Reading as Democracy in Crisis: Interpretation, Theory, History

I’m pleased to announce that Reading as Democracy in Crisis: Interpretation, Theory, History was made available for purchase by Lexington Books, the academic imprint of Rowman & Littlefield, in April of 2019. The featured image above by photographer Rebekah Rovira is … Continue reading Reading as Democracy in Crisis: Interpretation, Theory, History

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What it’s like writing for publication…

I’m posting this to give readers a general sense of what scholars do when they write for publication — specifically, the amount of reading and work involved. I’m not particularly exceptional in this area. I have friends who read faster … Continue reading What it’s like writing for publication…

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Rock and Romanticism: Post-Punk, Goth, and Metal as Dark Romanticisms

Rock and Romanticism: scholarship with a soundtrack. Yes, I have two anthologies with the main title Rock and Romanticism. The first was published early February 2018 by Lexington Books, and was focused on Blake and Wordsworth and, very generally, the genre … Continue reading Rock and Romanticism: Post-Punk, Goth, and Metal as Dark Romanticisms

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Zero Sum Thinking and Academic Writing

I recently came across social media discussion about difficult academic writing, and what struck me as I was reading the usual complaints was one particular instance of zero sum thinking about academic writing. It works like this: Either. . . … Continue reading Zero Sum Thinking and Academic Writing

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