The winter 2011-12 issue of Blake/An Illustrated Quarterly features:


  • “’an excellent saleswoman’: The Last Years of Catherine Blake” by Angus Whitehead


  • Laura Quinney, William Blake on Self and Soul, reviewed by Tristanne Connolly
  • Wayne C. Ripley and Justin Van Kleeck, eds., Editing and Reading Blake, reviewed by Nelson Hilton
  • Gerald E. Bentley, Jr., William Blake’s Conversations: A Compilation, Concordance, and Rhetorical Analysis, reviewed by Alexander S. Gourlay
  • Sarah Haggarty and Jon Mee, eds., Blake and Conflict, reviewed by Christopher Z. Hobson
  • R. Paul Yoder, The Narrative Structure of William Blake’s Poem Jerusalem: A Revisionist Interpretation, reviewed by Molly Anne Rothenberg
  • James Rovira, Blake and Kierkegaard: Creation and Anxiety, reviewed by Kathryn Freeman
  • Mickle Maher, There Is a Happiness That Morning Is (Theater Oobleck, Chicago, 2011), reviewed by Mary Silverstein

A regularly updated news feature and a variety of bonus content are available to nonsubscribers as well as subscribers from the homepage.

Upcoming issues will include articles on the year’s Blake sales (Robert N. Essick) and research (G.E. Bentley, Jr.); Blake’s Hebrew calligraphy (Abraham Samuel Shiff); and sympathy and pity in The Book of Urizen (Sarah Eron).

The editors invite you to take a look at the homepage and table of contents of the current issue.  Subscribers have access to the fully searchable, illustrated content in both HTML and PDF format.

Online publication is made possible by Open Journal Systems and close cooperation with a team of experts at the Rush Rhees Library, University of Rochester.  Parallel publication of the journal in printed format will continue during the current volume.  Meanwhile, forty years of back issues (1968-2008) are being integrated into the William Blake Archive.  The work is well underway, and the first installments are expected to appear this year.

Morris Eaves and Morton D. Paley, Editors

Sarah Jones, Managing Editor

Alexander S. Gourlay, Book Review Editor

G.E. Bentley, Jr., Bibliographer