Berkeley English Faculty

Eric Falci

Eric Falci

Professor

Wheeler Hall, room 308
Summer 2019: by appointment
efalci@berkeley.edu


Professional Statement

I joined the faculty at U.C. Berkeley in Fall 2006 after finishing my Ph.D. at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. My first book, Continuity and Change in Irish Poetry, 1966-2010, appeared in 2012 (Cambridge University Press). A second book, The Cambridge Introduction to British Poetry, 1945-2010, was published in 2015. I'm currently working on Poetry and the Problem of Music, a book about the conjunctions and disjunctions between poetry and music since the nineteenth century.


Books

Selected Publications and Papers Delivered

 

Essays

“Northern Irish Poetry”, forthcoming in The New Irish Studies: Twenty-First Century Critical Revisions (Cambridge UP, 2019)

“The Problems of Lateness” [review of Ann Keniston's Ghostly Figures: Memory and Belatedness in Postwar American Poetry], in Twentieth Century Literature (volume 63.1, Spring 2017)

“Contemporary Irish Poetry and the Problem of the Subject”, in Post-Ireland? Essays on Contemporary Irish Poetry (Wake Forest UP, 2017)

“Beyond All That Fiddle”, in The Cambridge Companion to British Poetry, 1945-2010 (Cambridge UP, 2015)

“Stony Limits: Modernist Peripheries”, in the Cambridge History of Modernist Poetry (Cambridge UP, 2015)

“Joinery: Trevor Joyce’s Lattice Poems”, in Essays on the Poetry of Trevor Joyce (Shearsman Books, 2015)

“Translation as Collaboration: Ní Dhomhnaill and Muldoon”, in the Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Poetry (Oxford UP, 2012)

“Reading in the Gutters”, in Modern Irish and Scottish Poetry: Comparative Readings (Cambridge UP, 2011)

“Meehan’s Stanzas and Irish Lyric After Yeats”, in An Sionnach: A Journal of Literature, Culture, and the Arts (Spring 2009)

“Space, Place and Landscape”, in the Blackwell Companion to Contemporary British and Irish Poetry (Wiley-Blackwell, 2009)


Current Research

I am currently working on three larger projects: a book on modern poetry and music, tentatively titled Poetry and the Problem of Music; a book entitled The Value of Poetry (to be published by Cambridge University Press); and a co-edited collection with Paige Reynolds, Irish Literature in Transition, Volume VI: 1980-2020 (also Cambridge UP); as well as several essays on Irish poetry.


Recent English Courses Taught
fall, 2019

134/1

Contemporary Literature

134/101 -- discussion section

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134/102 -- discussion section

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134/103 -- discussion section

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134/104 -- discussion section

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190/1

Research Seminar: Creative Sentences

spring, 2019

134/1

Contemporary Literature: Poetry in the Twenty-First Century

134/102 -- discussion section

Robinson, Jared

134/104 -- discussion section

Robinson, Jared

spring, 2018

134/1

Contemporary Literature

134/101 -- discussion section

Baker-Gibbs, Ariel

134/102 -- discussion section

Baker-Gibbs, Ariel

134/103 -- discussion section

Chiang, Cheng-Chai

134/104 -- discussion section

Chiang, Cheng-Chai

fall, 2017

170/1

Literature and the Arts: Literature and Music

170/101 -- discussion section

D'Silva, Eliot

170/102 -- discussion section

Ehrlinspiel, Hannah Kathryn

170/103 -- discussion section

Wise, Diana Catherine

spring, 2017

166/5

Special Topics: Modern Irish Literature