CFS Creasy

CFS Creasy

PhD Candidate
Hearst Field Annex (door D-29)
M/W 11-12 by appointment
creasy[AT]berkeley[DOT]edu


Specialties

Selected Publications and Papers Delivered

Publications
 

Peer-Reviewed Articles

Flaubert’s Alibi: The Impossible Ensemble of Madame Bovary. Novel: A Forum on Fiction 48.3 (Winter 2015): 363-380. [LINK]

Of Matter and Manner: Djuna Barnes's Ryder and Censorship as Style. (under review)

 

Other Articles, Reviews, and Public Writings

Out of the Spirit of the Medieval: Andrew Cole's The Birth of Theory. Qui Parle 24.1 (Fall/Winter 2015): 161-172. [LINK]

Feast and/or Fast: The Self-Consuming Textual Spectacle of "Ein Hungerkünstler." Journal of the Kafka Society of America. (in progress; invited contribution)

Ibsen through Bergman’s Lens, Darkly. Review of Nora at Ashby Stage (UC Berkeley English Blog, April 14, 2017) [LINK]

Review of Tartuffe at Berkeley Repertory Theatre (UC Berkeley English Blog, April 4, 2015) [LINK]

"Thy zeal deserves a miracle." Review of The Winter’s Tale at California Shakespeare Theater (UC Berkeley English Blog, October 8, 2013) [LINK]

 
 

Presentations

Thomas Hardy and the Public Execution of the Victorian Novel. American Comparative Literature Association Conference 2016 (Cambridge, MA).

Revenant Revision: Oscar Wilde and Djuna Barnes. Modernist Studies Association Conference 2015 (Boston, MA).

Jean Hyppolite's Logos and the Prose of the World. Berkeley-France Conference 2014. Université Paris 3 - Sorbonne Nouvelle (Paris, France).

Beckett's Work of Unabandonment. Modernist Studies Association Conference 2014 (Pittsburgh, PA).

On the Discontinuity of Reality of "Das Urteil." Kafka Society of America Roundtable Session. Modern Language Association Convention 2014 (Chicago, IL).

Le mot juste, le mot du juriste. Representing Madame Bovary on Trial. Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium 2013. University of Richmond (Richmond, VA).

How Can We Tell Watt from Watt ? International Society for the Study of Narrative Conference 2013. Manchester Metropolitan University (Manchester, England).

"Auch du hast Waffen." The Kafkan Schreckbild. American Comparative Literature Association Conference 2012. Brown University (Providence, RI).

Dislocating Experience in History. Faulkner's Topography of the Past. American Comparative Literature Association Conference 2011. Simon Fraser University (Vancouver, Canada).

"Thankless Field of Letters:" Urbanity and Vulgarity in Poe’s Place of Truth. McGill English Graduate Student Association Conference 2010. McGill University (Montréal, Canada).
(Panel co-organizer: Prehistories in Modern Urban Space)

The Beam in "the beholder’s eye:" Narrative Voice and Subjectivity in the Final Section of The Sound and the Fury. Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference 2008. University of Mississippi – Oxford (Oxford, MS).

 


Current Research

Things Passed Over: The Modernist Novel and the Scandal of Revision

Book-length project on how the experimental modernist novel takes the textual and bibliographical (as embodied in errata, unwanted editorial and censorial interventions, scandalous receptions, inter alia) and revises it into the aesthetic. Chapters on Gustave Flaubert's Madame Bovary (1856; 1857; 1873), Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890; 1891) Djuna Barnes's Ryder (1928; 1979), and Samuel Beckett's Watt (1953; 1959).

 

Sympathy for the Schreckbild: An Essay on the Kafkan Corpus

Short monograph on the literary works of Franz Kafka, arguing that in his writings every textual gesture is a revision bringing with it, as if stuck to its heel, what it meant to expunge. This ordering principle not only conditions any reading of his most important published stories; it also governs the relationship between the published and the unpublished. I focus on three pivotal published stories and the unpublished novels with which they intersect compositionally. Chapters on "Das Urteil" (1913) and Der Verschollene; "In der Strafkolonie" (1919), its unpublished alternate endings, and Der Proceß; "Ein Hungerkünstler" (1922), an unpublished variant of that story, and Das Schloß.



Recent English Courses Taught

Fall, 2017
Course & Section Course Name Course Areas
190/3 Research Seminar: Another Day in Purgatory: Irish Literature and the Afterlife British 19th-Century
British 20th- and 21st-Century
Novel
Drama
Research Seminars
Spring, 2017
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45C/102 (discussion) Literature in English: Mid-19th Through the 20th Century Introductory Surveys
Summer, 2017
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R1A/1 Reading & Composition: Perpetual Decadence Reading and Composition
Fall, 2016
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45C/101 (discussion) Literature in English: Late-19th through the 20th Century
Spring, 2016
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R1B/16 Reading and Composition: Have You Lost Your Mind? Contesting Impressions in Literature, 1873-1973 Reading and Composition
Fall, 2015
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117A/102 (discussion) Shakespeare: Shakespeare before 1600

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