May 2005 News


Rae Armantrout
“Range,” “The Book,” “Crossing,” “The Known,” “Turn of Events,” “Birthmark: The Pretext,” “Here,” “Theories,” “As We’re Told,” and “Veil” [ poems]. Intersections: Innovative Poetry in Southern California.  Vol. 5 of The PIP Anthology of World Poetry of the 20th Century. Ed. Douglas Messerli. Los Angeles: Green Integer, 2005. 66-81.

Stephen Cox
“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.

Michael Davidson
 "The Waking," "Concrete Example," "The Philosophy of Composition," "Paranoia, The Doppelganger of Hemophilia," "Post Hoc," "Hypothesis," "Gentrification," and "Translation" [poems]. Intersections: Innovative Poetry in Southern California. Vol. 5 of The PIP Anthology of World Poetry of the 20th Century. Ed. Douglas Messerli. Los Angeles: Green Integer, 2005.

Marcel Hénaff
"La dette." Lexique de l'actuel. Vol.I. Ed. Pierre-Marc de Bias. Paris: Calmann-Levy, 2005. 147-158.

Misha Kokotovic
The Colonial Divide in Peruvian Narrative: Social Conflict and Transculturation. Brighton, UK: Sussex Academic Press, 2005.

Jeyseon Lee & Kangjin Lee
Beginner's Korean. New York: Hippocrene Books, 2005.



Lisa Lowe
"On Edward Said." Amerasia Journal 31,1 (2005): 48-51.

Chloe Rutter
Ed. Pasarela paralela: escenarios de la estética y el poder en los reinados de belleza. Bogotá: Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, 2005.

Donald Wesling
 "Emotion Deriving from Sequence in William Carlos Williams's 'Spring and All.'" William Carlos Williams Review 24,2 (Fall 2004): 41-47.

Wai-lim Yip
"Cross-fertilization: Tensional Dialogues in Chinese-American Literature." Forum for Chinese Literature of the World, No 4. Jiansu: Academy of Social Sciences, 2004.

"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.

Yingjin Zhang published one new article in Chinese:
“Theorizing Early Cinema: Collective Sensorium and Vernacular Modernism.” Contemporary Cinema [Beijing] (2005), no. 1.


Neda Atanasoski has been offered a Faculty Fellowship at UC Santa Barbara’s Department of Film Studies under the mentorship of Professor Lisa Parks.

Page duBois 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/
Social Sciences, and one in Natural/Medical Sciences – chosen from "a group of highly meritorious candidates." Professor duBois will present the Faculty Research Lecture next spring.

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.


Qualifying Exams

Emily Kugler - April 27, 2005 (also received an MA in Literatures in English)

Raymond Salcedo - April 1, 2005 (also received an MA in Literatures in English)



Laura Moriarty, Mark Nowak, Peter Gizzi, Elizabeth Willis, and Ali Liebegott will be reading in May.

Emory B. Elliott

Professor of English
Director, Center for Ideas and Society
University of California, Riverside


"Aesthetics, Politics, and Art and the American Novel"

Thursday, May 5, 2005 – 4:00 pm                                      deCerteau Room, 155 Literature Building

see details @ Literature Current Events website


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

This event is free and open to the public.
On-site registration: Great Hall, May 5th (evening) and 6th (8am)
Contact: Denise Khor: or (858) 822-5118

The Department of Literature
Faculty Lecture Series

Nicole Tonkovich

"Domestic Imperialism: Allotment, Sovereignty, and Subjectivity among the Nez Perces, 1889-1892”

Wednesday, May 11, 2005 - 12:00 noon
deCerteau Room, 155 Literature Building

Enikö Bollobás

"The Literary Text as Act and Dialogue: Presupposing and Performing Identities in James, Stein, H.D., Cather, and Barnes"

Wednesday, May 11, 2005 - 4:00 pm
deCerteau Room, 155 Literature Building

see details @ Literature Current Events website

Ann duCille

William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of the Humanities
Professor of English and African American Studies
Wesleyan University

"Anxious History and the Rise of Black Feminist Literary Studies”

Monday, May 16, 2005 – 4:00 pm
deCerteau Room – 155 Literature Building

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.

Literature has always been a catalyst for greater cross cultural understanding, and readers will have a chance to participate in these provocative monthly discussions facilitated by Marta Gonzales, a Ph.D candidate in the Department of Literature at the University of California, San Diego. El Camino A Tamazunchale/The Road to Tamazunchale is a profoundly human novel that deals creatively with death.

Participants who need copies of the book, available in either English or Spanish, may pick them up at the Linda Vista branch, or call to have a copy sent to another city library. To sign up, please call the Linda Vista branch at (858) 573-1399.

See the library news at .

Susan Willis

Program in Literature
Duke University

 "Quién es mas Macho? The Abu Ghraib Photos"

Thursday, May 19, 2005 – 4:00 pm
deCerteau Room, 155 Literature Building

see details @ Literature Current Events website

Frances Smith Foster
Charles Howard Candler Professor of English and Women’s Studies
Emory University

"(African American) Love and Marriage in the Time of Slavery"

Tuesday, May 24, 2005
4:00 pm deCerteau Room, 155 Literature Building

see details @ Literature Current Events website

Spring Celebration of the Arts Reading and Reception

Thursday, May 26th, 2005, 3:00 pm
deCerteau Room, 155 Literature Building

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!  



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.

The last deadline of this academic year for submission of Travel to a Scholarly Meeting Applications is June 1, 2005. These requests can be for conferences that are scheduled before June 30, 2005 and/or after July 1, 2005. Please remember, however, only one trip per fiscal year for any Senate member will be awarded. UCSD's fiscal year begins July 1 and ends June 30. APPLICATION FORMS are available at

Look for numerous other funding opportunities on the department's website at .