Publication: The French Revolution

The William Blake Archive is pleased to announce the publication of a digital edition of Blake’s French Revolution.  

Remembrance: Dmitri Smirnov, 1948–2020

This remembrance is by Vera Serdechnaia, Candidate of Philology, Krasnodar (Russia). Vera is academic editor at the Analitika Rodis...

Blake Quarterly (spring 2020)

The spring 2020 issue (vol. 53, no. 4) of the Blake Quarterly is now online and open access until...

Tutorial Video: True Size

Check out this new tutorial video on using the True Size tool in the Blake Archive!

Publication: Shakespeare Water Color Illustrations

The William Blake Archive is pleased to announce the publication of a digital edition of Blake’s water color illustrations to...
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Publication: The French Revolution
Blake Quarterly
Remembrance: Dmitri Smirnov, 1948–2020
Blake Quarterly, Publications
Blake Quarterly (spring 2020)
Tutorial Videos
Tutorial Video: True Size
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Publication: Shakespeare Water Color Illustrations
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Languages and Ligatures

One of the first blog posts I ever wrote for Hell’s Printing Press was titled “Laocoön and Languages.” The inspiration behind the post was that, in working on textual transcriptions, I had come across instances where Blake writes in a language other than English and I had been pointed to Laocoön as an example of a published Blake Archive work that deals with the problem of how to transcribe text in languages other than English.

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Publication: TO THE PUBLIC [Prospectus 1793]

The William Blake Archive is pleased to announce the publication of a digital edition of To the Public, dated “October 10, 1793.” It first came to light in Gilchrist’s Life of Blake, 1863, where it was introduced with a brief heading that described “a characteristic Prospectus issued by Blake.” It had been transcribed from an “original…in engraved writing printed in blue on a single leaf about 11 x 7 ½ inches…obtained only at the last moment” from a “Mr. Frost”-perhaps William Edward Frost, a painter, member of the Royal Academy, and sometime collector of engravings by Blake’s friend Thomas Stothard (Bentley, Blake Books Supplement, page 142). Like several of Blake’s letters, then, his 1793 prospectus is known only from the transcription of unknowable accuracy from Gilchrist’s biography.

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