Michael Berlin Director of the Writing Program and Visiting Assistant Professor of English

Michael Berlin

Payne Hall 202


Ph.D., UC Irvine


Comparative poetics; transatlantic modernity; 17th- through 19th-c. Anglophone poetry; Black Romanticisms; the history of literary theory & criticism; classical theories of aesthetics and their reception


Writing 100--“Civil War”

Selected Publications

In print:

“Global Poetics: Reactive and Relational,” The Georgia Review 75, no. 4 (Winter 2021): 1061-77.

“‘How the World Really Ends’: Adorno on Working Through Catastrophes to Come,” Cultural Critique 109 (Fall 2020): 112-138.

“On Jay Wright’s The Prime Anniversary,” The Georgia Review 74, no. 2 (Summer 2020): 55-60.

In progress:

“Jay Wright,” in Twenty-First-Century African American Poets, vol. 392, Dictionary of Literary Biography [forthcoming].

“‘Anthems Dark’: Race, Personhood, and the Rise of the English Ode” (under review).

Book manuscript:
“The Poetry of Origins: Race, Empire, and the Making of the English Ode, 1579-1773”


Mellon–Council for European Studies Completion Fellowship, Columbia University, 2021-22.

Tierney Humanities Scholarship, UCI, Summer 2020.

Dorothy & Donald Strauss Endowed Dissertation Fellowship, UCI, Winter & Spring quarters 2020.

William Andrews Clark Library Predoctoral Fellowship, UCLA, October 2019.

Michael J. Connell Foundation Fellowship, Huntington Library, August & September 2019.