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  • Professor of Comparative Literature and English
  • Director, Comparative Literature Program


  • BA, Amherst College, 1990
  • MA, University of Wisconsin at Madison, 1992
  • PhD, University of Wisconsin at Madison, 1998


Jed Deppman is the author of Trying to Think with Emily Dickinson (University of Massachusetts Press, 2008), translator and coeditor of Genetic Criticism: Texts and Avant-Textes (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2004) and coeditor of Emily Dickinson and Philosophy (Cambridge University Press, 2013). He has contributed articles and chapters on European and American literature and philosophy in Style, The James Joyce Quarterly, MELUS, Qui Parle, The Emily Dickinson Journal, Symploké, Hypermedia Joyce, European Joyce Studies, The Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism, The Companion to Sophocles, Emily Dickinson in Context, Joyce and Derrida, How Joyce Wrote Finnegans Wake: A Chapter-by-Chapter Genetic Guide, and elsewhere.

Deppman has served as vice president of the Emily Dickinson International Society and his work has received grant support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Fulbright Foundation, and the Great Lakes Colleges Association.

  • Comparative Literature
  • Literary Theory
  • Translation
  • World Literature
  • James Joyce
  • 19th– and 20th-century European and American Literature
  • James Joyce
  • Emily Dickinson
  • Genetic Criticism
  • Literature and Philosophy


In Their Own Words

March 12, 2014
Oberlin OnCampus asked the six recipients of Oberlin’s 2013-14 Excellence in Teaching Award what the recognition means to them.