Jane Williams, Rolling Stone: Reconstructing British Romanticism’s Guitar God(dess)

A major prototype of the British rock icon or guitar God, I will contend, is British Romanticism’s most famous guitarist, Jan Williams (1798-1884). . .in 1822, Shelley bought her a guitar and presented it with a poem, “With a Guitar, to Jane”. . . that instrument’s connotations in early modern and Romantic-era Britain, now largelyContinue reading “Jane Williams, Rolling Stone: Reconstructing British Romanticism’s Guitar God(dess)”

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Full iTunes Playlist for Women in Rock, Women in Romanticism

Here’s the full iTunes playlist for Women in Rock, Women in Romanticism (Routledge 2022): click the image.

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Virtual Book Launch Women in Rock, Women in Romanticism

I’m pleased to announce the publication of Women in Rock, Women in Romanticism (Routledge, 2022), which is the first book-length work to explore the interrelationships among contemporary female musicians and eighteenth- and nineteenth-century art, music, and literature by women and men. The music and videos of contemporary musicians including Erykah Badu, Beyoncé, The Carters, MissyContinue reading “Virtual Book Launch Women in Rock, Women in Romanticism”

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NaPoWriMo: Day 5

Today’s poem is by guest poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, because the early nineteenth century appears to have a great deal in common with the early twenty-first. “The Mask of Anarchy: Written on the Occasion of the Massacre at Manchester” 1 As I lay asleep in Italy There came a voice from over the Sea, AndContinue reading “NaPoWriMo: Day 5”

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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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