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  For complete info click   More awarded Clarion, the Teaching Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing Workshop program housed in the UCSD Department of Literature, a $25,000 matching grant  in support of the highly successful writers workshop. "We are thrilled to have's support," said Karen Joy Fowler, Clarion Foundation Chair and President...


New publications by Marcel Henaff, Rosaura Sánchez and Beatrice Pita, Lisa Lampert-Weissig, Pasquale Verdicchio, and Yingjin Zhang   More

The Department of Literature awarded seven PhDs during 2009-2010, six graduate students completed an MA, and seven graduate students completed qualifying exams.



New appointments for 2010-2011  include the Executive Committee: Chair, Oumelbanine Zhiri, Vice Chair, Roddey Reid, and Members , Milos Kokotovic, Lisa Lampert-Weissig, and Amelia Glaser, Affirmative Action Outreach: Jorge Mariscal as well as Section Heads and Advisors.


Prize-Winners Announced at the 2009-2010 Spring Celebration of the Arts and Honors Ceremony  held on Wednesday, June 9, 2010:

Stewart Prize in Poetry – Thomas Trudgeon
Milton H. Saier, Jr. Award in Fiction - Leon Baham
Burkhardt Honors Award – Stephanie Tsank
Sherley A. Williams Memorial Prize in Fiction – Suzan Merritt


Please join us in welcoming 12 new PhD students and 6 new MFA students to the Department of Literature.     More


Please welcome new Lecturers/Associates/Visiting Professors, and Staff.  More


Reese Erlich: Conversations with Terrorists: Middle East Leaders on Politics, Violence, and Empire
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
5:00-7:00 pm

Great Hall at International House



Korean Studies Speaker Series presents "Modern (Sub-Empires and Transnational Korea"


Nancy Abelmann, inaugural speaker
Monday, October 11, 2010
5:00-6:30 pm
Literature Building, Room 155 (deCerteau)



Tom Hayden: Students and Social Action in the Age of Obama
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Dolores Huerta/Philip Vera Cruz Room (Located on the 1st floor of the Student Center Expansion, behind AS Soft Reserves, near Mandeville coffee cart)

Free and open to the public

Tom Hayden was one of the best known student activists of the 1960s, a founding member of Students for a democratic Society (SDS), one of the Chicago 7, and both a California State Assemblyman and a California State Senator (1982-2000). He has taught at Pitzer College and Occidental College.

“Students and faculty must wrest control of the educational process from the administrative bureaucracy. They must make fraternal and functional contact with allies in labor, civil rights, and other liberal forces outside the campus” – Tom Hayden, Port Huron Statement (1962)

Sponsored by the Chicano/a~Latino/a Arts & Humanities Program (CLAH), the California Cultures Program, Revelle College, and the Department of Literature





Rachel Loden

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

4:30 pm

Visual Arts Performance Space





Seth Lerer

 Wednesday, October 13, 2010

4:30 - 6:00 pm

Visual Arts Facility: Performance Space


Clarion Writers' Workshop 2011 Announced

June 26 - August 6, 2011

UC San Diego


Featuring 2011 Writers in Residence, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, John Scalzi, Elizabeth Bear, David Anthony Durham, John Kessel, and Kij Johnson. Application period begins December 1, 2010 and runs through March 1, 2011. Click here for application and details.




Research Grant Proposals and Travel to Scholarly Meetings, The University of California Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI), Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), the Ina Coolbrith Memorial Poetry Prize, the Dan David Prize... More