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.
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
Modern and Postmodern Literature, especially Poetry; Interdisciplinary Medieval Studies; Technology and Culture, especially Aesthetics; Textual Scholarship; Communications Technology and Epistemology.
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.
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: