Andrew Barnaby has taught at the University of Vermont since 1993; his primary area of teaching and research is early-modern English literature and culture with special emphasis on Shakespeare (including performance-based courses) and Milton. He also regularly teaches courses on the Bible and on literary adaptation. His recent scholarly efforts include published essays on A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Othello, Hamlet, and Wole Soyinka’s Death and the King’s Horseman. His book, Coming Too Late: Reflections on Freud and Belatedness, has just been published by SUNY Press. Among his creative efforts are a musical adaptation of A Comedy of Errors for young actors (performed in Burlington by Very Merry Theatre), the one-act play, Hamlét Mignon, and the playlet “A Man Had Three Daughters.” He is currently at work on a full-length play (Shakescenes: A Work of Revisionist Theater), a novella (Good News, Bad News, According to Mark), and a study of Freud’s Moses and Monotheism (Moses Among the Israelites).



Coming Too Late: Reflections on Freud and Belatedness, SUNY Press, 2017 (Series: Insinuations--Philosophy, Psychoanalysis, Literature)
Literate Experience: The Work of Knowing in Seventeenth-Century English Writing, co-authored with Lisa J. Schnell, Palgrave / St. Martin's Press, 2002


The College of Arts and Sciences Dean's and Full Professor Lecture Series

Hamlét Mignon

Professor Andrew Barnaby's Full Professor Lecture, entitled Hamlét Mignon, took place on Wednesday, April 25th, 2018 at 4:30pm in Memorial Lounge.

"What great ones do the less will prattle of." Such is the governing conceit of the short-play, Hamlét Mignon. Four short comic scenes, to be read by UVM faculty members who clearly chose the wrong career, retell Shakespeare's original in the voices of eight minor characters who have their own take on what happened at Elsinore.

Learn more about Professor Barnaby's Full Professor Lecture.


Areas of Expertise and/or Research

English Renaissance literature and cultural history; European Epic Tradition, the Bible, the History of Science, and literary theory


  • Ph.D. Princeton, 1989


Office Location:

420 Old Mill

Office Hours:

Fall 2018: TH 3:00-5:30pm; and by appointment

Courses Taught

  • The London Stage
  • Shakespeare
  • TAP: Reading the Gospels
  • Shakespeare: Production Workshop
  • The Bible as Literature
  • Paradise Lost and Judeo-Christian Tradition
  • HCOL: Modes of Inquiry
  • Milton
  • Shakespeare and Tragedy
  • Literary London: Novels & Plays in London
  • Reading the Bible: Literary and Historical Perspectives
  • Crime/Story
  • TAP: Crime/Story
  • Survey of Literary Theory & Criticism
  • Critical Approaches to Literature
  • TAP: Imagining Shakespeare
  • Genesis: The Novel
  • Narrative
  • The Age of Milton
  • Texts and Contexts
  • Critical Theories
  • Shakespearean Comedies