Devin Fromm

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Devin Fromm studies modern literature and theories of modernity, in both their trans-Atlantic and hemispheric contexts, with a specific interest in modern theories of community. In Spring 2015 he defended his dissertation, entitled A Very Modern Mystery: Investigating Community in Detective Fiction from Poe to Pynchon. He currently lectures in Comparative Literature at UCSB, and serves as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Occidental College, where he is teaching a course on detective fiction as a way to study engagements with historical and ongoing processes of modernization. He also remains invested in editorial work and is currently preparing two separate volumes for publication, one on Anarchist Theory and another on the genre of American City Mysteries.

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