Berkeley English Faculty

Joshua Gang

Joshua Gang

Assistant Professor

Wheeler 412
SPR 2020: Tue, 1115am-1215pm; academic advising: Thur, 1115am-1215pm
jsgang [at] berkeley.edu


Professional Statement

I joined UC Berkeley's English department in 2015. My research interests include: 20th- and 21st-century British literature; literature and philosophy--especially philosophy of mind and moral philosophy; the history of the novel; literary history; and the history of criticism. 

My book manuscript Behaviorism, Consciousness, and the Literary Mind is under contract with Johns Hopkins University Press (series: Hopkins Studies in Modernism). 

I am beginning a new project on moral philosophy, aesthetic value, and modern British fiction and film.

For copies of recent articles and papers: https://berkeley.academia.edu/JoshuaGang


Selected Publications and Papers Delivered

Behaviorism, Consciousness, and the Literary Mind. Monograph under contract with Johns Hopkins University Press (series: Hopkins Studies in Modernism). 

"Consciousness in the Balance." NOVEL: A Forum on Fiction 50.2 (Summer 2017), 303-306.

“No Symbols Where None Intended.” PMLA 130.3 (Fall 2015), 679-683. Contribution to "Theories and Methodologies: Learning to Read," edited by Deidre Lynch and Evelyne Ender.

“Mindless Modernism.” NOVEL: A Forum on Fiction 46.1 (Summer 2013), 116-132.

“Behaviorism and the Beginnings of Close Reading.” ELH 78.1 (Spring 2011), 1-25.


Recent English Courses Taught
fall, 2020

45C/1

Literature in English: Mid-19th Through the 20th Century

45C/101 -- discussion section

No instructor assigned yet.

45C/102 -- discussion section

No instructor assigned yet.

45C/103 -- discussion section

No instructor assigned yet.

45C/104 -- discussion section

No instructor assigned yet.

45C/105 -- discussion section

No instructor assigned yet.

45C/106 -- discussion section

No instructor assigned yet.

203/1

Graduate Readings: Literature and Analytic Philosophy

spring, 2020

190/5

Research Seminar: British Fiction Since 1945

fall, 2019

45C/1

Literature in English: Mid-19th Through the 20th Century

45C/101 -- discussion section

Dunsker, Leo

45C/102 -- discussion section

Elias, Gabrielle

45C/103 -- discussion section

Dunsker, Leo

45C/104 -- discussion section

Elias, Gabrielle

45C/105 -- discussion section

Furcall, Dylan

45C/107 -- discussion section

Furcall, Dylan

spring, 2019

246L/1

Graduate Pro-seminar (Literature in English, 1945 to the Present): British Fiction Since 1945

fall, 2018

126/1

British Literature, 1900-1945