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Marc Dolan
Position: Associate Professor, John Jay College of Criminal Justice. English. Coordinator, American Studies Certificate Program, CUNY Graduate Center
Room Number: 4105
Office Hours: 3 to 4 on Thursdays
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D., Harvard University.
Research Interests: American Literature and Culture, 1845 to the present; popular genres in literature (for example, detective fiction, science fiction, horror, romance); media studies (particularly film, popular music, and broadcasting); ethnicity in American culture; the literature of New York City; cultural studies and cultural theory.
Specialization: Film and Literature|Literature after 1945|Popular Culture|Twenty-first-Century and Contemporary Literature


Selected Publications:

  • Bruce Springsteen and the Promise of Rock 'n' Roll. Forthcoming from W. W. Norton & Co., 2012.

  • "Lost." In David Lavery, ed., The Essential Cult Television Reader Lexington: University of Kentucky Press, 2010. 149-158.

  • "One Shining Second: Mythic Chicago and Turn-of-the-Twentieth Century America." Journal of Urban History.35.6 (2009): 895-902.

  • "The Neverending Series: The Indiana Jones Chronicles and the Past/Present/Future of Mass Media Narrative." In David Lavery and Angela Hague, eds. Teleparody: Predicting/Preventing the Television Theory of Tomorrow. London: Wallflower Press, 2002. 159-72.

  • "The Peaks and Valleys of Serial Creativity: What Happened to/on Twin Peaks." In David Lavery, ed. Full of Secrets: Critical Approaches to Twin Peaks. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1995. 30-50.

  • Modern Lives: A Cultural Re-Reading of "The Lost Generation". West Lafayette, IN: Purdue UP, 1996.

  • "Four Faces of The Confidence-Man: An Academic Blind man's Zoo." ESQ 38 (1993): 133-160.

  • "The 'Wholeness' of the Whale: Melville, Matthiessen, and the Semiotics of Critical Revisionism." Arizona Quarterly 48.3 (1992): 27-58.