Andrew Slade

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Andrew Slade

Associate Professor; Chair of the Department of English

  • Full-Time Faculty


Dr. Slade is an Associate Professor in the Department of English at the University of Dayton. He began his term as department chair in July 2014. His research focuses on the philosophy of art and literature, with special attention to Postmodernism and the aesthetic of the sublime. He has published scholarly articles on the theory of tragedy and the aesthetics of representations of traumatic histories. He defended his doctoral dissertation, The Force of the Sublime: Lyotard, Beckett, Duras in the fall of 2003.

Faculty Perspective

Since I began teaching here in 2001, I have found UD to be a congenial place for teaching and research. My colleagues are very supportive of my teaching, interested in my research, and more than willing to share their expertise. Students are bright, excited by learning, and willing to take intelligent risks that deepen the questions that press upon them.


  • Ph.D., State University of New York, Stony Brook

Research Interests

  • Literary and film theories
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Samuel Beckett
  • Critical masculinity and queer studies

Selected Publications

"Differend, Sexual Difference, and the Sublime: Lyotard, Irigary, Duras," Gender After Lyotard. Margret Grebowicz, ed. SUNY Publishing. 2004.

"Hiroshima, mon amour, Trauma, and the Sublime," Trauma and Cinema: Cross-Cultural Explorations. Ban Wang and E. Ann Kaplan, eds. (Hong Kong UP) 2004. 165-182.

"La tragedie, la scene, et l'image: Lecture d'Othello," Scene et Image. La Licorne, Hors serie colloques XI. Dominique Moncond'huy and Francois Noudelmann, eds. (Poiters UP) 2000. 61-74.