is Associate Professor
of English at the University of California, Berkeley and author
of Bad Form: Social Mistakes and the Nineteenth-Century Novel
(Oxford, 2008). He is at work on two projects: one on close reading
and another on British war cinema.
writes about modern
Japanese literature and culture. He is the author of The Writings
of Kôda Aya (Yale) and, forthcoming, The Culture of
Japanese Fascism (Duke), and The Aesthetics of Japanese Fascism
(California). He is writing a book comparing Japanese and Jewish
responses to atrocity, about which he also teaches, and is completing
an annotated translation of Tokyo as an Idea: Isoda Kôichi's
Essays on Literature and Space (California). Tansman has also
published on Japanese cultural criticism, popular music, film, East-West
cultural relations, Area Studies, and the sublime in Japanese literature.
He has also translated Japanese fiction and criticism.
teaches modern Intellectual
History in the Rhetoric Department at Berkeley. He works in two main areas of research: the history of cognition and technology, and the history of legal and political thought. His latest book is States of War: Enlightenment Origins of the Political (Columbia, 2012) and he is now at work on a new project tracing the the history of human insight and the technologies of articial thinking, from Descartes to the present.
is Associate Professor
of English at the University of California at Berkeley and author
of The Fugitive's Properties: Law and the Poetics of Possession
(University of Chicago, 2004). Currently, he is working on
a new project on rumor, promiscuous speech, and slavery's archive.
is Associate Professor
of English at the University of California at Berkeley. His research interests include modernist literature and thought generally, as well as the long history of post-romantic verse. He is the author
of Epic Negation: The Dialectical Poetics of Late Modernism
(Oxford, forthcoming) and co-editor of two volumes of postwar poetry: Pocket Epics: British Poetry After Modernism (Yale Journal of Criticism) and A Concise Companion to Postwar British and Irish Poetry (Blackwell). He is currently working on a project on the end(s) of modernist aesthetics.
is a Professor
of Rhetoric and Scandinavian at the University of California, Berkeley.
Her research interests include film history and theory, narrative
history and theory, and the literature and culture of early Northern
Europe. Her publications include Men, Women, and Chain Saws:
Gender in the Modern Horror Film (1992); "Dancin' in the Rain,"
Critical Inquiry 21 (1995); and Old Norse-Icelandic Literature:
A Critical Guide, co-edited with John Lindow (1985). She's at
work on a book on the ways that Anglo-American legal process have
given rise and shape to some of the most distinctively Anglo-American
forms of narrative and cinematic process.
teaches the history
and theory of ancient and modern art in the Department of History
of Art at the University of California at Berkeley. He is the author
of books on prehistoric art, ancient Egyptian art, method and theory
in art history and archaeology, contemporary sculpture, and the
history of psychoanalysis. He has special interests in the interrelation
of theories of mind and theories of imagistic and pictorial meaning.
Currently he is working on a book on homoerotic aesthetics from
the 1750s to the 1920s and a study of the logical foundations of
of English at the University of California at Berkeley, works on
the novel, nineteenth-century British literature and culture, and
Scotland in the periods of Enlightenment and Romanticism. His books
include Modern Romance and Transformations of the Novel
(Cambridge, 1992), Scott's Shadow: The Novel in Romantic Edinburgh
(Princeton, 2007), and a co-edited collection of essays, Scotland
and the Borders of Romanticism (Cambridge, 2004).
is Assistant Professor of Medieval Art at the University of California, Berkeley. She has published a book on idolatry and image culture in the Middle Ages and co-edited a volume on the contribution of images to the formation of communities from late antiquity to the twenty-first century (in press). Recent articles focus on subjects at the "margins of culture," such as incest and anthropophagy, by exploring how Kippfiguren and other marginal insignia defined "culture" during the High and late Middle Ages. Currently she is preparing a monograph on blood, animation, and the origins of "life" in the late Middle Ages for publication.
is a Professor
of English at the University of California, Berkeley. Her research
interests include nineteenth-century British literature, British
novels, Victorian nonfiction prose, and British women's literature.
She is the author of Nobody's Story: The Vanishing Acts of Women
Writers in the Marketplace, 1670-1820 (1995), and Practicing
New Historicism, with Stephen Greenblatt (2001), and the co-editor
of The Making of the Modern Body: Sexuality and Society in the
Nineteenth Century, with Thomas Laqueur (1987).
U.S. History at the University of California at Berkeley and is
the author of City Reading: Written Words and Public Spaces
in Antebellum New York (Columbia University Press, 1998), and
The Postal Age: The Emergence of Modern Communications in Nineteenth-Century
America (University of Chicago Press, 2006).
is Peder Sather Professor of European
History at the University of California at Berkeley. She writes
about politics and culture since the French Revolution, and is author of Publishing and Cultural Politics in Revolutionary Paris (1991) and The Other Enlightenment: How French Women Became
Modern (Princeton, 2001). She is currently completing a book on political justice in the French Revolution and writing about the cultural afterlives of Jean Jacques Rousseau.
teaches in the Department of Political Science and the Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program, and is an affiliated faculty member of the Department of Philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley. He works on topics in the history of philosophy and concentrates on the political, moral, and legal thought of ancient Greece and early modern Europe.
Chinese literary and cultural studies at the University of California,
Berkeley. He is the author of Yellow Music: Media Culture and
Colonial Modernity in the Chinese Jazz Age (Duke University
Press, 2001), and A Narrow Cage: Evolutionary Thinking and the
Development of Modern Chinese Literature (Harvard University
Press, forthcoming), and has translated literary works by Yu Hua
and Eileen Chang.
of English at the University of California at Berkeley, and author
of Writing and Rebellion: England in 1381 (California,
is Chancellor's Professor of English
at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of An
Empire Nowhere: England, America, and Literature from Utopia
to The Tempest (Berkeley, 1992), Shakespeare's Tribe:
Church, Nation, and Theater in Renaissance England (Chicago,
2002), and Shakespeare Only
(Chicago, 2009). He is currently working on a book about the theory and practice of mass entertainment.
works on European
cultural history. A founding editor of Representations,
he writes about the history of the body and of sexuality (Solitary
Sex: A Cultural History of Masturbation, 2003) and about the
history of death (a new book, The Dead Among the Living,
is almost finished).
is Professor of
German Literature at the University of California at Berkeley. He
has published books and articles on late medieval religious traditions.
Currently, he is working on ascetic practices, the senses, and the
arousal of the imagination. Recent publications include In Praise
of the Whip: A Cultural History of Arousal (American trans.
2007), and Die Kunst des Begehrens: Askese, Dekadenz, und Sinnlichkeit
is Associate Professor
of English at the University of California, Berkeley, and teaches
courses in Asian American literature, postcolonial theory, and American
Studies. She is the author of America's Asia: Racial Form and
American Literature, 1893-1945 (Princeton, 2005), which won
an outstanding book award from the Association for Asian American
Studies and honorable mention for the John Hope Franklin Prize from
the Association for American Studies. Currently, she is working
on theoretical questions of Asian American literary history.
is Associate Professor
of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley. She is
the author of Politics of Piety: The Islamic Revival and the
Feminist Subject, which received the 2005 Victoria Schuck award
from the American Association of Political Science. Mahmood is the
recipient of the Carnegie Corporation Scholar's Award (2007) and
the Frederick Burkhardt Fellowship from the American Council of
Learned Societies (2009-10). Her current project focuses on the
politics of religious freedom in the Middle East.
, a linguist, teaches at the UC Berkeley School of Information. His linguistics
research includes work on semantics and pragmatics, information
access, the structure of written language, and language policy;
he has also written on the history and cultural implications of
information technologies. His recent books include Talking Right
(2006), about the language of contemporary American politics, and Ascent of the A-Word (2012), about the changing lexicon of civility in everyday life. He is winner of the Linguistic Society of American Language and the Pulbic Interest Award.
is the author of Poussin and France: Painting, Humanism and the Politics of Style (Yale University Press, 2002). His main areas of interest are class and sexuality in visual representation, history of art criticism and theory, and the politics of collecting. He is currently writing a book entitled Caravaggio's Pitiful Relics: Painting History after Iconoclasm. He has published aspects of this book as "Pitiful Relics: Caravaggio's Martrydom of St. Matthew" (Representations 77, 2002). His publications include "'Long Live the Knife': Andrea Sacchi's Portrait of Marc'Antonio Pasqualini" (Art History) and "Caravaggio's Coroner: Forensic Medicine in Giulio Mancini's Art Criticism" (Oxford Art Journal).
is Professor of English
and Chair of the English Department at the University of California,
Berkeley. He is the author of Melville's Anatomies (1999)
and the co-editor of Frederick Douglass and Herman Melville:
Essays in Relation (2008). His book entitled Philadelphia
Stories: Literature, Race, and Freedom (2010). He recently has published essays on literature and politics
in Frank J. Webb's novel The Garies and Their Friends, Melville's
aesthetics, fiction and fact in Melville's Typee, and the
quest for an American literary criticism.
is Associate Professor
of early modern European history at the University of California,
Berkeley. He is the author of The Enlightenment Bible: Translation,
Scholarship, Culture (Princeton, 2005), winner of the George
Mosse Prize from the American Historical Association. His current
attentions are split between a project on sacrifice and theology
in the early modern period, and a coauthored book on the systems
theories of the Enlightenment, and the transformation of divine
providence into worldly complexity.
is Professor of
Music at the University of California, Berkeley. Her research focuses
on opera and on European music, with particular
interests in staging (historical and contemporary), the representation of gender, and the role of opera in the formation of political opinion.
She is author of Mimomania: Music and Gesture in Nineteenth-Century
Opera (California, 2004) and the editor of the collection Siren Songs: Representations of Gender
and Sexuality in Opera. Her book Risorgimento Fantasies: Opera and Political Opinion in Italy, 1815-1848 will be published in 2013.
is Associate Professor of
English at the University of California, Berkeley, and author of Anglophilia: Deference, Devotion, and Antebellum America (Chicago, 2008). She is writing a book on ideas of relevant and irrelevant knowledge since 1830.
History at the University of California, Berkeley. He is a cultural
historian of modern Britain and the author of Politics and the
People: A Study in English Political Culture, c. 1815-1867 (1993),
editor of Re-reading the Constitution: New Narratives in the
Political History of England's Long Nineteenth Century (1996),
and Hunger. A Modern History (Harvard University Press, 2007).
is Associate Professor
in the Department of Anthropology and an affiliated faculty member
in the Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies at
the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of Everything
Was Forever, Until It Was No More: The Last Soviet Generation
(Princeton, 2006), which won the 2007 Vucinich Book Prize for the
most important contribution to Russian, Eurasian, and East European
studies from the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic
Studies. He is working on a book on urban transformation in postsocialist
St. Petersburg and on a book about experimental artistic scenes
in Russia at the time the Soviet Union was imploding (late 1980s–early
is Class of 1942 Professor
of English, Emeritus, at the University of California at Berkeley.
He is the author of books on Spenser's Faerie Queene and
Virgil's Eclogues and, most recently, of What Is Pastoral?
His current project is "The Renaissance Lyric in England."
, formerly Professor
of the History of Art at the University of California at Berkeley,
is the author of The Decoration of the Torre de la Parada,
The Art of Describing, Rembrandt's Enterprise,
The Making of Rubens and, with Michael Baxandall, Tiepolo
and the Pictorial Intelligence.
is Dean of the
College and Professor of Music at Brown University. Her research
interests include French musical modernism, popular music, and film.
She is the editor, with Philip Bohlman, of Disciplining Music:
Musicology and Its Canons (Chicago, 1992) and the author of
Decadent Enchantments: The Revival of Gregorian Chant at Solesmes
(California, 1998), which won the Deems-Taylor Award from the American
Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) in 1999. She
is currently completing a monograph on singing in the French Third
Republic, tentatively titled Voice Lessons: A Cultural Study
is Augustus R.
Street Professor of French at Yale University. He is the author
of Etymologies and Genealogies, The Scandal of the Fabliaux,
Medieval Misogyny and the Invention of Western Romantic Love,
and God's Plagiarist: Being an Account of the Fabulous Industry
and Irregular Commerce of the Abbé Migne.
is the author of The Absolute Bourgeois:
Artists and Politics in France, 1848-1851 (1973), Image
of the People: Gustave Courbet and the 1848 Revolution (1973),
The Painting of Modern Life: Paris in the Art of Manet and His
Followers (1984), Farewell to an Idea: Episodes from
a History of Modernism (1999), and The Sight of Death: An Experiment in Art Writing (2006).
is Cogan University
Professor of the Humanities at Harvard University. A founding editor
and original co-chair of Representations, he is the author
of nine books, including Renaissance Self-Fashioning: From More
to Shakespeare ; Shakespearean Negotiations: The Circulation
of Social Energy in Renaissance England ; Learning to Curse:
Essays in Early Modern Culture; Marvelous Possessions:
The Wonder of the New World; Practicing New Historicism (with
Catherine Gallagher), and Hamlet in Purgatory. He is the
general editor of The Norton Shakespeare and the associate
general editor of The Norton Anthology of English Literature,
as well as the editor of many other volumes. In 2002 he served as
president of the Modern Language Association and is among the first
recipients of the Mellon Distinguished Humanist Prize.
is Berry Professor
of English Literature at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland.
She is the author of The Usurer's Daughter: Male Friendship
and Fictions of Women in Sixteenth Century England (Routledge,
1994) and recently editor, with Victoria Kahn, of Rhetoric and
Law in Early Modern Europe (Yale, 2001). She is currently editing
Ben Jonson's Discoveries (1641) for the Cambridge Complete
Works of Ben Jonson, and working on a study of "suspicion"
in law, rhetoric and literature in Renaissance England.
is Provost and Senior
Vice President for Academic Affairs at The Johns Hopkins University.
A specialist in 18th- and 19th-century English literature and literary
theory, he is the author of Personification and the Sublime:
Milton to Coleridge.
is David Boies Professor
of Law at Yale University. He is the author of Constitutional
Domains: Democracy, Community, Management (Harvard University
Press 1995); the co-author, (with K. Anthony Appiah, Judith Butler,
Thomas C. Grey and Reva Siegel) of Prejudicial Appearances:
The Logic of American Antidiscrimination Law (Duke University
Press 2001); the editor of Censorship and Silencing: Practices
of Cultural Regulation (Getty Research Institute for the History
of Art and the Humanities: Issues & Debates 1998) and of Law
and the Order of Culture (University of California Press 1991);
the co-editor (with Nancy Rosenblum) of Civil Society and Government
(Princeton University Press 2002); the co-editor (with Carla Hesse)
of Human Rights in Political Transitions: Gettysburg to Bosnia
(Zone Books 1999); and the co-editor (with Michael Rogin) of Race
and Representation: Affirmative Action (Zone Books 1998).
is a Professor of
History and Italian Studies Emeritus and former Director of Townsend
Center for the Humanities at the University of California, Berkeley.
His scholarly interests range from Renaissance Italy and early modern
cultures to philosophies of history and the institutional practices
of scholarship in the humanities. His most recent book is Varieties
of Cultural History: Collected Essays (2002).
, Associate Editor, is
a writer and professional editor. She is the author of six books
of poetry, the most of recent of which is Enthusiasm: Odes &
Otium (Adventures in Poetry, 2006). Her own work has appeared
in a number of anthologies, including Nineteen Lines: A Drawing
Center Writing Anthology (Drawing Center/Roof Books, 2007) and
Moving Borders: Three Decades of Innovative Writing by Women
(Talisman House, 1998), and her translations (with Elena Balashova)
of the contemporary Russian poet Nadezhda Kondakova appear in Third
Wave: New Russian Poetry (University of Michigan, 1992). She
is the recipient of awards from the California Arts Council, the
Fund for Poetry, the George A. and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation,
and the National Endowment for the Arts.