About the Background…

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The image I’m using (at present) for the background and header for my site is a detail of ceiling art at the Columbus Museum of Art. They have a children’s section in the basement with big, papery lit-up things that change colors. I caught this one on a bluish-purple phase. I shot the photo with my iPhone 5.

The font for my new logo is Sultan Cafe Decor, downloaded for free from Fontspace.com.

My previous orange, swirly header/background, which you can see below, is a detail of an artwork at a local artists’ space in Lincoln, Nebraska, where I visited in June of 2013 to attend the National Endowment for the Humanities summer institute¬†“Reassessing British Romanticism,” led by Steven Behrendt of University of Nebraska, Lincoln. This was shot with my iPhone 4. What was particularly interesting that day was that the artists’ space was featuring a mural dedicated to Nikolai Tesla (photo below), which gave me my first experience of a Tesla car.

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Nikolai Tesla Mural

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 jamesrovira.com for details.

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