Scott Boehm
"Privatizing Public Memory: The Price of Patriotic Philanthropy and the Post-9/11 Politics of Display." American Quarterly 58:4 (December 2006): 1147-1167.

José de Piérola
“In the Belly of the Night” [short story]. A Public Space 1.3 Ed. Brigid Hughes. New York, 2006.
«Escribir sobre la guerra» [personal essay]. Libros & Artes. No. 16-17. Lima, 2006.

Todd Kontje
"Exotic Heimat: Province, Nation, and Empire in Thomas Mann's Buddenbrooks." German Studies Review 29 (2006): 495-514.

Stephen Potts
"Rebel, Superman, Bull Goose Loony: The Hero as Adolescent." Northwest Review (Jan 2007).

Yingjin Zhang
Yingjin Zhang published a new book in Chinese: Dianying de shijimo huajiu? Haolaiwu, lao Shanghai, xin Taibei [Fin-de-siècle nostalgia? Hollywood, old Shanghai, new Taipei ]. Changsha, China: Hunan Fine Arts Press, 2006. The book contains 13 articles and dozens of illustrations.

Amra Brooks - LTWR 100 - Short Fiction
Harry Dodge - LTWR 110 - Screen Writing
Yelena Furman - LTRU 110B - Russian & Soviet Literature, 1860-1917
Susan Kirkpatrick - LTSP 123 - Topics in Modern Spanish Culture
Chris Kraus - LTWR 126 - Workshops in Creative Non-Fiction
Ali Liebegott - LTWR 102 - Poetry
Fred Randel - LTEN 125C - Second Generation Romantic Poets
Halle Shilling - LTWR 008C - Writing Non-Fiction
Kimberly (Boys) Vinall - LTSP 177 - Literary and Hist Migrations
Ziony Zevit - LTWL 138 - Critical Religion Studies


Liu May (2/1/07), sponsored by Wai-Lim Yip
John Peradotto (1/15/07), sponsored by Anthony Edwards


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 -21, 2006.

Elizabeth Findlay presented a paper entitled: "Silent Voices: Female Written Confessions" at the BSECS (British Society of Eighteenth Century Studies) conference at Oxford University in England on Jan 4, 2007.

Edwige Tamalet Talbayev presented a paper entitled "L'Ecole d'Alger in the 1930s: Transnational Identification and the case for a Mediterranean Poetique de la Relation" at the international colloquium on "Boundaries and Limits of Postcolonialism: Anglophone, Francophone, Global", FSU, Tallahassee, Florida, November 30-December 2, 2006. The colloquium was organized by the Florida State University Winthrop-King Institute for French and Francophone Studies in association with the Society for Francophone Postcolonial Studies (UK and Ireland).


MA Degree

Robert Emmet O’Leary – December 7, 2006 - Literatures in Spanish
“The figure of the Indiano in the Desengaños Amorosos of María de Zayas”

Qualifying Exam

Benjamin Balthaser – December 6, 2006 (also received an MA in Literatures in English)


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.”

 Donald Wesling

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 Applications for the summer 2007 workshop will be available online beginning January 31.


Wednesday, Jan 17, 4:30 pm
Visual Arts Performance Space
Alena Hairston (“Elen Gebreab”)

Alena Hairston’s work has won various prizes and appears in Callaloo, dANDelion, BathHouse, nocturnes (re)view, and other outlets. A RISCA Poetry Fellow and a Cave Canem Fellow, Alena won Persea Books’ Lexi Rudnitsky Poetry Prize for her collection The Logan Topographies. She currently teaches at Solano College in Fairfield, CA.

Wednesday, Jan 24, 4:30 pm,Visual Arts Performance Space
Steve Burt

Stephen Burt's books include Parallel Play (Graywolf, 2006), Popular Music (Colorado, 1999), and Shot Clocks: Poems for the WNBA (Harry Tankoos, 2006). His essays and reviews appear widely in Britain and America, and his third book of criticism, Forms of Youth: Modern Poetry and Adolescence, will appear in 2007. He teaches at Macalester College in St Paul, MN.

The New Writing Series is sponsored by the Dean of Arts & Humanities, the Muir Provost,
the Department of Literature, and Mandeville Special Collections.

Stephen Burt,  “Inside Secrets of Book Reviewing”

Associate Professor of English
Macalester College
Thursday, January 25, 2007, 12:30 – 2:00 pm
deCerteau Room, 155 Literature Building

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