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About Andrea Gogrof

Andrea Gogröf’s main area of interest is comparative literature and philosophy with a focus on romanticism and modernity. She is the author of Defining Modernism: Baudelaire and Nietzsche on Romanticism, Modernity, Decadence, and Richard Wagner, and has continued to publish on Baudelaire and Nietzsche as well as on the Austrian writer Peter Handke. Her current research uses an interdisciplinary approach that links sociological discourse with literature and literary theory to explore representations of hygiene. In modern literature the topic of hygiene became a site for expressing many cultural anxieties evoked by new theoretical and practical problems of modernity. Her teaching includes courses on the relationship between Enlightenment and Romanticism, psychoanalysis and representations of otherness, critical and literary theory, and literature.


Present Faculty Member, Western Washington University Western Expert
Present Professor, Department of Global Humanities and Religion, Western Washington University Liberal Studies Department


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Bond Hall 168
Western Washington University
Bellingham, WA 98225-9064