C. D. Blanton is an associate professor in the Department of English, and the Director of the Program in Critical Theory. He also serves on the editorial board of Representations and the advisory board of PMLA. He is the author of Epic Negation: The Dialectical Poetics of Late Modernism (Oxford) and is currently working on two books, on modernist systems of absent causality (Modernism's Metaphysics) and on post-war British cultural aesthetics (Aftereffects). He is the co-editor, with Nigel Alderman, of A Concise Companion to Postwar British and Irish Poetry (Blackwell) and of two special issues: Financialization and the Culture Industry, with Colleen Lye and Kent Puckett (Representations), and Pocket Epics: British Poetry After Modernism, with Nigel Alderman (The Yale Journal of Criticism). He completed graduate work at Duke University and arrived at Berkeley from the Department of English at Princeton.
Research Expertise and Interest
modernism, modern poetry, 19th- and 20th-century British literature, aesthetic and critical theory