Kurt McGee

Graduate Instructor, University Writing Program 

Degrees
MPhil, Trinity College Dublin
BA, Georgia Southern University

Profile
My work focuses on the literature and thought of the early twentieth century.  I am fascinated by the formal methods Modernist novelists use to investigate changing ideas of self and interiority within the powerful external forces—total war, surveillance, commodity culture—of the era.  My research influences are both historical (particularly looking at inventions and technology) and theoretical (at present, Foucault and Adorno), and some of the authors I work on include Conrad, Huxley, Joyce, and particularly Beckett.

Recent Scholarly Activity
“In Search of Multivocality: Periodical Studies and a Humanities Lab in Practice.”  Forthcoming in 
     Modernism/modernity (early 2019)
“The Project of Resistance in Beckett’s Trilogy.” Presented at American Conference for Irish Studies,
     June 2018, University College Cork.
“‘Bad Politics and Bad Art:’ John Banville’s Novels as Quest for the Individual.” Presented at American
     Conference for Irish Studies
, March 2017, University of Missouri-Kansas City.
“Beckett on Film, The Celtic Tiger, and the Commodification of an ‘Irish Writer.’” Presentation for Samuel
     Beckett & World Literature Conference
, 2016; Published in Trinity Postgraduate Review 16.1, June 2017.

Contact Information
300 O'Shaughnessy Hall (Office)
300 O'Shaughnessy Hall (Mailbox)
kmcgee7@nd.edu