Evaluating Color in Heaven and Hell

Majoring in both English Literature and Computational Linguistics and enrolling in Linear Algebra for my personal pleasure, my...

Songs of Instruments and Entrancement: BAND's Summer Hits

With a hearty batch of letters now up on the site and just a few remaining weeks of summer...

Publication: Letters 1791-1827

The William Blake Archive is pleased to announce the publication of digital editions of our third installment of Blake’s 95...

Blake Quarterly (summer 2019)

Today sees the publication of our summer issue (vol. 53, no. 1).

Vetusta Monumenta Digital Edition Launching Soon

from Noah Heringman On June 24, the Alliance for Networking Visual Culture (USC) together with the Society of Antiquaries...
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Evaluating Color in Heaven and Hell
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Songs of Instruments and Entrancement: BAND's Summer Hits
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Publication: Letters 1791-1827
Blake Quarterly
Blake Quarterly (summer 2019)
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Vetusta Monumenta Digital Edition Launching Soon
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Instagram as Archive: Blake and Digital Art Culture

Exciting news: the William Blake Archive now has an Instagram. This additional platform will enable Blake’s materials to reach new audiences through a primarily visual application, bringing decades of digital archival work into the pocket-sized cellular devices of over one billion active monthly users worldwide. Both known for ease of access and for interweaving the visual with the textual, Instagram and the William Blake Archive are a natural fit for one another.

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Q&A

Q&A with Chris Hobson: Baldwin and Blake

Chris Hobson wrote the main article, “Blake, Paul, and Sexual Antinomianism,” in the winter 2018–19 issue of Blake. In the course of our correspondence he told me that he’d just published James Baldwin and the Heavenly City: Prophecy, Apocalypse, and Doubt, and that he sees Baldwin and Blake “as very similar figures despite the obvious differences in century, nationality, race. They share ideas of social change adapted from Revelation (for each, the central Bible text), as well as on sexuality and a rejection of false holiness.” Thus the germ of this Q&A was planted; many thanks to Chris for taking part.

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“The invisible worm” of Jerusalem MPI

In case you missed it, the William Blake Archive published Copies A and I of Jerusalem back in December. Alongside these two full copies of the poem, the Archive also published a collection of miscellaneous plates and impressions–or MPI–of Jerusalem. Among the miscellaneous plates are proof impressions, which are particularly helpful in revealing Blake’s creative and revisionary processes that led to the final published version of a Jerusalem text and/or image.

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Q&A

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 infuence on their work: “I’m interested in bridging contemporary poetry with the academic study of Blake—academia and creative circles sometimes sit so far apart that we forget how much common language we have.” It has been lightly edited for style. Bios. are at the end of the post.

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New Feature: Archive Exhibitions

The William Blake Archive is pleased to announce the opening of a new wing of the Archive: a digital exhibition space that allows for curated presentations of selected works and/or special topics dealing with Blake’s oeuvre. Archive Exhibitions can be accessed through the drop-down at the upper right of the Archive’s home page. 

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