Jami Bartlett

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Associate Professor, English
School of Humanities

Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2008, English


M.A., Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, 2000, Literatures in English

Email: j.bartlett@uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
169 Murray Krieger Hall
Mail Code: 2650
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Literature and Philosophy
Academic Distinctions
Professor of the Year, School of Humanities
Research Abstract
My book Object Lessons: The Novel as a Theory of Reference explores a set of connections in the narrative techniques of nineteenth-century fiction with the languages of twentieth-century philosophy. My readings focus on acts of referring in the novel, from exercises like pointing, grasping, naming, and throwing, to descriptions of intentional acts like asserting and pretending, and the curious problem of vagueness, less a failure to refer than a successful attempt to refer to both sides of a contradiction.

I have taught courses in literature and social strategy, bad self-management, systems theory, and the language of signal and noise. I teach courses in Literary Theory and Criticism, Boredom in Literature, Narrative Middles, Literature and the Philosophy of Language, Action and the Novel, the Theory of Character, and The 1890s.
Publications
"Recollection in The Ambassadors
 
"The Objects of Reading Gaol"
 
"Overlooking in Stendhal"
 
"Meredith & Ends"
Last updated
03/03/2018