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).


Research and/or Creative Works


“A Man Had Three Daughters” (playlet: one-scene play)Critical Survey 29 (2017): 94-118
Hamlét Mignon (one-act play)Upstart: a Journal of English Renaissance Studies (online: September
8, 2014)
Comedy of Errors (a Shakespearean adaption)commissioned by Very Merry Theatre (a young actors company) for Spring 2010 production




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

Recent Articles

“Debt Immense: the Freudian Satan, Yet Once More”Milton Studies 60 (2018)
"After the Event": Freud’s Uncanny and the Anxiety of OriginsPsychoanalytic Quarterly 84 (2015):
"The Botome of Goddes Secretes:: 1 Corinthians and A Midsummer Night’s DreamRenaissance
43 (2015): 1-26
"It is the cause … Let me not name it!”: (mis)Reading Memento through OthelloAdaptation 8
(2015): 89-110
"The Purest Mode of Looking": (Post)Colonial Trauma in Wole Soyinka’s Death and the King’s
Research in African Literature 45 (2014): 123-49
“Tardy Sons: Hamlet, Freud, and Filial Ambivalence”Comparative Literature 65 (2013): 220-41
“Coming too Late: Freud, Belatedness, and Existential Trauma”Substance 41 (2012): 119-38
“Teaching Experience to Read and Write: Locke’s Epistemological Subject and the Politics of
Baconian Reform”
Locke Studies 12 (2012): 45-83


Awards and Recognition

Interdisciplinary Experiential Engagement Grant (with Deb Ellis), College of Arts and Sciences,
Faculty Activity Network Grant, Office of the Vice President for Research, 2015
Multidisciplinary Collegial Network Grant, UVM Humanities Center, 2014
WID Institute, Faculty Fellow May 2014
Lattie Coor Fund Research Assistantship Award (granted Fall 2010 for Spring 2011)
Graduate Teacher of the Year, Department of English, UVM 1994, 1996, 2008
UCRS Summer Grant, University of Vermont, 1997
UCRS Summer Grant, University of Vermont, 1994
Nominated for Kroepsch-Maurice Teaching Award, University of Vermont, 1994
University of Vermont Instructional Incentive Grant, 1993
COR Grant, Tulane University, 1990
Mellon Fellowship in the Humanities, 1983-85, 1988
Princeton University Fellowship, 1985-87
Princeton University Summer-Seminar Fellowship, 1987
National Merit Scholarship, 1979-83
Catholic University Archdiocesan Scholarship, 1979-83
H. Edward Cain Award in English (Catholic University), 1983
James Marshall Campbell / Phi Beta Kappa Award, 1983
Washington Reader’s Club Award, 1983

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:

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