Andrew, who joined KGI in September 2014, earned his BA in English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, and his PhD in Comparative Literature from the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City. He has taught writing and composition as well as undergraduate and graduate courses on various topics in literature, cultural studies and media studies at Hunter College, The American University of Beirut and at the Claremont Colleges. In addition to his work at KGI he is currently an adjunct professor in the Department of Cultural Studies at the Claremont Graduate University.
Andrew has published in top peer reviewed journals including Studies in the Novel, Nineteenth Century Literature, and Middle East Critique, and his book, Reading Arabia: British Orientalism in the Age of Mass Publication, was recently published by Syracuse University Press. Andrew’s areas of expertise and research include conspiracy narratives and modern fiction, the Arab-Western encounter in 20th century fiction and film, pamphlets and pamphleteering in late 19th and early 20th century Britain and the US, as well as 20th century British fiction and post war fiction from the formerly colonized world. He is especially fond of recent crime fiction from around the world, and adaptations for the big and small screen. Andrew has received research grants from the Hewlett Foundation and the Huntington Library.
Reading Arabia: British Orientalism in the Age of Mass Publication, 1880-1930. Syracuse UP. 2013 (see http://syracuseuniversitypress.syr.edu/fall-2013/reading-arabia.html)
Articles, Reviews and Interviews
“From Childhood Memories to 1960s Politics: Recent translations of work by Mahmoud Saeed” [review]. Banipal: A Magazine of Modern Arab Literature, #48 (Winter 2013)
“Redemption in Jeddah: A review of Abdo Khal’s Throwing Sparks“. Banipal: A Magazine of Modern Arab Literature, #47 (Summer 2013).
“Fantasy and the Arab-Western Encounter in Text and Image” [introduction and guest-edited by Andrew Long], Culture Critique, vol.1 #2, Spring 2009 [online at http://ccjournal.cgu.edu]
“The Hidden and the Visible in British Orientalism: The Case of Lawrence of Arabia”. Middle East Critique, vol. 18, no.1: 21-37 (Spring 2009).
“A Refusal and Traversal: Robert Cunninghame Graham’s engagement with Orientalism in Mogreb el Acksa“. Nineteenth Century Literature vol. 63, No.3: 376-410 (Winter 2008).
“Eric’s Dirty Double: Orwell and the 20th Century Pamphleteer”. Prose StudiesVol. 28/3 (December 2006).
“The Secret Policeman’s Couch: Informing, Confession, and Interpellation in Conrad’s Under Western Eyes“. Studies in the Novel. Vol. 35, #4 (Winter 2003): 490-509.
Review: Peter Brooks, Troubling Confessions: Speaking Guilt in Law and Literature. Journal for the Psychoanalysis of Culture and Society, vol. 6 #2 (Fall 2001).
Slavoj Zizek: An interview [with Tara McGann]. Journal for the Psychoanalysis of Culture and Society, vol 2 #1 (Spring 1997).