Welcome to the homepage of William D. Romanowski, Professor of Communication Arts & Sciences at Calvin College..

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Recent Activity

Listen to an NPR story on this year's Biblel-based movies that includes my comments and perspective.
Neda Ulaby, “This Year, Biblical Films Are Fruitful And Multiplying,” NPR Morning Edition, March 28, 2014

My Blog Posts

The American Noah: neolithic superhero” | OUPblog | Posted on April 5, 2014

Reflections on Son of God” | OUPblog | Posted on March 23, 2014

The movies and biblical epics of Cecil B. DeMille” | OUPblog | Posted on December 4, 2013

Pablum for profit’s sake?” | OUPblog | Posted on September 4, 2012

Other Blog Posts

patheos.com | Tenured Radical

On Reforming Hollywood

Religious Communication Association Book of the Year Award 2013 | Related story on the Calvin College Website

President's Author Series Award, Indiana Wesleyan University, 2013

Read reviews and notices of Reforming Hollywood:

Christianity Today | Comment | The Gospel Coalition | Publisher's Weekly | ImageUpdate | Moving Image Archive News (Notice - Book Listting | patheos.com | The American Historical Review |


Sometimes life is stranger than fiction. On The Tonight Show (May 6, 2009) host Jay Leno used my Eyes Wide Open book in a segment on "Amazon Worst Sellers." Leno called it "a fantastic book" and then held up another that "didn't do quite as well"--a book by Nancy Pelosi, Eyes Really Wide Open, with a cover photo of the "wide-eyed" then Speaker of the House. Click on the image below to view the segment.

Jay Leno

Communication Arts & Sciences, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI 49546 | 616.526.8527 | romw@calvin.edu

  [last updated 9.21.2012]


Reforming Hollywood
Eyes Wide Open
Pop Culture Wars
Dancing in the Dark
Risky Business