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Andrew Gaedtke

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Contact Information

English Building, Rm. 107B

Office Hours

Email for appointment
Associate Professor, Conrad Humanities Scholar

Research Interests

British and Irish Modernism, Contemporary Fiction, Narratology, Disability Studies, Medical Humanities, History of Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis, Philosophy of Mind and Cognitive Science, Media Theory


PhD, University of Pennsylvania

BA, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Awards and Honors

  • Conrad Humanities Scholar 2020-2025
  • Provost's Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, 2020
  • College of LAS Dean's Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, 2020
  • IPRH Faculty Fellowship, 2019-2020
  • Helen Corley Petit Scholar, 2018-2019
  • IPRH Prize for Faculty Research in the Humanities, 2016
  • IPRH Faculty Fellowship, 2013-2014
  • IPRH Prize for Faculty Research in the Humanities, 2013

Courses Taught


  • 115 - Intro to British Literature
  • 213 - Modernism and Modernity
  • 219 - Literature and Medicine
  • 247 - Doppelgangers, Doubles, and Divided Minds
  • 300 - Literature of War: Disability, Gender, and Modernism
  • 301 - Critical Approaches to Literature
  • 442 - British Literature Since 1930: Returns of the Repressed


  • 500 - Intro to Theory and Research
  • 543 - The Minds of Modernism
  • 563 - Neurodiversity, Self-Narration, and the Post-Human
  • 578 - Affect, Cognition, The Human
  • 593 - Proseminar: Teaching Undergraduate Literature

Additional Campus Affiliations

Associate Professor, English
Associate Professor, Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory

Highlighted Publications

Recent Publications

Gaedtke, A. (2023). Beyond Trauma: Provisional Networks and Eccentric Forms in Fiction of the Blitz. Textual Practice. Advance online publication.

Gaedtke, A. (2023). Diagnosis, Literature, and Legitimation. American Literary History, 35(3), 1317-1325.

Gaedtke, A. (2023). Machines of Delusion and Desire: Literature, Media Theory, and Psychoanalysis. In The Bloomsbury Handbook to Literature and Psychoanalysis (pp. 421-432). Bloomsbury Publishing Plc..

Gaedtke, A. (2023). Reflex Modernism. Journal of Modern Literature, 46(3), 189-914.

Gaedtke, A. (2022). Flann O'Brien, Wittgenstein, and the Idling of Language. Philosophy and Literature, 46(1), 22-37.

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