Matt Langione is a sixth-year graduate student in Berkeley’s doctoral program in English (designated emphases in Science, Technology & Society, and Critical Theory). His scholarship calls on historical and contemporary insights from the fields of neuroscience, aesthetics, intellectual history, and the philosophy of mind to establish the neural correlates of various (but principally modernist) compositional techniques.
His teaching in the English Department includes a pair of courses of my own design, “The Demands of Beauty” and “The Hazards of Belief,” in addition to surveys in British and American literature. He has also taught courses on aesthetics, film, philosophy, cognitive science, cultural politics and intellectual history outside of the department.
He is also managing editor of qui parle (link) and a member of the Berkeley Social Ontology Group. He is currently serving a three-year term on the Delegate Assembly of the Modern Language Association.