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Dr John McKeane

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Dr John Mckeane
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Lecturer in Modern French Literature
Dr John McKeane

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Responsibilities

School Employability and Citizenship Officer

Programme Director for Comparative Literature

 

Teaching

I teach a variety of French language and translation modules, as well as French and comparative cultural modules.

I am also convenor of the following modules:

  • ML1EN1COMP ‘What is Comparative Literature?
  • FR2HTF 'How to Think in French'
  • FR3CH 'Chanson'

 

Areas of Interest

Current Research Projects

International Conference, Sarah Kofman and the Relief of Philosophy, September 2019 (funded by SFS and IMLR, co-organized with Jacob Bates-Firth). A selection of proceedings will appear in a published volume.

Book project, How to Think in French: Philosophy, Education, Citizenship. This project draws on French histories and theorizations of education and aims to influence debates on interdisciplinarity, citizenship, and public knowledge.

I am also interested in Samuel Beckett’s archive, held at the University of Reading.

 

Previous Research

My research looks at literary and philosophical thought in French and comparative contexts.

I am the author of a monograph on the French philosopher, poet, translator and playwright Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe. I have worked and published on Maurice Blanchot, Jacques Derrida, Roland Barthes, Jean-Luc Nancy, Sarah Kofman, and Emmanuel Levinas (see below for details of publications). My D.Phil. (2011) looked at fragmentation, dialogue, and change in the work of Maurice Blanchot, and I co-edited the collective volume Blanchot Romantique (2010).

My most recent translation is Christophe Bident’s 632-page Maurice Blanchot: a Critical Biography (Fordham University Press, 2018). I am also translator of Jean-Luc Nancy’s Adoration: the Deconstruction of Christianity, II (2013), and of two further volumes of philosophy criticism.

 

Biography

I graduated with a B.A. (first-class), M.St., and D.Phil from the University of Oxford. I remained at Oxford for a JRF and various lectureships, also holding positions at Cardiff and Warwick before coming to Reading. I have won several prizes including the Junior Paget Toynbee Prize for Dante Studies, and I was AHRC/ESRC visiting fellow at the Library of Congress.

 

Other

My twitter account is @JohnMcKeane

Please do get in touch if you wish to discuss supervision of postgraduate studies or consultancy work.

 

Research groups / Centres

Publications

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