Publications and Updates
My former colleague Sherry Truffin, now of Campbell University, has launched a new publication. Her latest essay appears in the anthology Zombies in the Academy: Living Death in Higher Education. … Continue reading
Guest post by Sheridan Lorraine Father Andrew Greeley – whose novels and essays I’ve read for years — and who helped me come to terms with my ideas about Christianity – … Continue reading
A Prezi: Contexts for William Blake’s Songs of Innocence and of Experience. If you’ve never viewed a Prezi before: 1. “Prezi” is short for “presentation” — think of it like a … Continue reading
Thank you, Michael Deacon. Don’t make fun of renowned Dan Brown – Telegraph.
I’m posting a link here to my 2010 review of The University Against Itself for Workplace: A Journal of Academic Labor. The reviewed anthology is a collection of essays about the failed … Continue reading
When I first started drafting this blog, I’d just finished the third of three days teaching Jonathan Carroll’s Bones of the Moon. “Teaching” is perhaps a misleading word after the … Continue reading
The schedule has now been set and registration is open for William Blake’s Manuscripts: A One-Day Symposium. This symposium will be held at the Huntington Library on June 7th, 2013, and … Continue reading
I’m linking here to an essay that I wrote for Salinger.org my first year of graduate school, maybe 13 years ago: “A Section Man’s Experience of The Catcher in the … Continue reading
I’m reposting here an article of mine from 2005: “Subverting the Mechanisms of Control: Baudrillard, The Matrix Trilogy, and the Future of Religion” from the International Journal of Baudrillard Studies. … Continue reading
I have published a review of the latest Norton edition of Blake’s works, Blake’s Poetry and Designs, to Zoamorphosis.com.
I’ve posted a review of Michael Phillips’s edition of The Marriage of Heaven and Hell to Zoamorphosis.com.
I’ve just posted a review of John H. Jones’s Blake on Language, Power, and Self-Annihilation to Zoamorphosis.com
I’ve published a review of Sarah Haggarty’s Blake’s Gifts: Poetry and the Politics of Exchange on Zoamorphosis.com.
I’ve published a review of Robert Essick’s and Mark Crosby’s Genesis: William Blake’s Last Illuminated Book at the Zoamorphosis 2.0 blog. The Zoamorphosis blog is a wonderful resource for all things … Continue reading
My latest addition to Text-Identity-Subjectivity: “Creation Anxiety in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.”
Rhian Williams, The Poetry Toolkit: The Essential Guide to Studying Poetry (Continuum 2009) Rhian Williams’s The Poetry Toolkit: The Essential Guide to Studying Poetry is a readable, well-organised, and highly accessible … Continue reading
My latest addition to Text-Identity-Subjectivity: Blake’s Aesthetic Theology.
I’ve recently uploaded the conference paper “The Fortunes of Romantic Anti-Capitalism in William Blake’s Thel and Oothoon” to Text-Identity-Subjectivity. It considers the relationships between capitalism, Romanticism, and gender in Blake’s … Continue reading
“Picturing Language and the Language of Pictures in Blake’s Illustrations for Dante’s Divine Comedy” is my first link in my Scalar e-Book Text, Identity, Subjectivity. The site is growing daily. … Continue reading
I’ve started a Scalar eBook — which is, essentially, a website that can be designed so that your pages follow multiple paths. I’m going to use it to post preliminary … Continue reading
I’ve had a long association with a website called The Tower of Babel. It’s published essays and such by me since the 1990s. But, regrettably, the site completely crashed recently … Continue reading
From the Oxford English Dictionary: Your word for today is: nyctograph, n. nyctograph, n. Pronunciation: Brit. /ˈnɪktə(ʊ)grɑːf/, /ˈnɪktə(ʊ)graf/, U.S. /ˈnɪktoʊˌgræf/, /ˈnɪkdoʊˌgræf/ Etymology: < nycto- comb. form + -graph comb. form. Compare French nyctographe machine enabling the blind to write or the sighted to write … Continue reading
Food and Drink and Fatherhood is James Rovira’s personal blog, a central location for his publications, projects, interests, and observations. He has two other blogs devoted to his book projects, … Continue reading
I talked myself into going with my wife to a local Salvation Army thrift store yesterday. The usual routine is that she goes out and then I go out — … Continue reading
Jonathan Carroll’s White Apples and its follow up, Glass Soup, narrates a love affair between Vincent Ettrich and Isabelle Neukor. White Apples begins with Vincent Ettrich still moving through the … Continue reading