Jennifer Geddes

Associate Professor of Religious Studies

University of Virginia

Jennifer Geddes, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, teaches courses on evil and suffering, the Holocaust, ethics and literature, and theory of many sorts. Her work includes Evil after Postmodernism: Histories, Narratives, Ethics (Routledge, 2001), with John K. Roth and Julius Simon, The Double Binds of Ethics after the Holocaust (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009), which was nominated for the National Jewish Book Award for non-fiction in 2009, and Kafka’s Ethics of Interpretation: Between Tyranny and Despair (Northwestern University Press, 2016). She was also the guest editor of a special issue of Literature and Theology on “Religion and the Tragic” (June 2005). She is currently working on a book titled Useless Knowledge, Smothered Words, and the Outrage of Banality, focused on modes of responding to the Holocaust in the writings of Hannah Arendt, Sarah Kofman, and Charlotte Delbo. 

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