Berkeley English Graduate Students

Pamela Weidman

Pamela Weidman

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Professional Statement

I am a PhD candidate in English and Film & Media. I currently work on minimalist character in mid-twentieth-century novels and animated films. My research interests include animation, early cinema, Woolf, Proust, modernist and mid-century novels, disability studies, text-based video games, and theories of character.

Selected Publications and Papers Delivered


“‘Floated invincibly’: Animating Character in Marcel Proust’s In Search of Lost Time. Studies in the Novel (forthcoming fall 2023).

Papers Delivered

“‘A Great Blank’: Reading the Unwritable in Virginia Woolf’s Orlando: A Biography,” Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf, University of South Dakota, Sioux Falls (online), June 10–13, 2021.

“‘Her proper setting’: Arranging Objects and Affects in Nella Larsen’s Quicksand, American Comparative Literature Association, Montréal (online), April 8–11, 2021.

“‘Imperfect gleam of moonshine': Beholding Gothic Objects in Horace Walpole’s The Castle of Otranto,” American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Toronto (online), April 8–10, 2021.

“Dorothy Hale’s The Novel and the New Ethics.” New Novel Studies at Berkeley, University of California, Berkeley (online), March 5, 2021. Invited.

English Department Classes