Ramsey McGlazer

Ramsey McGlazer

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Ramsey McGlazer completed a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature and the Program in Critical Theory at the University of California, Berkeley, in 2015. He studies comparative modernisms (Italian, English, and Latin American), postwar Italian film, poetry and poetics, histories and theories of education, critical theory, queer theory, and psychoanalysis. In 2016, his dissertation, “Old Schools: Modernism, Pedagogy, and the Critique of Progress,” was co-winner of the Charles Bernheimer Prize, awarded yearly by the American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) for best dissertation in the discipline.


Ramsey has taught at UC Berkeley, at Brown University, at Bard College in the Language and Thinking Program, and at San Quentin State Prison with the Prison University Project. In 2015-2016, he was a Pembroke Center Postdoctoral Fellow at Brown, and, in addition to teaching at MIT, he currently works as a Postdoctoral Scholar at UC Berkeley.


“Learning by Hart: Gender, Image, and Ideology in Vittorio De Sica’s Maddalena zero in condotta,” The Italianist 36.2 (2016): 187-213.

“‘You, Me, and the Ether’: Anaesthetics in Vallejo and Eltit,” A Contracorriente 13.3 (2016): 196-221.

“The Fortress Deserted: Bersani’s Pastorals,” QuiParle 24.1 (2015): 147-159.

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