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Dettmar, Kevin J. H. 1958-

Overview
Works: 52 works in 152 publications in 2 languages and 5,181 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Handbooks, manuals, etc  History  Fiction  Textbooks 
Roles: Editor, Other
Classifications: PR6019.O9, 823.912
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Most widely held works by Kevin J. H Dettmar
The illicit Joyce of postmodernism reading against the grain by Kevin J. H Dettmar ( )
7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1,331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For nearly three quarters of a century, the modernist way of reading has been the only way of reading Joyce - useful, yes, and powerful but, like all frameworks, limited. This book takes a leap across those limits into postmodernism, where the pleasures and possibilities of an unsuspected Joyce are yet to be found. Kevin J. H. Dettmar begins by articulating a stylistics of postmodernism drawn from the key texts of Roland Barthes, Mikhail Bakhtin, and Jean-Francois Lyotard. Read within this framework, Dubliners emerges from behind its modernist facade as the earliest product of Joyce's proto-post-modernist sensibility. Dettmar exposes these stories as tales of mystery, not mastery, despite the modernist earmarks of plentiful symbols, allusions, and epiphanies. Ulysses, too, has been inadequately served by modernist critics. Where they have emphasized the work's ingenious Homeric structure, Dettmar focuses instead upon its seams, those points at which the narrative willfully, joyfully overflows its self-imposed bounds. Finally, he reads A Portrait of the Artist and Finnegans Wake as less playful, less daring texts - the first constrained by the precious, would be poet at its center, the last marking a surprising retreat from the constantly evolving, vertiginous experience of Ulysses
The Cambridge companion to Bob Dylan by Kevin J. H Dettmar ( Book )
22 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A towering figure in American culture and a global twentieth-century icon, Bob Dylan has been at the centre of American life for over forty years. The Cambridge Companion to Bob Dylan brings fresh insights into the imposing range of Dylan's creative output. The first Part approaches Dylan's output thematically, tracing the evolution of Dylan's writing and his engagement with American popular music, religion, politics, fame, and his work as a songwriter and performer. Essays in Part II analyse his landmark albums to examine the consummate artistry of Dylan's most accomplished studio releases. As a writer Dylan has courageously chronicled and interpreted many of the cultural upheavals in America since World War II. This book will be invaluable both as a guide for students of Dylan and twentieth-century culture, and for his fans, providing a set of new perspectives on a much-loved writer and composer."--Jacket
A companion to modernist literature and culture ( Book )
22 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This guide brings together entries on elements of modernist culture, contemporary intellectual and aesthetic movements and the genres of modernist writing and art. With many contributions from expert scholars, the companion features essays on some of theseminal texts of modernist literature
Reading rock and roll : authenticity, appropriation, aesthetics ( Book )
7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Is rock dead? by Kevin J. H Dettmar ( Book )
10 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Is Rock Dead? sets out to explore the varied and sometimes conflicting ways in which the death of rock has been discussed both within the discourse of popular music and American culture. If rock is dead, when did t die? Who killed it? Why do rock journalists lament its passing?
Rereading the new : a backward glance at modernism ( Book )
5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The literary world has in the past two decades celebrated the centenaries of Joyce, Eliot, and Pound, the three pillars of Anglo-American modernism. Only now, Kevin J. H. Dettmar contends, are we starting to appreciate "what was apparent to the Modernists all along - that the monuments of High Modernism already contained within them the seeds of their own de(con)struction." The contributors to Rereading the New: A Backward Glance at Modernism argue that we are in the midst of a critical paradigm shift. First literary critics greeted the birth of modernism with outrage, decrying its anarchy; then the New Critics sought to control it with interpretation. Today, critics are beginning to rediscover modernism's inherent anarchy, this time from the postmodernist perspective. The result is the emergence of a new way of reading - and writing about - modernism. The book collects essays by established scholars as well as fresh new voices that provide a variety of perspectives on modernism. The first section, "Inventing Modernism," shows how modernist writers worked together to craft a coherent identity; the second, "Modernist Aesthetics," critiques Lyotard and other theorists on the assumptions underlying modernist texts. In "Modernism and Mass Culture," we see how Stein, Lawrence, and Eliot reacted to a burgeoning mass culture, while "Rereading the New" provides postmodernist readings of Conrad, Woolf, and Djuna Barnes, as well as Joyce's Ulysses and Finnegans Wake
Marketing modernisms : self-promotion, canonization, rereading ( Book )
7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Longman anthology of British literature by David Damrosch ( Book )
14 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The goal of this anthology is to present a wealth of poetry, prose, and drama from the full sweep of the literary history of the British Isles, and to do so in ways that will bring out both the works' original cultural contexts and their lasting aesthetic power.-
A portrait of the artist as a young man ; and, Dubliners by James Joyce ( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two of Joyce's seminal books, now gathered in one volume. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is a largely autobiographical story in which Stephen Dedalus grow into self-awareness and away from old ideas of family, national identity, and religion. Dubliners, Joyce's memorable short stories, is a group portrait of figures drawn from real-life inhabitants of his mother city
Masters of British literature by Maria Elisa Cevasco ( Book )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Think rock ( Book )
3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Longman anthology of British literature ( Book )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Longman anthology of British literature ( Book )
2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Longman anthology of British literature ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Middle Ages by Christopher Baswell ( Book )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The romantics and their contemporaries by Susan J Wolfson ( Book )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gang of Four's Entertainment! by Kevin J. H Dettmar ( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Longman anthology of British literature ( Book )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Brati Rock & Roll by Kevin J. H Dettmar ( )
1 edition published in 2002 in Slovenian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Longman anthology of British literature ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Dettmar, Kevin 1958-
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Languages
English (119)
Slovenian (1)
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