George A. Starr

George A. Starr

Professor
Wheeler Hall, room 336
Fall 2017: sabbatical in residence. Tuesday 3:30-5:00 & by appt.
gastarr@berkeley.edu


Specialties

Books

Current Research

Biblical and other features of 17th- and 18th-century prose style.

Prudential calculation and risk-taking (e.g. in investing, insuring, gambling, &c.), as applied by Defoe and others to questions of religious belief



Recent English Courses Taught

Spring, 2018
Course & Section Course Name Course Areas
190/12 Research Seminar: California Books and Movies Since World War I American Literature
Film
Research Seminars
Fall, 2017
Course & Section Course Name Course Areas
84/2 Sophomore Seminar: Modern Utopian and (mostly) Dystopian Movies Sophomore Seminars
Spring, 2017
Course & Section Course Name Course Areas
190/13 Research Seminar: California Literature & Film Since WWI American Literature
Research Seminars
Fall, 2016
Course & Section Course Name Course Areas
190/11 Research Seminar: Modern California Literature and Film Novel
Film
Research Seminars
190/12 Research Seminar: Modern Utopian and Dystopian Literature and Film Novel
Film
Research Seminars
Spring, 2016
Course & Section Course Name Course Areas
165/7 Special Topics: Later 17th-Century Nonfictional Prose Pre-1800 Requirement
Renaissance and Early Modern
Special Topics
190/12 Research Seminar: Daniel Defoe and the Rise of the 18th-Century Novel Pre-1800 Requirement
British 18th-Century
Novel
Research Seminars
Fall, 2015
Course & Section Course Name Course Areas
165/7 Special Topics: Modern California Books and Movies American Literature
Novel
Film
Poetry
Special Topics
190/14 Research Seminar: Modern Utopian and Dystopian Books and Movies Novel
Film
Research Seminars
Spring, 2015
Course & Section Course Name Course Areas
125A/2 The English Novel (Defoe through Scott) Pre-1800 Requirement
British 18th-Century
Novel
190/10 Research Seminar: Utopian and Dystopian Literature and Film Novel
Research Seminars

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