Berkeley English Graduate Students

Emma C. Eisenberg

Emma C. Eisenberg

331 Wheeler
W 1-3 by appointment

Professional Statement

My current project examines the "novel of milieu" as a subset of British realism, drawing on methods from sociology and linguistic anthropology. Recently, I have written about how how Elizabeth Gaskell's French connections turned her village novel into something Balzacian. New work on Pater, Oxford, and "the school" to follow shortly...

Selected Publications and Papers Delivered

“Modelling Milieu in Elizabeth Gaskell’s Cranford.” Conference paper. International Conference on Narrative. University of Navarra. 1 June 2019.

"Gaskell's Milieu." Pre-circulated paper. Form Across Literature and the Sciences in Victorian Britain. Aix-Marseilles Université. 24 May 2019.

"Character." Roundtable. Form Across Literature and the Sciences in Victorian Britain. UC Berkeley. 4 May 2018.

"Mere repetition: critical conversation and the stylistic tic." Conference paper. The Idea of Prose Style. University of Sydney. December 2017.

Recent English Courses Taught