This remembrance is by Vera Serdechnaia, Candidate of Philology, Krasnodar (Russia). Vera is academic editor at the Analitika Rodis publishing house and a theatre critic. It will also appear in our summer 2020 (vol. 54, no. 1) issue.Continue reading
Here we are, a month into coronavirus quarantine.Continue reading
The William Blake Archive is pleased to announce the publication of a digital edition of Blake’s water color illustrations to the plays of William Shakespeare.Continue reading
The Tate Blake exhibition closed its doors in February and the many works on display are presumably now all safe and sound at their home institutions. At the Blake Quarterly I’ve been consulting the exhibition catalogue and referring to installation photos in the process of laying out Luisa Calè’s review for our upcoming spring 2020 issue.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
At the beginning of summer, my mom, who’s a sixth-grade English teacher, asked me to take her classes for a day. Working with young kids is a little out of the ordinary for a grad student, but it seemed like a good way to get my feet wet with teaching composition on the horizon. Plus, getting a glimpse of the potential obstacles, needs, and interests of an eleven-year-old learner was bound to offer me a valuable perspective that I may not otherwise get.