Jocelyn Saidenberg

Ancient Greek, Latin, English, Spanish
Academic Area: 
Creative Writing, Poetry and Poetics, Critical Theory, Linguistics, Psychoanalysis

Research Areas


Jocelyn Saidenberg is a Ph.D. candidate in Comparative Literature at the University of California, Berkeley. Her research focuses on ancient Greek, Latin, and contemporary Anglophone poetry and is informed by her interests in linguistics, social anthropology, and psychoanalysis. Her dissertation is an elaboration of Lucretius’s atomic poetics that explores the relationship between didactic poetry’s transformational capacity and sonic and linguistic patterning.  She also writes on contemporary poetry and art and has several published collections of poetry.