[Msa-discuss] Kevin Dettmar at Villanova University (T 10/17, 5:30 PM, Falvey Library)

Kamran Javadizadeh kamran.javadizadeh at villanova.edu
Fri Oct 13 15:32:59 EDT 2017

Dear Colleagues,

In the Philadelphia area? Please join us this Tuesday, October 17 (5:30 PM in Falvey Library), for a meeting of the Villanova English Department Colloquium. Our speaker will be Dr. Kevin Dettmar, the W.M. Keck Professor and Chair of English at Pomona College. He’ll be talking about James Joyce’s fiction and unpublished correspondence (which he’s currently editing in a three-volume collection for Oxford University Press).

Kevin is a brilliant scholar, an engaging, genial speaker, and a generous spirit. In addition to his editorial work and many publications on Joyce and in modernist studies more generally, he also works on popular music and the history of rock: he recently co-edited, with Jonathan Lethem, Shake It Up<https://www.loa.org/news-and-views/1285-_shake-it-up_-jonathan-lethem-and-kevin-dettmar-on-the-music-writers-who-taught-the-world-how-to-hear>, a Library of America anthology of American pop and rock writing and previously edited The Cambridge Companion to Bob Dylan<https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/the-cambridge-companion-to-bob-dylan/ACD7194EAB1B73788B8E5D86EC16177C>. He has also been a contributor to such publications as The Atlantic (see his article on why Dead Poets Society is a terrible defense of the humanities here<https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2014/02/-em-dead-poets-society-em-is-a-terrible-defense-of-the-humanities/283853/>) and The Chronicle of Higher Education (see his recent piece on the joys—really!—of academic administration here<http://www.chronicle.com/article/Don-t-Cry-for-Me-Academia-/236931>). More information about Kevin can be found on his Pomona College webpage<https://www.pomona.edu/directory/people/kevin-j-h-dettmar>.

The event is co-sponsored by the Center for Irish Studies at Villanova University. Our flyer is attached.

Please join us on Tuesday! Thank you!


Kamran Javadizadeh / Assistant Professor / Villanova University / Department of English

email: kamran.javadizadeh at villanova.edu
twitter: @kjavadizadeh
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