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Geoff Ryman, renowned science fiction author,  has joined the Department of Literature as Visiting Professor for fall quarter 2008. Ryman has won 14 awards for ten of his books and stories, the most recent his novel Air (2005), which won the John W. Campbell Memorial Award, the Arthur C. Clarke Award, the James W. Tiptree Memorial Award, the Sunburst Award and the British Science Fiction Award. Ryman has been nominated for the Hugo Award and the World Fantasy Award for his recent novelette Pol Pot’s Beautiful Daughter (Fantasy) (2006).


New Publications by Rae Armantrout, Michael Davidson, Cristina Rivera Garza, Katherine Shevelow, and Yingjin Zhang,  have new publications





Early Modern Center of the UC Santa Barbara invites paper proposals for the 2009 Winter Conference, Before Environmentalism.


Abstracts due December 9, 2008.

Conference: Friday, March 6, 2009 at UCSB

 Please direct any questions to  EMC Conference website, or contact Cat Zusky at  or Pax Hehmeyer at


UC Riverside has announced the Second Annual Eaton Science Fiction Conference, a short fiction contest.


University of California Riverside

April 30-May 3, 2009


Call for Essays and Creative Writing Projects: The Prindle Institute for Ethics at DePauw University

Undergraduate Ethics Symposium

April 9-11, 2009  

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Lisa Lowe has accepted to serve on the International Advisory Board of the Institute for Comparative Modernities at Cornell University.

Quincy Troupe was awarded a Reynolds Recognition for Career of Continuous Literary Excellence and Achievement by the University of Nebraska at Kearney Reynolds Chair on October 29, 2008.

Scott Boehm and Patrick Gleason presented papers...

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Learn about opportunities for studying abroad as a Literature major or minor from EAP representatives on November 17th from 3:30 -4:30 p.m. in the Literature Building, deCerteau Room.


Announcing the 2009 Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers’ Workshop at UC San Diego

June 28 to August 8, 2009

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Ph.D. Defense

Neel Ahuja - Cultures of Quarantine:  Race, U.S. Empire, and the Biomedical Discourse of National Security, 1893-1960, October 28, 2008


Qualifying Exam

Sabrina Starnaman – October 13, 2008


New Writing Series: Aaron Kunin
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
4:30 p.m.
Visual Arts Facility Performing Space, UCSD





David Brin, Award-Winning Science Fiction Author: Guest Lecturer - LTWL 124

Thursday, November 6, 2008


Cognitive Science 001


1st Annual Gracia Molina de Pick Latina Feminisms Lecture Series:

Dr. Dionne Espinosa: Out of the Movement Kitchen: Women's Activism in Chicano Movement Organizations and the Rise of Chicana Feminisms
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Cross-Cultural Center (NEW Price Center East 2nd Floor)
Free Event!!


2008 Conference: Latino literature/La literatura latina II

Thursday - Saturday, November 6-8, 2008

UC Santa Cruz



Joint Seminar: Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies, Center for Iberian and Latin American Studies (CILAS), Mexican Oral Traditions and Cultural Identity

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


Deutz Room, IOA Complex, UC San Diego

Host Beatriz Mariscal Hay is a guest scholar at the Center and in the Department of Literature.


New Writing Series: Wreckage of Reason: An anthology of Contemporary XXperimental Prose by Women Writers

Featuring Debra DiBlasi, Amina Cane, Cris Mazza and Lynie Browne

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

4:30 p.m.
Visual Arts Facility Performing Space, UCSD







Creating the Spanish Civil War Audiovisual Archive:  A Report from the Field

Luis Martin-Cabrera to discuss efforts to build Spanish Civil War Memory Archive

Thursday, November 13, 2008

4:00 p.m.

UC San Diego Geisel Library


Robert Hillary King: From the Bottom of the Heap: The Angola 3 and the American Prison Plantation

Monday, November 17, 2008


Price Center East Ballroom

Book Signing and Dessert Reception immediately following at the Cross Cultural Center


Works in Progress Graduate Colloquium: UNRULY GENDER.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
2:00-3:00 p.m.
Literature Building, Room 155( deCerteau)
Reception to follow in Room 138 (Lettau)

Panelists: Michelle Stuckey, Caralyn Bialo, Alvin Ka Hin Wong

Vernor Vinge, Award-Winning Science Fiction Author: Guest Lecturer - LTWL 124

Thursday, November 20, 2008


Cognitive Science 001


UCSD Chinese Studies 2008-2009 Lecture Series
Ban Wang (Stanford University): Right, Social Movement, and the Chinese Revolution

Thursday, November 20, 2008


Literature Building, Room 155 (deCerteau)


Anna Brickhouse: En esto me e engañado: Translation, History, and Hemispheric
American Studies

Friday, November 21, 2008

Literature Building, Room 155 (deCerteau)





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