Guest post/poet: S. Yarberry interviews Aditi Machado

This post is by S. Yarberry, who approached us with the idea of interviewing poets about Blake and his...

Review: G. E. Bentley, Jr., Boondoggles: Travels of a Restless Professor

This review will appear in the summer 2019 issue of Blake.

New Feature: Archive Exhibitions

The William Blake Archive is pleased to announce the opening of a new wing of the Archive: a digital...

Q&A with Helen Bruder

This edition of our question and answer series is with Helen Bruder. The most recent of her editing collaborations...

Blake Quarterly (winter 2018-19)

The winter issue of the journal (vol. 52, no. 3) is online today, which is timely weather-wise here in...
Q&A
Guest post/poet: S. Yarberry interviews Aditi Machado
Blake Quarterly
Review: G. E. Bentley, Jr., Boondoggles: Travels of a Restless Professor
Publications
New Feature: Archive Exhibitions
Q&A
Q&A with Helen Bruder
Blake Quarterly
Blake Quarterly (winter 2018-19)
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:

Continue reading
BAND

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).

Continue reading
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.

Continue reading
Publications

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.

Continue reading