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Burt Kimmelman

Kimmelman, Burt J.
Professor of English, Humanities
413 Cullimore
About Me Burt Kimmelman, PhD, is a professor of English and chair of the department of humanities at New Jersey Institute of Technology. His research interests include: modern and postmodern literature, especially poetry; interdisciplinary medieval studies; technology and culture, especially aesthetics; textual scholarship; communications technology and epistemology. Kimmelman recently edited The Facts on File Companion to 20th-Century American Poetry (Facts on File, Inc., 2005), for which he has written the introduction as well as appendices including a general bibliography and a glossary of poetic terms, and he has published two previous books of literary criticism and five volumes of poetry. Education
  • Ph.D., English Literature; Certificate, Interdisciplinary Medieval Studies, City University of New York Graduate School, 1991 Doctoral Thesis: "The Poetics of Authorship in the Later Middle Ages: The Emergence of the Modern Literary Persona" Thesis Adviser: Allen Mandelbaum; Readers: Robert O. Payne, Frederick Goldin
  • M.A., English Literature Hunter College, City University of New York, 1987
  • B.A., English Literature State University of New York at Cortland, 1983
Courses Taught Writing and Communication
  • HSS 099, Basic Skills Reading and Writing
  • Eng 603, Cultural and Technological Change (listed below)
  • Eng 095, ESL Reading, Writing, Conversation for Undergraduate Students
  • Eng 502, ESL Reading, Writing, Conversation for Graduate Students
  • HSS 101, Writing, Speaking, Thinking
  • Eng 620, Proposal Writing
  • Eng 352, Technical Writing
  • Eng 352S, Technical Writing for Foreign Students
  • STS 304, Writing Topics in Science, Technology and Society (listed below)
Literature and Humanities
  • Lit 320, American Literature
  • Lit 457, American Literature 1950 to Present
  • Lit 321, British Literature 600 to Present
  • Hum 112, Foundations of Western Civilization
  • Lit 331, World Literature I (including Distance-Learning)
  • STS 378, Literature in Nature
  • Hum 496H, Literature and Medicine
  • HSS 403, Love in the Middle Ages
  • HSS 403, Medieval Literature of the West, after the Millenium
  • Lit 480 (now Phil 380), Philosophy of Language
  • HSS 211, The Pre-Modern World
  • HSS 403, Romance in the Western Middle Ages
  • HSS 213, The Twentieth-Century World
  • HSS 491H, Word and Image, Past and Present
Science, Technology and Society
  • STS 348, Esthetics and Modern Technology
  • Eng 603, Cultural and Technological Change (listed above)
  • STS 310H, Technology and Human Values
  • STS 304, Writing Topics in Science, Technology and Society (listed above)
  • HSS 202, Society, Technology, and Environment
Additional Courses Taught at Other Schools
  • Writing and Communication
  • Basic Skills Reading and Writing
  • Creative Writing
  • ESL Reading, Writing, Conversation
  • Expository Writing
  • Literature and Humanities
  • American Literature 1600 to Present
  • American Literature 1900 to 1950
  • Great Works of English Literature
  • Introduction to Literature
  • Labor Themes in American Literature
Research Interests Modern and Postmodern Literature, especially Poetry; Interdisciplinary Medieval Studies; Technology and Culture, especially Aesthetics; Textual Scholarship; Communications Technology and Epistemology.
Selected Publications
Critical Studies
The Facts on File Companion to American Poetry, Co-Ed. with Randall Huff, and Temple Cone. Intr. and App. New York: Facts on File, Inc., 2007.
The Facts on File Companion to 20th-Century American Poetry, Ed., Intr., and Append., New York: Facts on File, Inc., 2005.
The "Winter Mind": William Bronk and American Letters, Madison, New Jersey: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press / London: Associated University Presses, 1998.
The Poetics of Authorship in the Later Middle Ages : The Emergence of the Modern Literary Persona, New York / Washington, D.C. / Baltimore / Bern / Frankfurt am Main / Berlin / Vienna / Paris: Peter Lang Publishing, 1996; 288 pages. Paperback edition, 1999.
Poetry
As If Free, Jersey City, NJ: Talisman House, Publishers (forthcoming in 2009); approx. 70 pages.
There Are Words, Loveland, Ohio: Dos Madres Press (2007); 25 pages. Recording of author’s reading of these poems available at PennSound:
Somehow, East Rockaway, New York: Marsh Hawk Press (2005); 66 pages.
The Pond at Cape May Point (a collaboration of poems and paintings by Fred Caruso), New York: Marsh Hawk Press (2002); 107 pages.
First Life, Jersey City, NJ: Jensen / Daniels, Publishers, 2000; 20 pages.
Musaics, New York: Spuyten Duyvil, 1992; 52 pages.