Berkeley English Graduate Students

Bernardo S. Hinojosa

Bernardo S. Hinojosa

Ph.D. Candidate

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Professional Statement

I study late medieval and early modern literature and intellectual history, although my research and teaching interests extend back to classical antiquity and forward to present-day digital media. My current research explores the intersections of empirical thought, literary experimentation, and book production in the period between the efflorescence of the medieval university in the thirteenth century and the beginnings of the scientific revolution in the early seventeenth.

In both my research and my teaching, I am invested in a longue durée of the history of media that investigates connections between the user interfaces of premodern books and the user interfaces of present-day digital media.

I am affiliated with the Program in Medieval Studies and the Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion, as well as with the Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies in Toronto, where I am currently completing a Diploma in Manuscript Studies.

Selected Publications and Papers Delivered

Invited Talks

"The Etymologiae in Late Medieval England: Time, History, and the Phenomenology of the Codex." Muilenburg-Koenig History of Religion Workshop. San Francisco Theological Seminary. April 2019.

Selected Conference Presentations

"Typology and the Erasure of Judaism." New Chaucer Society. Durham University. July 2020. Postponed.

“Alchemical Porosity.” Modern Languge Association (Chaucer Forum). Seattle, Washington. January 2020.

"Codicology as Imaginative Practice." Roundtable presentation. 54th International Congress on Medieval Studies. Western Michigan University. May 2019.

"Eucharistic Experimentalism and the Middle English Lyric." 54th ICMS. WMU. May 2019. Berkeley Medieval Studies Graduate Prize.

"Augustine, Isidore, Langland, and the Shapes of History." International Piers Plowman Society. University of Miami. April 2019.

"Langland's Encyclopedic Forms." 53rd ICMS. WMU. May 2018.

"The Atomic Rubrication of Cambridge, University Library," 52nd ICMS. WMU. May 2017.

Recent English Courses Taught