The Elliott Memorial Lecture is presented annually by the UCSD Department of Literature, with the support of the Robert C. Elliott Memorial Fund, which was established at the time of Professor Elliott's death in April of 1981. A founding member of the Department of Literature, Professor Elliott authored
February 20, 2014
Barbara Foley is Distinguished Professor of English and American Studies at Rutgers University, Newark Campus.
"Biography and the Political Unconscious"
May 14, 2013
John Beverley is Distinguished Professor of Hispanic Language and Literature at the University of Pittsburgh.
"The Literary Humanities and the Promise of Equality"
April 19, 2012
David Der-Wei Wang
David Der-wei Wang is Edward C. Henderson Professor in Chinese Literature, Harvard University, Director of CCK Foundation Inter-University Center for Sinological Studies, and Academician, Academia Sinica.
"Reinventing the Lyrical: the Making of Chinese Literary Modernity"
May 10, 2010
Cherríe L. Moraga is playwright, poet, and essayist whose plays and publications have received national recognition.
"A Small Nation of Remember: On the Road to Xicana Consciencia"
May 10, 2010
Professor of English, UC Santa Barbara
Former Chair, UC Academic Senate Planning and Budget Committee
"The End of the Public University - and the Beginning of the Next"
October 19, 2006
Mary Louise Pratt
Silver Professor of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Literatures
"Migrancy, Empire and the Politics of Language: Toward a Geolinguistic Imagination"
May 8, 2006
Franklin D. Murphy Professor of Italian Renaissance Studies
"Learning from the Enemy: On the French Prehistory of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion"
April 28, 2005
Graduate Chair, Department of English
University of Pennsylvania
"Where is Guantánamo?"
May 13, 2004
William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of American Studies and English
"The Rhetoric of Class in the Era of Globalization"
April 29, 2003
Maxine Elliot Professor in the Departments of Rhetoric and Comparative Literature
May 17, 2001
Professor, The Graduate Center
City University of New York
"The Art of Rent: Globalization and the Commodification of Culture"
May 23, 2000
Department of History
SUNY Stony Brook
"Magical Urbanism: Latinos Reinvent the U.S. Big City"
May 13, 1999
“Latin American Culture and the Cold War”
November 20, 1997
“Body and Soul: Paul Robeson and the Modernist Aesthetic”
May 6, 1992
“Workers and Nations in Capital’s World"
April 30, 1991
“Bush’s ‘New World Order’ vs. A Better World”
April 23, 1990
Henry Louis Gates
“On Transforming the American Mind: Race and The Canon”
April 13, 1989
“The Voice of a Latin American Writer”
February 18, 1988
Stephen J. Gould
May 19, 1987
“Culture and Imperialism”
April 16, 1986
Ian P. Watt
“The First Myth of Modern Individualism: Faust”
April 17, 1985
UC Santa Cruz
“World Literature in the Era of Late Capitalism”
April 19, 1984
April 6, 1983
“Ideas and How to Escape from Them”
April 21, 1982
Ursula K. LeGuin
Author “A Non-Euclidian View of California as a Cold Place To Be”