Berkeley English Faculty

Catherine Gallagher

Catherine Gallagher

Emerita
Former Ida May and William J Eggers, Jr., Chair in English

237 Wheeler Hall
by appointment
cgall@berkeley.edu


Books
Telling It Like It Wasn't: The Counterfactual Imagination in History and Literature
Telling It Like It Wasn't: The Counterfactual Imagination in History and Literature

Inventing counterfactual histories is a common pastime of modern-day historians, both amateur and professional. We speculate about an America ruled by Jefferson Davis, a Europe that never threw off Hitler, or a second term for JFK. This book locates ....(read more)

The Body Economic: Life, Death, and Sensation in Political Economy and the Victorian Novel
The Body Economic: Life, Death, and Sensation in Political Economy and the Victorian Novel

The Body Economic revises the intellectual history of nineteenth-century Britain by demonstrating that political economists and the writers who often presented themselves as their literary antagonists actually held most of their basic social assumpt....(read more)

Practicing New Historicism, 2001
Practicing New Historicism, 2001

     For almost thirty years, new historicism has been a highly controversial and influential force in literary and cultural studies. In Practicing the New Historicism, two of its most distinguished practitioners reflect on its surprisingly disparat....(read more)

Nobody's Story: The Vanishing Acts of Women Writers in the Marketplace
Nobody's Story: The Vanishing Acts of Women Writers in the Marketplace

Exploring the careers of five influential women writers of the Restoration and eighteenth century, Catherine Gallagher reveals the connections between the increasing prestige of female authorship, the economy of credit and debt, and the rise of the ....(read more)