Berkeley English Faculty

Joshua Gang

Joshua Gang

Assistant Professor

Wheeler 412
M/W 4-5pm and by appt.
jsgang [at] berkeley.edu


Professional Statement

I joined UC Berkeley's English department in 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. 

My book manuscript Behaviorism, Consciousness, and the Literary Mind is under contract with Johns Hopkins University Press (series: Hopkins Studies in Modernism). 

I am beginning a new project on moral philosophy, aesthetic value, and modern British fiction and film.

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


Selected Publications and Papers Delivered

Behaviorism, Consciousness, and the Literary Mind. Monograph under contract with Johns Hopkins University Press (series: Hopkins Studies in Modernism). 

"Derek Jarman and Everything That is the Case." Under review.

Review of Modernism and Close Reading, ed. David James (Oxford UP, 2020). Forthcoming in Review of English Studies.

"Consciousness in the Balance." NOVEL: A Forum on Fiction 50.2 (Summer 2017).

“No Symbols Where None Intended.” PMLA 130.3 (Fall 2015). 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).

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


Recent English Courses Taught
spring, 2021

126/1

British Literature, 1900-1945

126/101 -- discussion section

No instructor assigned yet.

126/102 -- discussion section

No instructor assigned yet.

134/1

Contemporary Literature: Contemporary British Fiction (and a few films)

134/101 -- discussion section

No instructor assigned yet.

134/102 -- discussion section

Choi, Jee Hyun

134/103 -- discussion section

Kao, Libby

134/104 -- discussion section

Kao, Libby

fall, 2020

45C/1

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

45C/101 -- discussion section

Gamedze, Londiwe

45C/102 -- discussion section

Nieto, Rebecca Maria

45C/103 -- discussion section

Gamedze, Londiwe

45C/104 -- discussion section

Nieto, Rebecca Maria

45C/105 -- discussion section

Kao, Libby

45C/106 -- discussion section

Kao, Libby

203/1

Graduate Readings: Literature and Analytic Philosophy

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

Dunsker, Leo

45C/102 -- discussion section

Elias, Gabrielle

45C/103 -- discussion section

Dunsker, Leo

45C/104 -- discussion section

Elias, Gabrielle

45C/105 -- discussion section

Furcall, Dylan

45C/107 -- discussion section

Furcall, Dylan

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