Berkeley English Faculty

Kent Puckett

Kent Puckett

Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Ida May and William J. Eggers Jr. Chair in English

Wheeler Hall, Room 403
Wednesday, 9:30-11
kpuckett@berkeley.edu


Books
The Electoral Imagination: Literature, Legitimacy, and Other Rigged Systems
The Electoral Imagination: Literature, Legitimacy, and Other Rigged Systems

What happens when we vote? What are we counting when we count ballots? Who decides what an election should look like and what it should mean? And why do so many people believe that some or all elections are rigged? Moving between intellectual history....(read more)

Narrative Theory: A Critical Introduction
Narrative Theory: A Critical Introduction

Winner of the 2018 Barbara Perkins and George Perkins Prize of the International Society for the Study of Narrative. Kent Puckett's Narrative Theory: A Critical Introduction provides an account of a methodology increasingly central to literary stu....(read more)

War Pictures: Cinema, Violence, and Style in Britain, 1939-1945
War Pictures: Cinema, Violence, and Style in Britain, 1939-1945

In this original and engaging work, author Kent Puckett looks at how British filmmakers imagined, saw, and sought to represent its war during wartime through film. The Second World War posed unique representational challenges to Britain's filmmakers....(read more)

Against Bosses, Against Oligarchies: A Conversation with Richard Rorty
Against Bosses, Against Oligarchies: A Conversation with Richard Rorty

The present pamphlet is a conversation with well-known politcal philosopher Richard Rorty. Derek Nystrom and Kent Puckett ask the questions. "We interviewed Richard Rotty for four hours over the course of a weekend in Charlottesville. This interview....(read more)

FIELDS:
Bad Form: Social Mistakes and the Nineteenth-Century Novel
Bad Form: Social Mistakes and the Nineteenth-Century Novel

What--other than embarrassment--could one hope to gain from prolonged exposure to the social mistake? Why think much about what many would like simply to forget? Bad Form argues that whatever its awkwardness, the social mistake--the blunder, the gaf....(read more)