Berkeley English Graduate Students

Bernardo S. Hinojosa

Bernardo S. Hinojosa

Townsend Center Fellow, 2021-22

By Appointment.

Professional Statement

I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of English and the Program in Medieval Studies. I study and teach premodern literature and intellectual history from antiquity to the early modern period, although focusing especially on England in the high and late middle ages (c.1200-1550).

For the 2021-22 academic year, I am the Jeffrey Berg graduate fellow at the Townsend Center for the Humanities, where I will be completing my dissertation, "Literature and Experiment in Medieval England, 1220-1500." This project locates the origins of experimentalist thought at the intersection of medieval natural philosophy and literary practice.

Selected Publications and Papers Delivered

Peer-Reviewed Publications

"Why Medieval Allegory?" review essay of Katharine Breen, Machines of the Mind: Personification in Medieval Literature and Nicolette Zeeman, The Arts of Disruption: Allegory and Piers Plowman. Forthcoming in Qui Parle 30.2 (2021).

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

"How to Read an Algorithm: Literary Criticism and Digital Literacies in the Humanities Classroom," 7th Digital Pedagogy Institute. University of Waterloo & Ryerson University, virtual conference. August 2021.

"Langland, Auerbach, and the Materiality of Jewish History." Invited roundtable presentation on "New Work in Piers Plowman." International Piers Plowman Society Virtual Expo. May 2021.

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

"Codicology as Imaginative Practice." Roundtable presentation on "Critical Bibliography." 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.

English Department Classes