventually joined his family in the plots to kill Hitler.

Tuesday, February 17, 2004--6:00 p.m.
Cross Cultural Center, Lecture Hall, UCSD
Sponsored by: Student Office of Human Relations (SOHR)

"Dietrich Bonhoeffer on Truth and Politics"
A public lecture by Stanley M. Hauerwas.
This lecture will take a look at Bonhoeffer's understanding of lying and why he thinks it appropriate to hold politics to truthful speech. The relationship between truth and politics is a challenge for those of us living in allegedly democratic regimes.

Thursday, February 19, 2004 -- 8:00 p.m.
Solis Hall - Room 107, Thurgood Marshall College, UCSD
Sponsored by: Eugene Burke Lectureship on Religion and Society

"Issues of War and Peace and Truthfulness"
Informal talk by Stanley Hauerwas, followed by discussion.
Friday, February 20, 2004 - 10:00 a.m.
International House Great Hall, Eleanor Roosevelt College, UCSD.

Co-sponsored by Burke Lectureship in Religion and Society, Eleanor Roosevelt College, Program for the Study of Religion, Study of Religion Colloquium (SORC), and the Student Office of Human Relations (SOHR).

Contact: Program for the Study of Religion (858-534-8849)

Winter 2004
Wednesdays, 4:30 pm
Visual Arts Performance Space

February 18 -- JOAN LARKIN

Joan Larkin’s poetry collections are Housework, A Long Sound, Sor Juana’s Love Poems (co-translated with Jaime Manrique), and Cold River. Twice winner of the Lambda Literary Award for Poetry, she co-founded the independent press Out & Out Books as part of the feminist literary explosion of the 1970’s. Larkin was also a co-editor of the ground-breaking anthologies Amazon Poetry and Lesbian Poetry (with Elly Bulkin) and Gay and Lesbian Poetry in our Time (with Carol Morse). Her anthology of coming out stories, A Woman Like That, was nominated for the Publishing Triangle and Lambda Awards for nonfiction in 2000.

February 25 -- TERRY GALLOWAY

A hearing impaired writer, director, and performer, Terry Galloway has received grants and awards from the NEA, PEW Charitable Trusts, the Able foundation, The Texas Institute of Letters, and the Florida Council of the Arts. Her plays and performance pieces, including Out All Night, Lost My Shoes, Heart of a Dog, Lardo Weeping, and In The House of Moles, have been produced around the world. She now divides her working life between Austin, Texas, and Tallahassee, Florida. In Tallahassee she heads the Mickee Faust Club, a community based alternative theatre. In Austin she works with Actual Lives, a writing and performance workshop for disabled adults. She is currently at work on Unheard, a memoir about growing up deaf, and a musical comedy, The Women of Ravensmadd.

March 3 -- ELAINE EQUI

Elaine Equi is the author of The Cloud of Knowable Things from Coffee House Press. She has published many other collections of poetry, including Surface Tension, Decoy, and Voice-Over, which won the San Francisco State Poetry Award. Her work is widely anthologized and appears in Postmodern American Poetry: a Norton Anthology and in The Best American Poetry 1989, 1995, and 2002. Equi’s poems evince a wry “attentiveness to the uncanny.” She teaches in the New School’s MFA program in Creative Writing and in the graduate program at City College of New York.

The New Writing Series is sponsored by UCSD's Department of Literature, Division of Arts & Humanities, University Events Office, and Archive for New Poetry. Terry Galloway's appearance is also sponsored by the Department of Literature's Public Events Committee and the Department of Communication.

Contact: Rae Armantrout

Rae Armantrout
reading from her new collection
Up to Speed

Friday, March 12, 2004 - 7:00 pm
D.G. Wills Books, 7461 Girard, La Jolla
Khaled Hosseini

UCSD School of Medicine alumnus and author of the highly acclaimed novel, "The Kite Runner" (soon to be a major motion picture) is coming to campus to talk about his work and sign books.

Friday, March 5, 2004 - 5:30 p.m.
Geisel Library - Seuss Room


"INTUITION AND UNDERSTANDING: Creativity, Research, and the Arts at UCSD"

If you have ever wondered about the place of the Arts in a research institution like UCSD, here is an opportunity to participate in a discussion of this and related issues. In a series of presentations from February 11 - March 17, 2004, UCSD Arts faculty will explore and
demonstrate the convergence of intuition and research in creating art, developing new art forms, and seeking an understanding of creative processes and perceptual responses to art.

Wednesday, February 18, 2004 7:30PM
"Uneasy Dreams: A Percussionist and his Changing Body"
Steven Schick UCSD Professor of Music
Institute of the Americas Copley Auditorium

Wednesday, February 25, 2004 7:30PM
"Resident Alien in Secondary Inspection"
Ruben Ortiz Torres UCSD Associate Professor of Visual Arts
Institute of the Americas Copley Auditorium

Wednesday, March 3, 2004 7:30PM
"The Artist and the Audience: linking individual imagination to shared
Roger Reynolds UCSD Professor of Music
Mandell Weiss Forum

Wednesday, March 10, 2004 7:30PM
"Coming soon...SPEC-FLIC: An Experiment in Distributed Cinema"
Adriene Jenik UCSD Associate Professor of Visual Arts
Institute of the Americas Copley Auditorium

Wednesday, March 17, 2004 7:30PM
"Dance Theatre: The Construction of Imaginary Worlds"
Yolande Snaith Head of the Dance Program of the UCSD Theatre and Dance
Molli and Arthur Wagner Dance Facility - Studio 3


Jean E. Howard
Professor of English Literature, Columbia University

"Royal Exchange Plays: Staging the Cosmopolitan City"

de Certeau room
Thursday, April 1, 2004 - 4:00 p.m.

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).

Sponsored by the Department of Literature
Contact: Lisa Lampert

Elliott Memorial Lecture

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

"The Rhetoric of Class in the Era of Globalization"

Thursday, May 13, 2004. Time & Place TBA

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.).



Grants for Collaborative Projects on
Migration & Health Issues in Mexico and California
Due February 24, 2004

for University of California Principal Investigators
Due March 22, 2003.

UC MEXUS Dissertation Research Grants
for University of California Graduate Students
Due March 29, 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 June 7, October 4, 2004.

For details, see http://www.ucmexus.ucr.edu
The UCSD Civic Collaborative Announces a Renewed Program of Research Minigrants

The UCSD Civic Collaborative, established in 1998, encourages a two-way flow of knowledge between the university and the San Diego region, with a particular focus on civic and community life. The Collaborative sponsors forums, conferences and informal gatherings to help UCSD researchers and the citizens of the San Diego region become more knowledgeable about San Diego and more likely to direct their best thinking toward understanding and improving the quality of life in San Diego.

Who is eligible to apply?
Ladder-rank UCSD Faculty, with a preference for junior faculty

What types of research are eligible for consideration?
Projects from any department or discipline that demonstrate value and relevance to the San Diego region

Deadline for RFPs: Wednesday, February 25
Proposals due in the office of the Civic Collaborative: March 22, 2004.
Awards will be announced Monday, April 5, 2004.

St. Louis Mercantile Library

The University of Missouri - St. Louis invites applications for graduate and postdoctoral study in American history, particularly the American West.

Deadline: March 1, 2003
For details, see http://www.umsl.edu/mercantile
NEA Literature Fellowships

The National Endowment for the Arts provides national recognition and support for significant projects of artistic excellence. Fiction and poetry grants are awarded in alternate years.

The next deadline, for 2005 Poetry grants, is March 1, 2004.

For information, go to http://www.nea.gov

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 30, 2004.

For information, phone 858-534-3739.
The Muir College Creative Magazine is accepting submissions for its annual publication, out this spring.

where: by email, creativemag@hotmail.com or to the submission box at M.O.M. (Muir College).
when: no later that FRIDAY of NINTH WEEK (3/5/04).
what: any work of prose or poetry (less than 500 words or equivalent page length), as well as black and white photography and visual art.
why: don't miss this opportunity to get printed in this established publication, as well as the chance to win the $100 prize for the best work in each category.

Clarion: A Women's Critical Journal, an undergraduate and graduate student-led, invites essays for its first issue. Clarion is an annual online journal whose purpose is to provide a forum for publication of critical papers with the central theme involving women's writing, literary women writers, and women's issues in literature.

Hosted by the Letters Division of Mills College
Deadline: March 15, 2004
Grants and Travel to Scholarly Meetings

The next deadline for Academic Senate members to apply for Research Grants and/or Travel to Scholarly Meetings is March 31, 2004, 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

Please see Nancy Ho-Wu for details.


Dear Colleagues:

This is a bad time for Libraries, and particularly for building the new collection for students at the Preuss School (the Charter school on our campus for persons whose parents never went to college). Funding agencies are stingy, but there is no reason why we need to be--so the three of us are asking that each of you receiving this message contribute to our Winter Book Drive.

We are designing bookplates for the donated books so that names of donors will accompany each book that goes into the collection. Names will be written in calligraphy by Andrew Wright or Judith Wesling.

Here are the kinds of books we think most useful to add to the sparse collection at Preuss:

  1. Literary anthologies, including outdated editions of anthologies in any language and literature. (Often we get these for free, and they accumulate.) Marked copies are also useful; hard cover or paper.

  2. Books of reference like dictionaries and language dictionaries; literary histories; handbooks of literary terms.

  3. Historical guides to authors; books of essays on single authors like those in the Chelsea series edited by Harold Bloom.

  4. Editions of novels and single-author collections of poems in any language, especially English and Spanish. Authors most likely to be ready by high school students, in or out of class, are pertinent at this stage in the collection.
Let's hold off on paperback copies of popular books, for now. Could each of you contribute at least one book, to the collection box in the Department Library (room 315)? The box will be there until the middle of March for your contribution. Please include a stick-on note with your name, inside the cover of each book. Thank you! -- from us, and from the students at Preuss.

Marta, Donald, Andy