Ryan Hibbett

Ryan Hibbett

Assistant Professor
Literature, Composition

Office: ZH 1004
Email: jhibbett@niu.edu

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. Southern Illinois University--Carbondale
  • M.A. Southern Illinois University--Carbondale
  • B.A. University of Illinois at Springfield

Professional Interests

  • Twentieth-Century British Literature
  • Postwar British Poetry
  • Cultural Studies and Popular Culture

Selected Publications

  • Philip Larkin and the English Individual. Lexington (Rowman and Littlefield). Forthcoming, 2018.
  •  “Indie Rock: Social Distinction in Popular Music.” Culture et (in)dépendance: Les Enjeux de l’in dépendance dans les Industries Culturelles. Ed. Noël Sophie, Aurélie Pinto, and Olivier Alexandre. Peter Lang Press. Forthcoming, 2017.
  •  “Philip Larkin, British Culture, and Four-Letter Words.” Cambridge Quarterly 43.2 (2014): 120-38.
  •  “The New Age Taboo.” Journal of Popular Music Studies 22.3 (2010): 283-308.
  •  “The Hughes/Larkin Phenomenon: Poetic Authenticity in Postwar English Poetry.” Contemporary Literature 49.1 (2008): 111-40.
  •  “Imagining Ted Hughes: Authorship, Authenticity, and the Symbolic Work of Collected Poems.” Twentieth-Century Literature 51.4 (2005): 414-36.
  •  “What is Indie Rock?” Popular Music and Society 28.1 (2005): 55-77.
  •  “Ted Hughes’s Crow: An Alternative Theological Paradigm.” Literature and Theology 17.1 (2003): 17-31.

Contact us

Northern Illinois University
Department of English
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DeKalb, IL 60115

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