Bernardo S. Hinojosa

Bernardo S. Hinojosa

Professional Statement

My research examines the intersections, shared discourses, and experimentality of science, theology, and poetics in late medieval and sixteenth-century England (1350-1600), with a particular interest in William Langland's fourteenth-century masterpiece Piers Plowman. Recent work has also explored the representation and affective experience of violence in medieval poetry, drama, and theology. Beyond my historical period, I am invested in broader questions of literary theory: the long history of formalism, lyric poetry, and the theory and practice of the digital humanities.

Before coming to Berkeley, I completed a B.A. at Columbia and a M.Phil. at Cambridge where I was the Euretta J. Kellett Fellow. I am also completing a Diploma in Manuscript Studies at the Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies in Toronto. My research has been generously supported by the Mellon and Luce Foundations and by the Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion.

For the 2018-19 academic year, I am the coordinator for the Middle English Reading Group (MERG) and, with Patrick Delehanty and Catherine Sulpizio, the Theories of Science and the Humanities Working Group. Please email me if you'd like to join or for further information or materials.


Selected Publications and Papers Delivered

"Langland's Encyclopedic Forms." 53rd International Congress on Medieval Studies. Western Michigan University. May 2018.

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

"The Atomic Rubrication of Cambridge, University Library," 52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies. Western Michigan University. May 2017.

"Julian in Norwich: 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.

"The Cathedral and the Anchorhold: Sacred Spaces in Julian of Norwich's A Revelation of Love." Public lecture. Julian Week 2015. Julian Centre, Norwich, UK. May 2015.

"Of Phlegm, Wine, and Yellow Bile: Drunkenness and Humoralism in the Old English Judith." The Tenth Annual Anglo-Saxon Studies Colloquium. Columbia University. May 2014.

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