Dr Alice Andrews

Staff details

Position Lecturer in Visual Cultures
Department Visual Cultures
Email a.andrews (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone +44 (0)20 7919 7498
Dr Alice Andrews

Academic qualifications

2012 PhD Visual Cultures, Goldsmiths, University of London
2006 MA Contemporary Art Theory, Goldsmiths University of London
2003 BA Hons Fine Art Painting, Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton


I teach on the first year BA Modernities module and the thrid year BA module Autobiographies


Conferences Organised

2011 Life Itself Goldsmiths College, University of London. Funded by the Department of Visual Cultures

 Conference Papers

- October 2012 'Tending to Immunosuppression' Cosmopolitan Animals University of Kent, School of English. Institute of English Studies, London

- July 2012 'Treating (with) Autoimmunity II' 3rd International Derrida Today Conference, University of California, Irvine, USA

- March 2012 ‘Treating (with) Autoimmunity I’ Derrida Konferenz Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, Germany

- October 2010 ‘The Autoimmune Death Drive: Freud, Derrida and the ethics of the biopolitical,’ Freud After Derrida, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada.

- July 2010 ‘Autoimmunity, Illness and the Ethics of the New,’ 2nd International Derrida Today Conference, Goodenough College, London

- May 2010 ‘Derrida, Autoimmunity and the Technical Animal’ Zoontotechnics (Animality/Technicity) Cardiff University, Wales

- November 2009 ‘Reading “No Apocalypse”' Interart Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

- July 2009 ‘The Futures of Autoimmunity’ Literature, Art and Culture in an Age of Global Risk Cardiff University, Wales

- October 2008 ‘The Inscription of an Autoimmune Body’ Writing in a Post Derridean Era Vaxjo University, Sweden

Research Interests

My  research considers the role of representations of biology, illness and suffering in various visual, literary and scientific narratives.  I am concerned with the question of the authorial voice, the relation of the self to its others - particularly non-human animals - and the problematics of responsibility.

Publications and research outputs


Andrews, Alice. 2011. Book Review: Enduring Death: The Hauntings of Literature and Art. Parallax, 17(4), pp. 124-127. ISSN 1353-4645

Andrews, Alice. 2011. Autoimmune Illness as a Death-drive: An Autobiography of Defence. Mosaic: a journal for the interdisciplinary study of literature, 44(3), pp. 189-203.

Conference or Workshop Item

Andrews, Alice. 2012. 'Treating (with) Autoimmunity II'. In: 3rd International Derrida Today Conference. University of California, Irvine, United States.

Andrews, Alice. 2012. 'Treating (with) Autoimmunity'. In: Derrida Konferenz Frankfurt. Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, Germany March 14-16 2012.


Andrews, Alice. 2011. Autoimmunity: Deconstructing Fictions of Illness and the Terrible Future to Come. Doctoral thesis, Goldsmiths, University of London