Jennifer L. Geddes
Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies
Gibson Hall, S-015
- BA, University of Virginia
- MA, University of Virginia
- PhD, University of Virginia
- Religion, literature, and culture
- Hermeneutics and ethics
- Holocaust studies
- Evil and suffering
- Critical theory and literature
- Responses to the Holocaust
- Literature and Ethics
- Evil and Suffering
- Violence, Literature, and the Sacred
- Adorno, Benjamin, and Arendt
- “Leopards and Invisible Calculators: Violent Incorporation, Political Theology and Kafka’s 'Leopards in the Temple,'” Political Theology (2018).
- “Verbal Images of Evil and (In)Humanity during and after the Holocaust,” Nordisk judaistik / Scandinavian Jewish Studies 29.1 (2018): 25–38.
- “Theodicy, Useless Suffering, and Compassionate Asymmetry: Primo Levi, Emmanuel Levinas, and Anti-Theodicy,” Religions 9.114 (2018) online.
- Kafka’s Ethics of Interpretation: Between Tyranny and Despair. Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 2016.
- “The Temptation of Forgetting and the Labor of Memory in ‘The Metamorphosis.’” Journal of the Kafka Society of America (2015): 40–45.
- “Vulnerability and Violence: Kafka and Levinas on Suffering.” Literature and Theology 29.4. (December 2015): 400–414.
- “Evil.” The Oxford Handbook of Theology and Modern European Thought. Ed. by Nicholas Adams, George Pattison, and Graham Ward. Oxford University Press, 2013, 213–232.
- The Double Binds of Ethics after the Holocaust: Salvaging the Fragments. Co-Editor, with John K. Roth and Jules Simon. Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
- “Religious Rhetoric in Responses to Atrocity.” InThe Religious in Responses to Mass Atrocity, ed. by Thomas Brudholm and Thomas Cushman. Cambridge University Press, 2009, 21–37.
- “Towards an Ethics of Reading Survivor Testimonies.” Studies in the Literary Imagination 41.2 (Fall 2008): 1–15.
- Evil after Postmodernism: Histories, Narratives, Ethics. Editor. Routledge, 2001.