Ph.D., candidate, Humanities (Culture, Language, and Memory), Salve Regina Univeristy
M.A., English, SUNY New Paltz
M.A., Humanities & Social Thought (Literary Cultures), New York University
B.A., English (Spanish and Women's Studies minors), Russell Sage College
Ándrea Laurencell Sheridan was born and raised in Orange County and traveled up and down the Hudson River for her B.A. and M.A. degrees to Troy, NY; New York, NY; and New Paltz, NY; and she is currently in the dissertation phase of a PhD in Humanities at Salve Regina University in Newport, RI. Her dissertation research explores the effect of the "aesthetic of bookishness" in the late print/postprint era. Her favorite courses to teach are contemporary fiction and honors seminars. Her favorite part of teaching is giving students the tools to express something that they couldn't before. Her favorite places on the SUNY Orange campuses are the Morrison Hall dining room (Middletown) and the walkway between Tower and Kaplan (Newburgh). Her favorite things to read are contemporary novels, especially the experimental sort. Her favorite thing about literature is that there is always something new to be found. She currently lives in Orange County with her spouse and their dog, Sadie.
Advises: SAGA (Sexuality and Gender Alliance)
Courses: Freshman English 1, Freshman English 2, Honors Freshman English 2, Film & Literature, Contemporary Short Story, Contemporary Novel, Honors Service Learning, Honors Seminar: Beautiful Little Fools & All That Jazz, Honors Seminar: "And But So: Post- & Post-postmodern America," Honors Seminar: "Oh! The Horror!"
Favorite Fiction Writers: Jennifer Egan, Jonathan Safran Foer, Zadie Smith, David Foster Wallace
Professional Service: President, International David Foster Wallace Society
Publications: Reviews in The Journal of David Foster Wallace Studies; chapters in Literary Geography: An Encyclopedia of Real and Imagined Settings (2019, ABC-CLIO/Greenwood); chapters in Contemporary American Literature in Context (2021, ABC-CLIO/Greenwood); Editorial Board, The Journal of David Foster Wallace Studies.
Research Interests: contemporary literature, metafiction, experimental fiction, post-irony/New Sincerity, postprint literature
Awards/Recognition: SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching (2018), President's Award for Excellence in Teaching (2018)