Berkeley English Lecturers and Postdocs

Atti Viragh

Atti Viragh

Berkeley Lecturer

By appointment

Professional Statement

My research focuses on nineteenth- and twentieth-century literary and intellectual history, with comparative interests in poetics, fin-de-siècle literature, the aestheticist movement, early phenomenology, hermeneutics, and the history of psychology. My essays on Walter Pater and Gerard Manley Hopkins appear in ELH and New Literary History, where I received the Ralph Cohen Prize for 2019. Forthcoming works include an edited anthology, Mind and Embodiment in Late Victorian Literature (Edinburgh University Press, coedited with Marion Thain) and a chapter on close reading, attention, and the hermeneutics of Hans-Georg Gadamer. Additional research interests include twentieth-century Hungarian poetry and fiction, critical theory and the neo-Kantian movement, and literary critiques of the Austro-Hungarian empire.

Starting in Fall 2022, I will be an Assistant Professor of English at Bilkent University.


Updated CV

Selected Publications and Papers Delivered

Mind and Embodiment in Late Victorian Literature, coeditor with Marion Thain, Edinburgh University Press (forthcoming).

“‘The Keener Touch’: Walter Pater and the Hermeneutic Scene of Contact.” ELH 89, no. 1 (Spring 2022), 185-213.

“The Grammar of Instress: Gerard Manley Hopkins and the Victorian Philosophers of Mind.” New Literary History 50, no. 3 (Summer 2020): 501-522. Winner of Ralph Cohen Prize.

“Can the Vampire Speak? Dracula as Discourse on Cultural Extinction.” English Literature in Transition, 1880-1920 56, no. 2 (2013): 231-245.

Translations from Miklós Radnóti. Metamorphoses: A Journal of Literary Translation 11, no. 2 (2013): 120-123.

English Department Classes