Addison Palacios

GSEA Representative, 2014-15

B.A. with High Honors in English, UC Riverside, 2012
M.A. in English, UC Riverside, 2014


Joseph Childers (chair), Katharine Kinney, David C. Lloyd

Research Areas:

The academic novel, the figure of the intellectual in modernist texts, working-class literature and proletarian intellectualism, critical pedagogy and the historical development of higher education

Research Interests:

My research is currently concerned with the figure of the intellectual and her or his relation to formal institutions. I am primarily interested in the ways the modernist aesthetic has worked dialectically structures of higher education to solidify a particular type of intellectual. My research works to uncover the sociopolitical investments in establishing the alienated intellectual as a dominant type while also working to uncover alternative, and potentially subversive, intellectual types. By doing so, I aim to further discussions about the social role of the intellectual and the precarious position that he has in moments of class struggle.

Recent Activity:

Guest Lectures:

“Hart Crane, Allusion, and Affective Association,” UC Riverside, May 29, 2015.

“The State of Composition: Literature’s Role in Freshman Writing Courses,” UC Riverside, 2014

Conference Presentations:

“Words dry and riderless: Plath and the Articulation of Loss,” Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association, Riverside, CA, October 2014

Service and Awards:

Representative, Graduate Student in English Association at UC Riverside, 2014-2015

Co-Coordinator, The Global 19th Century: Contiguities, Connections, Detachments Conference, February 2015

Outstanding Teaching Assistant, UC Riverside, 2015

Eugene Cota-Robles Award, 2013

Chancellor’s Fellowship, UC Riverside, 2013