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Andrew Dicus

Andrew Dicus

English Assistant Professor


Research, Professional and Creative Activity


  • PhD, English, Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY)
  • MPhil, English, CUNY Graduate Center
  • MA, Humanities, University of Chicago
  • BA, English Education, University of Nevada Reno



Peer-Reviewed Articles

  • “Terror and Self-Evidence: Robespierre and the General Will.” European Romantic Review. Vol. 31. 2. (2020)

  • “The Rude Mass and the Mighty Whole: Agency and Materialism in Mary Wollstonecraft’s Political Philosophy.” Modern Philology. Vol. 114. 2. (2016)

  • “Everything is Lost in Amoranda’s Garden: Epistemology and Legitimacy in Mary Davys’s The Reform’d Coquet.” Eighteenth-Century Fiction. Vol. 28. 2 (2016)

  • “‘Some Man’ and the Savage: The Protagonist and Social Experience in Social Contract Theory.” Prose Studies. Vol 27. 2 (2015)

  • “Evelina, The Wanderer, and Gothic Spatiality: Frances Burney and a Problem of Imagined Community.” The Burney Journal, Vol. 11 (2011)

Encyclopedia Entries

  • “The Man of Feeling; Or Schedoni in England”; “The School for Majesty”; “The Pupil of Adversity”; and “Forbidden Apartments.” (Four separate entries.) Cambridge Guide to the Eighteenth-Century Novel, 1660 – 1820. Ed. April London. Cambridge University Press.


Areas of Research:

  • Restoration and eighteenth-century British literature
  • Postcolonial literatures
  • Literature and moral / political philosophy
  • Women’s literature
  • The history and development of the novel

Professional Profile

Professor Dicus teaches British literature, novel courses, women’s literature, and academic writing, with particular interests in class, postcolonial theory, and gender and sexuality. His research focuses on how literary and philosophical discourses shape normative political concepts, including natural law, the social contract, and legitimacy.

Teaching and Related Service

Courses taught:

  • Introduction to Literature
  • Restoration and Eighteenth-Century British Literature
  • The English Novel
  • Women’s Literature
  • Women, Work, and Class in the Novel
  • Advanced Academic Writing

More Information

Office Hours (On Campus):

  • Monday: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Tuesday: 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Thursday: 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM