Berkeley English Lecturers and Postdocs

Gillian K. Osborne

Gillian K. Osborne

gillian osborne

Selected Publications and Papers Delivered

Selected Publications

“Dickinson’s Lyric Materialism,” The Emily Dickinson Journal, Spring 2012.

“A More Ordinary Poet: Seeking Emily Dickinson,” Boston Review, May/June 2013.

“‘My pets, the grasses,’ meet ‘Monster Owl,’” “Ecomergency: Emergent Forms,” and“Love, love, my season,” for “Field Notes from the Conference on Ecopoetics, a Jacket2 commentary series, March-June 2013.


Papers Delivered

“An Imagination of Things: Thoreau’s Herbaria & Charts of General Phenomena,” C-19:Society for Nineteenth-Century Americanists, March 2014.

“Mechanical Form & Embodied Metrics in Dickinson & Poe,” MLA 2014.

“Transcendental Vegetation,” seminar presentation for Dartmouth Future of American Studies Institute, June 2013.

“California Poppy Cultivation in Nineteenth-Century New England,” co-authored with Juliana Chow; delivered at the Association for Study of Environment & Literature, May 2013; presented in absentia at Emily Dickinson International Society Conference, August 2013.

“The barest books: Dickinson’s herbarium,” Conference on Ecopoetics, February 2013

“Bewilderingness in Melville’s Pierre,” C-19: Society for Nineteenth-Century Americanists, March 2012.

“Words, Music, Mystery! (Sign, Sense, Silence in Melville’s Pierre),” Berkeley English Graduate Colloquium, February 2012.

“Becoming Tree: Frost’s ‘Wild Grapes’and A Thousand Plateaus,” Fance-Berkeley Conference on American Poetry and French Theory, March 2011; respondent for  paper on Barthes’s “neutral” and Louise Glück, October 2010.

“Cataloguing Eden: Popular Science & the Poetic Imagination,” MLA 2009.

“Dickinson’s Writing as Enactment,” seminar paper for Association of Literary Scholar & Critics, October 2008.

“Imaginary Prairies with Real Birds in Them: Audubon & Metaphor,” Berkeley Stanford Conference, May 2008.


English Department Classes

No recent courses taught.