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Daniel Benjamin

dbenjamin@berkeley.edu


Specialties

Selected Publications and Papers Delivered

“Afterword.” Jack Spicer, The Wasps. speCt! Books: Oakland, CA, 2016.

Review of Robert Glück, Communal Nude. Make Magazine (http://makemag.com/review-communal-nude/). August 2016.

Active Aesthetics: Contemporary Australian Poetry. Co-editor and preface (with Claire Marie Stancek). Tuumba Press: Berkeley, CA, 2016.

“‘Ecstatic Universality in Kant’s Third Critique and Philip’s Zong!” Co-organized Seminar (with Judith Goldman and Hannah Manshel): “Unforming Feeling.” American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting. Cambridge, MA. March 17-20, 2016.

“Poetry as Magic in Spicer, Reines, and Gregory.” Panel on “Magic in Contemporary Writing.” Small Press Distribution. Berkeley, CA. October 27, 2015. <http://www.spdbooks.org/Pages/Item/58887/Poetry-as-Magic-DB.aspx>

"'I am going to keep dancing': Living on in the space of death, after Turf Feinz, and others." ACLA Annual Meeting, Seattle, March 2015.

"On the Margins of Lyric: Dorothy Wordsworth and Beyond." Wordsworth Summer Conference, Grasmere, UK, August 2014.

"This is How We Dead Men Write to Each Other: Queer Translation as Utopian Necrophilia in Jack Spicer's After Lorca." Living Labor: Marxism and Performance Studies Conference, New York University, April 2014.

"Searching for the human and searching for the ghost in George Oppen's 'Of Being Numerous.'" Radical Reading Practices Symposium, UC Santa Cruz, April 2013.

"George Oppen and Walter Benjamin: the spectrality of political poetry." Conversify: Poetry, Politics and Form Conference, University of Edinburgh, September 2011.



Recent English Courses Taught

Fall, 2016
Course & Section Course Name Course Areas
134/102 (discussion) Contemporary Literature British 20th- and 21st-Century
Spring, 2016
Course & Section Course Name Course Areas
R1B/15 Reading and Composition: Documentary Poetry and Immaterial Poetry Reading and Composition
Fall, 2015
Course & Section Course Name Course Areas
R1A/3 Reading & Composition: Thinking ‘Bout Forever: Poetry and Pop Music Reading and Composition
Spring, 2015
Course & Section Course Name Course Areas
45C/101 (discussion) Literature in English: Mid-19th Through the 20th Century Introductory Surveys

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