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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Women in Rock: Chrissie Hynde’s Reckless as Künstlerroman

Check out my iTunes playlist for Chrissie Hynde’s Reckless. Chrissie Hynde’s autobiography, Reckless, has generated a number of mixed reviews and ambivalent reactions on social media. I’m going to try to untangle those reactions because I think it’s an important work for … Continue reading Women in Rock: Chrissie Hynde’s Reckless as Künstlerroman

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2018: My Year of the Edited Anthology

Yes, blatant self-promotion here: I have a few publications coming out this year, and they’re edited anthologies, either my own or my contributions of chapters. I don’t feel too bad writing about it, as I love doing this work, so … Continue reading 2018: My Year of the Edited Anthology

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Active CFPs, Rock and Romanticism

Following on the heels of the recently published Rock and Romanticism: Blake, Wordsworth, and Rock from Dylan to U2 (Lexington Books, February 2018) and the soon to be published Rock and Romanticism: Post-Punk, Goth, and Metal as Dark Romanticisms (Palgrave Macmillan, April 2018), … Continue reading Active CFPs, Rock and Romanticism

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