Eric Falci

Eric Falci

Associate Professor
Wheeler Hall, room 308
Fall 2017: Fridays 9-11 a.m. and by appointment
efalci@berkeley.edu


Professional Statement

I began teaching at U.C. Berkeley in the fall of 2006 after finishing my Ph.D. at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. My book on contemporary Irish poetry, Continuity and Change in Irish Poetry, 1966-2010, appeared in 2012 (Cambridge University Press). A second book, The Cambridge Introduction to British Poetry, 1945-2010, was published in late 2015. I'm currently working on "Poetry and the Problem of Music" (or "Poetry's Musics"), a book about the conjunctions and disjunctions between poetry and music in 19th- and 20th-century British, Irish, and American literature.



Specialties

Books

Title Fields
Continuity and Change in Irish Poetry, 1966-2010 Continuity and Change in Irish Poetry, 1966-2010
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The Cambridge Introduction to British Poetry, 1945-2010 The Cambridge Introduction to British Poetry, 1945-2010
The Cambridge Introduction to British Poetry, 1945–2010 provides a broad overview of an important body of poetry from England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland from the postwar period through to the twenty-first century. It offers a comprehensive view of the historical context surrounding the poetry and provides in-depth readings of many of the period's central poets. British poetry after 194....

Selected Publications and Papers Delivered

 

Essays

 

"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 University Press, 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 2009)

“Space, Place and Landscape”

            in the Blackwell Companion to Contemporary British and Irish Poetry (2009)



Current Research

I am currently working on three larger projects: a book on modern poetry and music, tentatively titled Poetry and the Problem of Music; a book entitled The Value of Poetry (to be published by Cambridge University Press); and a co-edited collection with Paige Reynolds, Irish Literature in Transition, Volume VI: 1980-2020 (also Cambridge U.P.).  

In the shorter term, I am working on two essays: one on the poet Maurice Scully and another on Northern Irish poetry after the Troubles.



Recent English Courses Taught

Spring, 2018
Course & Section Course Name Course Areas
134/1 Contemporary Literature British 20th- and 21st-Century
Novel
Drama
Poetry
134/101 -- discussion section No instructor assigned yet.
134/102 -- discussion section No instructor assigned yet.
134/103 -- discussion section No instructor assigned yet.
134/104 -- discussion section No instructor assigned yet.
134/105 -- discussion section No instructor assigned yet.
134/106 -- discussion section No instructor assigned yet.
Fall, 2017
Course & Section Course Name Course Areas
170/1 Literature and the Arts: Literature and Music Poetry
Special Topics
170/101 -- discussion section D'Silva, Eliot
170/102 -- discussion section Ehrlinspiel, Hannah Kathryn
170/103 -- discussion section Wise, Diana Catherine
Spring, 2017
Course & Section Course Name Course Areas
166/5 Special Topics: Modern Irish Literature Novel
Drama
Poetry
Special Topics
Fall, 2016
Course & Section Course Name Course Areas
45C/1 Literature in English: Late-19th through the 20th Century Introductory Surveys
45C/101 -- discussion section Creasy, CFS
45C/102 -- discussion section D'Silva, Eliot
45C/103 -- discussion section Choi, Jeehyun
203/4 Graduate Readings: Lyric, Poetry, Poetics Poetry
Graduate Courses
Spring, 2016
Course & Section Course Name Course Areas
170/1 Literature and the Arts: Literature and Music Poetry
Special Topics
190/5 Research Seminar: Contemporary British Literature and Culture British 20th- and 21st-Century
Research Seminars
Fall, 2015
Course & Section Course Name Course Areas
180L/1 Lyric Verse Poetry
Spring, 2015
Course & Section Course Name Course Areas
45C/1 Literature in English: Mid-19th Through the 20th Century Introductory Surveys
45C/101 -- discussion section Benjamin, Daniel
45C/102 -- discussion section Clark, Rebecca
45C/103 -- discussion section Neal, Allison
250/4 Research Seminar Graduate Courses

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