Berkeley English Lecturers

CFS Creasy

CFS Creasy


Wheeler 421
Wed 11:00-1:00

Selected Publications and Papers Delivered

Peer-Reviewed Articles

"Flaubert’s Alibi: The Impossible Ensemble of Madame Bovary." Novel: A Forum on Fiction 48.3 (Winter 2015): 363-380. [LINK]

"Of Matter and Manner: Djuna Barnes's Ryder and Censorship as Style." Modern Philology 117.3 (February 2020). [forthcoming]

"Feast and/or Fast: The Self-Consuming Textual Spectacle of 'Ein Hungerkünstler.'" (in progress)


Other Articles, Reviews, and Public Writings

"Out of the Spirit of the Medieval: Andrew Cole's The Birth of Theory." Qui Parle 24.1 (Fall/Winter 2015): 161-172. [LINK]

"Ibsen through Bergman’s Lens, Darkly." Review of Nora at Ashby Stage (UC Berkeley English Blog, April 14, 2017) [LINK]

Review of Tartuffe at Berkeley Repertory Theatre (UC Berkeley English Blog, April 4, 2015) [LINK]

"Thy zeal deserves a miracle." Review of The Winter’s Tale at California Shakespeare Theater (UC Berkeley English Blog, October 8, 2013) [LINK]



"Hegelian Aesthetics, the End of Art, and the Modernist Novel." Modernist Studies Association Conference 2018 (Columbus, OH).

"A Real Piece of Work: Image and Exchange in Jack Butler Yeats's The Amaranthers." American Conference for Irish Studies, Western Region 2017 (Spokane, WA).

"Thomas Hardy and the Public Execution of the Victorian Novel." American Comparative Literature Association Conference 2016 (Cambridge, MA).

"Revenant Revision: Oscar Wilde and Djuna Barnes." Modernist Studies Association Conference 2015 (Boston, MA).

"Jean Hyppolite's Logos and the Prose of the World." Berkeley-France Conference 2014. Université Paris 3 - Sorbonne Nouvelle (Paris, France).

"Beckett's Work of Unabandonment." Modernist Studies Association Conference 2014 (Pittsburgh, PA).

"On the Discontinuity of Reality of 'Das Urteil.'" Kafka Society of America Roundtable Session. Modern Language Association Convention 2014 (Chicago, IL).

"Le mot juste, le mot du juriste. Representing Madame Bovary on Trial." Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium 2013. University of Richmond (Richmond, VA).

"How Can We Tell Watt from Watt ?" International Society for the Study of Narrative Conference 2013. Manchester Metropolitan University (Manchester, UK).

"'Auch du hast Waffen.' The Kafkan Schreckbild." American Comparative Literature Association Conference 2012. Brown University (Providence, RI).

"Dislocating Experience in History. Faulkner's Topography of the Past." American Comparative Literature Association Conference 2011. Simon Fraser University (Vancouver, Canada).

"'Thankless Field of Letters': Urbanity and Vulgarity in Poe’s Place of Truth." McGill English Graduate Student Association Conference 2010. McGill University (Montréal, Canada).
(Panel co-organizer: "Prehistories in Modern Urban Space")

"The Beam in 'the beholder’s eye': Narrative Voice and Subjectivity in The Sound and the Fury." Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference 2008. University of Mississippi – Oxford (Oxford, MS).


Current Research

Things Passed Over: The Modernist Novel and the Scandal of Revision

Book-length project on how the experimental 19th- and 20th-century novel takes the textual and bibliographical (as embodied in errata, unwanted editorial and censorial interventions, scandalous receptions, inter alia) and revises it into the aesthetic. Chapters on Gustave Flaubert's Madame Bovary (1856; 1857; 1873), Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890; 1891), Djuna Barnes's Ryder (1928; 1979), and Samuel Beckett's Watt (1953; 1959).

English Department Classes