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                                                                                                C E N T E R F O R C U LT U R A L S T U D I E S W I N T E R 2 O O 5

                                                                              A PUBLIC FORUM ON THE

Sexuality in
Psychoanalysis:                                                                     Presidency,
Primal Scenes,
Phantasm, Drive
Saturday, March 12 / Oakes 105

 THIS CONFERENCE brings together scholars from the
 U.S. and Europe to address key concepts in Freud’s
 theory of sexuality. In asking whether or how they may
 be extended from the psychic domain to the sphere                                                                                 AND
 of cultural production, such as literature and film, the

 conference will explore one of the most significant
‘returns’ to Freud in the work of the psychoanalyst and                        Thursday, January 13 / 7 PM                      his meeting will focus on agendas for analysis and political work during the second G.W. Bush administration.
 theorist Jean Laplanche.
                                                                               Classroom Unit ll                                William Bennett is not the only powerful Republican who has found in the election a mandate for a successful
PROGRAM                                                                                                                         conclusion to the culture wars, whose targets include higher education. We in the university will probably
                                                                               A NGELA DAVIS
8:45 AM         Coffee                                                                                                          have no choice but to join this battle. But much more is at stake than an assault on universities. The coming
9:15 AM         David Marriott, Introduction                                   SUSAN HARDING
                                                                                                                                years may see continued crisis in the conduct of U.S. foreign policy and a speeding up of political and economic

9:45 AM         John Fletcher                                                  RONNIE LIPSCHUTZ
                                                                                                                   restructuring in the U.S. We want to begin a discussion at UC Santa Cruz that can lead to a better understanding of the
                Traumatic Scenographies:
                Freud, Sophocles, Shakespeare,                                 GEORGE LIPSITZ                      present, of the new shape of politics, and of what we can do.
                                                                               ROBERT MEISTER                                This forum is intended to foster better analysis of and fresh thinking about the nature of political power, the new
11:00 AM Break
                                                                               HELEN E MOGLEN                      political role of evangelical Christianity, the cluster of issues and obfuscations represented by the term “values,” the limits
11:15 AM Vicky Lebeau
                Strange Contracts: Elfriede Jelinek’s                          MANUEL PASTOR                       and possibilities of elections and electoral politics, the culture wars, the political and economic character of the present
                The Piano Teacher
                                                                               ALAN RICHARDS                       orientation, the contestation over the Hispanic vote, the mounting assault on women’s rights, the threat to the principle
12:30 PM Lunch
                                                                                                                   of equality, the accelerated push toward privatization and the ownership of risk, the anti-gay/lesbian mobilization, the
1:30 PM         Teresa de Lauretis                                             CHRIS CONNERY
                The Queer Space of the Drive                                                                       political character of popular culture and the media, and many more topics.
2:45 PM         Paola Mieli                                                                                                  Our speakers, from the departments of American Studies, Anthropology, Environmental Studies, History of
                The Practice of Incompleteness
                                                                                                                   Consciousness, Latin American and Latina/o Studies, Literature, and Politics, have wide-ranging expertise in these and
4:00 PM         Break
4:30 PM         Leo Bersani                                                                                        other areas, and have generously offered to help us stimulate discussion of the issues we face. We all recognize that slogans,
                Sexual Fantasy and the Aesthetic                                                                   repetition of familiar truths, and affirmations of our political virtues will not be enough. We need good, deepening, and
5:45 PM         Reception                                                                                          continuing analysis, serious discussion about mobilization and politics, and new thinking.

NOTES ON PARTIC I PA N T S                                                                                         Our panelists will give short presentations, followed by panel discussion and audience participation.

Leo Bersani , Professor Emeritus of French
at UC Berkeley, is the author of The Freudian Body:
Psychoanalysis and Art (1986), The Culture of                                 P OPULARIZING A SIA P ACIFIC A MERICAS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                           P R O G RA M
Redemption (1990), and Homos (1995). With Ulysse
Dutoit he has coauthored Arts of Impoverishment:
Beckett, Rothko, Resnais (1993), The Forms of                                 A GRADUATE STUDENT CONFERENCE
Violence: Narrative in Assyrian Art and Modern                                February 11- 12 / Oakes Mural Room                                                                                      12:15 – 1:30 L UN CH B RE AK
Culture (1985), and Forms of Being: Cinema,
Aesthetics, Subjectivity (2004).                                                                                                                                                                      1:30 – 2:45
                                                                              This conference explores popular culture and the politics of              5 PM / OAKES MURAL ROOM
                                                                                                                                                                                                      IMAGING ASIANS AND ASIAN
Teresa de Lauret i s , Professor of History                                   urban, modern, global identities. What roles have various                 5:00 – 6:30 KEYNO T E A D D R E S S           AMERICANS: LOCAL AND
of Consciousness at UC Santa Cruz, is the author of                                                                                                     Henry Yu                                      TRANSNATIONAL IDENTIFICATIONS
                                                                              forms of imagination and expression played in popularizing                University of British Columbia and UCLA
Alice Doesn’t: Feminism, Semiotics, Cinema (1984),
                                                                              the broadly construed spaces and inhabitants of “Asia                     Is Tiger Woods Asian? War, Sports,            Kelly Vaughn Education, Stanford University
Technologies of Gender: Essays on Theory, Film,                                                                                                         and the Marketing of Culture
                                                                              Pacific Americas”? What forms of cultural practices,                                                                     Hen Chiang and Hip Hop: Identity
and Fiction (1987), The Practice of Love: Lesbian
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Markers and Cultural Bridges among
Sexuality and Perverse Desire (1994), and Figures of                          knowledge, and differences are created, articulated, and                  6:30 RECEPTION                                Asian Immigrant Students in an
Resistance (forthcoming).                                                     distributed through processes of reifying, exoticizing, eth-                                                            American High School
John Fletcher , Senior Lecturer in English                                    nicizing, interpreting, reinventing, and ordering? How
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Emily Cheng Literature, UC San Diego
at the University of Warwick (UK), is the leading                             has popular culture been entangled with the discourses of                                                               Alien Abduction or Alien Adoption:
translator and interpreter of Laplanche in English.
                                                                              nationalism, colonialism, identity, gender, ethnicity, or race?           9 AM – 6:30 PM / OAKES MURAL ROOM             Family, Race, and Citizenship in
He has edited a major collection of Laplanche’s                                                                                                                                                       Disney’s Lilo and Stitch
metapsychological papers, Essays on Otherness                                 The conference will feature faculty and graduate students                 9:00 – 9:15 WELCO M E
(1999), with a comprehensive introduction, coedited                           from nine institutions in the U.S., Canada, and Japan.                                                                  Kotaro Nakagaki
the dossier Jean Laplanche: Seduction, Translation,                                                                                                     9:30 – 10:45                                  Tokiwa University, Japan

Drives (1992), and guest-edited “Laplanche and the                                                                                                      PLAYING “COOL” AND “HIP” IN                   Representations of “Japan” in
                                                                              NOTES ON KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:                                                THE AGE OF GLOBAL MARKETING                   Post-1980s U.S. Films and Fiction
Theory of Seduction,” New Formations (no. 48, 2002-
2003). He is completing a book on “primal scenes”                                                                                                       Jin Suh Jirn Literature, UC Santa Cruz
                                                                              A n d re w F. J o n e s is Associate Professor in the                                                                   3:00 – 4:45
in psychoanalysis, film, and literature.                                                                                                                 What’s So Cool About Asian Cool?              POPULARIZING THE “NATIVE”
                                                                              East Asian Languages and Cultures Department at UC                                                                      AND “EXOTIC”
Vicky Lebeau , Senior Lecturer in English                                                                                                               Stephanie H. Chan
                                                                              Berkeley. His research interests include music, sonic
at the University of Sussex (UK), is the author of                                                                                                      English, San Jose State University            Dina El Dessouky Literature, UC Santa Cruz
Psychoanalysis and Cinema (2002), and Lost Angels:                            culture, media technology, modern and contemporary                        The Limits of Hip: Examining Popular          Riding the Wave Back to Tahiti: Tahitian
Psychoanalysis and Cinema (1994), and the editor                              fiction, children’s literature, and the cultural history of                Asian American Women’s Fiction                Reactions to Surfing’s Popularization
of “The Ruins of Childhood,” New Formations
                                                                              the Republican period. He is the author of Yellow Music:                  Alexander Lee
(no. 41, 2001). Her current book in progress is                                                                                                                                                       Matthew J. Moore
titled “The Anxiety of the Image.”                                            Media Culture and Colonial Modernity in the Chinese                       B.A. Ethnic Studies, UC San Diego             History of Consciousness, UC Santa Cruz
                                                                                                                                                        Ngo si Sui (Who am I?): Race, Culture,        The Spread of Surfing:
                                                                              Jazz Age (Duke, 2001), coeditor of a special issue of posi-
Dav id Marriott , Associate Professor of                                                                                                                and Social Movements in the Films of         “Hawai´i’s Royal Sport”
History of Consciousness at UC Santa Cruz, is the                             tions: east asia cultures critique entitled “The Afro-Asian               Jackie Chan
author of On Black Men (2000), Letters to Langston                            Century,” and translator of literary works by Yu Hua and                                                                Shelly Chan History, UC Santa Cruz
                                                                                                                                                        11:00-12:15                                   Cooking up Cosmopolitan Vancouver:
(forthcoming), and several essays on race and                                 Eileen Chang.                                                             LITERARY LANDSCAPING                          The Marco Polo Theatre Restaurant
psychoanalysis, as well as Lative, Dogma, and other
                                                                                                                                                                                                      in the 1960s-70s
poetry chapbooks.                                                                                                                                       Grace Yeh English, UCLA
                                                                              H e n r y Yu is Associate Professor in the Department of                  Orienting Chicanos in Oscar Zeta
Paola Mieli is a practicing psychoanalyst                                                                                                                                                             Shige Suzuki Literature, UC Santa Cruz
                                                                              History at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver,                 Acosta’s The Revolt of the Cockroach          Japanese Cyberpunk Anime and
in New York City. Co-founder and president of
                                                                                                                                                        People                                        Techno-orientalism
the Après-Coup Psychoanalytic Association and                                 Canada, and in the Department of History at UCLA,
member of Le Cercle Freudien (Paris), she is on the                           where he is also a faculty member of the Asian American                   Stephan Sohn English, UC Santa Barbara        5:00 – 6:30 KEYNOTE ADDRESS
faculty of the Lacanian School of Psychoanalysis
                                                                              Studies Center. Professor Yu is working on trans-Pacific                   The Post Asian American in the City
in Berkeley and of the School of Visual Arts in New                                                                                                     of Angels: The Destabilization of Asian       Andrew Jones UC Berkeley
York. Among her publications are “Femininity and                              migration, as well as on a book entitled “How Tiger                       American Identity in the Commodified           Playthings of History: the Child as
the Limits of Theory” (web), Actualité de l’hystérie                          Woods Lost His Stripes.” His most recent book, Thinking                   Urbanscape of Karen Tei Yamashita’s           Commodity in Republican China
(Paris, 2002) and the coedited Being Human: The                                                                                                         Tropic of Orange
                                                                              Orientals: Migration, Contact, and Exoticism in Modern
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Sponsored by the Asia-Pacific-Americas Research Cluster of
Technological Extensions of the Body (2000).
                                                                              America (Oxford, 2001), received the Norris and Carol                     Veronica Kirk-Clausen                         the Center for Cultural Studies with cosponsorship from the IHR
                                                                                                                                                        Literature, UC Santa Cruz                     APARC Website: www2.ucsc.edu/aparc/aparc.htm
Sponsored by the Psychoanalysis and Sexuality Research Unit of the IHR, the   Hundley Prize for Most Distinguished Book of 2001
                                                                                                                                                        The Palimpsest as a Literary Technique        Coordinator: Shelly Chan, spchan@ucsc.edu
Siegfried B. and Elisabeth Mignon Puknat Literary Studies Endowment, and      from the American Historical Association’s Pacific Coast                   for Popularizing Asia Pacific Americas
the Institute for Advanced Feminist Research
                                                                                                    C E N T E R F O R C U LT U R A L S T U D I E S W I N T E R 2 O O 5

   Queer Mediations

   Saturday, February 26 / 1 PM – 5 PM / College 8, Room 240

   Recent years have witnessed an explosion in mass-media representations of gays and lesbians.

   In response, this event engages issues of representation, spectatorship, and counter-practice.

Winter Activities
   B . RUBY RICH Queering Third Cinema
   A new generation of film and video artists has further refined the radical impulse of the original New
   Queer Cinema. Through the work of Lucrecia Martel, Julián Hernández, Ximena Cuevas, Diego Lerman,
   Apichatpong Weerasethaku and others, Rich charts the shape of an unexpected revival and considers the role
   of location in queer aesthetics.
   B. Ruby Rich has written widely on queer film and video as well as on Latin American cinema in GLQ, The
   Nation, The Guardian, Village Voice, and The Advocate. She is the author of Chick Flicks: Theories and                                                                              OCEANA
                                                                                                                                                                                       OC ANA
   Memories of the Feminist Film Movement (Duke, 1998) and is currently at work on The Rise and Fall of
   the New Queer Cinema (NYU, forthcoming). In 2004 she joined the UC Santa Cruz faculty in Community                                                                                  Bark Cloth from Samoa, Tonga, Fiji, & the Marquesas Islands
                                                                                                                                                                                                          EXHIBIT / 15 February - 13 March 2005 / UCSC Women’s Center

   A M Y V I L L AREJOSavvy Queer TV                                                                                                                                                   This exhibit features tapa (bark cloth) from Samoa, Tonga, Fiji, and the Marquesas,
   With its appetite for innovative programming, television continues to digest queer life. The resultant queer                                                                        produced from the late 19th century to the present. Found throughout Oceania, tapa
   thematics (The L Word), queer aesthetics (Queer Eye), and queer histories (Tipping the Velvet) demand a                                                                             is an elaborately decorated textile made from the beaten bark of trees. The making
   renewed materialist method of understanding. If Rich looks abroad for a vigorous queer cinema, Villarejo
                                                                                                                                                                                       of tapa and the motifs used to embellish it are deeply connected to the continuity
   sorts through the detritus of commodity culture at home for a new critical engagement with television.
                                                                                                                                                                                       of indigenous culture both on the islands and for those living in diaspora. Given as
   Amy Villarejo is Associate Professor at Cornell University, where she teaches film and is Director of the                                                                            gifts at weddings, funerals, and other ceremonial occasions, tapa cloths remain a
   Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Program. She is author, most recently, of Lesbian Rule: Cultural
                                                                                                                                                                                       central form of women’s wealth in Oceanic and diasporic communities, mediating
   Criticism and the Value of Desire (Duke, 2003).
                                                                                                                                                                                       social, economic, cultural and transnational relationships.

   GINA VELASCO is a Ph.D. candidate in the History of Consciousness Department at UC Santa Cruz.                                                                                      Speaker Series
   Her work focuses on Filipino diasporic cultural production.
                                                                                                                                                                                       The speaker series features scholars whose talks will illustrate the continuing
   GREG YOUMAN S is a graduate student in the History of Consciousness Department at UC Santa Cruz,                                                                                    significance of tapa as a cultural form, in a variety of locations.
   where he works in American history and media studies.
   Sponsored by the Queer Theory Research Cluster                                                                                                                                      H I L A RY S C OTHORN                          Florida State University

                                                                                                                                                                                       Samoan Siapo: Invention & Interaction
                                                                                                                                                                                       in the West Polynesian Trade Triangle
                                    Año Nuevo Elephant Seals Field Trip                                                                                                                Tuesday, February 15 / 12-1:45 / Earth & Marine B210

                                     Friday, January 14 / 12 PM / Meet at Oakes Circle
                                                                                                                                                                                       C A R O L I N E KLARR                      Florida State University
                                     Every winter, thousands of elephant seals come to Año Nuevo State Reserve to give
                                     birth, wean their pups, and mate before returning to the ocean. This local event has
                                                                                                                                                                                       Tradition & Innovation in Fijian Bark Cloth (Masi)
                                                                                                                                                                                       Thursday, February 17 / 12-1:45 / Earth & Marine B210
                                     become critical in defining elephant seal migratory patterns, conservation management
                                     plans, and tourism. Explore these issues on a tour of the elephant seal breeding beaches.                                                         P I N G - A N N ADDO                   Yale University
                                     The tour is approximately 2.5 hours long and requires a moderate 3-mile hike. Tour
                                     cost is $5 and space is limited; advance sign-up is encouraged. To sign up or for more                                                            Tongan Women, Textiles, and Transnational
                                     information, email Jessica Ward at jlward@ucsc.edu. Preliminary meeting will be Fri-                                                              Identities: Reflections on Revived Bark Cloth
                                     day, January 7, 1:30 PM, at Cafe Pergolesi, 418 Cedar St., Santa Cruz.
                                                                                                                                                                                       (Tapa) Making Practices in Oakland & Auckland
                                     Sponsored by the Cultural Geography Research Cluster
                                                                                                                                                                                       Tuesday, February 22 / 12-1:45 / Earth & Marine B210

                                    African Cinema:                                                                                                                                    C A R O L I V ORY                Washington State University

                                                                                                                                                                                       Marquesan Tapa for Contemporary Times:
                                    Film Festival & Open Discussion                                                                                                                    The Story of Omoa Village
                                     Friday, February 11 / 10AM – 4 PM / Communications Building, Studio C
                                                                                                                                                                                       Thursday, March 3 / 12-1:45 / Earth & Marine B210
                                     Films include director Mahamat-Saleh Haroun’s 1999 film, Bye-Bye Africa, which
                                     questions the possibilities of filmmaking in contemporary Chad, and director Ingrid                                                                For information, contact: Stacy Kamehiro, History of Art & Visual Culture Department, 459-2085, Kamehiro@ucsc.edu
                                                                                                                                                                                       Sponsored by the Pacific Islands Research Cluster and the Arts Research Institute
                                     Sinclair’s 1996 film, Flame, which traces the experiences of women guerrilla fighters
                                     in Zimbabwe’s liberation struggle. Discussion participants include Peter Limbrick
                                     (Film & Digital Media), Gina Dent (Women’s Studies), and NeEddra James (History of

                                     Sponsored by the Africana Dialogues Research Cluster, with cosponsorship from the Film and Digital Media Department

                                     READING GROUP

                                     The Africana Dialogues Research Cluster (ADRC) will begin a reading group focusing
                                     on Africa and the disciplines. Those interested in being added to the listserv and                                                                          Resident Scholars
                                     participating in the reading group should contact Heather Turcotte, hmturcotte@juno.
                                     com, or NeEddra James, njames3000@sbcglobal.net.

                                    Religion,Violence, Nation:
                                    A Cross-Regional Conversation                                                                                                                                The Center for Cultural Studies invites applications from scholars
                                     Thursday, March 3 / 4:30 PM / Oakes Mural Room                                                                                                               who wish to be in residence at UC Santa Cruz during the 2005-2006
                                     G YA N E N D R A PA N D E Y                         Anthropology, Johns Hopkins University                                                                   academic year in order to pursue cultural studies research. The
                                    Dalits, Hindus and Buddhists                                                                                                                                  Center offers University affiliation, library access, an office with
                                     Respondent: C H A R L E S H I R S C H K I N D                                Anthropology, UC Berkeley                                                       computer, and a congenial interdisciplinary environment; regrettably,
                                     Moderator: A N J A L I A R O N D E K A R                              Women’s Studies, UC Santa Cruz                                                         we cannot provide salary replacement or a stipend.                            Affiliations

                                     This event explores sectarian violence in and around South Asia as a globally significant                                                                     without offices are also available. Visitors are expected to participate
                                     problem. Professor Gyanendra Pandey will initiate this cross-regional conversation about                                                                     in Center activities while pursuing their own research. Residencies
                                     the political importance of religion with a discussion of the Dalit question in India. Professor
                                                                                                                                                                                                  may span the entire academic year or be held for shorter periods.
                                     Charles Hirschkind will provide some reflections on the practical and theoretical ques-
                                     tions these issues engender. This event will facilitate conversations on religion as it                                                                     There is no application form; applicants should send a curriculum
                                     relates to group formation, geopolitics, and power.                                                                                                          vitae, an outline of the research project to be undertaken while in
                                     Sponsored by the Religion and Culture Research Cluster, with cosponsorship from the Anthropology Department, the Center for Justice, Tolerance,
                                     and Community, the Literature Department and the Department of Women’s Studies                                                                               residence at UC Santa Cruz, and two letters of reference to the

                                                                                                                                                                                                  following address:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                 The Center for Cultural Studies
                                    ANTHONY BROWN                                Director, Asian American Orchestra                                                                                              Attn: Resident Scholars Program
                                     LEONARD BROWN                              Associate Professor, Music and African American Studies Departments, Northeastern University                                              Oakes College
                                     Friday, March 4 / 4 PM / Oakes Learning Center                                                                                                                                   University of California
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Santa Cruz, CA 95064 USA
                                     Leonard and Anthony Brown's duet BROWNOW! represents over fifty years of com-
                                     bined experience as performing artists and scholars. Founded through collaborative
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Applicants should hold a doctorate or the equivalent. Deadline for
                                     explorations in music performance and scholarship ranging from West African songs
                                     to Duke Ellington, from field hollers and spirituals to Coltrane standards and spon-                                                                          receipt of application materials is March 4, 2005. Inquiries or requests
                                     taneous compositions, BROWNOW! presents concerts with commentary informed by                                                                                 for further information can be directed to the Center at our address,
                                     experience and research, addressing issues such as musical process, culture, identity,
                                     and power. Leonard Brown performs on saxophone and various other wind instruments                                                                            or we can be contacted by telephone at (831) 459-4899, by fax at
                                     and percussion, and Anthony Brown performs on drum-set, percussion and other in-                                                                             (831) 459-1349, or by email at cult@ucsc.edu.
                                     struments. BROWNOW! will present a lecture followed by a performance. The event
                                     is free and open to the public.
                                     Sponsored by the Black Music Research Unit of the IHR
                                                                    C E N T E R F O R C U LT U R A L S T U D I E S W I N T E R 2 O O 5

                                                                                       language rights) to the future            World Radicalism in San Francisco,
                                                                                                                                                                                  Other Globalizations:
  Colloquium Series                                                                    formation of both the Republic of
                                                                                       Ireland and Northern Ireland.
                                                                                                                                 1968-1974.” His work explores
                                                                                                                                 how activists of color articulated
                                                                                                                                                                                  Histories, Trans-
                                                                                                                                                                                  Regionalisms and
  In Winter 2005, the Center for Cultural Studies will continue to host a
                                                                                                                                 a radical Third World identity
                                                                                                                                                                                  Cultural Formations
  Wednesday colloquium series, which features current cultural studies                 D E A N M AT H I O W E T Z ,              that expressed a transformative
  work by campus faculty and visitors. The sessions are informal, normally                                                                                                         CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
                                                                                       Assistant Professor in the Politics       set of politics, enabling them to                 2005-2006
  consisting of a 30-40 minute presentation followed by discussion. We
                                                                                       Department at UC Santa Cruz, is           view their separate histories and                 The Center’s project on OTHER
  gather at noon, with presentations beginning at 12:15 PM. Participants
  are encouraged to bring their own lunches; the Center will provide coffee,           working on a manuscript entitled          circumstances as fundamentally                    GLOBALIZATIONS invites applications

                                                                                                                                                                                  Winter Activities
  tea, and cookies.                                                                    “The Politics of Interest.” He            related. His study outlines how the               for Rockefeller Resident Fellow-
     ALL COLLOQUIA ARE IN THE OAKES MURAL ROOM                                         writes, “Liberal theories of politics     boundaries separating the different               ships to support scholarly work
                                                                                       are typically defended on the basis       struggles of communities of color                 on moments of globalization that
                                                                                       of their reverence for individual         were extremely porous, allowing a                 predate the contemporary era,
  Eduardo Mendieta Philosophy, Stony Brook University, SUNY                            self-interest. In the talk, I criticize   profound cross-fertilization of both              circuits of globalization produced
  The Spaces of War and the Wars for Space:                                            Stephen Holmes’s influential histor-       ideas and people.                                 by agents overlooked in standard
  Technology, Law, City                                                                ical defense of liberalism on the
                                                                                                                                                                                   histories, and globalizing circuits
                                                                                                                                                                                   outside of transnational capitalism.
                                                                                       basis that he smuggles into the           D AV I D MARRIOTT is the
  JANUARY 19                                                                                                                                                                       The fellowships are designed for
                                                                                       foundations of his argument what          author of On Black Men (Columbia,
  M. Theresa Hernández Social Work and Anthropology, University of Houston                                                                                                         scholars in humanities disciplines
                                                                                       his liberalism presumes: the stable,      2000), Letters to Langston (forth-
  Cemeteries of Ambivalent Desire                                                                                                                                                  including history, literature, film
                                                                                       identifiable self. I observe the           coming), and several essays on
                                                                                                                                                                                   and video, philosophy, art history,
  JANUARY 26                                                                           migrations of the word ‘interest’         race and psychoanalysis, as well as               religious studies, and area studies.
 Tony Crowley English Literature and Language, University of Manchester, UK            through his own argument to mark          Lative, Dogma, and other poetry                  We expect most applicants to be
 James Joyce and the Politics of Language in                                           the restrictions and exclusions he        chapbooks. His talk will explore the              university faculty members, but
 Ireland: From Finnegans Wake to Human Rights                                          needs to define the ‘self’ and explore     phenomenology of the racial double                will also consider independent
  FEBRUARY 2                                                                           the potential that invocations of         in Sartre, Fanon, and Rosenberg.                  scholars, journalists, or government

 Dean Mathiowetz Politics, UC Santa Cruz                                               ‘interest’ hold for a politics beyond                                                       or NGO officials who have scholarly
                                                                                                                                 2 0 0 4 - 2 005                                   projects. The fellowship does not
 Smuggling the “Self” into “Interest”:                                                 liberalism.”

 A Critical Reflection on a Liberal Dissimulation                                                                                 Research                                          support dissertation research, and
                                                                                                                                                                                   preference will be given to those

                                                                                       V I L A S H I N I C O O P PA N is
  FEBRUARY 9                                                                                                                                                                       holding a Ph.D. or its equivalent
                                                                                       Assistant Professor of Literature
                                                                                                                                                                                   at the time of application. Faculty
 Vilashini Cooppan Literature, UC Santa Cruz                                           at UC Santa Cruz, completing a
                                                                                                                                                                                   members and graduate students
 Global Literature:                                                                    manuscript entitled “Inner Ter-           Research clusters are groups of faculty
                                                                                                                                 or faculty and graduate students pur-             at UC Santa Cruz are not eligible.
 Race, Writing, and the World System                                                   ritories: Fictions and Fantasms           suing a collaborative research effort.            Candidates are expected to
                                                                                       of the Nation of Postcolonial             Clusters are encouraged to share ele-             propose projects that will result
  FEBRUARY 16                                                                                                                    ments of their work with the larger com-
                                                                                       Writing.” Her talk will explore the                                                         in a substantial publication. The
  Kären Wigen History, Stanford University                                                                                       munity, and to work toward the produc-
                                                                                       transnational literary traffic that                                                          evaluation committee will favor
  Sacred Peaks, Secular Visions:                                                                                                 tion of a tangible scholarly event such as
                                                                                       emerged as the corollary to such          a workshop, conference, speaker series,           candidates who can contribute to
  Reorienting Mountains in Modern Japan                                                                                          or publication. Most of the clusters              the intellectual life of the campus
                                                                                       systems of world capital as slavery,
                                                                                                                                 include reading groups. All clusters are          through exchange, colloquium
  FEBRUARY 23                                                                          empire, apartheid, and globalization.
                                                                                                                                 actively interested in new members.
  Jason Ferreira President’s Postdoctoral Fellow, UC Santa Cruz                        Tracing the connection between the                                                          participation, and collaboration.

  Medicine of Memory: Third World Radicalism                                                                                     A f r i c a n a Dialogues                         Fellows are expected to reside in
                                                                                       ideologies of national sovereignty,
                                                                                                                                 Contact: Heather Turcotte, hmturcotte@juno.com
                                                                                                                                                                                   the Santa Cruz area during the term
  in 1960s San Francisco and the Politics of                                           racial identity, and literary genre,
                                                                                                                                 A n a rc h ism                                    of their fellowship.
  Multiracial Unity                                                                    this project attempts to discern          Contacts:
                                                                                                                                 Joanna Issacson, johan_is@yahoo.com
                                                                                       the cultural and political work           Maia Ramnath, ramnath@ucsc.edu
  MARCH 2                                                                                                                                                                          The Center will provide a stipend
                                                                                       that genre performs. The talk will
  David Marriott History of Consciousness, UC Santa Cruz                                                                         A s i a - P a cific-Americas                      of $40,000 for one academic year
                                                                                       trace the rise of the novel through       Contacts:
  Spooks (II): That Within                                                                                                       Shelly Chan, spchan@ucsc.edu                      (September-June, pro-rated for
                                                                                       the migrations of the slave trade,        Andy Wang, wchimin@hotmail.com
                                                                                                                                                                                   shorter periods), as well as medical
                                                                                       from Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe              C r i t i c a l Race Studies                      and life insurance (subject to terms

Notes on Speakers
                                                                                                                                 Contact: Kalindi Vora, kalindi@ucsc.edu
                                                                                       and Behn’s Oroonoko through the                                                             of appointment), library access,
                                                                                       British, United States, and Cuban         C u l t u r a l Geography                         copying and computer facilities,
                                                                                                                                 Contacts: Sandra Koelle, akoelle@ucsc.edu
                                                                                       slave narratives of the eighteenth        Jessica Ward, jlward@ucsc.edu                     a private office, and a congenial

EDUARDO MENDI E TA,                          and the Survival of Jim Crow,             and nineteenth centuries, to the          H y b r i d Media                                 interdisciplinary environment.
                                                                                       twentieth century postcolonial                                                              Summer office space is usually
currently Rockefeller Fellow at              critiques the history of a strategic                                                Warren Sack, wsack@ucsc.edu
                                                                                                                                                                                   available, but the fellowship does
the Center for Cultural Studies,             plantation county in southeast            writings of the Caribbean novelist        L a t i n a / o Americans in
                                                                                                                                 a G l o b al Perspective                          not include a summer stipend.
is the author of The Adventures              Texas, the site of the state’s first       Caryl Phillips.
of Transcendental Philosophy:                official white colony. Hernández                                                     Juan Poblete, jpoblete@ucsc.edu
                                                                                                                                                                                  Applicants should submit four sets
Karl-Otto Apel’s Semiotics and               analyzes the county’s genealogy of        K Ä R E N W I G E N teaches               N a t i v e Research Cluster                      of the following: application form
Discourse Ethics (Rowman &                   origins and tragedy, using literature,    Japanese history and the history          Soma de Bourbon, Somad831@aol.com                 downloaded from our web site (see
Littlefield, 2002), and editor of             anthropology, and ethnography to          of early modern mapping. Her                                                                below); up-to-date curriculum vitae
                                                                                                                                 P a c i f i c Islands
numerous works including Latin               explore the past and the present of       research interests include the            Contact:                                          with all contact information (e-mail,
                                                                                                                                 Nicole Santos, nsantos@ucsc.edu
American Philosophy: Currents,               its narrative.                            historical geography of East Asia,                                                          fax, home and office telephone,
                                                                                                                                 P o e t r y & Politics
Issues, Debates (Indiana, 2003). He                                                    early modernity in Japan, regional                                                          mailing address); description of
writes, “This talk considers the way         T O N Y C R O W L E Y’s talk is           economies and rhetorics, and geo-         Kim Bird, kbird@ucsc.edu                          the proposed project (1,000 words
                                                                                                                                 Carra Stratton, carsage2@yahoo.com
in which types of war correlate with         based on two forthcoming works:           graphies of the imagination. She                                                            maximum, plus bibliography);
                                                                                                                                 Q u e e r Theor y                                 two letters of recommendation
particular topologies (earth, sea,           Wars of Words: The Politics of            is the author of The Making of a          Contacts:

                                                                                       Japanese Periphery (California,           Julie Cox, jmcjls@earthlink.net                   evaluating the proposed project and
air), which in turn correlate with           Language in Ireland 1537-2004                                                       Maria Frangos, mef@ucsc.edu
                                                                                                                                                                                   the applicant’s qualifications; and
different legal orders (European,            (Oxford, 2005), and In the Shadow         1995), which won the Fairbank
                                                                                                                                 R e l i g i o n & Culture                         one short writing sample (published
American, Global, etc). The city             of His Language: James Joyce and          Prize of the American Historical          Contact:
                                                                                                                                 Andrew Wegley, awegley@ucsc.edu                   piece or conference paper).
registers these dialectical interplays,      the Language Questions (Oxford,           Association, and co-author with
                                                                                                                                 S c i e n c e Fiction
becoming a palimpsest of the war             2007). Wars of Words includes an          Martin Lewis of The Myth of                                                                      Application Deadline:
for space, but also a supplement that        account of the roles of language in       Continents: A Critique of Meta-           Shige Suzuki, cybercoyote@sbcglobal.net                FEBRUARY 4, 2005
                                             cultural and theoretical debates          geography (California, 1997). Her         S c i e n c e Studies                                   Contact: Stephanie Casher
challenges the logic of war.”
                                                                                                                                 Contact:                                                     Program Manager
                                             around race, national and cultural        current work centers on the dis-          Mary Weaver, mweaver@ucsc.edu                            Center for Cultural Studies
MARIE THERESA                                identity, gender, literature, religion,   covery of the Japanese Alps at the                                                                       Oakes College
                                                                                                                                 Vi s u a l Studies
                                                                                                                                                                                           University of California
HERNÁNDEZ is the author of                   theories of legitimacy, historicity       turn of the twentieth century.            Contact:
                                                                                                                                 Krista Lynes, kglynes@ucsc.edu                                   Santa Cruz
Delirio: The Fantastic, The Demonic,         and cultural memory. The talk will                                                                                                            Santa Cruz, CA 95064
                                                                                                                                 Wo m e n of Color in                                           (831) 459-1274
and The Réel: The Buried History             discuss the language of Finnegans         J A S O N F E R R E I R A is              C o l l a b oration and
                                                                                                                                                                                             fax (831) 459-1349
of Nuevo León (University of Texas,          Wake, Joyce’s critique of cultural        completing a book manuscript              Conflict
                                                                                                                                 Contacts:                                                  e-mail cult@ucsc.edu
2002). Her current project, The              nationalism, and the importance of        entitled “All Power to the People:        NeEddra James, njames@ucsc.edu                         web site: humanities.ucsc.edu/
                                                                                                                                 Nicole Santos, nsantos@ucsc.edu                         CultStudies/Rockefeller.html.
Prophecy: Death, Legacy, History,            the politics of language (including       A Comparative History of Third            Website: www2.ucsc.edu/woc
                                                                                                     C E N T E R F O R C U LT U R A L S T U D I E S W I N T E R 2 O O 5

                                                                                                                                                                                      MAUREEN MILLER                                                 Performance & Visual Studies Presents:

Of Interest
    Feminists Remake the Pre- & Early Modern West
                                     PA G E D U B O I S
                                     Wednesday, January 19 / 4 PM / Cowell Conference Room

                                     Greek Love:
                                     Sapphic Utopias
                                   Page DuBois teaches Classics, Com-
                                   parative Literature, and Cultural
                                   Studies in the Department of
                                                                                                                 theorists of pre- and early modernity
                                                                                                                 in the west, each of whom has been
                                                                                                                 influential in rethinking not only the
                                                                                                                 materials of her period, but also the
                                                                                                                 very notion of periodicity that organ-
                                                                                                                 izes our scholarly relation to history.
                                                                                                                 Above all, the work of these scholars
                                                                                                                                                                                      Wednesday, January 26 / 11 AM / Cowell Conference Room

                                                                                                                                                                                      What a Republic Looks Like:
                                                                                                                                                                                      Urban Topography and
                                                                                                                                                                                      Political Realities in Med-
                                                                                                                                                                                      ieval and Renaissance
                                                                                                                                                                                      Maureen Miller is Associate Profes-
                                                                                                                                                                                      sor of History at UC Berkeley. Her
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Seminar Series
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Winter and Spring 2005
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Wednesdays, 5 PM - 7 PM / Cowell Conference Room
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     WINTER QUARTER 2OO5
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     January 12
                                                                                                                                                                                      first book, The Formation of a Med-
                                   Literature at the UC San Diego.                                               challenges us to better understand                                                                                                  DAVID MARRIOTT
                                                                                                                                                                                      ieval Church: Ecclesiastical Change
                                   Among her books are Centaurs and                                              the uses we make of the past—why                                                                                                    History of Consciousness, UC Santa Cruz
                                                                                                                                                                                      in Verona, 950-1150 won the John
                                   Amazons; Sowing the Body; Torture                                             we study it, for whom, and to what
                                                                                                                                                                                      Gilmary Shea Prize, and her second,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Spooks: Visualising Race
                                   and Truth; Sappho is Burning;                                                 ends. The series will continue with                                                                                                 January 26 (co-sponsored with MAGS)
                                   Trojan Horses: Saving the Classics                                                                                                                 The Bishop’s Palace: Architecture
                                                                                                                 speaker Margaret Ferguson in April.                                                                                                 EVA FORGACS
                                   from Conservatives, and most                                                                                                                       and Authority in Medieval Italy,
                                                                                                                 PEMS is organizing a reading group                                                                                                  Art Center College of Design
                                                                                                                                                                                      received the 2001 Marraro Prize of
                                   recently, Slaves and Other Objects                                            in preparation for the talks by                                                                                                     The Object as Photo
                                   (Chicago, 2003).                                                                                                                                   the Society for Italian Historical Stu-
                                                                                                                 Professors DuBois and Ferguson,                                                                                                     February 9
                                                                                                                                                                                      dies. Her current research is on the
                                     This talk is the second in a yearlong                                       Those interested should email:                                                                                                      DIANE GIFFORD-GONZALEZ
                                                                                                                                                                                      topic of masculinity and the secular                           Anthropology, UC Santa Cruz
                                     series hosted by PEMS titled “Just                                          mef@ucsc.edu or jgreene@ucsc.edu.
                                                                                                                                                                                      clergy during the “Gregorian” reform.                          Thematic Complications:
                                     in Time: Feminists Remake the                                               Sponsored by the Pre- and Early Modern Studies Research Unit

                                     Pre- and Early Modern West,” which
                                                                                                                 of the IHR with cosponsorship from the Literature Department,
                                                                                                                 the Program in Classical Studies, and the Institute for Advanced
                                                                                                                                                                                      Sponsored by the Pre- and Early Modern Studies Research Unit
                                                                                                                                                                                      of the IHR
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Narrative and Subtext
                                     brings together three major feminist                                        Feminist Research                                                                                                                   in the New Prehistoric
                                                                                                                                                                                      SUZANNE AKBARI
                                                                                                                                                                                      Friday, February 11 / 11 AM / Kresge 327
                                     Maps of City & Body:                                                                                                                             “The Letter Killeth”:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Feminism &
                                    AN EVENING OF EXCERPTS                                                                                                                             The Corporeal Paradise
                                                                                                                                                                                       of Islam
                                                  & Conversation with Performance Artist                                                                                              Suzanne Conklin Akbari is associate                            Seminar Series
                                     DENISE UYEHARA
                                     Tuesday, February 1 / 7 PM / Cultural Center, Merrill College
                                                                                                                                                                                      professor of English and Medieval
                                                                                                                                                                                      Studies at the University of Toronto.
                                                                                                                                                                                      Her research interests range from
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Wednesday, February 23 / 5 PM / Oakes Mural Room

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     INDRANI CHATTERJEE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Department of History, Rutgers University
                                                                                                                                                                                      neoplatonism and medieval science                              Abolition by Denial
                                     Performance artist Denise Uyehara performs excerpts from pieces including Big Head, which                                                        in the twelfth century to national
                                     explores the Japanese American relocation, detention and internment during the WW II, linking                                                    identity and religious conflict in the                          In this talk, Chatterjee explores the
                                     it with current state violence against Arab Americans, South Asians, and Muslims in the U.S.                                                     fourteenth century. She is at work                             peculiar paradox of the colonial aboli-
                                     Uyehara is a pioneering performance artist, one of the first to explore Asian American queer
                                                                                                                                                                                      on a book on medieval Orientalism,                             tion of slavery without the emancipa-
                                     subjectivity through performance. Uyehara’s Maps of City & Body is a newly published                                                                                                                            tion of slaves in south Asia.
                                                                                                                                                                                      titled Idols in the East: European
                                     collection that brings together her performance works of the last 15 years.
                                                                                                                                                                                      Representations of Islam and the                               Sponsored by the Department of Women’s Studies
                                     Cosponsored by the Institute for Advanced Feminist Research/Feminism and Global War Project, Asian American/Pacific Islander Resource            Orient, 1100-1450.
                                     Center, Center for Justice, Tolerance, and Community, Literature Department, Living Writers Series, Merrill College Activities Office, Women’s
                                     Resource Center, and the Women’s Studies Department                                                                                              Sponsored by the Pre- and Early Modern Studies Research Unit
                                                                                                                                                                                      of the IHR

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 Jim Clifford (History of Consciousness)
 Carla Freccero (Literature)
 Donna Haraway (History of Consciousness)
 George Lipsitz (American Studies)
 Warren Sack (Film and Digital Media)
 Vanita Seth (Politics)
 Anna Tsing (Anthropology)
 Rob Wilson (Literature)

 Alexei Lalo, Minsk, Belarus
 Eduardo Mendieta, Stony Brook University, SUNY

 Tony Crowley, University of Manchester, UK
 Maria Theresa Hernandez, University of Houston
 Eugene Holland, The Ohio State University
 Scott Rains, Center for Cultural Studies

 Chris Connery: Wednesday, 1:3O –3:15 PM in Oakes 315
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