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 Work and the Gift
Borderlands Saints: Secular Sanctity in Chicano/a and Mexican Culture (Latinidad: Transnational Cultures in the United States)
Environmental Practice and Early American Literature (Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture)
Mondo Nano: Fun and Games in the World of Digital Matter (Experimental Futures)