Andrew Gaedtke

Andrew Gaedtke is a Conrad Humanities Scholar and an associate professor of English and the Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He is the author of Modernism and the Machinery of Madness: Psychosis, Technology, and Narrative Worlds (Cambridge University Press, 2017) and has published articles in the fields of modern and contemporary literature, disability studies, medical humanities, and the cultural history of the mind sciences.


Psychiatry’s Strange Objects: Modernism and the Language-Games of Diagnosis

The era of modernism was also the moment when psychiatry became modern—at least this is the story that psychiatry has often told about itself.