November/December 2003 News
“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.
"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.
Slaves and Other Objects. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003.
"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
Richard Elliott Friedman
The Bible with Sources Revealed. San Francisco: HarperCollins, 2003.
Commentary on the Torah. [paperback edition] San Francisco:
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.
“’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
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.
"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.
"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.
“Industry and Ideology: A Centennial Review of Chinese Cinema.” [a
refereed article] World Literature Today, 3.3-4 (October-December
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
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,
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
EXAMS & DEFENSES
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 of Literature
Distinguished Alumni Lecture Series
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
BEYOND COMING OUT NARRATIVES
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
Latin American Film Series, Fall 2003
Historias de fútbol (Soccer
Chile: Directed by Andrés Wood
When: Tuesday, November 18, 2003, 7PM
Where: Copley Auditorium, Institute of the
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
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
"IRON LADIES" FILM SCREENING AND DISCUSSION
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 http://www.mla.org
The UCSD Department of Literature is now
accepting campus submissions for
The Ina Coolbrith Memorial Poetry
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.
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.
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
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.
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
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
HUMANITIES RESEARCH INSTITUTE
2005-06 RESIDENTIAL RESEARCH GROUPS
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.
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
CRITICAL ASIAN STUDIES
FORUM ON TRAUMA, HISTORY, AND "ASIA"
Fellowships at the Simpson Center for the
Humanities, University of Washington.
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
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 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,
http://ucop.edu/research/pacrim . For additional information or printed
materials, contact Christopher Ayson in Graduate Studies and Research,
822-4620 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline: January 13, 2004
THE CENTER FOR COMPARATIVE IMMIGRATION
at the UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO
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
Deadline: January 15,
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
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