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Marc Dolan
Position: Professor of English, Film Studies, and American Studies, John Jay College of Criminal Justice. English.
Room Number: 4105
Office Hours: Thursday 3:00-4:00pm
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D., History of American Civilization, 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); biography; 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:

  • “Scenes from a Disagreement: The Novel vs. the Moving Image, 1940-2020” and “’What Made You Give a Shit?’: Clockers (1992) vs. Clockers (1995),” in The Oxford History of the Novel In English, Volume 8: American Fiction since 1940, ed. Cyrus R. K. Patell and Deborah Lindsay Williams.  New York: Oxford University Press, forthcoming in 2019.
  • Bruce Springsteen and the Promise of Rock 'n' Roll. New York: W. W. Norton & Co., 2012 (US & UK; published in Australia by John Wiley & Sons).  Expanded ed, 2013 Translated into Norwegian by Tom Thorsteinson, as Bruce Springsteen et liv med rock 'n' roll (Oslo: Libretto Forlag, 2013). Translated into Czech by Michal Bystrov as Bruce Springsteen neni to jen rock ‘n’ roll  (Prague: Galen Publishing, 2015).

  • "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.