Dr. Philippe Codde is a postdoctoral fellow of Ghent University’s Research Council (BOF) affiliated with the English Department. He holds degrees from Ghent University, Fordham University, and Antwerp University.
He is the author of The Jewish American Novel (Purdue UP, 2007), a comparative analysis of postwar Jewish American literature in the context of the Holocaust, radical theology, and French literary and philosophical existentialism. He has published widely in edited volumes and journals including Studies in American Fiction, Partial Answers: Journal of Literature and the History of Ideas, Yiddish (Modern Jewish Studies), Poetics Today, English Language Notes, and Saul Bellow Journal. His current research and teaching explore the ways in which the third generation of Jewish American novelists after the Shoah seek to access, represent, and work through the traumatic past in and via their literature.