Andrew Gaedtke

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Contact Information

English Building, Rm. 345

Office Hours

Thursday, 9:30-11:00 am
Fall 2019
Associate Professor

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, 2009

BA, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2003

Awards and Honors

  • Helen Corley Petit Scholar, 2018-2019
  • IPRH Prize for Faculty Research in the Humanities, 2016
  • 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

Additional Campus Affiliations

Associate Professor, Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory

Highlighted Publications

Recent Publications

Gaedtke, A. (2017). Modernism and the machinery of madness: Psychosis, technology, and narrative worlds. Cambridge University Press.

Gaedtke, A. (2016). On the Paradox of ‘British Modernism’: G. Abravanel's Americanizing Britain: The Rise of Modernism in the Age of the Entertainment Empire. Modernist Cultures, 11(2), 293-297.

Gaedtke, A. (2015). Neuromodernism: Diagnosis and Disability in Will Self’s Umbrella. MFS - Modern Fiction Studies, 61(2), 271-294.

Gaedtke, A. (2015). 'Prey to Communications': Samuel Beckett and the Simulation of Psychosis. Modernist Cultures, 10(2), 227-249.

Gaedtke, A. (2014). Halluci-nation: Mental Illness, Modernity, and Metaphoricity in Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children. Contemporary Literature, 55(4), 701-725.

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