Alan McGee

Areas of Interest

Modernism; twentieth-century history; privacy and literature


My work focuses on the literature and thought of the early twentieth century. Primary authors include Conrad, Huxley, Orwell, and particularly Beckett. I also conduct research on the evolution of privacy, surveillance, and censorship laws throughout the century.

Recent Scholarly Activity

“Surveillance, Modernism, and the Everyday.”  As part of a seminar at the Modernist Studies Association Conference, October 2018, Columbus, OH.

“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.