May 2005 News
“Representing Isabel Paterson.” American Literary History 17 (Summer 2005): 244-58.
“Wanderings in the Quest” [retrospective on Edgar Lee Masters, Spoon River Anthology]. Liberty 19 (May 2005): 48-53.
“The Literary Achievement of The Fountainhead.” The Literary Art of Ayn Rand. Ed. William Thomas. Poughkeepsie: Objectivist Center, 2005. 39-53.
& Kangjin Lee
Beginner's Korean. New York: Hippocrene Books, 2005.
"Quest." Poetry Section, in a CD for Hong Kong Literature Appreciation [set of three]. Ed. Tsui Yingying. Hong Kong: Hong Kong Institute of Education, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2004.
"Six Poems." Modern Poetry II: Reader for the Citizens of Taiwan. Ed Lin Ruiming. Taipei: Yushan Press, 2005.
"When Lakes and Mountains Quietly Speak" [lyrical prose]. Liberty Times [Taipei], April 14, 2005: Literary Page.
“Theorizing Early Cinema: Collective Sensorium and Vernacular Modernism.” Contemporary Cinema [Beijing] (2005), no. 1.
AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS
Neda Atanasoski has been offered a Faculty Fellowship at UC Santa Barbara’s Department of Film Studies under the mentorship of Professor Lisa Parks.
has just been named next year's Academic Senate Faculty Research
Lecturer. Only two faculty members are granted this distinguished award
annually – one in Arts/Humanities/
Leslie Hammer's essay “Fighting like a ‘Lady’ for Native Hawaiian Sovereignty: US Sentimental Culture and Queen Lili‘uokalani’s Hawaii’s Story by Hawaii’s Queen” won the 2004-2005 UCSD George Haydu Essay Prize for the Study of Culture, Behavior, and Human Values.
Fanny Howe has been awarded a 2005 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship for her project on essays on the relationship between conversion and rhetoric.
Sara Johnson has been awarded a Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship for the 2005-2006 academic year. She will be affiliated with the Center for Ideas and Society at the University of California, Riverside.
Hellen Lee will deliver a talk entitled "Working Women and Racial Politics in San Francisco in the Late 19th Century" on May 19, 2005 at the UC Berkeley Faculty Club. This is the last in a series of four Spring Round Tables featuring the insights and discoveries of gifted young scholars working at the Bancroft Library.
Laura Manzo was just named to a position in Spanish at Modesto Jr. College, starting in August. Laura earned her M.A. here last June.
Harleen Singh has accepted a position as a tenure-track assistant professor in South Asian Literature and Women's Studies in the Department of German, Russian, and Asian Languages and Literature, and in their Women's Studies Program at Brandeis University, effective fall 2005. She spent 2003-2005 as a Mellon Fellow of Gender and Postcolonial Studies in the Department of Romance and Comparative Literature and in the Women's Studies Program at Brandeis prior to being offered the tenure-track position.
Ariel Tumbaga has been accepted to the PhD program at UCLA. The Spanish and Portuguese Department offered Ariel a year-long fellowship.
Priya Venkatesan has received a
2-3 year postdoctoral fellowship appointment in the Department of
Medicine at Dartmouth Medical School. She will be conducting research on
chromatin structure and continue working on the intersection between
literature/literary theory and science.
EXAMS & DEFENSES
Raymond Salcedo - April 1, 2005 (also
received an MA in Literatures in English)
NEW WRITING SERIES
Laura Moriarty, Mark Nowak, Peter Gizzi, Elizabeth Willis, and Ali Liebegott will be reading in May.
see details @
SYMPOSIUM ON CALIFORNIA CULTURES
May 5-6, 2005 University of California, San Diego Institute of the Americas Complex
The Chancellor's Symposium on California Cultures in Comparative Perspective is a two-day event announcing the California Cultures initiative to a large scholarly community and to the public. Leading scholars from across the state will come together to engage in a critical conversation about the state's changing demographic, cultural, political, and economic landscape and the broader implications for the region, nation, and globe.
Featured scholars' research expertise includes immigration, race and ethnicity, social and political conflict, cultural expression, and core policy concerns. Presenters and discussants are drawn from eight of the leading universities in California and represent at least fifteen academic disciplines (American Studies, Anthropology, Communication, Economics, Ethnic Studies, Geography, History, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Music, Political Science, Sociology, Theater, and Visual Arts).
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Ruth Gilmore, Associate Professor of Geography and American Studies and Ethnicity, University of Southern California
See schedule at http://calcultures.ucsd.edu/chancellors_symposium/schedule.html
This event is free and open
to the public.
Department of Literature
"Domestic Imperialism: Allotment, Sovereignty, and Subjectivity among the Nez Perces, 1889-1892”
Wednesday, May 11, 2005 - 12:00
"Anxious History and the Rise of Black Feminist Literary Studies”
Monday, May 16, 2005 – 4:00
see details @ Literature Current Events website
Historias! Bilingual Book Discussion
The first Chicano novel nominated
for the National Book Award, El Camino A Tamazunchale/The Road
to Tamazunchale, by Ron Arias, will be the focus of the third
bilingual (Spanish and English) book discussion hosted by the
Library and the Media Arts Center San Diego as part of their
four-book series “Historias! – Mexican/MexicanAmerican Literature.”
The event will take place Monday, May 16, at 6:30 p.m. at the Linda
Vista Branch Library, located at 2160 Ulric St.
See the library news at
Program in Literature
"Quién es mas Macho? The Abu Ghraib Photos"
Thursday, May 19, 2005 – 4:00 pm
see details @
Current Events website
Frances Smith Foster
"(African American) Love and Marriage in the Time of Slavery"
see details @
Current Events website
Spring Celebration of the Arts Reading and Reception
Thursday, May 26th,
2005, 3:00 pm
Please join us for the Spring Celebration of the Arts Reading and Reception for student readings and the announcement of the winners for the Stewart Prize in Poetry and the Milton Saier Award in Fiction! After the readings, please join us for refreshments. We look forward to seeing you there!
INTERNATIONAL HOUSE VISITING SCHOLAR IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM
UCSD's International House has several apartments available for visiting faculty members or scholars who are willing to become part of its international, multi-cultural community during the 2005-2006 academic year. http://provost.ucsd.edu/roosevelt/ihouse/onlineappfaculty.htm
ACADEMIC SENATE - TRAVEL TO A SCHOLARLY MEETING
Look for numerous other funding opportunities on the department's website at http://literature.ucsd.edu/funding/ .