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Andrew Slade


Full-Time Faculty

College of Arts and Sciences: English


Email: Andrew Slade
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  • B.A., French and English, Seattle University
  • B.Phil and First Licentiate, Philosophy, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
  • M.S., Clinical Mental Health Counseling, University of Dayton
  • Ph.D., Comparative Literature, SUNY Stony Brook


Andrew Slade (Andy–he, him) is professor of English at the University of Dayton. He was Department Chair from 2014-23. He served as Academic Chair of UDayton Global (international pathways) from 2017-21 and from 2009-14, he was Director of Graduate Studies in the English Department. He serves on the board of Collegium where he has also been a faculty participant (2014, 2017) and mentor (2021 and 2023). 

He is completing training as a clinical mental health counselor at the University of Dayton (with an internship in a partial hospitalization program for children and adolescents) and the Child and Adolescent Advanced Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy program at the Cincinnati Psychoanalytic Institute. In the fall of 2023, he will begin Psychoanalytic training at the Cincinnati Psychoanalytic Institute. 

His teaching and research focus on psychoanalytic approaches to literature and film. At UD he has taught in the English Department, Philosophy Department, Religious Studies Department and in French.

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 2003-07
  • Assistant Professor of English, 2007-12
  • Associate Professor of English, 2012-22
  • Professor, 2022-present
  • Director of Graduate Studies, 2009-14
  • Department Chair, 2014-23

Research interests

  • Psychoanalysis and literature and film
  • Theories of masculinity and gender
  • Aesthetics and the philosophy of the sublime

Courses taught

  • Psychoanalysis, Literature and Film
  • Literary Theory
  • Literature and the Holocaust
  • Marx, Freud and Nietzsche and the Critique of Religion (in the Department of Religious Studies), History and Philosophy of Tragedy
  • Gender and Film

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.