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Announcing the 2009 Clarion Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers’ Workshop

June 28 - August 8


Applications accepted online January 2 – March 1. The 2009 writers in residence: Holly Black, Larissa Lai, Robert Crais, Kim Stanley Robinson, Elizabeth Hand, and Paul Park.

Todd Kontje, Scott Boehm,
Roddey Reid,  Megan Wesling, and  Wai-lim Yip have published ...




Todd Kontje has been elected to a five-year term on the Executive Committee of the MLA Division on Late 19th- and Early 20th-century German Literature (2009-14).

Sabrina Starnaman was accepted for the New Research in Cultural Studies seminar at the CSA in April 2009.


Edwige Tamalet Talbayev presented a paper entitled Global Encounters: Trans-Mediterranean Poetics at the Crossroads at the MLA Convention in San Francisco... More



Shira Scott, Graduate Coordinator. Shira comes to the Literature Department from SDSU where she has been admitting and advising graduate Business students for eight years. She was an advisor at USIU/Alliant University, has taught undergraduate courses, and has been a housing office administrator. Shira has a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Communications from CSU Long Beach. Shira lives with her husband, a Physical Therapist at Scripps Clinic, two children, the dog Oliver, and Kettana the cat. Shira is happy to join the staff and thanks all the faculty, staff, and students, who have stopped by to welcome her. “I look forward to our many interactions in the future.”

Veronica Gonzalez – (WRITING)Lecturer – LTWR 104 (The Novella) Winter 2009


Jericho Brown, Amity Gaige, Graham Foust, Lisa Robertson, Miranda Mellis


New Writing Series: Fall 2008-09 - Podcasts
* Sarah Bynum
* Sesshu Foster
* Aaron Kunin



Ph.D. Awarded

Junghyun Hwang – Specters of the Cold War in America’s Century: The Korean War and Transnational Politics of National Imaginaries in the 1950’s, December 3, 2008

M.A Awarded – Spanish Literature
Amanda Birmingham – Mis(s) Education: Locating Female Subjectivity and Resistance in the Spanish University, December 8, 2008

Qualifying Exam Completed
Tania Jabour – December 11, 2008 (also received M.A. in Literatures in English)






Sussan Babaie: Problematizing Modernity in Persian Visual Culture:

Pictures and Performance in Contemporary Arts

Thursday, January 15, 2009
 5:00 p.m.
 Literature Building 155, (deCerteau)


Silhouette City

Friday, January 16, 2008

7:00 p.m.

The Price Center Theatre




Kari Elizabeth Hong: For the Bible Tells Me So: A Legal History of Religion and the Institution of Marriage

Thursday, January 22, 2009

4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Cross-Cultural Center


Communidad Room, 2nd Floor, Price Center East


UCSD Chicano(a)/Latino(a) Concilio: Winter Retreat  
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Oceanview Lounge, Marshall College
Continental Breakfast Provided!




UC San Diego: Winter 2009 Career Workshops and Events for Master's and PhD Students hosted by the Career Services Center, various due dates

UC Irvine, Department of Comparative Literature Graduate Students invite submissions for Politics of Crisis, due January 15, 2009

Mellow Postdoctoral Fellow: Department of Modern Culture and Media, Brown University: Due January 30, 2009


NYU/Columbia University Graduate Student Conference - Call for Papers: Crisscrossing, April 2009: Due February 2, 2009


The Institute for Humanities Research at Arizona State University: Humanities Fellowships—Spring 2010 Utopias/Dystopias and Social Transformation: Due March 2, 2009 

IICAS 2nd annual Student Competition for Human Rights Fellowships. Due March 9, 2009


Harvard's Summer Program in Munich for 2009




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