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Andrea Gadberry

Assistant Professor
(212) 992-6321
1 Wash Pl, Room 530

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Monday By Appt
Tuesday By Appt
Wednesday 2-4
Thursday By Appt
Friday By Appt

Andrea Gadberry is a comparatist working primarily in English, French, and Latin. Her research focuses on the literature, philosophy, and political theory of early modernity and the Enlightenment, with additional interests in poetics, psychoanalysis, and critical theory. Her current book project, Cartesian Poetics, investigates the charge that Descartes “cut the throat of poetry,” showing how an often-unsettling engagement with poetry and poetics haunts and shapes the Cartesian legacy developed in Discourse on Method and Meditations on First Philosophy –a tradition handed down through the Enlightenment to modernity. Professor Gadberry has also taught classes in the Department of Comparative Literature at UC Berkeley and, through the Prison University Project, at San Quentin State Prison. She holds a joint appointment with Gallatin and NYU’s Department of Comparative Literature.

Teaching and Research Interests

comparative early modern and Enlightenment studies (English, French, Latin); philosophy and political theory, 1600-1800; genre; poetics; psychoanalysis; critical theory

Andrea Gadberry


A.B. French & Classics, Washington University in St. Louis, 2006
Ph.D. Comparative Literature, University of California, Berkeley, 2014


2017 Spring



2016 Spring

Proximity and Protest in the 18th-Century Letter and its Afterlives

2016 Fall

Enlightenment Subjects and Subjections

2015 Fall

Enlightenment Subjects and Subjections