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Kevin J. H. Dettmar

Kevin Dettmar


W.M. Keck Professor of English and Department Chair

Education: B.A., University of California, Davis; Post-Graduate Diploma, Trinity College, Dublin; Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

Expertise: James Joyce; rock & roll; modern British literature; modern Irish literature; popular culture; cultural studies

With Pomona Since: 2008

Office: Crookshank Hall 103

Campus Phone: (909) 607-8032

Email: Kevin Dettmar

Selected Publications

  • Think Rock (Prentice-Hall, 2011)
  • Editor, Cambridge Companion to Bob Dylan (Cambridge University Press, 2009)
  • Is Rock Dead? (Routledge, 2006)
  • The Illicit Joyce of Postmodernism: Reading Against the Grain (University of Wisconsin Press, 1996)
  • Co-Editor with M. Wollaeger, Modernist Literature & Culture book series (Oxford University Press, 2007- )
  • Twentieth Century Editor, The Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literatue (D.S. Katstan, gen. ed., Oxford University Press, 2006)
  • Co-Editor with D. Bradshaw, The Blackwell Companion to Modernist Literature and Culture (Blackwell, 2006)
  • Co-Editor with W. Richey and contributor, Reading Rock & Roll: Authenticity, Appropriation, Aesthetics (Columbia University Press, 1999)
  • Twentieth-Century Section Co-Editor with J. Wicke, General co-editor with D. Damrosch, beginning with 3/e, Longman Anthology of British Literature (Addison Wesley – Longman Publishers, 1998. Second ed., 2002. Third ed., 2006)

Selected Awards and Honors

  • National Endowment for the Humanities, Director, NEH Summer Seminar for College and University Teachers, “James Joyce’s Ulyssses: Texts and Contexts,” Dublin, Ireland, June 25-August 3, 2007; June-July, 2012
  • Executive Committee, Modern Language Association (MLA), Division on Twentieth-Century English Literature, 2011-2016
  • Midwest Modern Language Association, President, 2005-06