Publication: Pencil Sketches 1779-1790

The William Blake Archive is pleased to announce the publication of a digital edition of forty-three pencil drawings produced by Blake...

"I heard a Devil curse": Blake and Halloween

It’s about time for Halloween for the Northern Division of the Blake Archive, and as the numerous Victorian houses...

Blake Quarterly (autumn 2018)

“Every word and every letter is studied and put into its fit place”—Blake might have been describing our carefully...

Tutorial Video: Object Relation Tabs

Check out this new tutorial video on a new feature of the Blake Archive!

Review: Allen Ginsberg, The Complete Songs of Innocence and Experience

This review will appear in the autumn 2018 issue of Blake. The reviewer, Luke Walker, completed his PhD on...
Publications
Publication: Pencil Sketches 1779-1790
BAND, Digital Humanities, Holiday
"I heard a Devil curse": Blake and Halloween
Blake Quarterly
Blake Quarterly (autumn 2018)
Tutorial Videos
Tutorial Video: Object Relation Tabs
Blake Quarterly
Review: Allen Ginsberg, The Complete Songs of Innocence and Experience
BAND, XML

A Few (Small) Hiccups with the Receipts

It’s been a while since the last update on the “Receipts Project,” and so I thought I’d share a quick summary of what we’re up to with these strange scraps of paper, which throw up the most unexpected of challenges despite their modest size. As the receipts are scheduled for publication early next year, we’re currently at the stage of proofing and revision, and trying to deal with the following issues:

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What I learned from Blake’s account of the Scofield Incident

Transcribing and proofing literary work for digital publication can be a lot like translating. You get to know the content far better than you would from even an extremely slow and careful reading, because you’ve seen every sentence so many times. This was the experience I had several years ago when learning to translate Dostoevsky’s Хозяйка (The Landlady) for my language exam, and it was the experience I had this spring and summer while proofing a new batch of Blake letters for eventual publication. Throughout this process, William Blake’s August 16th 1803 letter to Thomas Butts became a particular favorite of mine (Find the complete text here: http://erdman.blakearchive.org/#b15).

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Blake Quarterly

Review: Allen Ginsberg, The Complete Songs of Innocence and Experience

This review will appear in the autumn 2018 issue of Blake. The reviewer, Luke Walker, completed his PhD on “William Blake in the 1960s: Counterculture and Radical Reception” at the University of Sussex, and has published various articles and book chapters relating to this topic. His most recent publication is “Beat Britain: Poetic Vision and Division in Albion’s ‘Underground’” in The Routledge Handbook of International Beat Literature (2018). His next major Blake project will be a study of Blake’s influence on modern children’s literature.

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Publication: Blake’s Notebook

The William Blake Archive is pleased to announce the publication of a digital edition of Blake’s Notebook, based on fresh digital photography from the British Library and presented in Preview mode—with enlargements and basic bibliographical information but without transcriptions. Usually works in Preview mode lack illustration descriptions as well, but in this case the minutely detailed descriptions for each illustration in the Notebook are available and fully searchable.

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