Berkeley English Lecturers

David Walter

David Walter


4405 Dwinelle
Friday 3:15-5 or by appt.

Professional Statement

Experienced writer who teaches script and story structure analysis; literature and philosophy; critical theory; poetics; Classical literature; French and Italian, English and American; Film & Media; Rhetoric; Writing in fiction and nonfiction.

B.A. St. John's College (Math and Philosophy)

Ph.D University of California, Berkeley (Comparative Literature)

Lecturer in Humanities and Rhetoric, Stanford University (2005-2012) and UC Berkeley Comparative Literature (2012 to the present)

Selected Publications and Papers Delivered

Strange Attractions: Sibling Love Triangles in Faulkner’s Absalom, Absalom! and Balzac’s ‘La Fille aux yeux d’or’. Comparative Literature Studies, Vol. 44, No. 4, Winter 2007.

Current Research

My recent research focuses on narratives of transnational crime, specifically between Mexico and the U.S., and domestic crime related to trafficking across southwestern borders, with specific focus on women involved in these criminal activities. It includes a thorough review of literature and journalism in the field, as well, as oral histories from personal interviews with law enforcement, members of all ranks of domestic and transnational gangs, criminologists, and victims of transnational crime.

Recent English Courses Taught