March 2006 News
The New Testament and Literature. Chicago: Open Court, 2006. 394 pages http://www.opencourtbooks.com/books_n/new_testament.htm
“Fruitless Controversies.” Liberty 19 (October 2005), 23-29, 36. Motives and effects of argument.
“Historians’ Triumphs.” Liberty 19 (December 2005), 35-42. History as literature in works by B. C. Brundage, William Cronon, David Hackett Fischer, Francis Parkman, William O. Scroggs, and Hugh Thomas.
"In Search of Home Feeling" [lyrical prose]. Xin Yuanren (Ekaika-rasa). Taipei. (Autumn 2005).
Yingjin Zhang published a research
article in Chinese:
AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS
Michael Grattan will be presenting a paper entitled "Henry Savile’s 'Curious' Pencil and the Pre-texts to Tacitus’ Histories" at a conference for The Renaissance Society of America. The conference runs from March 23th to the 26th in San Francisco.
Hellen Lee has accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Multi-Ethnic Literatures in the English Department at California State University, Sacramento.
Lisa Lowe, along with Saree Makdisi, Bill Ashcroft, and Ghassan Hage, will give one of the keynote addresses at "Edward Said: Debating the Legacy of a Public Intellectual," a conference in memory of Edward Said at the Australian National University, March 14-16, 2006.
Babak Rahimi has been in the news. His opinion piece entitled "Why many Muslims are angry" was published in the San Diego Union-Tribune on February 10, and he was quoted in a February 16 Chicago Tribune article entitled "Radical cleric well-placed to influence Iraqi politics" by Tribune foreign correspondent Liz Sly.
Shelley Streeby is this year's recipient of the Chancellor's Associates Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching.
EXAMS & DEFENSES
Isa Murdock – February 24, 2006
GRADUATE STUDENT NOTICE
Come hear a panel of Literature faculty and ABD students talk about their qualifying experiences, from successful study and preparation strategies, to effective time management, to surviving the exam itself!
This colloquium is INVALUABLE for any and every student who is planning to qualify in the upcoming year. You will leave the session with a wealth of practical advice, as well as a sense of clarity and confidence about what to expect from an otherwise daunting process!
Thursday, March 2nd
Author of Reading Lolita
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
For more information (but not for
tickets): e-mail email@example.com
or call 858-534-4935
UCSD Visual Arts Department Visiting Artist
In collaboration with UCSD Literature Department
Thursday, March 2, 7:00 pm
A. L. Steiner
A. L. Steiner's photographic and video work is exhibited and published internationally and featured in the permanent collection of the Brooklyn Museum of Art. The work synthesizes the neurosis of the photographic snapshot format, its immature immediacy, in the guise of entertaining, and commenting on, the masses. Steiner lives in New York City, is a collective member of Chicks on Speed, is co-editor of Ridykeulous and teaches at The School of Visual Arts in NYC.
contact: Eileen Myles
Autonoma Metropolitana (UAM)
Visiting Scholar, Department of Literature
arte y la memoria"
6, 3:00 pm
Prof. Lorenzano, who holds a PhD from the University of Mexico (UNAM), has lectured extensively in Mexico, the US, and Europe. She is the author of several books, among them: Huellas de la memoria (in press) and Escrituras de sobrevivencia. Narrativa y autoritarismo (2000). The focus of her research is the study of memory in the cultural production of the southern cone (Argentina, Uruguay, Chile). She is a member of the Sistema Nacional de Investigadores (the National System of Researchers) in Mexico.
Contact: Max Parra
San Diego Public Library to Host Three-Part Book Discussion Series: “Reconceptualizing Blackness”
The San Diego Public Library will host a three-book discussion series entitled “Reconceptualizing Blackness: The Black Arts Movement and Beyond” in February and March.
Camille Forbes, Ph.D., a
professor of African American Literature at UCSD,
will facilitate these free discussions at
6:30 p.m. in the Wangenheim Room of the Central Library, located
at 820 E St., on the following dates:
Participants who would like to take advantage of
this unique opportunity to read and discuss the literature of
the era that directly followed the Harlem Renaissance and need
copies of the books may pick them up in the Literature Section
of the Central Library, or call 619-236-5816 to have copies sent
to a library branch.
¡Contra la Guerra!
A READING OF ANTIWAR POETRY
Monday, March 20, 2006
@Chicano Perk, National City
Contact: Jorge Mariscal
City University of New York - Brooklyn College
"The Shebab of Brooklyn: Life Writing in Post 9/11 Arab America"
Friday, April 14, 2006 - 4:00 pm
Contact: Lisa Lowe
Italian writer, critic, filmmaker, and translator
Elliott Memorial Lecture
"Learning from the Enemy:
Monday, May 8, 2006 - 7:30 pm
Free and open to the public. Reception to follow.
New Writing Series
Friday, April 7 – Ana Rossetti - Visual Arts Performance Space, 4:30 pm
Wednesday, April 12 – Rikki Ducornet - Visual Arts Performance Space, 4:30 pm
Tuesday, April 18 - Michael Kearns - Visual Arts Performance Space, 4:30 pm
Thursday, April 27 – Annie Finch - deCerteau Room, 155 Literature Building, 4:30 pm
Wednesday, May 10 – Kathryn Shevelow - Visual Arts Performance Space, 4:30 pm
Wednesday, May 17 – Holiday Reinhorn - Visual Arts Performance Space, 4:30 pm
Monday, May 22 – Ekiwah Adler--Beléndez - Visual Arts Performance Space, 4:30 pm
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
UCSD Instructional Improvement Program
UCSD Academic Affairs has circulated the 2006-207 call for instructional improvement proposals that would improve the quality of undergraduate education, impact many students, and enhance the interactions between faculty and students, particularly at the lower-division level. The deadline is Friday, April 7, 2006.