November/December 2003 News


Alain J.-J. Cohen
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde de Mamoulian. Morphing Postmoderne, Portraiture Baroque.” R. L. Stevenson & A. Conan Doyle. Aventures de la Fiction. Ed. G. Menegaldo & J.-P. Naugrette. Rennes: Terre de Brume (2003) 393-406.

Stephen Cox
  "Ayn Rand." [biography]  American Philosophers, 1950-2000. Ed. Philip B. Dematteis and Leemon B. McHenry. Detroit: Gale, 2003: 255-72.

"The Truth vs. the Truth."  [the internet, post-modernism, American religion]  Liberty 17 (September-October 2003) 49-56, 76.

 Page duBois
Slaves and Other Objects.
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003.

 Mel Freilicher
"Fax Back in Languor." [fiction] eye-rhyme: Journal of Experimental Literature. The Infidel  5 (2003).

Review of Students Against Sweatshops. By Liza Featherstone. American Book Review 24.5 (July/August 2003).

"The Unmaking of Americans." [chapbook] Black River Falls, WI: Obscure Publications, 2003.

 Richard Elliott Friedman
The Bible with Sources Revealed
. San Francisco: HarperCollins, 2003.

Commentary on the Torah.
[paperback edition] San Francisco: HarperCollins, 2003.

Marcel Hénaff
De Sade: Izobretenie tela libertena.
Humanitarnia Press, St Petersburg,  2003. [Russian  translation of Sade, the Invention of  the Libertine Body, University of  Minnesota  Press, 1998;  orig.  Presses Universitaires de  France, 1978].

 "Le prix de la dignité." [interview] Le  Nouveau  Consommateur 1 (Novembre 2003) 7.

"Art moderne et crise de la figuration." Le Magazine  Littéraire 5. Hors-série, Lévi-Strauss L'ethnologie ou la passion des autres (4ème trimestre 2003): 88-90.

 Nicole King
“’A colored woman in another country pleading for justice in her own’: Examining Ida B. Wells in the United Kingdom.” Black Victorians/Black Victoriana. Ed. Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina. New Brunswick, NJ, and London: Rutgers University Press, 2003. 88-109.

“’You think like you white’: Questioning Race and Racial Community through the Lens of Middle Class Desire(s).” Novel: A Forum on Fiction (Spring/Summer 2002): 211-230.

 Jerome Rothenberg
Maria Sabina: Selections. With translations and commentaries by Alvaro Estrada and others. Poets for the Millenium  2. Ed. Pierre Joris and Jerome Rothenberg. Berkeley, University of California Press, 2003.

 Rita E. Urquijo-Ruiz
"Estudio onomástico de los personajes en Las aventuras de don Chipote o Cuando los pericos mamen." Nerter: Una revista dedicada al arte la literatura y el conocimiento, 5-6.
Edición especial: Rompiendo fronteras: literatura y cultura chicanas. Ed. María Herrera-Sobek. Islas Canarias, España (primavera-verano 2003) 64-67.

 Lisa Yoneyama
"The U.S. Occupation of Japan and Critical Feminism: Media Representation of Japanese Women in the Myth of 'Liberation and Rehabilitation'" [Hihanteki feminizumu no keifu kara miru nihon senryo: nihonjin josei no media hyosho to "kaiho to rehabiri" no beikoku shinwa]. Shiso 955 (November 2003): 60-84.

 Yingjin Zhang
 “Industry and Ideology: A Centennial Review of Chinese Cinema.”  [a refereed article] World Literature Today, 3.3-4 (October-December 2003): 8-13.


Aimee Bahng will be presenting a paper titled "Queering the Matrix: When Survival Is at Stake" at UCLA's QGrad 2003 conference on sexualtiy and gender, to be held in Royce Hall on Saturday, November 15, 2003.

Richard Friedman
has been elected president of the Biblical Colloquium West.

Hellen Lee presented a paper entitled “A Part of and Apart From: Gender, Race, and Labor in Alice Dunbar Nelson’s ‘Little Miss Sophie’ and Grace King’s ‘Bonne Maman’” at the American Studies Association's annual meeting in Hartford, Connecticut, October 2003.

Stephen Potts is delivering a presentation entitled "Rebel, Superman, Bull Goose Loony: The Hero as Adolescent" on November 15 at the Ken Kesey Symposium at the University of Oregon in Eugene.

Eliza Slavet presented a paper entitled "Mediating Memory: 'Tradition' in Freud's Moses and Monotheism" at the Rice Conference on Orality and Literacy III: Mnemosyne/Memory in Houston, TX, and a paper entitled "Inherited Memory: An Examination of Freud's Lamarckism" at the Annual 4S Conference (Society for Social Studies of Science) in Atlanta, GA.

Shelley Streeby's book, American Sensations: Class, Empire, and the Production of Popular Culture, has been awarded the American Studies Association's Lora Romero First Book Prize. The prize, which is awarded for the best first book that focuses on race as it intersects with nation, gender, sexuality, and/or class, was announced at the ASA's annual meeting on October 17.

Priya Venkatesan presented a paper entitled "Paradigm Shifts and New Worldviews: Kuhn, Laudan and Discovery in Molecular Biology" at the 4S (Society for the Social Studies of Science) Conference held at Atlanta, Georgia, from October 16-18, 2003. A longer, revised version of this paper will be published in the forthcoming book Modern and Postmodern Science.


PhD Defenses:

David Morrow - October 17, 2003
"Ideology, travell, and social change in early modern English culture"



Thom Hill joined our staff last July as the new graduate assistant. Thom has held several positions on campus since 1997, including the Cashier's Office, Imprints, and others. Prior to working at UCSD, Thom held a number of management and administrative positions in the private sector. In his present job, he assists Ana in a variety of tasks, including graduate admissions, enrollment, and registration and other student service functions. 

Danica Chan, as of this October, is the fiscal assistant in our department. She comes to the department with extensive fiscal and administrative experience that includes work as a graduate assistant at SDSU where she earned an MBA in finance. Danica also worked for Paine Webber Financial Services and Ace Sushi, Inc.  She also spent time in Hungary and Eastern Europe prior to coming to UCSD. Danica assists Nancy Ho-Wu with payroll, purchasing, travel, and a variety of fiscal matters. She is the department's benefits coordinator.

Christine Fraser will join our staff on 24 November as the new coordinator of student affairs. Christine has twelve years of prior UCSD work experience in the UCSD Early Academic Outreach Program and the UCSD Medical Center. Christine has also worked as an elementary school teacher and more recently as special assistant to the director of High Tech High Learning, a charter school in San Diego. Christine will be responsible for curriculum planning and development, academic advising, and program management. As coordinator of student affairs, Christine will oversee all matters concerning student affairs in our department.


Department of Literature
Distinguished Alumni Lecture Series


June Howard
University of Michigan

"Local Knowledge or Book-Learning?  Placing the Teacher in American Regionalism and American Studies"

Thursday, November 13, 2003 - 4:00 pm
deCerteau Room, 155 Literature Building

After obtaining her Ph.D. in English in 1979, June Howard took a tenure-track position at the University of Michigan, where she is currently Professor of English, American Culture, and Women's Studies and Associate Dean for Interdisciplinary Initiatives, Rackham School of Graduate Studies, at the University of Michigan.

Professor Howard's primary interests are in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century U.S. literature and culture, cultural theory, women’s studies, and American studies. Her publications include Publishing the Family (Duke University Press, 2001); “What is Sentimentality?” American Literary History (Spring, 1999); and Form and History in American Literary Naturalism (University of North Carolina Press, 1985). She also edited and introduced New Essays on Sarah Orne Jewett’s Country of the Pointed Firs (1994).

Contact:  Don Wayne -


STRAY: a working group
Sexuality as a space of inquiry

Performance Space, Visual Arts Facility

Tuesday, November 18, 4pm
Film Screening: 24 hours
Reading: 'Monster,' Justin Chin
Open discussion: Dominant narratives in gay culture and queer alternatives.

Tuesday, December 9,  4pm
Film Screening: TBD
Reading: 'In the Shadow of Stonewall,' M Manalansan, RegardingSedgewick,  Eds.Barber and Clark (excerpts)

For more info:
Readings available on stray website:


Center for Iberian and Latin American Studies
Latin American Film Series, Fall 2003

Historias de fútbol (Soccer Stories)
Chile: Directed by Andrés Wood

When: Tuesday, November 18, 2003, 7PM
Where: Copley Auditorium, Institute of the Americas

Latin America's passion for soccer is the central theme that ties together three very different lives in this film. From behind-the-scenes bribes paid to players to the unexpected outcome of bets placed on a game, this film explores the centrality of sports to everyday life. (Spanish with English subtitles, 87 min.)


The UCSD Center for the Humanities and Eleanor Roosevelt College present:

“Making of the Modern World: The Short Version”
UCSD Institute of the Americas
7:00 – 8:30 PM

Wednesday, November 19, 2003
“Classical Reasoning and Medieval Faith:
Christian Europe and the Islamic World”
Janet Smarr, UCSD Professor of Theatre

Wednesday, December 3, 2003
Stanley Chodorow, UCSD Professor Emeritus,
former Dean of Arts and Humanities



Wednesday, November 19, 2003 - 5:00 pm
UCSD Women's Center

Critical Gender Studies is screening "IRON LADIES" (2001). The synopsis: Festival-lauded sports comedy about scrappy Thai volleyball team making it to the national championship in Bangkok. The catch: The entire team is made up of gay men and transvestites.

Contact: Chris Guzaitis,



2003 Modern Language Association Convention

Scheduled December 27-30 in San Diego, the 119th annual MLA convention will take place at the Manchester Grand Hyatt (English) and the San Diego Marriott (foreign languages), and the Convention Center.

Registration deadline is December 1.
Details available at

The UCSD Department of Literature is now accepting campus submissions for

The Ina Coolbrith Memorial Poetry Prizes
and Poet Laureate Contest

The Ina Coolbrith competition was established by friends of the late Ina Donna Coolbrith, former Poet Laureate of California. Awards totaling $500 are made for the best unpublished poem or group of poems (maximum of three per group) by an undergraduate student at the UC campuses, University of the Pacific, Mills College, Stanford University, the University of Santa Clara, or St. Mary’s College.

The Poet Laureate competition was established by the Ina Coolbrith Circle in memory of Ina Coolbrith. Four prizes ($100; $75; $50; $25) are awarded for the best unpublished poem or group of poems (maximum of three per group) from graduate or undergraduate students at any of the UC campuses.

Manuscripts must be typewritten or clearly printed, with the last four digits of the entrant’s social security number and the name of the contest indicated at the top of each page (no other identifying information, please). A cover sheet should be attached with the following information: name, local address, permanent address, telephone number, e-mail address, last four digits of the social security number, contest name (either Coolbrith or Poet Laureate), and title of the entry (or the first four words). Undergraduate students may enter both contests, but not with the same poems.

It is recommended that contestants retain original copies of their entries. Manuscripts will not be returned.

Participating campuses will each select three finalists for each contest. A faculty judge from the Department of Literature will make the UCSD selections, which will be forwarded to the panel of final judges.

UCSD entries must be submitted to the Literature Undergraduate Office,
Room 110 Literature Building, by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, December 12, 2003.



Academic Senate Faculty Bridge Program Funding

The General Campus Subcommittee on Research is soliciting applications for research for bridge funding. Application forms are available in Word or PDF format on the web at

Deadline:  December 1, 2003, 2:00 pm

Franklin Research Grants

Small grants are available for research leading to publication in all areas of knowledge. Doctorate or equivalent publication history required.

Deadline: December 1, 2003

New York Public Library
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

Scholars-in-Residence Program 2004-2005
Fellowships for scholars studying the history, literature, and culture of the people of African descent. Recipients spend six months or a year in residence. Persons seeking support for research leading to degrees are not eligible under this program. Candidates for advanced degrees must have received the degree by the application deadline.

Deadline: December 1, 2003

Bibliographical Society of America

Fellowships of up to $2,000 for a month's support of travel, living, and research expenses.

Deadline: December 1, 2003
For details, see



The UC Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI) is inviting proposals for research groups to be in residence at the Institute during the 2005-06 academic year.

The RRGs are composed of UC faculty, postdoctoral graduates, and doctoral students from a range of UC campuses and disciplines, as well as non-UC faculty as resources allow. An expected outcome of an RRG is the publication of a volume or its equivalent based on research pursued at the UCHRI.

Deadline: Completed proposals must be submitted to the FastApps online system on or before Monday, December 8, 2003, at 12:00 midnight.

For information, go to



Fellowships at the Simpson Center for the Humanities, University of Washington.

 Deadline: December 10, 2003

2004-2005 Fellowships at the Huntington

Over 100 short-term and long-term awards are available at the Huntington Library.

Deadline: December 15, 2003

 Fulbright New Century Scholars Program

Thirty top academics and professionals collaborate for a year on a topic of global significance. research theme is "Toward Equality: The Global Empowerment of Women."

Deadline: December 15, 2003
Details available at

Commonwealth Club of California Book Awards

Since 1931, the California Book Awards have honored the exceptional literary merit of California writers and publishers. Each year a select jury considers hundreds of books in search of the very best in literary achievement.

Eligible books must be written while the author was resident in California, and must be published during the year under consideration. Awards are presented to books in the categories of Fiction, Nonfiction, First Work of Fiction, Poetry, Californiana, Notable Contribution to Publishing, and Young Adult.

Deadline: December 31, 2003
For information, go to

UC Pacific Rim Research Program

 - Research projects
 - Workshops and planning grants
 - Faculty development grants
 - Mini-grants (including for dissertation research)
Information and application materials can be downloaded from the UCOP Pacific Rim website, . For additional information or printed materials, contact Christopher Ayson in Graduate Studies and Research, 822-4620 or

January 13, 2004


Visiting Research Fellowships
Academic Year, 2004-2005

CCIS will offer a limited number of Visiting Research Fellowships at both the predoctoral and postdoctoral levels for the 2004-05 academic year. These awards are to support advanced research and writing on any aspect of international migration and refugee flows, in any of the social sciences, history, law, and comparative literature. 
January 15, 2004
Application forms and guidelines can be downloaded from the CCIS website, .

Academic Senate Committee on Research

The next deadline for Research Grant Proposals and Travel to Scholarly Meetings is January 16,  2004.  

Please remember only one trip per fiscal year for any Senate member will be awarded. UCSD's fiscal year begins July 1 and ends June 30. Academic Senate research and travel grant support are updated on a continuous basis at

APPLICATION FORMS are available at

Institute of Historical Research in London Mellon Fellowships

Pre-dissertation and dissertation fellowships are available to students who need to spend time in the United Kingdom to carry out archival research.

For information and application forms, contact Ana Minvielle.

Deadline: January 16, 2004