Joshua Branciforte received his Ph.D. in English from U.C. Berkeley in 2015. He specializes in the literature of the Restoration and eighteenth century with a special interest in aesthetics and criticism. His book project, “The Government of the Senses: aesthetic detachment from Milton to Hume," analyzes the culture of taste in the enlightenment as a social discipline. He also has secondary interests in queer studies and visual culture.
The Politics of Irony in American Modernism
Alimentary Tracts: Appetites, Aversions, and the Postcolonial (Next Wave: New Directions in Women's Studies)
Time Binds: Queer Temporalities, Queer Histories (Perverse Modernities: A Series Edited by Jack Halberstam and Lisa Lowe)
Sight Hound: A Novel