Eric Falci

Associate Professor
308 Wheeler
Summer 2015: by appointment

Professional Statement

I arrived at U.C. Berkeley in the fall of 2006 after finishing my Ph.D. at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (May 2006).  My book on contemporary Irish poetry, Continuity and Change in Irish Poetry, 1966-2010, appeared in 2012 (Cambridge University Press).  I am currently completing the Cambridge Introduction to British Poetry, 1945-2010, which is under contract with Cambridge University Press.  And I'm beginning work on a third book project, tentatively titled Poetry's Musics, on the conjunctions and disjunctions between poetry and music in 19th- and 20th-century British and Irish literature.



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9781107018136 Continuity and Change in Irish Poetry, 1966-2010
In Continuity and Change in Irish Poetry, 1966-2010, Eric Falci reshapes the story of Irish poetry since the 1960s. He shows how polemical arguments concerning the role of poetry in 1960s Ireland evolve into a set of formal and compositional strategies for emerging Irish poets in the mid-1970s and beyond. His study presents a cohesive picture of the relationship between Northern Irish poetry fr....

Selected Publications and Papers Delivered


Recently Completed and Published Essays


"Beyond All That Fiddle"

            forthcoming in The Cambridge Companion to British Poetry, 1945-2010


“‘Image of Something Without Any Images’: Seeing Poems in The Face of the Earth

            invited essay for a volume on Medbh McGuckian’s poetry


“Stony Limits: Modernist Peripheries”

            forthcoming in the Cambridge History of Modernist Poetry (Cambridge UP, 2015)


“Joinery: Trevor Joyce’s Lattice Poems”

            in Essays on the Poetry of Trevor Joyce (Shearsman Books, 2015)


“Translation as Collaboration: Ní Dhomhnaill and Muldoon”

            in the Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Poetry (Oxford UP, 2012)


“Reading in the Gutters”

            in Modern Irish and Scottish Poetry: Comparative Readings (Cambridge UP, 2011)


“Meehan’s Stanzas and Irish Lyric After Yeats”

            in An Sionnach: A Journal of Literature, Culture, and the Arts (Spring 2009)


“Space, Place and Landscape”

            in the Blackwell Companion to Contemporary British and Irish Poetry (2009)

Current Research

I am currently working on an introductory volume on post-1945 British poetry for Cambridge University Press, and a book project on modern poetry and music, tentatively titled Poetry's Musics.

Recent English Courses Taught