Berkeley English Lecturers and Postdocs

Wendy Veronica Xin

Wendy Veronica Xin


306 Wheeler Hall
By appointment

Selected Publications and Papers Delivered


     Book Manuscripts

The Secret Lives of Plot  [under review at Princeton University Press]

Third Forms: Realism, Genre, Critique [in-progress]

     Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

“On Metalepsis,” Essays in Honor of Elaine Freedgood, Victorian Literature and Culture (2019). [forthcoming]

“The Importance of Being Frank,NOVEL: A Forum on Fiction, Vol. 52, No. 1 (May 2019). [forthcoming]

“Reading for the Plotter,” New Literary History, Vol. 49, No. 1 (Winter 2018).

“Scotland as Screen: Vexed Projections in I Know Where I’m Going!,” Experiments and Mixed Identities Issue, International Journal of Scottish Theatre and Screen, Vol. 8, No. 2 (December 2015). pp. 2-25.

     Edited Collections

“Plot and Fictionality,” in Fictionality in Literature: Core Concepts Revisited, Theory and Interpretation of Narrative Series, ed. James Phelan, Richard Walsh, Lasse Gammelgaard, Louise Brix Jacobson, and Stefan Iversen (Columbus: The Ohio State University Press). [forthcoming]

Entry on The Expedition of Little Pickle; or, The Pretty Plotter in The Cambridge Guide to the Eighteenth-Century Novel1660-1820, ed. April London (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press). [forthcoming]

     Book Reviews

Review of John Plotz’s Semi-Detached: The Aesthetics of Virtual Experience since Dickens (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2017), in Nineteenth-Century Literature (forthcoming).

     Writing on Pedagogy

"X-Axis, Y-Axis, and Zzzz's: Plotting Narrative at 8 am," Teaching Effectiveness Award Statement, Berkeley Graduate Student Instructor Teaching and Resource Center (2013).

Conference Presentations 

“Metaphor, Difference, Form,” American Comparative Literature Conference 2019. Georgetown University, Washington D.C. March 7-10, 2019.

“Plotting Fictionality,” International Society for the Study of Narrative Roundtable on “Fictionality.” Modern Language Association Conference. New York, New York. January 4-7, 2018.

“Realism’s Magical Thinking,” Modern Language Association Conference. New York, New York. January 4-7, 2018.

Great Expectations and the Melancholy of Form,” Formalism and Its Discontents Interdisciplinary Conference, Center for Cultural Analysis. Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey. February 23-24, 2017.

“Reading for the Plotter,” American Comparative Literature Association Conference. Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts. March 17-20, 2016.

“The World According to Fosco: Metalepsis in Two Victorian Novels,” North American Victorian Studies Association Conference. Honolulu, Hawaii. July 9-12, 2015.

“Social Anxiety and the Crisis of Plot,” Victorian Modernities Conference. University of Kent, Canterbury, England. June 25-27, 2015.

“Scotland as Screen: Vexed Projections in I Know Where I’m Going!.” World Congress of Scottish Literatures. University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland. July 2-5, 2014.

“Dickens and Narrative Cosmopolitanism.” North American Victorian Studies Association Supernumerary Conference. Venice, Italy. June 3-6, 2013.

The Moonstone and the Pleasures of Narrative Labor.” Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies Association Conference. University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia. March 14-17, 2013.

“On the Form of Historicity: The Castle of Otranto’s Backward Glances.” American Comparative Literature Association Conference. Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island. March 29-April 1, 2012.

“Treacherous Designs in Tess of the d’Urbervilles.” International Society for the Study of Narrative Conference.    Las Vegas, Nevada. March 15-17, 2012.

“Hitchcock’s Neat Little Blotches.” Midwest Modern Language Association Conference. St. Louis, Missouri. November 3-6, 2011.

Invited Talks

“From Plot to Plotting,” Roundtable on Plot. Society for Novel Studies Conference. Cornell University. Ithaca, New York. May 2018.

“Against or Around Realism,” New York University Conference. New York, New York. April 13-14, 2018.

“Plot’s Flicker Effects: Montage/Framing/Hitchcock,” English 173: Hitchcock’s Hidden Pictures, Professor D. A. Miller. Berkeley, California. April 6, 2016.

“The Importance of Being Frank: On the Secret Plot in Emma,” Jane Austen Society of North America Annual Birthday Gala, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California. December 6, 2014.

English Department Classes

No recent courses taught.