Rae Armantrout’s new book Next Life, Wesleyan University, December, 2007, has been named one of the 100 Notable Books of 2007 by the New York Times Book Review.


by Rosemary George, Marcel Henaff and Yingjin Zhang. [More]


Nathaniel Mackey, award-winning poet and Professor of Literature at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), is the recipient of the 2007 Roy Harvey Pearce/Archive for New Poetry Prize.


Call for Proposals: The Faculty Career Development Program for 2008-2009 is announced.

Patrick Gleason is honored with the the J. Golden Taylor Award, Marcel Henaff was invited to Italy to attend a conference of one of the major Teachers’ Union, Margaret Loose presented a paper entitled “Teaching the Aesthetic in Working-Class Fiction” at the annual conference of the North American Victorian Studies Association in Victoria, BC, Canada and John Rieder presented a paper entitled "The Spectral Materiality of Disability in Lars von Trier's _The Kingdom_," .    [More]

Our new graduate students: Isabel Cadenas Canon, Gabriela Cazares, Jennie Daniels, Jodi A. Eisenberg, Mary Eyring, Jason Farr, Sally M. Giles, Patrick Gleason, Joo Ok Kim, Xiangyang Liu, Maria Munoz, Lenna Odeh, Cindy Pinhal, John Rieder, Violeta Sanchez, Gabriela Santizo, Katharine Slater,
Lisa Thomas, Allison Winston. [More]

Some Literature Department graduate students launched an Asian Studies Group last year. One of the Group's goals is to create a network among Literature graduate students who work on (broadly defined) *Asian Studies* as their field. We have Brown Bag series on diverse topics -- from work-in-progress research papers of members to research methodology -- each quarter. We are open to anyone in the Lit Department. If you are interested in joining the group, please email this quarter's contact person,
Su Yun.

A $100,000 Matching Gift has been pledged to support UC San Diego's Series of Public Talks on Religion and Society.

The UC San Diego Department of Literature will begin accepting applications for the 2008 Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers’ Workshop on January 2, 2008.

New Writing Series with Nathaniel Mackey
Geisel Library in the Seuss Room - December 7, 2007 - 4:00 p.m. - Reception to follow

Behind the Scenes of Growing Activism: People's History of UC San Diego
with Jorge Mariscal and David Pellow (airing in December on UCSD TV).

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