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Marc Dolan
Position: Associate Professor of English, Film Studies, and American Studies
Campus Affiliation: John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Degrees/Diplomas: PhD Harvard University
Research Interests: U.S. Literature and Culture, 1845 to the present; Mass Culture and Mass Art; Popular Narrative; Literature and Ethnicity; Representations of New York City in Literature; American Studies; Cultural Studies; Cultural Theory; History of Popular Song

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CUNY Department(s): English, Film Studies, American Studies

Tracks taught in MALS: American Studies

Courses Taught in MALS: MALS 73100

Publications (selected):


Bruce Springsteen and the Promise of Rock ‘n’ Roll. W. W. Norton & Co., 2012 (US & UK) [published in Australia by John Wiley & Sons] [translated into Norwegian by Tom Thorsteinson, as Bruce Springsteen et liv med rock ‘n’ roll (Oslo: Libretto Forlag)}

“Modern Lives: A Cultural Re-Reading of “The Lost Generation”. West Lafayette, IN: Purdue University Press, 1996.


“The Novel and the Moving Image,” 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 2015.

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

“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.

“The ‘Wholeness’ of the Whale: Melville, Matthiessen, and the Semiotics of Critical Revisionism.” Arizona Quarterly 48.3 (1992): 27-58. Reprinted in Jennifer Balse, ed., Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism, vol. 100. Farmington Hills, MI: Gale Group, 2000.

About Professor Dolan:

Follow him on Twitter: @fozzielogic on Twitter.

Interviews: City Talk with Doug Muzzio, 26 November 2012:

Gilder-Lehman Institute of American History, 22 June 2012 ( )

Max Lakin, “Let Us Now Praise Famous Louts: CUNY professor and Bruce Springsteen biographer Marc Dolan traces the evolution of the American celebrity.” Gelf Magazine,. 8 March 2012 (