March 2006 News

NEW PUBLICATIONS


Stephen Cox
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.

Babak Rahimi
"Sacrifice, Transcendence and the Soldier." Peace Review: A Journal of Social Justice 17 (2005):1-8.

Wai-lim Yip
"Why Daoism Today?" (Chinese version), Comparative Literature and World Literature, Special Collection of Essays on the Occasion of Professor Yu Daiyun's Birthday. Ed. Yang Naiqiao and Wu Xiaoming. Beijing: Beijing University Press, August 2005.

"In Search of Home Feeling" [lyrical prose]. Xin Yuanren (Ekaika-rasa). Taipei. (Autumn 2005).

Yingjin Zhang published a research article in Chinese:
“China’s New Urban Generation and Postsocialist Filmmaking since the Early 1990s.” Culture Asia: Asian Film and Culture Cooperation. Ed. Zhong Dafeng. Beijing: People’s Daily Press, 2005. 122-38.

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

Qualifying Exam

Isa Murdock – February 24, 2006

MARCH EVENTS

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!

Date: Thursday, March 2nd
Time: 2:00 p.m.

Azar Nafisi

Author of Reading Lolita in Tehran

Visiting Fellow at the Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)

Director of The Dialogue Project:
The Culture of Democracy in Muslim Societies


Thursday, March 2, 2006 at 7 pm
Hojel Auditorium at Institute of Americas
Deutz Room (Institute of Americas) - video feed room
Robinson Building Complex Auditorium at IR/PS - video feed room

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
ENTRANCE TICKETS REQUIRED - available at the UCSD Box Office (858) 534-8497

For more information (but not for tickets): e-mail ercmmw@ucsd.edu or call 858-534-4935

SPONSORED BY : Eleanor Roosevelt College -  Center for the Humanities - Critical Gender Studies Program - Dean of Arts and Humanities - Dean of Social Sciences - Department of Literature - Middle East Studies Program - University Communications - Women’s Center

UCSD Visual Arts Department Visiting Artist Lecture Series
In collaboration with UCSD Literature Department

Thursday, March 2, 7:00 pm
VAF Performance Space, Free

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

Sandra Lorenzano

Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana (UAM)
Mexico

Visiting Scholar, Department of Literature

"Caminos del arte y la memoria"
(en Espaňol)

Monday, March 6, 3:00 pm
deCerteau Room 155 Literature Building

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:

• Feb. 8: “The Dutchman” by LeRoi Jones (Amiri Baraka)
• Feb. 22: “Funnyhouse of a Negro” by Adrienne Kennedy
• March 8: “The Bluest Eye” by Toni Morrison

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.

Funding for “Reconceptualizing Blackness: the Black Arts Movement and Beyond” was provided by the California Center for the Book, an affiliate of the Library of Congress.

¡Contra la Guerra!

A READING OF ANTIWAR POETRY
ON THE THIRD ANNIVERSARY OF THE U.S. INVASION OF IRAQ

Monday, March 20, 2006

@Chicano Perk, National City
616 National City Blvd. National City, CA 91950



Presented by the Red CalacArts Collective and Project YANO, (619) 434-9036

Contact: Jorge Mariscal

UPCOMING EVENTS
Moustafa Bayoumi
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
deCerteau Room, 155 Literature Building

Sponsored by the Department of Literature, Department of Ethnic Studies, the Program for the Study of Religion, Critical Gender Studies, and Middle East Studies.

Contact: Lisa Lowe

Binder Lecture Series

Italian writer, critic, filmmaker, and translator

Gianni Celati

 "Federico Fellini and the Transformation of Italian Culture"


Tuesday, May 2, 2006 - 7:30 pm
Eleanor Roosevelt College Great Hall

reception to follow
free and open to the public – no reservations required

Elliott Memorial Lecture

Carlo Ginzburg
Franklin D. Murphy Professor of Italian Renaissance Studies UCLA

"Learning from the Enemy:
On the French Prehistory of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion"

Monday, May 8, 2006 - 7:30 pm
deCerteau Room, 155 Literature Building

Free and open to the public. Reception to follow.

New Writing Series
Spring 2006

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


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

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

OPPORTUNITIES
National Endowment for the Humanities

The NEH will be accepting applications for Fellowships and Faculty Research Awards between March 1 and May 1, 2006.

UC MEXUS

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


UCSD Academic Senate Funding


March 30 is next deadline for UCSD Academic Senate Research Grants and for Funds to Support Travel to a Scholarly Meeting.

April 28 is the next deadline for UCSD Academic Senate Bridge Program Funding.

For full details and application forms, go to http://www-senate.ucsd.edu/cor.htm

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.