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Andrew Slade

Professor; Chair of the Department of English

Full-Time Faculty

College of Arts and Sciences: English


Email: Andrew Slade
Phone: 937-229-3434
HM 200


  • B.A., French and English, Seattle University
  • B.Phil and First Licentiate, Philosophy, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
  • Ph.D., Comparative Literature, SUNY Stony Brook


Dr. Slade is a 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."


  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy, UD 2003-2007
  • Assistant Professor of English, 2007-2012
  • Associate Professor of English, 2012-
  • Director of Graduate Studies, 2009-2014, Chair, 2014- present

Research Interests

  • Psychoanalysis
  • The philosophy of sublime
  • Catholic Intellectual tradition
  • Gender and masculinity
  • Literary and film theory
  • Samuel Beckett
  • Marguerite Duras
  • Chuck Palahniuk
  • Cormac McCarthy

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.