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Aristides Dimitriou

Office Hours (Summer 2016):
Wheeler Hall #331, by appt.
dimitriou@berkeley.edu


Professional Statement

Aristides Dimitriou is a Ph.D. candidate in the English department at UC Berkeley. He specializes in 20th and 21st century Ethnic American and Caribbean literatures. His interests include Hemispheric American Studies, Economic History, and Critical Theory. He is working on a dissertation that explores the lines of affinity between trans-American narratives of empire and the writing of history during and after World War II.



Specialties

Selected Publications and Papers Delivered

“Hemispheric Horizons: Mapping the Hermeneutics of a Peripheral Late Modernism.” Dartmouth College Futures of American Studies Institute: Questions Worth Asking. Hanover, NH. June 24, 2016.

“Disclosing Empire: Zora Neale Hurston’s Trans-American Historical Imagination.” University of Arizona New Directions Graduate Student Conference: Visions: Temporality, Spectacle, and Space. Tucson, AZ. April 22, 2016.

“The Aesthetics of Nonidentity: Structural Determination and Negation in John Rechy's City of Night.” Rice University English Graduate Symposium: Reconceptualizing Narrative: Structure, Systems, Boundaries. Houston, TX. September 5, 2014.

“Voum Rooh Oh: Aimé Césaire and the Language of Hegemony.” University of California, Berkeley English Graduate Association Colloquium: Language and Resistance in the Twentieth-Century Literature of the Black Diaspora. Berkeley, CA. April 11, 2013

“The Nowhere Place: Dialectical Paralysis and the Problem of Transnational Hybridity in Junot Diaz's Drown.” University of Miami 31st Annual West Indian Literature Conference: Imagined Nations, 50 Years Later: Reflections on Independence and Federation in the Caribbean. Coral Gables, FL. October 11, 2012.



Recent English Courses Taught

Spring, 2016
Course & Section Course Name Course Areas
132/103 (discussion) The American Novel American Literature
Novel
Fall, 2015
Course & Section Course Name Course Areas
R1B/8 Reading & Composition: Human Variability and the Idea of Progress Reading and Composition
Spring, 2015
Course & Section Course Name Course Areas
R1A/1 Reading and Composition: Space, Time, and Narrative in Post-1945 Literature Reading and Composition

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