Andrew Fleshman is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His research focuses on structures of representation, language, and subjectivity from the 19th century to the contemporary period in Anglophone, Francophone, and German literature, film, and philosophy. His current work focuses on the legacies of psychogeography, experiences of space, and historical developments of consciousness in the cosmopolitan city. He is a participant in UCLA’s Experimental Critical Theory and Undergraduate Writing Pedagogy certificate programs. In addition to his research and teaching Andrew works as a writing consultant at the UCLA Graduate Writing Center, a graduate mentor for the Mellon-Mays Undergraduate Fellowship program, and serves on the editorial board for Press Start, an academic journal of video games studies.


  • J.D. from University of California Hastings College of the Law, 2015
  • M.A. in Humanities from University of Chicago, 2011
  • B.A. in Philosophy (English minor) from University of California, Los Angeles, 2009



“The Game of Critique,” published in the Los Angeles Review of Books (April 4, 2021)

Field of Interest

Critical Theory, Modernism & Postmodernism, Aesthetics, History of the Novel, Film & Media Studies


English, French, German


  • COM LIT 2CW: “Imperial, National, and Global Encounters” (Teaching Associate, Fall 2021)
  • COM LIT 4CW: “The Techno-Aesthetic Sublime: Reason, Representation, Crisis” (Instructor, Summer 2021)
  • COM LIT 4DW: “Weird Spaces, Strange Worlds” (Instructor, Summer 2020)
  • COM LIT 2CW: “In Other Worlds: Enlightenment to the 20th Century” (Teaching Assistant, Spring 2019)
  • COM LIT 2DW: “Literature and Displacement: Migrants, Refugees, Exiles” (Teaching Assistant, Winter 2019)
  • COM LIT 2CW: “Exploring Great Books from Candide to The Color Purple” (Teaching Assistant, Fall 2018)