You’re visiting James Rovira’s personal blog, a central location for his publications, projects, interests, and observations. You can find his monograph Blake and Kierkegaard: Creation and Anxiety on amazon.com and on the publisher’s website (Continuum 2010 hardcover, 2011 paperback). His most recent books are the edited anthologies Rock and Romanticism: Blake, Wordsworth, and Rock from Dylan to U2 (Lexington Books, 2018) and Rock and Romanticism: Post-Punk, Goth, and Metal as Dark Romanticisms (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018). Text-Identity-Subjectivity is his open-access, digital humanities project exploring the intersections between between art, literature, and the formation of the self. At present it is the repository of several revised conference papers related to this subject, most of which draw in part from Blake and Kierkegaard. If you enjoy the works here and on Text-Identity-Subjectivity, you might want to consider ordering a copy of Blake and Kierkegaard: Creation and Anxiety for yourself or for your library.
James Rovira is Chair and Associate Professor of English at Mississippi College and lives in the greater Jackson, MS area with his wife Sheridan and children Penn (b. 2004), Grace (b. 2008), and Zoe (b. 2010). He has four adult children named Joshua, Steven, Bethany, and Beka who live in the Central Florida area.
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The background image and site design rotates. One common one is a detail of Cynthia Morefield‘s Through Tears with some psycho-crazy alterations by my daughter Beka Rovira.
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