Eric Falci

Associate Professor
B56 Hearst Annex
Fall 2016: Monday 1-4 p.m.

Professional Statement

I arrived at U.C. Berkeley in the fall of 2006 after finishing my Ph.D. at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (May 2006). My book on contemporary Irish poetry, Continuity and Change in Irish Poetry, 1966-2010, appeared in 2012 (Cambridge University Press). My second book, The Cambridge Introduction to British Poetry, 1945-2010, was published in late 2015. I'm beginning work on a third book project, tentatively titled Poetry and the Problem of Music, on the conjunctions and disjunctions between poetry and music in 19th- and 20th-century British, Irish, and American literature.




Title Fields
9781107542570 The Cambridge Introduction to British Poetry, 1945-2010
The Cambridge Introduction to British Poetry, 1945–2010 provides a broad overview of an important body of poetry from England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland from the postwar period through to the twenty-first century. It offers a comprehensive view of the historical context surrounding the poetry and provides in-depth readings of many of the period's central poets. British poe....
9781107018136 Continuity and Change in Irish Poetry, 1966-2010

Selected Publications and Papers Delivered




"The Problems of Lateness" [review of Ann Keniston's Ghostly Figures: Memory and Belatedness in Postwar American Poetry]

            forthcoming in Twentieth Century Literature (2017)

"Contemporary Irish Poetry and the Problem of the Subject"

            forthcoming in Post-Ireland? Essays on Contemporary Irish Poetry (Wake Forest University Press, 2017)

"Beyond All That Fiddle"

            in The Cambridge Companion to British Poetry, 1945-2010 (Cambridge UP, 2015)

“Stony Limits: Modernist Peripheries”

            in the Cambridge History of Modernist Poetry (Cambridge UP, 2015)

“Joinery: Trevor Joyce’s Lattice Poems”

            in Essays on the Poetry of Trevor Joyce (Shearsman Books, 2015)

“Translation as Collaboration: Ní Dhomhnaill and Muldoon”

            in the Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Poetry (Oxford UP, 2012)

“Reading in the Gutters”

            in Modern Irish and Scottish Poetry: Comparative Readings (Cambridge UP, 2011)

“Meehan’s Stanzas and Irish Lyric After Yeats”

            in An Sionnach: A Journal of Literature, Culture, and the Arts (Spring 2009)

“Space, Place and Landscape”

            in the Blackwell Companion to Contemporary British and Irish Poetry (2009)

Current Research

I am currently working on a book project on modern poetry and music, tentatively titled Poetry and the Problem of Music.

Recent English Courses Taught

Spring, 2017
Course & Section Course Name Course Areas
166/5 Special Topics: Modern Irish Literature Novel
Special Topics
Fall, 2016
Course & Section Course Name Course Areas
45C/1 Literature in English: Late-19th through the 20th Century Introductory Surveys
45C/101 -- discussion section Creasy, CFS

45C/102 -- discussion section D'Silva, Eliot

45C/103 -- discussion section Choi, Jeehyun

203/4 Graduate Readings: Lyric, Poetry, Poetics Poetry
Graduate Courses
Spring, 2016
Course & Section Course Name Course Areas
170/1 Literature and the Arts: Literature and Music Poetry
Special Topics
190/5 Research Seminar: Contemporary British Literature and Culture British 20th- and 21st-Century
Research Seminars

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