The Beautifully Worthless. San Francisco: Suspect Thoughts Press,
“Cinquillo Consciousness: The Formation of a Pan-Caribbean Musical Aesthetic.” Literature, Music and Caribbean Unity, Ed. Tim Reiss. Trenton: Africa World Press, 2005. 37-58.
“Yemeni Cleric Moayad's Conviction Further Strains U.S.-Yemeni Relations.” Unmasking Terror: A Global Review of Terrorist Activities. Washington, DC: The Jamestown Foundation, March 2005.
“Yemen’s Innovative Approach to the War on Terror.”
Unmasking Terror: A Global Review of Terrorist Activities.
Washington, DC: The Jamestown Foundation, February 2005.
published two new
articles in Chinese:
“Methodology in Western Studies of Chinese Cinema.” Journal of the Beijing Film Academy 1 (2005).
“Critical Flânerie: Spatial Practices and New Visuality in Shanghai Modernists.” Comparative Literature in China [Shanghai] 1 (2005).
Peter Atterton – Literatures of the World LTWL/138 – Critical Religion Studies
Harriet Dodge – Writing Section LTWR/110 – Screen Writing
Steven Paul Martin – Writing Section LTWR/100 – Short Fiction LTWR/104 – The Novella
Jean-Louis Morhange – French Section LTFR/116 Themes in Intellectual and Literary History
Corinne Troussier-Singley – French Section LTFR/2C Intermediate French
Emily Cheng has been awarded a dissertation year fellowship at UC Santa Barbara's Women's Studies Department.
Jenn Diamond has accepted a position as assistant professor of English with Ohio University. She will be teaching composition and literary studies at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Center for the Humanities Awards
Congratulations to faculty and graduate students who have been awarded Center for the Humanities fellowships!
Academic Senate Teaching Awards
The Department of Literature scored a record-breaking sweep of the 2005 Academic Senate Teaching Awards! Congratulations and many thanks to the department nominees for their superb examples!
Teaching Award, Senate Members -
STUDENT OPEN HOUSE
Thursday, March 31, 2005
His broad interests included opera and Italian literature, explored in several non-fiction books and two volumes of translations of Pirandello’s work. He also had a great interest in horse racing, from the intricacies of handicapping and betting to the colorful people drawn to the track. He wrote articles and several books on the sport and gained some acclaim for his mystery series built around the protagonist “Shifty Lou” Anderson, a close-up magician and a total racing fanatic.
Murray’s first novel was Tip on a Dead Jockey, which was successful enough to spawn another nine installments of the series. Many of the book’s characters and venues were based around tracks in southern California, particularly Del Mar. He had a feel for the passion of people who play the horses, often framing them in imagery reminiscent of Damon Runyon. One “Shifty Lou” mystery managed to combine both of Murray’s passions. When Fat Man Sings is set in the worlds of horseracing and opera, with a protagonist reminiscent of Pavarotti, but with a gambling problem.
A native of New York, Murray wrote for The New Yorker for over thirty years. He kept residences in North City West—“3.2 miles from the finish line at Del Mar,” as he liked to point out—and in Italy. Murray had traveled to New York to work out details for the last two of his over twenty published books. Fortissimo, a study of opera, is due to be published next fall by the Crown Books branch of Random House, and his 10th racing mystery novel, Dead Heat, will be published later this year by Eclipse Press. He is survived by his wife and three children from an earlier marriage.
|The department is sponsoring a number of exciting events this spring. For details and updates, please go to the Literature current events page: http://literature.ucsd.edu/news/currentevents/ .|
Center for the Study of Developing Societies
and Committee for Cultural Choices and Global Futures
“Nationalism: Genuine and
THE JAMES K. BINDER LECTURESHIP IN
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 2005 - 7:30
“Isolation or Symbiosis? Social and
Cultural Relationships between Jews and Non-Jews in Medieval Central
"Where is Guantanamo?"
Thursday, April 28, 2005, 7:30 pm
contact: Michael Davidson
César E. Chávez Celebration 2005
This year’s celebration includes:
* April 5 TUESDAY 12 noon to
* April 15 FRIDAY 11:30 to 1pm
* April 21 THURSDAY 5pm
* April 28 THURSDAY 7pm
contact: George Mariscal
NEW WRITING SERIES –
Monday, April 11, 3:00 pm - Cross Cultural Center
13, 4:30 pm - Visual Arts Performance Space
Wed., May 4, 4:30pm
- deCerteau Room, Literature Building
Wed., May 25, 4:30
pm - Visual Arts Performance Space
The New Writing Series
is sponsored by UCSD's
Department of Literature,
Division of Arts & Humanities,
Humanities Fund, and
Mandeville Special Collections.
lê thi diem thúy's visit is also sponsored by the
Department of Ethnic Studies,
Thurgood Marshall College,
Visual Arts Department.
Lectures – Look for details in future newsletters:
Reminder for undergraduate students:
Spring is upon us, and that means its time for the Department of Literature’s annual Stewart Prize in Poetry ($300 prize) and the Milton Saier Award in Fiction ($1,000 prize)! Feeling creative? Please come by the Undergraduate Literature Office and pick up an entry form. The contest rules are simple. To enter the Saier Award in Fiction you need to submit one piece of fiction, 25 pages maximum, and to enter the Stewart Prize in Poetry you can submit up to 5 poems. More detailed information is included on the entry forms. THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION IS WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27th. The winners will be announced at the May 25th Spring Celebration of the Arts Reading and Reception. We hope you will join us!
Look for numerous funding opportunities for faculty
and graduate students at
Spring term ends Friday, June 10, 2005.
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