Berkeley English Faculty

Joshua Gang

Joshua Gang

Assistant Professor

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

Professional Statement

I joined UC Berkeley's English department in 2015. I received my PhD from Rutgers in 2012 and was an assistant professor at the University of Toronto from 2013 to 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 review. I am beginning a new project on moral philosophy, aesthetic value, and modern British fiction and film.

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Selected Publications and Papers Delivered

"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