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James Rovira · 3d ago

Rock and Romanticism: Post-Punk, Goth, and Metal as Dark Romanticisms

Rock and Romanticism: scholarship with a soundtrack. Yes, I have two anthologies with the main title Rock and Romanticism. The first was published early February 2018 by Lexington Books, and...
James Rovira · 5d ago

Zero Sum Thinking and Academic Writing

I recently came across social media discussion about difficult academic writing, and what struck me as I was reading the usual complaints was one particular instance of zero sum thinking abo...
James Rovira · 1W ago

Active CFP: Women in Rock / Women in Romanticism

Apropos to International Women’s Day, see this CFP: Call for Papers: Women in Rock / Women in Romanticism
James Rovira · 1M ago

Women in Rock: Chrissie Hynde’s Reckless as Künstlerroman

Check out my iTunes playlist for Chrissie Hynde’s Reckless. Chrissie Hynde’s autobiography, Reckless, has generated a number of mixed reviews and ambivalent reactions on social media. I’m go...
James Rovira · 1M ago

Kicking the Bucket in Academic Writing

I think that when students (at any level) are given a writing assignment, they sometimes think of the assignment as if it were a bucket. So a ten page paper is a bucket of a certain size and...
James Rovira · 1M ago

2018: My Year of the Edited Anthology

Yes, blatant self-promotion here: I have a few publications coming out this year, and they’re edited anthologies, either my own or my contributions of chapters. I don’t feel too bad writing ...
James Rovira · 1M ago

Literary Studies and Professional Studies

[Note: this semester I’m teaching a Survey of World Literature class to Nursing students. I designed the class with a Medical Humanities focus. This blog post is a modified version of an ann...
James Rovira · 1M ago

Active CFPs, Rock and Romanticism

Following on the heels of the recently published Rock and Romanticism: Blake, Wordsworth, and Rock from Dylan to U2 (Lexington Books, February 2018) and the soon to be published Rock and Rom...
James Rovira · 3M ago

CFP: Women in Rock / Women in Romanticism

Check out the CFP for Women in Rock/Women in Romanticism.
James Rovira · 4M ago

CFP — David Bowie and Romanticism

Check out the CFP for David Bowie and Romanticism.