A/Prof. Geoff Boucher

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Associate Professor of Writing and Literature

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Education

Department

SCCA Arts & Education

Campus

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Qualifications

Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Deakin University, 2008
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Melbourne, 2003
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (English), University of Melbourne, 1999
Bachelor of Arts, University of Melbourne, 1991

Contact

Research interests

His research interests centre on Frankfurt School Critical Theory and Lacanian psychoanalysis. He is currently working on two projects one on the Lacanian theory of Slavoj iek and Renaissance drama, and the other on Habermasian philosophy and why literature matters.

* The Frankfurt School and Psychoanalysis
* The Frankfurt School and Literature
* Psychoanalysis and Social Theory
* Psychoanalysis and Literature
Renaissance Studies from a Psychoanalytic Perspective

Affiliations

Australasian Society for Continental Philosophy

Teaching interests

Geoff Boucher teaches literatary studies in the following units:

ALL374 Supernatural Literature
ALL375 Shakespeare
 

Professional activities

Academic referee for several professional journals

General editor, Thinking Politics series, Edinburgh University Press

Projects

Geoff's current research projects are:
* Analysing the Cultural Contribution of Fantasy Literature
* The Rationality of Literature--Third Generation Frankfurt School and Literature as Communication

Geoff is interested in supervising projects of the following types:

Honours
Projects that focus on the work of Slavoj Zizek and/or Jurgen Habermas
Analyses of contemporary fantasy literature, especially epic fantasy
Shakespeare and other Renaissance drama (Marlowe, Webster pref.)

PhD
Critical interrogations of contemporary Lacanian theory especially the questions of (1) post-Oedipal society (2) the literary sinthome and late Lacan (3) psychoanalysis and politics
Applications of Habermasian approaches to literature to contemporary literature or theoretical explorations of Habermas and literature, including reconstructions of first generation Frankfurt positions
Zizek and literature


Other projects would need to be thoroughly discussed in advance of any application; please look at my publications below for general indications

Publications

No publications found

Funded Projects at Deakin

No Funded Projects at Deakin found

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2017

Mitchell David Cunningham

Thesis entitled: Performing the 'Fiction-Writer's Reader': David Foster Wallace and Critical Rhetoric

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts

2015

Ilona Urquhart

Thesis entitled: Diabolical Literature: Questioning the Morality of Modernism

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts

2011

Amy Antonio

Thesis entitled: Fatal Women in Renaissance Tragedy, 1550-1650

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts

Executive Supervisor
2016

Paul Belanger

Thesis entitled: The Utopian (R)evolution

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts

Associate Supervisor
2020

Kirk Turner

Thesis entitled: Development of the Lacanian Concept of Fantasy: Uncertainty and Signification

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Humanities and Social Sciences

2019

Kevin Murphy

Thesis entitled: Asexuality: Towards a Freudian-Lacanian Understanding

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Humanities and Social Sciences

2018

Vincent Le

Thesis entitled: Being and Evil: Philosophy in the Shadow of Augustine

Master of Arts, School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Michelle McRae

Thesis entitled: Textual Strategies for Promoting Deep Reading in Adolescents

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts

2017

Ruth Cumberland

Thesis entitled: Revealing the Open Wound: Body Metaphors in Literary Representations of Grief

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts

2016

Adrienne Margarian

Thesis entitled: A Cross Cultural Study of Somatic Countertransference

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Humanities and Social Sciences

2015

Salvatore Guido

Thesis entitled: After Freud: The Fateful History of Psychoanalysis in Exile

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Leslie Hartley

Thesis entitled: When Fathers Murder Sons: Male Melancholy in Dostoyevsky, Mailer and Murakami

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts

2014

Daniel Jeffrey Edward Townsend

Thesis entitled: Leo Strauss and Islam

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Paul Venzo

Thesis entitled: Achipelago: a journey across poetic islands of the self

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts

2013

Daniel Tom Baker

Thesis entitled: Exploring the fantastic: new critical frameworks in an evolving genre

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts

Adelle Louise Barry

Thesis entitled: Polities and poetics: a 'place' for reconciliation

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts

Robert Bruce Thomson

Thesis entitled: Sir Walter Scott in the Western District: 1836 - 1851

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts

2012

Jonathon Redmond

Thesis entitled: Elementary phenomena, body disturbances & symptom formation in ordinary psychosis

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Humanities and Social Sciences

2011

Tim Themi

Thesis entitled: Lacan's Ethics and Nietzsche's Critique of Platonism

Doctor of Philosophy, School of International and Political Studies

Alyson Miller

Thesis entitled: Scandalous Texts: The Anxieties of the Literary

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts

2009

Scott William Tyndale Rawlings

Thesis entitled: Literature and Environmental Ethics: A Dissensual Ecosophy

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts