Andrew L. McCann

Academic Appointments

Professor of English; Chair of the English Department

Studying literature as an undergraduate taught me to think outside of prevailing social and economic logics. It was a tremendously exciting undertaking. Whether I’m teaching Romanticism or contemporary experimental fiction, one of my goals is to reproduce the inherently critical impulse that lies at the heart of literary expression.


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  • B.A. University of Melbourne
  • M.A. University of Melbourne
  • M.A. Cornell University
  • Ph.D. Cornell University

Selected Publications

  • Popular Literature, Authorship and the Occult in Late Victorian Britain (Cambridge University Press, 2014)

  • Christos Tsiolkas and the Fiction of Critique: Politics, Obscenity, Celebrity (London: Anthem Press, 2015)

  • Marcus Clarke’s Bohemia: Literature and Modernity in Colonial Melbourne (Melbourne: University of Melbourne Press, 2004).

  • Cultural Politics in the 1790s: Literature, Radicalism and the Public Sphere (London: Macmillan Press, 1999).

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Works In Progress

A Theory of the Middlebrow