The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum

WHAT: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum will host An Evening with Kevin Dettmar, editor of the recent Cambridge Companion to Bob Dylan. 

WHEN: Wednesday, April 29, 2009 at 7 p.m.

WHERE: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, 4th Floor Theater

TO RSVP: This event is FREE with a reservation. Please email to RSVP. If you do not have access to email, please call (216) 515-8426.

MORE: Dettmar will give a lecture about his career as literary scholar and music critic. Following the lecture, Dettmar will greet the public and sign copies of the recent Cambridge Companion to Bob Dylan, which he edited.

For more information about this and other Rock Hall educational programs, visit

About Kevin Dettmar

Kevin J. H. Dettmar is W. M. Keck Professor and Chair of the Department of English at Pomona College.  With a PhD in modern British literature from UCLA, he taught at Loyola Marymount University, Clemson University, Columbia University, and Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, before transferring to Pomona in 2008.

While a literary scholar by training, Dettmar has become a popular music critic by avocation.  In 1999, he edited Reading Rock & Roll: Authenticity, Appropriation, Aesthetics with William Richey.  Is Rock Dead? followed in 2006 and most recently, he edited the Cambridge Companion to Bob Dylan (2009).  He has served on the Executive Committee of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music, U.S. Branch (IASPM-US), and is the Editor-in-Chief of the Association’s Journal of Popular Music Studies.

About the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is the nonprofit organization that exists to educate visitors, fans and scholars from around the world about the history and continuing significance of rock and roll music. It carries out this mission both through its operation of a world-class museum that collects, preserves, exhibits and interprets this art form and through its library and archives as well as its educational programs.

The Museum is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. On Wednesdays, the Museum is open until 9 p.m. Museum admission is $22 for adults, $17 for seniors (65+), $13 for youth (9-12), $18 for adult residents of Greater Cleveland. Children under 8 and Museum members are free. The Museum is generously funded by Cuyahoga County residents through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture. When you become a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, the world of rock and roll becomes yours to explore. Call 216.515.1939 for information on becoming a member. For general inquiries, please call 216.781.ROCK or visit