Devin Zuber is an Associate Professor of American Studies and Literature and faculty member of the Center for Swedenborgian Studies. At the GTU, Devin serves as a core doctoral faculty in the Department for Historical and Cultural Studies, where he teaches in the program concentrations for Art & Religion, New Religious Movements, and Religion & Literature.
Prior to coming to Berkeley in 2011, Dr. Zuber taught at the University of Osnabrueck (Germany). He has been a fellow, scholar-in-residence, or visiting research professor at the Eccles Centre for American Studies at the British Library (London), at the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning about Religion and Theology at Wabash College, in Stockholm University’s Department for Aesthetics and Culture (Sweden), and at the Rachel Carson Center for the Environment (Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich).
His forthcoming book, A Language of Things: Swedenborg and the American Environmental Imagination (UVA Press, 2017) explores the impact of Swedenborgian thought on nineteenth century ecological aesthetics. He is the editor of a newly revised collection of critical essays on the Romantic poet William Blake and Swedenborg (Swedenborg Foundation, 2016), and has published widely on nineteenth century American literature (Emerson, Hawthorne, Audubon, Henry James), and other topics including the memorial aesthetics of 9/11, ecocriticism, and Don DeLillo.
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2020 [in-progress]. Editor, Foundations for Grand Things: Emanuel Swedenborg and the Spiritual in Art. Collected Volume with chapter contributions from Wouter Hanegraff, Marco Pasi, Massigmo Introvigne, Linda Dalrymple-Henderson, and others. West Chester: Swedenborg Foundation.
2019 A Language of Things: Swedenborg and the American Environmental Imagination. Monograph in Studies in Religion and Culture series. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press
2019 "Heilig! Heilig! Heilig! San Franciscos äesthetische Magie." Chapter contribution to exhibition catalogue California Dreams: San Francisco—Ein Porträt. Curated / Edited by Henriette Pleiger. Bonn: Bundeskunsthalle Deutschland / Art and Exhibition Hall of the Republic of Germany. 82–85. https://www.bundeskunsthalle.de/ausstellungen/california-dreams/publikation.html
2019 "Touching Teresa: Marina Abramović answers Four Questions (with Devin Zuber)." Contribution to Santa Teresa: Critical Insights, Filiations, Responses. Edited by Martina Bengert and Iris Roebling-Grau. Orbis Romanicus Book Series. Tübingen: Gunter Narr. 351–354. https://elibrary.narr.digital/book/99.125005/9783823392460
2019 "The Luminous Body as Image and Word: Reading Teresa with Marina Abramović." Chapter contribution to Santa Teresa: Critical Insights, Filiations, Responses. Edited by Martina Bengert and Iris Roebling-Grau. Orbis Romanicus Book Series. Tübingen: Gunter Narr. 287-302.
2018 "Death is Waking Up: A Conversation between Marina Abramović and Devin Zuber." Chapter in Marina Abramović Interviews 1976-2018. Edited by Allison Brainard. New York: Abramović LLC, 2018. 251-278.
2018 "Can Beauty (still) Save the Planet? Eco-Aesthetics for the Anthropocene." Chapter contribution to the exhibition catalogue Gestures to the Divine: Works by Hagit Cohen. Berkeley: Center for the Arts and Religion.
2018 "The Curious History of God and Coffee." The Bean Magazine 1:1 (Fall 2018): 70-73.