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Dettmar, Kevin J. H. 1958-

Overview
Works: 63 works in 204 publications in 2 languages and 6,728 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Handbooks and manuals  History  Literature  Autobiographical fiction  Fiction  Bildungsromans  Textbooks 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Publishing director, Composer
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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( )

10 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1,706 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
A companion to modernist literature and culture( Book )

24 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Companion combines a broad grounding in the essential texts and contexts of the modernist movement with the unique insights of scholars whose careers have been devoted to the study of modernism. An essential resource for students and teachers of modernist literature and culture Broad in scope and comprehensive in coverage Includes more than 60 contributions from some of the most distinguished modernist scholars on both sides of the Atlantic Brings together entries on elements of modernist culture, contemporary intellectual and aesthetic movements, and all the genres of modernist writing and art Features 25 essays on the signal texts of modernist literature, from James Joyce's Ulysses to Zora Neal Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God Pays close attention to both British and American modernism."--Publisher's website
The Cambridge companion to Bob Dylan by Kevin J. H Dettmar( Book )

19 editions published in 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 774 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
Shake it up : great American writing on rock and pop from Elvis to Jay Z( Book )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jonathan Lethem and Kevin Dettmar's Shake It Up invites the reader into the tumult and excitement of the rock revolution through fifty landmark pieces by a supergroup of writers on rock in all its variety, from heavy metal to disco, punk to hip-hop. Stanley Booth describes a recording session with Otis Redding; Ellen Willis traces the meteoric career of Janis Joplin; Ellen Sander recalls the chaotic world of Led Zeppelin on tour; Nick Tosches etches a portrait of the young Jerry Lee Lewis; Eve Babitz remembers Jim Morrison. Alongside are Lenny Kaye on acapella and Greg Tate on hip-hop, Vince Aletti on disco and Gerald Early on Motown; Robert Christgau on Prince, Nelson George on Marvin Gaye, Luc Sante on Bob Dylan, Hilton Als on Michael Jackson, Anthony DeCurtis on the Rolling Stones, Kelefa Sanneh on Jay Z. The story this anthology tells is a ongoing one: "it's too early," editors Jonathan Lethem and Kevin Dettmar note, "for canon formation in a field so marvelously volatile--a volatility that mirrors, still, that of pop music itself, which remains smokestack lightning. The writing here attempts to catch some in a bottle."--Provided by publisher
Reading rock and roll : authenticity, appropriation, aesthetics( Book )

8 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is rock dead? by Kevin J. H Dettmar( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rock and roll's death has been forecast nearly since its birth; the country song ""The Death of Rock and Roll"" appeared in September 1956, showing that the music had already outraged a more conservative listening audience. 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 it die? Who killed it? Why do rock journalists lament its passing? Has its academic acceptance stabbed it in the back or resuscitated an otherwise lifeless corpse?
The Longman anthology of British literature by David Damrosch( Book )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 361 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 its empire, and to do so in ways that will bring out both the works' original cultural contexts and their lasting aesthetic power.-Pref
Marketing modernisms : self-promotion, canonization, rereading( Book )

9 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rereading the new : a backward glance at modernism( Book )

10 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 352 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
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 280 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
Entertainment! by Kevin J. H Dettmar( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following hard on the explosion of British punk, in 1979 Gang of Four produced post-punk's smartest record, Entertainment! For the first time, a band wedded punk's angry energy to funk's propulsive beats-and used that music to put across lyrics that brought a heady mixture of Marxist theory and situationism to exposing the cultural politics of everyday life. But for an American college student from the suburbs-and, one expects, for many, many others, including British youth-Jon King's and Andy Gill's mumbled lyrics were often all but unintelligible. Political rock 'n' roll is always something
Masters of British literature by Maria Elisa Cevasco( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Longman anthology of British literature by Heather Henderson( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Think rock( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Longman anthology of British literature by David Damrosch( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Longman anthology of British literature by Christopher Baswell( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The romantics and their contemporaries by Susan J Wolfson( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gang of Four's Entertainment! by Kevin J. H Dettmar( )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following hard on the explosion of British punk, in 1979 Gang of Four produced post-punk's smartest record, Entertainment! For the first time, a band wedded punk's angry energy to funk's propulsive beats-and used that music to put across lyrics that brought a heady mixture of Marxist theory and situationism to exposing the cultural politics of everyday life. But for an American college student from the suburbs-and, one expects, for many, many others, including British youth-Jon King's and Andy Gill's mumbled lyrics were often all but unintelligible. Political rock 'n' roll is always something of an oxymoron: rock audiences by and large don't tune in to be lectured to. But what can it mean that a band that made pop songs as political theory actively resisted making that theory legible? Coming to terms with the impact of Entertainment! requires us to take the mondegreen-the misunderstood lyric-seriously. The old joke has it that the title of R.E.M.'s debut album should have been not Murmur, but Mumble: true, so far as it goes. But that's the title, too, of rock 'n' roll's Greatest Hits compilation-and that strategic inarticulateness itself, which creates such an important role for the listener, has an important politics
The Longman anthology of British literature by Stuart Sherman( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Masters of British literature. the romantics and their contemporaries( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A companion to modernist literature and culture
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A companion to modernist literature and cultureThe Cambridge companion to Bob DylanReading rock and roll : authenticity, appropriation, aestheticsIs rock dead?The Longman anthology of British literatureMarketing modernisms : self-promotion, canonization, rereadingA portrait of the artist as a young man ; and, DublinersMasters of British literature
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Dettmar, Kevin 1958-

Dettmar, Kevin J.

Dettmar, Kevin J. 1958-

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