Berkeley English Faculty

Elisa Tamarkin

Elisa Tamarkin

Associate Professor

Wheeler Hall, room 310
Thursday, 1:00-2:00, and by appointment
tamarkin@berkeley.edu


Professional Statement

Elisa Tamarkin received her Ph.D. from Stanford and joined English at Berkeley after several years in the English Department at UC Irvine. She works in American literary and intellectual history before 1900, with special interest in the transatlantic eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and in American visual arts. She is the author of Anglophilia: Deference, Devotion, and Antebellum America (Chicago, 2008) and is currently writing a book on the history of ideas of relevance and irrelevance in art, politics, and philosophy.  Professor Tamarkin is the recipient of an ACLS Fellowship, a President’s Research Fellowship, and a Chancellor’s Fellowship. She serves on the editorial board of Representations and is past president of C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists.


Books
Anglophilia: Deference, Devotion, and Antebellum America
Anglophilia: Deference, Devotion, and Antebellum America

Anglophilia charts the phenomenon of the love of Britain that emerged after the Revolution and remains in the character of U.S. society and class, the style of academic life, and the idea of American intellectualism. But as Tamarkin shows, this Angl....(read more)

FIELDS:

Recent English Courses Taught
spring, 2020

45B/1

Literature in English: Late-17th Through Mid-19th Centuries

45B/101 -- discussion section

No instructor assigned yet.

45B/102 -- discussion section

No instructor assigned yet.

45B/103 -- discussion section

No instructor assigned yet.

45B/104 -- discussion section

No instructor assigned yet.

190/3

Research Seminar: American Romanticism

fall, 2019

198/9

Wheeler Connect: A Mentoring Program for Visiting Students

250/2

Research Seminar: Transcendentalism

spring, 2019

130A/1

American Literature: Before 1800

130C/1

American Literature: 1865-1900

spring, 2018

45B/1

Literature in English: Late-17th Through Mid-19th Centuries

45B/101 -- discussion section

Wise, Diana Catherine

45B/102 -- discussion section

Wise, Diana Catherine

45B/103 -- discussion section

Ramm, Gerard

45B/104 -- discussion section

Ramm, Gerard

190/3

Research Seminar: Hawthorne & Melville

fall, 2017

130C/1

American Literature: 1865-1900