Berkeley English Lecturers and Postdocs

Aristides Dimitriou

Aristides Dimitriou

Office Hours (Fall 2017 and Spring 2018):
Wheeler Hall #331, by appt.

Professional Statement

Aristides Dimitriou is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of English at UC Berkeley. He specializes in 20th and 21st century Ethnic American and Caribbean literatures. His interests include Global Modernism, Hemispheric American Studies, and Critical Theory. He is completing a comparative project that explores the narrative mediation of history during the advent of U.S. empire in the hemispheric American South.

Selected Publications and Papers Delivered


“Everything Remains to be Done: Alejo Carpentier and the Founding of a Pan-Americanist Global Modernism.” College Literature (Forthcoming, January 2019)


Papers Delivered

“New-Worldism and the Pan-Americanist Field-Imaginary.” Dartmouth College Futures of American Studies Institute: Questions Worth Asking 3. Hanover, NH. June 19-25, 2017

“Search for a Method: Questions for a Variety of Approaches” The Koshland Conference for Pedagogical Innovation and Excellence in Teaching.University of California, Berkeley. February 23, 2017.

“Hemispheric Horizons: Mapping the Hermeneutics of a Peripheral Late Modernism.” Dartmouth College Futures of American Studies Institute: Questions Worth Asking 2. Hanover, NH. June 24, 2016.

“Disclosing Empire: Zora Neale Hurston’s Trans-American Historical Imagination.” University of Arizona New Directions Graduate Student Conference: Visions: Temporality, Spectacle, and Space. Tucson, AZ. April 22, 2016.

“The Aesthetics of Nonidentity: Structural Determination and Negation in John Rechy's City of Night.” Rice University English Graduate Symposium: Reconceptualizing Narrative: Structure, Systems, Boundaries. Houston, TX. September 5, 2014.

“Voum Rooh Oh: Aimé Césaire and the Language of Hegemony.” University of California, Berkeley English Graduate Association Colloquium: Language and Resistance in the Twentieth-Century Literature of the Black Diaspora. Berkeley, CA. April 11, 2013

“The Nowhere Place: Dialectical Paralysis and the Problem of Transnational Hybridity in Junot Diaz's Drown.” University of Miami 31st Annual West Indian Literature Conference: Imagined Nations, 50 Years Later: Reflections on Independence and Federation in the Caribbean. Coral Gables, FL. October 11, 2012.

English Department Classes

No recent courses taught.