James Rovira

James Rovira is Chair and Associate Professor of English at Mississippi College, where he teaches British literature, creative writing, poetry, and literary theory. His book, Blake and Kierkegaard: Creation and Anxiety was released by Continuum in 2010 and can now be found in nearly 1000 libraries worldwide. He is currently at work on the edited anthologies Rock and Romanticism and Interpretation: Theory: History. He lives in the greater Jackson, MS area with his wife and children.


Ex-machina-uk-posterEx Machina: Girlbots vs. Geekboys and Creation Anxiety in the New Frankenstein

Why do we fear what we create? [more]

starwarsspoilerStar Wars: The Force Awakens and Awakens and Awakens…

My friend Kellie on Facebook wanted to post something about Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but before doing so, she posted this insane spoiler alert: I wanna discuss A Thing about Star Wars. If you’re… [more]

Tomorrowland_posterTomorrowland and the Disney Ethic

The following article about Disney’s 2015 film Tomorrowland (dir. Brad Bird) will contain spoilers, and it will to some extent disagree with Emmet O’Cuana’s very good Sequart article about the film, which I recommend reading.… [more]

50-shades-grey2000x1200mix50 Shades of Grey and Male Silence: Why Christian Couldn’t Speak

E.L. James’s 50 Shades of Grey began in 2011 as self-published Twilight fan fiction, quickly became a bestselling ebook, was picked up by Vintage Books in March of 2012, and as of June 2015 has sold over… [more]


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