Berkeley English Lecturers and Postdocs

Aileen Liu

Aileen Liu

Assistant Pedagogy Coordinator

331 Wheeler
By appointment

Professional Statement

I am a PhD Candidate in the English Department and the Designated Emphasis for Renaissance and Early Modern Studies. My current research and teaching interests include Shakespeare, Renaissance drama, romance, genre theory, narrative theory, poetics, and film.

I graduated cum laude from Duke University in December 2008 with a BA in English. Before matriculating at UC Berkeley, I taught high school English in Atlanta Public Schools for two years as a Teach For America corps member.

Selected Publications and Papers Delivered
“‘Apprehended for arrival here’: Travel bans, home, and identity in The Comedy of Errors.” Shakespeare Association of America Annual Meeting, “The Languages of Tudor Englishness” Seminar; Los Angeles, CA; March 28-31, 2018
The Tempest as Metadramatic Romance.” Shakespeare Association of America Annual Meeting, “Beyond Shakespeare’s Genres” Seminar; Atlanta, GA, April 5–8, 2017
“‘Nor the time nor place’: Storytelling in Cymbeline.” New Approaches to Early Modern Literature and Culture Symposium; Bates College, Lewiston, ME; September 26, 2016
“Sidney’s Trick: The New Arcadia as Anti-Theater.” Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting; Boston, MA; March 31–April 2, 2016
“Rethinking Shakespeare’s Romances.” Creating Connections Consortium (C3) Summit; Bates College, Lewiston, ME; November 13–15, 2015
“Marina in the Brothel: The Function of Belief in Pericles.” Shakespeare Association of America Annual Meeting, “Literary Romance” Seminar; Vancouver, BC; April 1–4, 2015
“Revelation and Riddling in Pericles.” New Directions in Renaissance Studies Graduate Student Conference; UC Berkeley; April 25, 2014
“‘Is man no more than this?’: Suffering and Compassion in King Lear.” American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting; NYU; March 20–23, 2014
“Narrative Belatedness in Aeneid IV.” Berkeley-Stanford Graduate Student Conference; Stanford University; April 27, 2013
“Metacinematic Style in Divorce, Italian Style and Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?” Berkeley-Stanford Graduate Student Conference; UC Berkeley; April 14, 2012

English Department Classes

No recent courses taught.