Andrew Bricker is an Assistant Professor of English Literature in the Department of Literary Studies at Ghent University and a Senior Fellow at the Andrew W. Mellon Society of Fellows in Critical Bibliography at the Rare Book School at the University of Virginia. He is also a member of the Literature, Law and Society Research Group at the Netherlands Research School for Literary Studies (OSL) and a member of the Cartoons in Court research team, which is funded by a Constructive Advanced Thinking Grant from the Network of European Institutes of Advanced Study.
He received his B.A. and M.A. from the University of Toronto and his Ph.D. from Stanford University. Before joining UGent he was an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities at McGill University and a Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of British Columbia.
He is the author of Libel and Lampoon: Satire in the Courts, 1670-1792 (Oxford University Press, 2022).
His research focuses especially on British literature before 1800; law and literature; the history and theory of satire; the history and theory of the novel; book history and material culture; and cognitive approaches to literature.
Prof. Bricker also serves as the academic director of the Strategic Institutional Partnership between UGent and the University of Toronto and as the lead coordinator for GEMS (The Group for Early Modern Studies) at UGent: https://gemsugent.wordpress.com/ / https://www.facebook.com/GEMSUGent/. If you study the early modern period, broadly understood, and are interested in presenting at one of GEMS's seminars, then send Prof. Bricker an email.