Jonathan Dettman

Associate Professor of Spanish; Department Chair

Office: THMH Thomas 215   |    Phone: (308) 865-8493   |    Email: dettmanjc@unk.edu

Jonathan Dettman

Education

Dr. Dettman has taught university courses in Spanish, Humanities, and Comparative Literature. His doctoral research focused on contemporary Cuban fiction. His current scholarship and teaching cover a wide array of interests, including the Caribbean, the Southern Cone, the U.S. Southwest, Critical Theory, and second-language education.

Appointments

Associate Professor, University of Nebraska at Kearney (2017–present).
Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska at Kearney (2013–2017).
Visiting Assistant Professor, Monmouth College (2012–2013).

Education

Ph.D. – University of California, Davis.
M.A.T. – Northern Arizona University.
B.A. – Arizona State University.

Selected Publications
  • Libertad condicional: subjetividad política e histórica en Herejes de Leonardo Padura.” Revista Iberoamericana, vol. 269, forthcoming (2019).
  • “Literature as Reproductive Labor in Post-Soviet Cuba.” Chasqui: Revista de Literatura Latinoamerica, vol. 47, no. 2, 2018.
  • "Special Period-izing Cuba: Limits of the Past Perfect.” Brouillette, Sarah, Mathias Nilges, and Emilio Sauri, eds. Literature and the Global Contemporary. Palgrave-Macmillan, 2017.
  • “Let’s Disagree to Agree: Angélico Chávez Reads Willa Cather’s Death Comes for the Archbishop.” Transmodernity: Journal of Peripheral Cultural Production of the Luso-Hispanic World, vol. 5, no. 2, 2015, pp. 1–23.
  • “Eclipse and Re-emergence of a Critical Discourse on Hemingway in Cuban Literature and Film.” The Latin Americanist, vol. 58, no. 3, 2014, pp. 31-50.
  • “Después de todo, compromiso.” Casa de las Américas, vol. 270, 2013, pp. 101-105.
Additional Scholarly Work