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Humanist Archives: Sept. 4, 2022, 8:43 a.m. Humanist 36.151 - pubs: David Bowie and Romanticism -- and the Internet

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        Date: 2022-09-02 19:30:28+00:00
        From: James Rovira <>
        Subject: David Bowie and Romanticism

I'm very pleased to announce the publication of *David Bowie and
Romanticism*. Many thanks to David Sigler, Chris Washington, and Sherry
Truffin for invaluable feedback on a monstrous, unreadable introduction
that I wound up splitting up into multiple chapters, to Marco Katz Montiel
with Palgrave's Music and Literature series, the editorial team at Palgrave
Macmillan, Beka Rovira for the cover art, and above all thanks to the
contributors to this collection for their work. I believe we wound up doing
work that was both fun and substantial.

Chapters as follows, abstracts at the link above.

   - Introduction: David Bowie and Romanticism, James Rovira, pp. 1-29
   - David Bowie and Romantic Androgyny, James Rovira, pp. 31-52
   - Negative Capability in Space: The Romantic Bowieverse, Shawna
   Guenther, pp. 53-68
   - Drug Use and Drug Literature from the Eighteenth Century to David
   Bowie, Eric Pellerin, pp. 69-86
   - Capitalist Co-optation, Romantic Resistance, and Bowie’s Allegorical
   Performance in Nicolas Roeg’s The Man Who Fell to Earth, William Levine,
   pp. 87-115
   - Too Late to Be Late Again: David Bowie, the Late 1970s, and
   Romanticism, Julian Knox, pp. 117-139
   - Relics of The Future: The Melancholic Romanticism of Bowie’s Berlin
   Triptych, Paul Steven Rowe, pp. 141-161
   - “Rebel Rebel”: Bowie as Romantic “Type,” Samuel Lyndon Gladden, pp.
   - The Goblin King, Absurdity, and Nonbinary Thinking, Aglaia Maretta
   Venters, pp. 185-213
   - 1. Outside as Bowie’s Gothic Technodrama: Fascism and the Irrational
   Near the Turn of the Millennia, James Rovira, pp. 215-255
   - “Blackstar”: David Bowie’s Twenty-First-Century Ars Moriendi, Jennifer
   Lillian Lodine-Chaffey, pp. 257-275
   - Back Matter, pp. 277-298

While this collection is largely off-topic for the Humanist mailing list,
listmembers may find the chapter on Bowie's *1. Outside *of interest, as it
captures Bowie's interest in the early days of the internet and his
imaginative, very gothic reconstruction of it as well as the ties he saw
between technology and fascism. Bowie was among the first pop music stars
to offer his music streaming on his own website and to create his own blog
and social media site,

I hope to hold a virtual book launch in the near future. Details

Jim R

Dr. James Rovira <>

   - *David Bowie and Romanticism
   Palgrave Macmillan, August 2022
   - *Women in Rock, Women in Romanticism
   Routledge, October 2022
   - *Writing for College and Beyond
   (Lulu Press, May 2019, a first year writing textbook)

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