The Fortunes of Romantic Anti-Capitalism in William Blake’s Thel and Oothoon

300px-Anti-capitalism_colorI’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 mythological characters Thel and Oothoon.

Author: James Rovira

Dr. James Rovira is higher education professional with twenty years experience in the field in teaching, administration, and advising roles. He is also an interdisciplinary scholar and writer whose works include fiction, poetry, and scholarship exploring the intersections of literature and philosophy, literature and psychology, literary theory, and music and literature.. His books include Women in Rock/Women in Romanticism (in development), David Bowie and Romanticism (forthcoming 2022), Writing for College and Beyond (a first-year composition textbook (Lulu 2019)), Reading as Democracy in Crisis: Interpretation, Theory, History (Lexington Books 2019), Rock and Romanticism: Blake, Wordsworth, and Rock from Dylan to U2 (Lexington Books, 2018); Rock and Romanticism: Post-Punk, Goth, and Metal as Dark Romanticisms (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018); and Blake and Kierkegaard: Creation and Anxiety (Continuum/Bloomsbury, 2010). See his website at for details.

4 thoughts on “The Fortunes of Romantic Anti-Capitalism in William Blake’s Thel and Oothoon”

  1. I thoroughly enjoyed your paper Blake’s Aesthetic Theology. Your arguments were sound and I was pleased at your conclusion. I’m afraid I am not intelligent enough to comment any farther and will take my seat at the back of the class. πŸ™‚


    1. Ha… that’s the problem with posting your scholarship to a blog. Too much like school. Glad you liked it, though. Encourage your library to order my book πŸ™‚


      1. I have a new found respect for school and learning. I will suggest Blake and Kierkegaard: Creation and Anxiety to the local library but they will probably ask me to donate it.


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