Berkeley English Lecturers and Postdocs

Daniel Valella

Daniel Valella

Ph.D. Candidate

Selected Publications and Papers Delivered

"Broken Blossoms," "Finding Forrester," "The Sheik," "Song of the South," and "Within Our Gates." The Encyclopedia of Racism in American Films. Ed. Salvador Jimenez Murguía. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2018.

"Danticat, Edwidge," and "Hughes, Langston" (biographies). The Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies. Ed. Sangeeta Ray and Henry Schwarz. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2016. 

"Joseph Yoshisuke Kurihara," "John Okada," "James Omura," "Yoshiko Uchida," and "Edison Uno" (biographies). Encyclopedia of Japanese American Internment. Ed. Gary Y. Okihiro. Santa Barbara: Greenwood Press, 2013.

"How Spike Lee Brought Down Ed Koch: The Politics of 1989's Do the Right Thing." Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Journal 17 (December 2011): 123–126.

Papers Delivered:

"Minority Literatures and Persuasive Resistance in the Age of 'Alternative Facts.'" Critical Ethnic Studies Association. University of British Columbia. June 21–24, 2018.

"From Familiar to Familial: Queer Chicanx Writers and Rhetorical Kinship." The Society for Multi-Ethnic Studies: Europe and the Americas. University of Graz, Austria. May 30–June 2, 2018.

"The 'Com-position' of Nepantla: Anzaldúa's Theory of Spiritual Communication." El Mundo Zurdo: Borderlands 1987–2017, An International Conference on the Life and Work of Gloria Anzaldúa. Trinity University. May 17–19, 2018.

"Placing Communication: Beyond the Logic/Affect Binary." Modern Language Association. New York, New York. January 4–7, 2018.

"Character Witnesses: Rhetorical Ēthos, Courtroom Testimony, and Political Subjectivity in The Light People." American Comparative Literature Association. Universiteit Utrecht, Netherlands. July 6–9, 2017.

"A Black-and-White 'Accord of Sensibilities': Kenneth Burke, Richard Wright, and the Rhetorical Ēthos of Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man." 2nd Annual Post45 Graduate Symposium. University of California, Berkeley. February 24–25, 2017. 

"Loving Sirk and Fassbinder: Cinematic History and Queer Melodrama in Jessica Hagedorn's Dogeaters." 1st Annual Post45 Graduate Symposium. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. February 5–6, 2016.

"Harryette Mullen's Neosurrealist Poetics: Race, Gender, and Avant-Garde Citizenship." Northeast Modern Language Association. Toronto, Ontario. April 30–May 3, 2015.

"Intersectional Itinerancy: Queer Native Rejections of Settlement." Feminist Translations/Queer Mobilities: A Symposium. University of California, Berkeley. December 8, 2014.

"Ēthos." What is an Americanist? Keywords in the Study of American Literature(s) and Culture(s) Today. University of California, Berkeley. November 17, 2014.

(with Christian Durán) "Daniel Venegas's Early Transnationalism: Las Aventuras de Don Chipote and the Multiplicity of Chicano Identity." American Literature in the World Conference. Yale University. April 11, 2014.

"Engaging Palimpsestic Space-Time: Writing (and) the Decolonial Dérive in Teju Cole's Open City." American Comparative Literature Association. New York University. March 20–23, 2014.

"Trujillo is Watching: Surveillance and Paranoia in the Contemporary U.S.–Dominican Novel." Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association. San Diego, California. November 1–3, 2013.

"Mardi Gras Mélange: The Queer-Catholic Encounter in John Rechy's City of Night." Berkeley-Stanford Conference. Stanford University. April 27, 2013.

"What Lies Beneath the Skin: Entangled Narratives of Indigeneity, Islamophobia, and Whitening in Sherman Alexie's Flight." 2nd Annual Native American Studies Graduate Student Symposium. University of California, Davis. April 26, 2013.

"How to Break Free from 'English B': Langston Hughes and the Poetics of Self-Liberation." Language and Resistance in 20th-Century Literature of the Black Diaspora: An English Graduate Association Colloquium. University of California, Berkeley. April 11, 2013.

"An Intersectional (Queer and Native) Jimmy Alexander: Rurality, Urbanity, and Hetero- and White Normativities in Craig Womack's Drowning in Fire." Southwest Popular/American Culture Association. Albuquerque, New Mexico. February 13–16, 2013.

English Department Classes

No recent courses taught.