Patrick McGee

Patrick  McGee 

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Bachelor's Degree(s): 1974 Memphis State University
Master's Degree: 1977 Memphis State University
PhD: 1984, University of California at Santa Cruz
Phone: (225) 578-2475


Office: 245-B1 Allen Hall



Area of Interest

Critical Theory and Cultural Studies, Film Studies, Irish Studies, Modernism, Romanticism

Awards & Honors

2003 LSU Distinguished Research Master, 2004
LSU Distinguished Faculty Award, 2003
Tiger Athletic Foundation Award for Undergraduate Teaching, 2001
National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend,1988
Fulbright Graduate Research Grant for France 1982-1983

Selected Publications


  1. Paperspace: Style as Ideology in Joyce's “Ulysses” . Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 1988.

  2. Telling the Other: The Question of Value in Modern and Postcolonial Writing . Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 1992.

  3. Cinema, Theory and Political Responsibility in Contemporary Culture . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1997.

  4. Ishmael Reed and the Ends of Race . New York : St. Martin 's, 1997.

  5. Joyce beyond Marx: History and Desire in “Ulysses” and “Finnegans Wake.” The Florida James Joyce Series. Gainesville : University Press of Florida , 2001.

  6. From “Shane” to “Kill Bill”: Rethinking the Western . Oxford : Blackwell, 2006.

  7. Theory and the Common from Marx to Badiou . New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.

  8. Bad History and the Logics of Blockbuster Cinema.  New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.


"Political Monsters and Democratic Imagination: Spinoza, Blake, Hugo, Joyce" (a book project)


  1. “Theory in Pain,” Genre 20.1 (1987): 66-84.

  2. “Truth and Resistance: Teaching as a Form of Analysis,” College English 49.6 (1987): 667-78.

  3. “The Politics of Modernist Form, or, Who Rules The Waves ?” Modern Fiction Studies 38.3 (1992): 631-650.

  4. “Decolonization and the Curriculum of English.” Race, Identity, and Representation in Education . Ed. Warren Crichlow and Cameron McCarthy. New York: Routledge, 1993. Pp. 280-288.

  5. “Humpty Dumpty and the Despotism of Fact: A Critique of Stephen Howe's Ireland and Empire.” Jouvert: A Journal of Postcolonial Studies 7.2 (2003): 50 pars.

  6. “The Communist Flâneur, or Joyce's Boredom.” Joyce, Benjamin and Urban RealismEuropean Joyce Studies 21.  Ed. Maurizia Boscagli and Enda Duffy.  Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2011.  Pp. 122-31.