Philip Keel Geheber
Philip Keel Geheber completed his Ph.D. at Trinity College Dublin in 2013 and has been an instructor in the department since fall 2014 teaching classes in Irish literature, modernism, and composition. He also taught for and now directs the LSU in Ireland summer study abroad program. He received a student-nominated LSU University College Tiger Athletic Foundation Teaching Award in 2016. He has published articles and book chapters on James Joyce, Émile Zola, Katherine Mansfield, and Gustave Flaubert.
His book manuscript in progress, James Joyce, Realism, and the Nineteenth Century French Novel offers a new contextualization of the development of Joyce’s narrative style by reading his works against a genealogy of French social realism and naturalism. Drawing on the manuscript archive, my comparisons – the composition process of Dubliners with Balzac’s Le Père Goriot and evolving conception of La Comédie humaine; A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and Stephen Hero with Flaubert’s versions of L’Éducation sentimentale; and Ulysses’ National Library of Ireland manuscripts with Zola’s Les Rougon-Macquart dossiers at the Bibliothèque Nationale Française – illustrate how the styles of these prose narratives evolve over time in response to attendant historical events and the field of literary production.
Area of Interest
Irish studies with particular focus on James Joyce and the 20th century; Modernism; 19th century French novel; the Bildungsroman; genetic criticism/manuscript studies; geocriticism
Articles and Book Chapters
“Assimilating Shem into the Plural Polis: Burrus, Caseous, and the Domestic Struggles of Irish Free State Dairy Production.” Along the Krommerun: Selected Papers from the Utrecht Joyce Symposium. European Joyce Studies 24. Eds. Onno Kosters, Tim Conley, and Peter de Voogd. Leiden and Boston: Brill Rodopi, 2016. pp. 127-139.
“‘Nous ne suivons pas la même route’: Flaubertian Objectivity and Mansfield’s Representations of
Travel.” Katherine Mansfield Studies 7. Katherine Mansfield and Translation. Ed. Claire Davison.
Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2015. pp. 89-105.
“A Return to Revivalist Myth in Finnegans Wake.” The Power of Form: Recycling Myths. Eds. Ana
Raquel Fernandes and José Pedro Serra. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015. pp. 170-183.