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 ideas developed out of the upcoming NEH Summer Seminar that I will be attending in June and early July of this year, Reassessing British Romanticism,Continue reading “My New Scalar eBook”
Category Archives: Books
At Babel.com and a New Review
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 and all content on it was lost, including my posts about my book Blake and Kierkegaard: Creation and Anxiety hosted on the subdomain jamesrovira.towerofbabel.com. I’m unsure ifContinue reading “At Babel.com and a New Review”
Nyctographs and Geniuses
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 in the dark (1818–19 or earlier), and Hellenistic Greek νυκτογραϕία writing by night. Compare also earlier noctograph n. A device invented by Charles Dodgson (‘Lewis Carroll’) with which aContinue reading “Nyctographs and Geniuses”
Introduction. . .
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, Blake and Kierkegaard: Creation and Anxiety (Continuum 2010 hardcover, 2011 paperback) and Interpretation: Theory: History (in progress: working title).
What’s magical about used books…
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 — with three small children, that’s the only way to get anything done. I don’t like the division of our time, though, and wanted to spendContinue reading “What’s magical about used books…”