Alexander Ullman

Professional Statement


Nineteenth, Twentieth, and Twenty-first Century Literature; Victorian and Modernist Studies; History and Theory of the Novel; Sound Studies; Trauma Studies; Jewish Studies           


Selected Publications and Papers Delivered


 “The Sense of Dialogue in Heidegger and Plato.” Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Convention, Baltimore, MD, March, 2017.

 “Neo-liberalism, The Media, and the Ontogenesis of Fear in Héctor Tobar’s The Barbarian Nurseries.” International Association of Inter-American Studies Conference, Santa Barbara, CA, October, 2016.                                   

 “The Sound of  (non-sensical) Translation in Late Joyce and Zukofsky.” Berkeley-Stanford Annual Graduate Student Conference, Berkeley, CA, April 2016.



             "The Sound of Translation: Joyce, the Zukofskys, and Liturgical piyutim.”  Partial Answers: Journal of Literature and the History of Ideas  (forthcoming).

“Guide to the Shakespeare Santa Cruz Records UA.041. 2017.” Alexander Ullman, Alix Norton, Megan Martenyi, LuLing Osofsky, Maureen Carey. University Archives, University Library, University of California, Santa Cruz. <>



“The Remembering of Air in Modernist Poetics: Khlebnikov’s ‘A Cliff out of the Future.’” Modernist Studies Association Conference, Poetics of Information Exchange Seminar, Pasadena, CA, November 2016.

             “The Soundscape of Chaucer’s ‘The Miller’s Tale.’” Introduction to the British Canon, University of California Santa Cruz,  Santa Cruz, CA, October 2016.

Current Research

I'm currently working on two articles. The first reads David Grossman's 1986 novel See Under: Love in light of the cultural zionist project of the Hebrew Encyclopedia (האנציקלופדיה העברית) as well as in regard to recent theoretical work on encyclopedic form. The second is an article that concerns the weaponization of "free speech" in Steve Water's 2015 Temple, a play that was staged in Berkeley last spring during the Milo/Ann Coulter protests and that concerns the 2011 Occupy protests in London.

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