Berkeley English Faculty

Eric Falci

Eric Falci

Professor

Wheeler Hall, room 308
Spring 2020: Tuesday 3-5 and by appointment
efalci@berkeley.edu


Professional Statement

I joined the faculty at U.C. Berkeley in Fall 2006 after finishing my Ph.D. at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.  My first book, Continuity and Change in Irish Poetry, 1966-2010, appeared in 2012.  A second book, The Cambridge Introduction to British Poetry, 1945-2010, was published in 2015.  I'm currently completing The Value of Poetry for Cambridge University Press and continuing to elaborate Poetry and the Problem of Music, a book about the conjunctions and disjunctions between poetry and music since the nineteenth century.  I currently serve as Associate Dean in the Graduate Division.


Books

Selected Publications and Papers Delivered

Monographs

The Cambridge Companion to British Poetry, 1945-2010 (Cambridge UP, 2015)

Continuity and Change in Irish Poetry, 1966-2010 (Cambridge UP, 2012 [paperback, 2019])

Edited Collection

Irish Literature in Transition, Volume VI: 1980-2020, co-edited with Paige Reynolds (Cambridge UP, forthcoming 2020)

Essays

“Rethinking Form (Yet Again) in Contemporary Irish Poetry”, in the Irish University Review (forthcoming)

“Modern Irish Poetry and the Heresy of Modernism”, in The Edinburgh Companion to Irish Modernism (Edinburgh UP, forthcoming)

“Northern Irish Poetry”, in The New Irish Studies: Twenty-First-Century Critical Revisions (Cambridge UP, forthcoming)

“The Problems of Lateness” [review of Ann Keniston's Ghostly Figures: Memory and Belatedness in Postwar American Poetry], in Twentieth Century Literature (volume 63.1, Spring 2017)

“Contemporary Irish Poetry and the Problem of the Subject”, in Post-Ireland? Essays on Contemporary Irish Poetry (Wake Forest UP, 2017)

“Beyond All That Fiddle”, in The Cambridge Companion to British Poetry, 1945-2010 (Cambridge UP, 2015)

“Stony Limits: Modernist Peripheries”, 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/Summer 2009)

“Space, Place and Landscape”, in the Blackwell Companion to Contemporary British and Irish Poetry (Wiley-Blackwell, 2009)


Current Research

I am currently completing The Value of Poetry (to be published by Cambridge University Press) and continuing work on Poetry and the Problem of Music.


Recent English Courses Taught
spring, 2020

126/1

British Literature, 1900-1945

126/101 -- discussion section

No instructor assigned yet.

126/102 -- discussion section

No instructor assigned yet.

fall, 2019

134/1

Contemporary Literature

134/101 -- discussion section

Laser, Jessica

134/102 -- discussion section

Laser, Jessica

134/103 -- discussion section

Reid, Angus

134/104 -- discussion section

Reid, Angus

190/1

Research Seminar: Creative Sentences

spring, 2019

134/1

Contemporary Literature: Poetry in the Twenty-First Century

134/102 -- discussion section

Robinson, Jared

134/104 -- discussion section

Robinson, Jared

spring, 2018

134/1

Contemporary Literature

134/101 -- discussion section

Baker-Gibbs, Ariel

134/102 -- discussion section

Baker-Gibbs, Ariel

134/103 -- discussion section

Chiang, Cheng-Chai

134/104 -- discussion section

Chiang, Cheng-Chai