Spring Celebration of the Arts - Student Reading and Reception
The winners of the Stewart Prize in Poetry and the Milton Saier Award for Fiction will be announced at this annual celebration recognizing the talents of Department of Literature [More]


IN MEMORIAM Diego Catalán Menéndez Pidal 
(Madrid, September 1928- April 9, 2008)


When Diego Catalán arrived at UCSD in 1970, he brought with him a very solid academic trajectory in the fields of Medieval Spanish History and Literature and the History of the Spanish language, but most of all, he brought with him his limitless knowledge and love for the Romancero, the ballads that have lived in the collective memory of Spanish, Portuguese and Judeo-Spanish speaking peoples in Spain, Portugal, Latin America and in the Sephardic communities of Northern Morocco, the Balkans, Turkey and the Near East. [More]

by Todd Kontje, Max Parra,  Babak Rahimi,  Wai-lim Yip, and Yingjin Zhang




The Spring 2008 New Writing Series continues!


Wednesday, May 7 - Kamau Daaood

Wednesday, May 14 - Camille F. Forbes

Lawrence Baron: Der Unbekannte Soldat
(The Unknown Soldier)

Monday, May 5, 2008
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Social Sciences Building (SSB), Rm 104


The Burke Lectureship in Religion and Society presents
Khaled Abou El Fadl, The Omar and Azmeralda Alfi Professor of Law at UCLA Law School
Islamic Law and the Challenge of Islamophobia
Monday, May 5, 2008

8:00 p.m.
Price Center Ballroom B at UCSD


Kamau Daaood
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
4:30 p.m.
UCSD Visual Arts Facility


Theodore Gonzalves

Thursday, May 8, 2008

6:00 p.m.
Cross Cultural Center


University of California

Disabilities Studies: Technology, Pedagogy, Disciplinarity

Friday, May 9, 2008 - 10:00 - 5:00 p.m.

   Price Center, Gallery A

Saturday, May 10, 2008 - 10:00 - 3:00 p.m.

   Faculty Meeting: MCC Room 201

Saturday, May 10, 2008 - 11:00 - 2:00 p.m.

   Graduate Students: MCC Room 133


New Writing Series: Camille F. Forbes
Wednesday, May 14, 2008

4:30pm - Visual Arts Facility Performing Space


Christianities and Genealogies of Empire Conference / Workshop

Saturday, May 17, 2008

9:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Eucalyptus Point Conference Building at UCSD


Patrick Patterson, UC San Diego: Sonnenallee
Monday, May 19, 2008

6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Social Sciences Building (SSB), Room 104

 UCSD Department of Literature Graduate Student Colloquium

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Literature Building, Room 155 (deCerteau)


George Varga: Rise of Rock Journalism

Thursday, May 22, 2008

11:00 a.m.

Literature Building, Room 155 (deCerteau)


Sara Castro-Klarens: Transatlantic Studies and National Literatures

Thursday, May 22, 2008

4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Literature Building, Room 155 (deCerteau)


Ray Boudreaux and Henry Jones:

A Legacy of Torture: The San Francisco 8 and the Domestic Police State
Friday, May 23, 2008
3:00—5:30 p.m.
Literature Building, Room 155 (deCerteau)


Spring Celebration of the Arts Reading and Reception
Wednesday, May 28th, 2008, 3:00 p.m.
Literature Building, Room 155, (deCerteau)

UCSD Department of Literature Graduate Students Present Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o

Distinguished Professor

Director, International Center for Writing and Translation, University of California, Irvine

Thursday and Friday, May 29 and 30, 2008

4:00 p.m. Talk

6:00 p.m. Reception




MA Degree
Eunjeong Choi – March 17, 2008 – MA Literatures in English



Call for Abstract: The Modernist Mediterranean
Abstracts are sought for a proposed panel for the 10th Annual Conference of the Modernist Studies Association in Nashville, Tennessee, November 13-16, 2008. Please send 250-word abstracts and a short biographical note to Edwige Tamalet Talbayev  by May 5, 2008.


Call for Proposals: California Cultures in Comparative Perspective: Graduate Student Fellowships, Summer 2008

The UCSD California Cultures in Comparative Perspective announces a call for proposals for summer graduate student funding, deadline May 5, 2008. Fellowship recipients will receive stipends of $3,000 to be awarded Summer 2008.




Su Yun Kim has accepted a 2-year post-doctoral fellowship in Korea/Korean Diaspora at Hamilton College, beginning Fall 2008.

John Rieder presented a paper entitled Film Form, Built Space, and the Project of Modernity in My Architect at the April 11-12, 2008 (Dis)junctions: 15th Annual Humanities Conference. University of California, Riverside.

Edwige Tamalet Talbayev organized and chaired a pilot seminar in comparative literature entitled The Politics of Global Modernism: Revisiting Colonial Modernity at the 39th Northeast MLA Annual Convention in Buffalo, NY, April 10-13, 2008. She also presented a paper, Traduit du Silence: Jean El Mouhoub Amrouche's Poetics of Exile. Edwige also received two awards from the NeMLA: a travel grant to attend the conference and one of the eight NeMLA summer fellowships, which support the summer research of graduate students and untenured junior faculty.

Oumelbanine Zhiri has been selected to participate in the NEH Summer Institute, The Medieval Mediterranean and the Emergence of the West, to take place in Barcelona, Spain, from June 30 through July 25, 2008.