Berkeley English Graduate Students

Bernardo S. Hinojosa

Bernardo S. Hinojosa

Ph.D. Candidate

By appointment.

Professional Statement

I study late medieval and early modern literature, with particular interests in premodern science, the history of information (from the late antique codex to data science), and premodern theories of time and history. Most of my work focuses, first, on how literature participates in and produces developments in intellectual history, and second, on the interrelation between these literary and intellectual developments and contemporaneous developments in the history of the book.

Before coming to Berkeley, I studied at Columbia (BA) and at Cambridge (MPhil, Euretta J. Kellett Fellow). Supported by the Mellon Foundation, I am also completing a Diploma in Manuscript Studies at the Pontifical Institute of Medieval 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.

"Sacred Spaces in Julian of Norwich's A Revelation of Love." Julian Centre. Norwich, UK. May 2015. Public lecture.

Selected Conference Presentations

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

"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.

"Eucharistic Violence." Berkeley-Stanford Graduate Student Conference: Mimesis and Mutation. UC Berkeley. April 2018.

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

"Architecture and Authority in A Revelation of Love." Medieval Art & Architecture in East Anglia Symposium. University of East Anglia. May 2016.

"Theologizing the Mise-en-page of Cambridge, University Library," Approaching the Medieval: Limits. University of Cambridge. May 2016.

"The Speculum Christiani and the Limits of Verse." Discipline and Excess: A Graduate and Early Career Conference. University of Cambridge. April 2016.

Recent English Courses Taught