Zoamorphosis Updates: October 2010

The Romantics exhibition and other posts for October:

With the launch of a major exhibition, The Romantics, at Tate Britain in September, this month Zoamorphosis includes an extensive review of the show with a particular focus on the new prints acquired by Tate at the beginning of 2010, as well as information on the smaller exhibition, The Sleeping Congregation.

Other stories include articles on two recent musical releases: Jeff Gillett’s version of Blake’s Songs of Innocence and of Experience and Fernand Péna’s Ode to William Blake, as well as a feature on the possibility of “The Tyger” becoming the UK’s favourite poem (to mark National Poetry Day).

Blake in Our Time:

The files available for this conference on Zoamorphosis have been updated to include eleven audio podcasts from the event. Visitors to the site will now find audio files as well as videos of all the talks from the symposium at http://zoamorphosis.com/2010/09/blake-in-our-time/.

Blake in Our Time: Welcome and Introductions

Introduction by Karen Mulhallen, Ryerson University.

Length: 5:33 min.
Size: 7.7Mb.

Karen Mulhallen welcomes attendees to the Blake in Our Time symposium and outlines the future of Blake studies in the light of the ongoing legacy of G. E. Bentley, Jr.

 

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Blake in Our Time: Collecting Blake

Collecting Blake by Robert N. Essick, University of California at Riverside.

Length: 27:24 min.
Size: 42.9Mb.

Robert N. Essick explores the unique contexts in which Blake’s works are collected and how this influences our interpretation of those works.

 

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Blake in Our Time: Recovering The Earliest Versions of Blake’s Oddest Book

Recovering The Earliest Versions of Blake’s Oddest Book by Joseph Viscomi, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Length: 23:21 min.
Size: 35.1Mb.

Joseph Viscomi demonstrates how archival research has been radically transformed in the past three decades with particular reference to The Song of Los.

 

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Blake in Our Time: Blake’s Pictures at ‘The Salterns’ & How Captain Butts Challenged his Sister’s Inheritance

Blake’s Pictures at ‘The Salterns’ & How Captain Butts Challenged his Sister’s Inheritance by Mary Lynn Johnson, University of Iowa.>/strong>

Length: 28:15 min.
Size: 41.94Mb.

Mary Lynn Johnson examines some of the biographical details of one of Blake’s most important patrons, Thomas Butts, who commissioned a series of biblical watercolours from Blake at the turn of the nineteenth century.

 

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Blake in Our Time: Blake & George Cumberland’s ‘Pocketbooks’

Blake & George Cumberland’s ‘Pocketbooks’ by Angus Whitehead, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Length: 34:34 min.
Size: 47.48Mb.

Angus Whitehead asks whether George Cumberland’s geological musings, as recorded in his notebooks, influenced Blake’s own work.

 

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Blake in Our Time: Respondent to morning papers

Respondent to morning papers by Alan Bewell, University of Toronto.

Length: 24:18 min.
Size: 35.45Mb.

Alan Bewell chairs questions and responses to the morning papers.

 

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Blake in Our Time: Afternoon Panel

Afternoon Panel.

Length: 53:19 min.
Size: 75.76Mb.

Three papers from the Blake in Our Time Panel – “Songs for Thomas Butts: Visions of the ‘Title Page’,‘Earth’s Answer’ and ‘The Tyger’” by John E Grant, University of Iowa, “Disputing the Sins of His father: Thomas Cromek contra Gilchrist” by Dennis Read, Denison University, Granville Ohio and “Without Contraries Is No Progression: Did Blake Invent Modernist Cinema?” by Garry Leonard, University of Toronto.

 

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Blake in Our Time: Job Returns

Job Returns — A music & multimedia meditation on Blake’s Illustrations of the Book of Job, Stephen Nachmanovitch.

Length: 33:14 min.
Size: 48.91Mb.

Musician and author Stephen Nachmanovitch discusses his encounter with Blake and how it transformed his own understanding of the creative process.

 

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Blake in Our Time: Final panel

Final panel.

Length: 49:41 min.
Size: 71.52Mb.

Three more papers – “Blake’s Seal” by Mark Crosby, Leverhulme early career fellow, Queen’s University, Belfast, “Brother Blake & Sister Blake: and the lost Moravian History of William Blake’s family” by Keri Davies, Independent Scholar, Vice president of the Blake Society, and “The Mouth of A True Orator: Jerusalem’s Operating Instructions” by Susanne Sklar, The Cumnor fellow, Oxford University.

 

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