David Bowie and Space

Bowie’s space/alien lyrics express Keatsean negative capability in the often paradoxical–both egotistical and humble–visions of alternatives in anticipation of the deaths of self, the Anthropocene, humanity, and the Earth itself. Shawna Guenther, David Bowie and Romanticism, p. 53 David Bowie’s most enduring persona, even to the present, years after his death, is as the alienContinue reading “David Bowie and Space”

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Romanticism and Rock

Updated June 7th with additional links, a bibliography, and an expanded contributor list.¬† If you’re interested in the topic of this post, please consider submitting a proposal to the edited anthology¬†Rock and Romanticism. I’m thinking about developing a course about Rock and Roll and Romanticism for the Spring 2016 semester, so I asked my colleaguesContinue reading “Romanticism and Rock”

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