Berkeley English Graduate Students

Miguel Samano

Professional Statement

I’m broadly interested in U.S. visual art and literature of the postwar period with an emphasis on the Chicano Movement, its reception, and its relation to the global postwar avant-garde. I also hold interests in linguistic anthropology, affect studies, non-hermeneutic approaches to reading, the new materialism, the philosophy of history, and speculative thinking across the disciplines. 


Selected Publications and Papers Delivered

Publications

  • “History’s Happenings: Antonio Bernal’s Del Rey Mural—Possibly in Performance, August 25, 1968.” The Artist as Eyewitness: Antonio Bernal Papers, 1884-2019, edited by Charlene Villaseñor Black. Los Angeles: UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center Press. Forthcoming.
  •  “The Eventfulness of Antonio Bernal’s Breaking the Silence.” The Artist as Eyewitness: Antonio Bernal Papers, 1884-2019, edited by Charlene Villaseñor Black. Los Angeles: UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center Press. Forthcoming
  • "Representational Abstractionism and Realism: Two Approaches to Chicano Art.” The Stanford Undergraduate Research Journal, vol. 18, Spring 2019, pp. 10-14.

Presentations

  • "'Jarring and re-tuning the physics of reading and understanding':  The Metapragmatics of Alurista's Spik in Glyph?," Contact Zones, 34th Annual Multiethnic Literature of the United States Conference, April 8, 2021.
  • “Antonio Bernal Hopping’s Del Rey Mural as Performance Ephemera,” Chicano Mural, Car, and Print Culture, 6th Latino Art Now! Conference, University of Houston, April 5, 2019.

 


English Department Classes

No recent courses taught.