Berkeley English Graduate Students

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


“(Against) Encyclopedic Failure: Polyvocality, Futurity, and Empathy in David Grossman’s See Under: Love.” Jewish American and Holocaust Literature Symposium, Miami, FL, November, 2018.

“I live in America, I don't have to love it: Belize's Ambivalence to Impossibility in Angels in America.” Princeton Graduate Conference: "Contemporary Cultures of Black of Black Impossibility,” Princeton, NJ, October, 2018.

“A Tradition of Free and Odious Utterance: Free Speech and Sacred Utterance in Steve Waters’ Temple.” CUNY English Student Association Graduate Conference: “Breaking Through: Textures and Aesthetics of Rupture,” New York, NY, March, 2018.

 “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.



A Tradition of Free and Odious Utterance: Free Speech and Sacred Utterance in Steve Waters’ Temple.” in Sounding Out!, April 2018. 

"The Sound of Translation: Joyce, the Zukofskys, and Liturgical piyutim.” Partial Answers: Journal of Literature and the History of Ideas  16.1 (January 2018): 43-64. 

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.



“Encyclopedic Failure: Polyvocality and Futurity in David Grossman’s See Under: Love.”  Novel Theory: Society for Novel Studies Conference, Graduate Workshop with Rebecca Walkowitz, Ithaca, NY, May 2018. 

“The Remembering of Air in Modernist Poetics: Khlebnikov’s ‘A Cliff out of the Future.’” Modernist Studies Association Conference, Poetics of Information Exchange Seminar with Marjorie Perloff, 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.



Recent English Courses Taught

No recent courses taught.