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

Bernadette Andrea, Ph.D.

Professional Info: Curriculum Vitae
Phone: (210) 458-4374
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, and literary/cultural theory; early modern Anglo-Islamic relations and representations; and contemporary Middle Eastern women’s writing. She is the author of Women and Islam in Early Modern English Literature (Cambridge University Press, 2007); editor of English Women Staging Islam, 1696–1707 (University of Toronto, Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, 2012), a critical edition in the series "The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe"; and co-editor of Early Modern England and Islamic Worlds (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011), a collection in the series "Early Modern Cultural Studies." Her book, The Lives of Girls and Women from the Islamic World in Early Modern British Literature and Culture, is forthcoming from the University of Toronto Press.



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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