Berkeley English Faculty

Joshua Gang

Joshua Gang

Assistant Professor

Wheeler 412
Fall 2019: MW 350pm-450pm; academic advising hours, M230pm-330pm
jsgang [at] berkeley.edu


Professional Statement

I joined UC Berkeley's English department in 2015. I received my PhD from Rutgers in 2012 and was an assistant professor at the University of Toronto from 2013 to 2015. My research interests include: 20th- and 21st-century British literature; literature and philosophy--especially philosophy of mind and moral philosophy; the history of the novel; literary history; and the history of criticism. 

I'm currently completing my book manuscript, "Word and Mind: Behaviorism and Literary Experience," and beginning a new project on moral philosophy, aesthetic value, and modern British fiction.

For copies of recent articles and papers: https://berkeley.academia.edu/JoshuaGang


Selected Publications and Papers Delivered

"Consciousness in the Balance" (book review). NOVEL: A Forum on Fiction 50.2 (Summer 2017), 303-306.

“No Symbols Where None Intended.” PMLA 130.3 (Fall 2015), 679-683. Contribution to "Theories and Methodologies: Learning to Read," edited by Deidre Lynch and Evelyne Ender.

“Mindless Modernism.” NOVEL: A Forum on Fiction 46.1 (Summer 2013), 116-132.

“Behaviorism and the Beginnings of Close Reading.” ELH 78.1 (Spring 2011), 1-25.


Recent English Courses Taught
spring, 2020

190/5

Research Seminar: British Fiction Since 1945

fall, 2019

45C/1

Literature in English: Mid-19th Through the 20th Century

45C/101 -- discussion section

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45C/102 -- discussion section

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45C/103 -- discussion section

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45C/104 -- discussion section

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45C/105 -- discussion section

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45C/106 -- discussion section

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45C/107 -- discussion section

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45C/108 -- discussion section

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spring, 2019

246L/1

Graduate Pro-seminar (Literature in English, 1945 to the Present): British Fiction Since 1945

fall, 2018

126/1

British Literature, 1900-1945

fall, 2017

45C/1

Literature in English: Mid-19th Through the 20th Century

45C/101 -- discussion section

Baker-Gibbs, Ariel

45C/102 -- discussion section

Ramm, Gerard

45C/103 -- discussion section

Su, Amanda Jennifer

190/1

Research Seminar: Britain in the ‘60s

spring, 2017

45C/1

Literature in English: Late-19th through the 20th Century

45C/101 -- discussion section

Trevino, Jason Benjamin

45C/102 -- discussion section

Creasy, CFS

45C/103 -- discussion section

No instructor assigned yet.