Berkeley English Graduate Students

Andrew John Barbour

Andrew John Barbour

Doctoral Candidate

Office hours: by appointment
abarbour@berkeley.edu


Selected Publications and Papers Delivered

Publications

“The Rise of Thermodynamics: Mechanical Engineering and Byron’s Poetic Machinery.” Forthcoming in ELH.

Review Essays

“Liberalism, Disfigured,” a review of Amanda Anderson’s Bleak Liberalism (University of Chicago Press, 2016) in Qui Parle 26.1 (2017): 231-246.

Presentations

“Darwin’s Engineering Poetics.” ASECS Annual Conference. St. Louis, MO. March 19-21, 2020.

“The Figurative Logic of Machinery.” MLA Annual Conference. Disciplines: Emergences Panel. Seattle, WA. January 9-12, 2020.

“Literary Mechanology.” MLA Annual Conference. Romanticism and Idealism Panel. Seattle, WA. January 9-12, 2020.

“Blake’s Industrial Revolutions.” NASSR Annual Conference: Romantic Elements. Chicago, IL. August 8-11, 2019. 

“The Rise of Thermodynamics: Mechanical Engineering and Byron’s Poetic Machinery.” NASSR Annual Conference: The Open. Providence, RI. June 22-25, 2018.

“The Spirit of Theory.” ACLA Annual Conference. Los Angeles, CA. March 29-April 1, 2018.

“Wordsworth’s Human Means.” NASSR Annual Conference: Romanticism and its Discontents. Berkeley, CA. August 11-16, 2016.

“Limited Use: A Reply to Anahid Nersessian.” NASSR Annual Conference: Romanticism and its Discontents. Berkeley, CA. August 11-16, 2016.

“Contingent Nonsovereignties: Dispossessing the Possessive in Nancy, Schmitt, and Derrida.” ACLA Annual Conference. Cambridge, MA. March, 17-18, 2016.

“Posthumous Matter: The Remains of Humanism in Byron’s Don Juan.” Humanism and its Prefixes Berkeley Rhetoric Conference. Berkeley, CA. October 4-5, 2015.


Recent English Courses Taught