May 2004 News
"California." [an excerpt from the forthcoming novel of the same name]
Fort Necessity 4 (May 2004).
Alain J.-J. Cohen
Woody Allen and Freud." Celluloid Couches, Cinematic Clients.
Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in the Movies. Ed. Jerrold R. Brandell.
Albany: State University of New York Press [SUNY Series in Psychoanalysis
and Culture], 2004: 127-145.
"Dissing Identity." Review of Bending Over Backwards, by Lennard
Davis. Novel (Spring, 2003).
"Remarques sur la Règle d'or. Ricoeur et la question de la
réciprocité." Cahiers de L'Herne 81, "Paul Ricoeur." Ed. Myriam R.
D'Allonnes and F. Azouvi (2004): 326-337.
German Orientalisms. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press,
Writing Through: Translations and Variations. Middletown, CT:
Wesleyan University Press, 2004.
Sara Johnson was awarded an Andrew W.
Mellon Foundation Fellowship at the Library Company of Philadelphia and the
Historical Society of Pennsylvania. She will be conducting archival research
at both institutions for a chapter of her book manuscript about the French
Creole historian Moreau de Saint-Méry and the early American book trade.
Rita E. Urquijo-Ruiz has accepted a
tenure track position as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Modern
Languages and Literatures at Trinity University in San Antonio, TX.
Priya Venkatesan received a
scholarship from the Institut d'etudes francaises d'Avignon at Bryn Mawr
College to study in France over the summer. She will be studying in Avignon,
Yingjin Zhang has been invited to
serve as a member on the editorial board of CLEAR (Chinese Literature:
Essays, Articles, Reviews), a long-standing refereed journal based on U of
Wisconsin-Madison, in addition to two refereed online journals—Trans-Asian
Screens http://www.asianfilms.org (based at USC) and
Scope: An Online Journal of
Film Studies http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/film (based at U of Nottingham, UK).
He was a visiting researcher at Hong Kong Baptist U’s David Lam Institute
for East-West Studies in March 2004 and has been granted a resident faculty
fellowship at the UC Humanities Research Institute for the winter 2005 to
participate in the collaborative research group, "Law and Humanities in an
"Feminist Keywords: fundamentalism, secularism,
racialization, rights and patriotism"
A public forum featuring South Asian feminist revisions to mainstream
understanding of such terms and concepts. This public forum, part of a
two-day workshop/conference titled "Feminists Rethink South Asia," will
feature prominent South Asianists from the US and the subcontinent.
Sunday, May 2, 10am to 12 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
Contact: Chris Guzaitis
Alison De La Cruz
Sunday May 2, 2004
FREE 5 PM PC Theater
The Hapa Club and UCSD Queer People Of Color welcome Alison De La Cruz to
UCSD! The poet, producer, and cultural activist will be touching on all
aspects of her identity, including her experiences as a biracial Filipina
and a bisexual women in today’s society. Free and open to the public.
Sponsored by: Warren College Student Council,
The Women’s Center,
Cross Cultural Center, The Literature Department,
Marshall Student College
Council, Muir College Council,
The Native American Student Alliance,
University Centers Advisory Board
Contact: Vincent Bergado
NEW WRITING SERIES
All readings at 4:30 pm
Thursday, May 6
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
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 Journal. Rain Taxi says
of Pamela: A Novel, "This is a work of supreme precision. It expands the
novel’s ability to think."
Thursday, May 20
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 http: www. 2ndavenue.com. He lives in New
York City and is currently Artistic Director of the Poetry Project at St.
The New Writing Series is sponsored by UCSD's
Literature, Division of Arts & Humanities,
University Events Office, and
Archive for New Poetry.
Contact: Rae Armantrout
Professor of Social Sciences, UC Irvine
"Latin Jazz: The Perfect
Combination/La Combinación Perfecta"
Wednesday, May 5, 2004 - 4:30 PM
UCSD University Center - Room 111-A
A Fulbright Fellow, Raúl Fernández is the curator of the
Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibit
Latin Jazz: La Combinación
Perfecta, which opened in Washington, D.C. in 2002 and will travel to
twelve US cities through 2006. He has authored five books: The U.S.-Mexico
Border: A Politico-Economic Profile (University of Notre Dame Press,
1977); The Mexican-American Border Region: Issues and Trends
(University of Notre Dame Press, l989); Latin Jazz: The Perfect
Combination (Chronicle Books and Smithsonian Institution Traveling
Exhibition Service, 2002); One Hundred Years of Chicano History: Empire,
Nations and Migration (with Gilbert González) (Routledge, 2003), and
From Afro-Cuban Rhythms to Latin Jazz (forthcoming by the Univ. of
California Press). He also edited (with Jeff Belnap) José Martí’s Our
America: From National to Hemispheric Cultural Studies (Duke University
Co-sponsored by the Department of Literature and the
Chicano/a-Latino/a Arts and Humanities Program.
Contact: Sara Johnson
Professor Fernández will also be
appearing on "The Lounge" - KPBS Radio 89.5 FM – at 6:00 pm.
UCSD Center for the Humanities
Graduate Student Guest Lecturer
Assistant Professor, School of Cinema-Television
University of Southern California
"Pancho Villa Meets Sun-yat Sen: Hollywood Cinema, Third
World Revolution, and the Transpacific Triangle"
Free public lecture - Thursday, May 6, 4:00 pm
Curtis Márez, who earned his BA and PhD at UC Berkeley,
has taught at the University of Chicago and the University of California
at Santa Cruz. His work focusing on Chican@ and Latin@ Cultural Studies
has appeared in essays in American Quarterly, Cultural Critique,
and Social Text.
In his book, Drug Wars: Race, Rebellion and
Modernity (2004), Márez analyzes the history of drug traffic and its
significance for immigration and military and police power. He is
currently completing a second book, tentatively entitled Mestizo World,
a study of different moments in the history of Chican@ popular culture.
Sponsored by the UCSD Center for the Humanities, the Department of
Literature, and the Cross-Cultural Center.
Contact: Irene Mata
Drug Wars, just out from University
of Minnesota Press, will be for sale at the lecture.
The San Diego Division of the Academic
of the University of California
invites you and your guest to attend the
"Universal Design: The Work
in an Age of Globalization"
Department of Literature
Monday, May 24, 2004
at 4:00 p.m.
Institute of the Americas - Hojel Hall Auditorium
University of California, San Diego
University of California, San Diego
Department of Literature
The Annual Robert C. Elliott Memorial Lecture
"The Rhetoric of Class in the Era of Globalization"
William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of American Studies and English
Thursday, May 13, 2004, 7:30 pm
UCSD Center Hall 109, University Center
Michael Denning is the author of Mechanic Accents: Dime
Novels and Working Class Culture in America (1987); Cover Stories:
Narrative and Ideology in the British Spy Thriller (1987); The
Cultural Front: The Laboring of American Culture in the Twentieth Century
(1997); and Culture in the Age of Three Worlds (2004).
Denning’s The Cultural Front represents a major
revision of 1930s literature and culture that has prompted a total
reconsideration of modernism. Unlike earlier books on the radical 1930s,
The Cultural Front focuses on both committed partisans and fellow
travelers, urban factory workers as well as immigrant rural laborers.
As with The Cultural Front, Denning’s most recent
book, Culture in the Age of Three Worlds, assesses progressive
thought and intellectual life in an age of globalization. The book surveys
"the cultural turn" in the humanities and social sciences that was forged
in New Left social movements and reinforced by the "age of the three
worlds" described by Emmanuel Wallerstein and other "World System"
theorists. In all of his work, Denning shows a magisterial command of both
high and mass culture combined with a subtle critical analysis of social
and intellectual life.
Free and Open to the Public
Reception To Follow the Lecture
The Elliott Memorial Lecture is presented annually by
the UCSD Department of Literature,
with the support of the Robert C. Elliott Memorial Fund, which was
established at the time
of Professor Elliott’s death in April of 1981. A founding member of the
Department of Literature,
Robert Elliott authored The Power of Satire (1968), The Shape
of Utopia (1970), and The
Literary Persona (1982).
For further information, please contact
Spring Celebration of the Arts
Student Reading and Reception
Tuesday, May 25, 3 pm
de Certeau Room, Literature Building 155
The winners of the Stewart Prize in Poetry and the Milton Saier Award for
Fiction will be announced at this annual celebration recognizing the talents
of Department of Literature undergraduates. All are welcome to join
for refreshments while enjoying student readings.
The Stewart Prize was established in recognition of John L. Stewart,
Founding Provost of John Muir College. Each year, students in the Arts
are awarded a monetary prize administered by the Council of Provosts and the
Department of Literature. Stewart was a Literature professor,
as well as provost of the second college, and his move to UCSD from
Dartmouth opened the way for the UCSD/Dartmouth Exchange Program.
The Dr. Milton H. Saier, Sr. Memorial Awards Fund was established at UCSD
to support an annual awards program for the Departments of Music, Theatre
and Dance, Literature, and Biology. Each year, the Department of Literature
is given funds for an award to acknowledge outstanding creative writing by
an undergraduate student.
First Annual Kundiman Emerging
Asian American Poets’ Retreat
August 4-8, 2004
University of Virginia, Charlottesville
Faculty include Marilyn Chin, Rick Barot & Ishle Yi Park.
Send three copies of 5-7 paginated, stapled pages of poetry, with your name
included on each page. Attach a cover letter with your name, home address,
phone number, e-mail address and a brief paragraph describing what you want
to accomplish at the Kundiman Emerging Asian American Poets’ Retreat.
Include a SAS postcard if you want an application receipt. Manuscripts are
not returned. No electronic submissions, please.
Mail application to:
245 8th Avenue #151
New York, NY 10011
Submissions must be postmarked by May 15, 2004. Merit Scholarships are
available. Kundiman is a sponsored by the New York Foundation for the Arts.
History and Culture of Late Antiquity
Intercampus Student Exchange
Funding up to a maximum of $5000
per Graduate Exchange Fellowship to spend a quarter or semester at another
UC campus. Graduate students from all UC campuses are eligible and
encouraged to apply.
Deadline: June 4, 2004
For details, see
Academic Senate Committee on Research Grants
Travel Grants: Academic Senate members may also apply for travel expenses
to national and international conferences and symposia. Limits apply, and a
maximum of $1,000 will be granted. Applications must be submitted to Nancy
Ho-Wu by June 14.
Intercampus Exchange Program Grants: Airfare is provided to Academic
Senate members and registered graduate students for travel to other UC
campuses for research study, and to faculty invited to UCSD from other UC
campuses for consultations that will benefit UCSD faculty. See Nancy Ho-Wu
for an application.
For information , go to http://www-senate.ucsd.edu/cor.htm
UCSD’s International House has apartments available for visiting faculty
members or scholars who are willing to become part of its international,
multi-cultural community during the 2004-2005 academic year. International
House is part of the Eleanor Roosevelt College campus.
begin between mid-June and early September and would preferably last for
one year. The minimum term for the rental lease is one quarter.
Apartment rental costs for a one-bedroom are $1100, and $1500 for a
two-bedroom. The lease includes:
- New furnishings, including stove and full-size refrigerator
- All utilities (water, electricity, trash, basic cable including HBO)
- Campus computer network connections
Applications, available at
http://ercreslife.ucsd.edu, are due by Mon. May 3, 2004 for preferred
consideration. Inquiries may be directed to the International House
Director’s Office at 822-1791 or email@example.com.