Berkeley English Lecturers and Postdocs

Joseph Albernaz

Joseph Albernaz

2017-2018 Townsend Center Dissertation Fellow

Selected Publications and Papers Delivered


"Community" in Understanding Blanchot, Understanding Modernism. Bloomsbury Press (forthcoming 2018)

"John Clare's World." European Romantic Review 27.2 (Spring 2016). 189-205. Link

"'A Fellowship with Essence': Experience, Contingency, and Retroactivity in Keats and Hegel." in Stefanie Fricke, (eds.), Romanticism and Knowledge. Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2015. 263-273.

"'Looking for the God in Brooklyn': The Romantic Affinities of Thomas Wolfe and Hart Crane.'" Thomas Wolfe Review 36.1-2 (2012). 45-53.

Reviews and Other Writings:

"Speculum of the Other Cene: Donna Haraway's Staying with the Trouble: Making Kin in the Chthulucene." qui parle (forthcoming, Spring 2018)

"Schema and Shadow: Reflections on Photography and Poetry." Mantis: A Journal of Poetry, Criticism, and Translation 14 (2016). 276-282. Link

Review: Literary Criticism in the 21st Century: Theory Renaissance by Vincent Leitch. symploke 23.1-2 (2015). 513-514. Link

"Absolved of the Absolute": Atopies: Manifeste pour la philosophie by Frédéric Neyrat. Los Angeles Review of Books, November 2015. Link

Selected Presentations: 

"The Syntactic Event of the Poem and the Refusal of Theodicy: Hölderlin, Agamben, Moten." ACLA Conference, Los Angeles, March-April 2018. 

“Hölderlin and the Measure of Ether.” MLA Conference, New York City, January 2018.

“Touching (Dwelling) Sharing: Wordsworth’s Domestic Parts.” Tactility and Community Conference, LMU-Munich, Germany. September 24-26 2017.

"Scandals of Singularity: Incommensurability and Return in Derrida." Touch and Community Workshop. UC-Berkeley. September 22-23, 2016.

“‘Money (the lifes blood of Poor Families)’: Logics of Circulation in Blake.” North American Society for the Study of Romanticism (NASSR). Berkeley, California. August 11-14, 2016. 

"Blanchot, Hölderlin, and the Communism of Divine Absence." ACLA. Cambridge, MA. March 2016.

"Thinking Relationality in the Anthropocene: Resources, Challenges, Frenemies." Modalities: Poetics and Politics Symposium. Houston, Texas. Sept 18-19, 2015.

English Department Classes

No recent courses taught.