Dissertation Advisor(s): Jean-Michel Rabaté
"The Machinery of Madness: Psychosis, Technology, and Modernist Narrative"
Assistant Professor, University of Illinois
Andrew Gaedtke received a B.A. in English and Philosophy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (2003) and a PhD in English from the University of Pennsylvania (2009).
His dissertation, The Machinery of Madness: Psychosis, Technology, and Late-Modernist Narrative, considers paranoid reactions to the technologization of the mind and includes chapters on Wyndham Lewis, Mina Loy, Flann O’Brien, and Samuel Beckett.
His work has appeared in The Journal of Modern Literature, and he is currently co-editing a collection of essays entitled, The Time of the Unconscious: Modernist Psychologies Before and Beyond Freud.
His research interests include modernist and contemporary literatures, psychoanalysis, cognitive science, new media and science studies, and gender and sexuality.