Bernadette Andrea, Ph.D.
Celia Jacobs Endowed Professor
Ph.D. Graduate Advisor of Record

Bernadette Andrea, Ph.D.

Professional Info: Curriculum Vitae
Phone: (210) 458-5339
Fax: (210) 458-5366
Office: MB 2.306D


Renaissance studies, women’s studies, literary and cultural theory; early modern imperialisms; cross-cultural exchanges between the West and the Islamic world


Dr. Andrea's research and teaching interests include Renaissance/early modern studies, women's studies, literary and cultural theory; interactions between Islam and the West in the early modern period, early modern discourses of empire, postcolonial approaches to the early modern; and contemporary women’s writing from the Islamic world. Her recent books include English Women Staging Islam, 1696–1707 (Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies [University of Toronto], 2012); Early Modern England and Islamic Worlds, with Linda McJannet (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011); and Women and Islam in Early Modern English Literature (Cambridge University Press, 2007).



Recent Courses


  • Women’s Travel/Writing between East/West
  • Shakespeare: The Later Plays
  • Renaissance Ideas


  • Restoration Drama and Orientalism
  • Early Modern Women’s Drama
  • Orientalism

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