January 2006 News


NEW PUBLICATIONS



Roddey Reid
Globalizing Tobacco Control: Anti-smoking Campaigns in California, France, and Japan. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, December 2005. (296 pages, 20 b&w photos)



Marta Sánchez
“Shakin’ Up” Race and Gender: Intercultural Connections in Puerto Rican, African American, and Chicano Narratives and Culture (1965–1995). Austin: University of Texas Press, January 2006. (224 pages, 3 line drawings) http://www.utexas.edu/utpress/excerpts/exsansha.html

   

Pasquale Verdicchio

Trans. The Southern Question. By Antonio Gramsci. 2nd Ed. Toronto: Guerica Editions, 2005.

        

Lisa Yoneyama ( two articles in English)
 “Liberation under Siege: U.S. Military Occupation and Japanese Women’s Enfranchisement.” American Quarterly 57.3 (September 2005): 885-910.

“On the Unredressability of U.S. War Crimes: Vietnam and Japan.” Amerasia Journal 31.2
(2005):140-44.

Yingjin Zhang published a research article in Chinese:
“Literary Theory and Cultural Studies: Recent Trends in American Comparative Literature.” Comparative Literature in China [Shanghai], 2005, no. 3: 125-39.
 

NEW LECTURERS

Babette Babich (Visiting Professor) - Literatures of the World
LTWL 176 – Literature and Ideas

Kimberly Boys - Spanish Section
LTAM 110 – Latin American Literature in Translation: Fantastic Literature

Diane D’Andrade - Writing Section
LTWR 107 – Writing for Children

Harriet Dodge - Writing Section
LTWR 110 – Screen Writing

Jean-Louis Morhange - French Section
LTFR 60A – French for Reading and Knowledge I

Halle Shilling - Writing Section
LTWR 8C – Writing Non-Fiction

Richard Taylor - Cultural Studies
LTCS 150 – Topics in Cultural Studies: War Representation and Censorship in American Media, 1939-Present

Cecilia Ubilla - Spanish Section
LTSP 174 – Topics in Culture and Politics: History, Art, Literature and Ideology

AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS

Sarah Shun-lien Bynum has received a 2006 Literature Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. Open to "published creative writers of exceptional talent," this major award goes to prose fiction writers and poetry writers in alternate years. Those honored with this year's prose fiction prize will also receive  a cash award of $20,000. http://www.nea.gov/grants/recent/06grants/Lit.html


Iris Ruiz
will be presenting a paper at the Conference on College Composition and Communications (4 Cs) in March. She has been awarded the Scholars for the Dream Award given to first time presenters. The title of her paper is: "Border Pedagogy or Contact Zone?"


TA Excellence Awards

Literature Department
Gabriela Nuñez

Muir College Writing Program
Lillian Atteridge
Margaret Fajardo
Melissa Hidalgo
Isa Murdock
David Najar
Ray Salcedo
Elizabeth Steeby
Karen Stuart

Making of the Modern World
Leslie Hammer
Laura Pierson


EXAMS & DEFENSES

PhD defense:

Stephen Cope – December 16, 2005
"The Poetics of Veracity: Collected Prose and Selected Papers of George Oppen" (Edited and Annotated with an Introduction and Afterward by Stephen Cope)

Qualifying Exams:

Marla Fuentes – December 8, 2005. MA in Literatures in English.
Axel Montepeque – December 7, 2005. MA in Spanish Literature.
Caitlin Yamamoto - December 8, 2005. MA in Literatures in English.

UPCOMING EVENTS


"Smart Publishing Decisions at a Challenging Time"
Ken Wissoker
Editor-in Chief
Duke University Press
http://www.dukeupress.edu

 Tuesday, January 31 - 2:00-3:30 pm
201 MCC (Communication)

Ken Wissoker, who has been the Editor-in-Chief at Duke University Press for a decade, will discuss the practicalities of finding a publisher and what to expect in the process. He will also consider issues such as how to think about one's manuscript or project as a book; how to shape the book so it will reach the widest audience; how a dissertation differs from a book manuscript and how to get from one to the other; and the different challenges of subsequent books. Additionally, he will discuss the fast-changing publishing landscape and the situation of scholarly publishing today and what that requires of us as scholars and authors.

This event is cosponsored by the Departments of Communication and Literature.
Contact
: Lisa Lowe

New Writing Series
Winter 2006

     
 Wed Jan 25
CLAUDIA RANKINE

Visual Arts Performance Space, 4:30 pm

Winner of an Academy of American Poets fellowship, Claudia Rankine is acclaimed for her poetry, a unique blend of essay, lyric and TV imagery.
          

Wed Feb 1
SUSAN WHEELER

Visual Arts Performance Space, 4:30 pm

Susan Wheeler, an award-winning poet, also has also written a novel. Toni Morrison has praised her work as "irresistible," and John Ashbery calls it "a treasure."
(Photo credit: Jonathan Furmanski)
        
Wed Feb 8
BRUCE BENDERSON

deCerteau Room, 155 Literature Building, 4:30 pm

Writer and translator Bruce Benderson recently became the first American to win the prestigious French literary prize, the Prix de Flore, for his memoir about erotic adventures in Rumania.
     
Thurs Feb 18
TOM RAWORTH

deCerteau Room, 155 Literature Building, 4:30 pm

British poet Tom Raworth, author of more than forty books, has been Resident Poet at King's College, Cambridge, and has taught at several universities, including the University of Cape Town and UCSD.
(Photo credit: Caroline Forbes)

      
Wed Feb 22
SHAHMUSH PARSIPUR

Visual Arts Performance Space, 4:30 pm

Shahrnush Parsipur was arrested several times for expressing her feminist views in Iran and imprisoned twice. She now continues her provocative writing as a political refugee in the US


THESE READINGS ARE SPONSORED BY THE DIVISION OF ARTS AND HUMANITIES,
THE MANDEVILLE SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARY, THE DEPARTMENT OF LITERATURE,
AND THE MUIR PROVOST’S HUMANITIES FUND.

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

For details, go to the New Writing Series website: http://literature.ucsd.edu/news/currentevents/writingseries.html

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

MAKING OF THE MODERN WORLD | WINTER 2006
a "short version" of the college's world civilization sequence

All lectures will be held at 7:00pm in the Great Hall, UCSD Eleanor Roosevelt College
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Wednesday, January 25, 2006
"The Idea of Tradition in Chinese Religion"
David K. Jordan, UCSD Professor Emeritus of Anthropology

Wednesday, February 1, 2006
"Exodus: Myth or History?"
Shawna Dolansky Overton, UCSD Lecturer in Religious Studies

Wednesday, February 8, 2006
"A City on a Hill (in the desert): Models of Christian Community from Constantine to George Bush" Matthew Herbst, UCSD Lecturer, Making of the Modern World

Wednesday, February 15, 2006
"The Medieval Church as Congregation and State"
Stanley Chodorow, UCSD Professor Emeritus of History and former Dean of Arts and Humanities

Wednesday, February 22, 2006
"Tracing cultural influence through language: English words with Arabic roots"
Janet Smarr, UCSD Professor of Theatre and Italian Studies
ALSO COMING IN FEBRUARY

Wednesday, February 1 - 3:00 pm
Monica Szurmuk
Contact: Jaime Concha

Thursday, February 9 - 7:00 pm
Spoken Word at the Museum: "Posts Respond to the Permanent Collection"
featuring David Antin and Eileen Myles

Contact: Rae Armantrout

Saturday, February 24 - all day
Michel deCerteau Conference
Contact: Lucinda Rubio-Barrick
OPPORTUNITIES
UCSD Center for the Humanities
The UCSD Center for the Humanities offers a number of competitive grants and fellowships for faculty and graduate students. Deadline: January 30, 2006. Graduate student proposals are due to Ana Minvielle by January 24, 2006.
2006-07 IICAS Research & Travel Grants
The Institute for International, Comparative, and Area Studies (IICAS) at UC San Diego is pleased to announce a competition for the following grant programs:

2006-07 Research Conference Grants
2006-07 Faculty Research Planning / Travel Grants
2006-07 Graduate Travel Grants
2006-07 Undergraduate Travel Grants

For general information, see http://iicas.ucsd.edu/research/grants/iicas_grants.php.

Academic Senate Grants for Travel to a Scholarly Meeting
The next deadline for Academic Senate travel grants is 2:00 pm on January 13.
http://www-senate.ucsd.edu/cor/calls/gctravel.htm
UC Pacific Rim Research
Proposals must be submitted to a campus committee before going to the Office of the President. The UCSD campus deadline is January 17, 2006.
http://www.ucop.edu/research/pacrim/

UC MEXUS
The 2006 UC MEXUS call for proposals is available now. The deadline for faculty and dissertation grants is March 27, 2006. Small grant deadlines are February 6, June 5, and October 2, 2006. UCMEXUS-CONACYT grant deadlines are April 3, 2006.
For full details, please see http://www.ucmexus.ucr.edu/

Numerous other funding opportunities are available on the department's funding opportunities website, http://literature.ucsd.edu/funding/