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Nick Rombes

Professor of English
Co-Director University Honors Program

Nick Rombes
Contact Info:
Campus: McNichols Campus
Building: Briggs
Room: 232
Phone: 313-993-1085
Nick Rombes
Areas of Expertise:
History - Age of Enlightenment
Pop Culture - The Ramones
Literature and Science
Electronic Media
Women's Literature


  • Ph.D., English, Penn State
  • M.A., English, Penn State
  • B.S., Bowling Green State University


Nicholas Rombes came to Detroit Mercy in 1995 after receiving his doctorate in early American literature at Penn State University. His recent publications include the novel “The Absolution of Roberto Acestes Laing” as well as the books “Cinema in the Digital Age” and “A Cultural Dictionary of Punk, 1974-1982”. His essays have appeared in The Oxford American, The Believer, n+1, and Filmmaker Magazine, where he serves as a contributing editor. Rombes teaches classes in film, American literature, and creative writing. He is also co-director of the University Honors Program at Detroit Mercy.
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