José de Piérola
Amra Brooks -
LTWR 100 - Short Fiction
Liu May (2/1/07), sponsored by
José de Piérola presented a paper entitled “The Edge of
History: The Post Utopian Latin American Historical Novel” at the
Romance Studies Colloquium, University of Oregon in Eugene, October 19
Robert Emmet O’Leary – December 7, 2006 - Literatures in Spanish
Benjamin Balthaser – December 6, 2006 (also received an MA in Literatures in English)
UPDATE ON THIS SUMMER'S CLARION WORKSHOP
The Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers’ Workshop, the nation’s oldest and most respected program of its kind, has a new home at the University of California, San Diego, beginning with its 40th anniversary workshop, June 25 through August 3, 2007.
In welcoming the workshop, UC San Diego Dean of Arts and Humanities Michael Bernstein said, “We are delighted to partner with the Clarion Foundation in an endeavor that produces creative work of the highest quality. Our arts and humanities program, with its distinguished Department of Literature and vital collaborations with UCSD’s world-class scientists, provides an ideal environment for the preeminent Clarion Workshop.”
UCSD has named
Donald Wesling, professor emeritus of
English literature at UCSD and a highly respected teacher of
creative writing, as director of the Clarion program. The program will be administered in the university’s
Department of Literature, whose chair,
Don Wayne, said, “Nearly 50 per cent of our undergraduate majors are
in creative writing, and next fall we will be launching a new Master of Fine Arts in writing. The Clarion
partnership fits in perfectly with our goals.”
Clarion, founded in 1968 at Clarion State College in Pennsylvania was hosted at Michigan State University from 1972 through 2006. Kim Stanley Robinson, a Clarion board member and one of at least seven significant figures in science fiction and fantasy writing who are graduates of UCSD, said, “Moving to UCSD provides the long-term stability Clarion needs.”
The 2007 Clarion instructors and writers-in-residence will be Cory Doctorow, Karen Joy Fowler, Gregory Frost,
Ellen Kushner, Delia Sherman and Jeff VanderMeer. To learn more about the instructors and the history of the
workshop, visit http://clarion.ucsd.edu. Applications for the summer 2007 workshop will be available online
beginning January 31.
The New Writing Series is sponsored by the Dean of Arts
& Humanities, the Muir Provost,
Stephen Burt reviews new poetry (and books about poetry) frequently for a variety of publications in the United States and Britain, among them The New York Times Book Review, Boston Review, Poetry Review, The Times Literary Supplement, and the Yale Review. He has also edited for publication some posthumous writings of Randall Jarrell's, most recently Jarrell's lectures on W. H. Auden, available from Columbia University Press. Professor Burt also writes about rock music, comics, and genre fiction on occasion, or when asked.
Stephen Burt's books include Parallel Play (Graywolf, 2006), Popular Music (Colorado, 1999), and Shot Clocks: Poems for the WNBA (Harry Tankoos, 2006). His third book of criticism, Forms of Youth: Modern Poetry and Adolescence, will appear in 2007.
Sponsored by the Department of Literature, Contact: Rae Armantrout