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Projects and Publications
VALA, The Journal of the Blake Society
A network dealing with the reception of William Blake
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A comprehensive guide to Blake's life and his written and artistic works
The Journal of The Blake Society
A magazine with articles, poems, stories and new art inspired by Blake
Blake Bites and more
A collection of videos about William Blake
“Jerusalem” and the Commonwealth Games
Why do English athletes sing the Blake-Parry hymn "Jerusalem" at the Commonwealth Games? Can it represent a more diverse England?
Jez Butterworth’s Sons of Albion
Jez Butterworth's play, Jerusalem, has returned to London a decade after the original performance. This review explores how much the play owes to William Blake.
“Jerusalem” – A Personal History
With the publication of
Jerusalem: Blake, Parry and the Fight for Englishness
in a month's time, Jason Whittaker gives some of the reasons as to why he wrote about Blake's most famous poem.
Review: Fake Blakes
A new digital exhibition at The William Blake Archive shows us just how hard it can be to tell real from fake Blakes.
From the Collection: Vaughan Williams’s Job a Masque
This year is the 150th anniversary of the birth of Ralph Vaughan Williams, among whose works was an important ballet inspired by William Blake's illustrations to the Book of Job.
Review: Lucy Cogan – Blake and the Failure of Prophecy
A review of Lucy Cogan's study of how Blake's perceptions of prophecy changed during his long career.
Blakespotting: Peaky Blinders and William Blake
The latest series of Peaky Blinders is drawing upon William Blake’s vision of England.
Blakespotting: New Blake Designs from Alexander McQueen
Blake-inspired pieces by the British fashion house, Alexander McQueen, continue to be developed in 2022.
Global Blake: Round Table
An open discussion of William Blake's global reception led by the conference organisers and keynote speakers.
In interviews, Blake seems to come readily to Morrison's lips. He demonstrates a basic acquaintance with famous lines from
Songs of Innocence and of Experience
The Marriage of Heaven and Hell
- Tristanne Connolly: "How Much Did Jim Morrison Know About William Blake?"
Like Blake, I have lived in London all my life and therefore feel a deep affinity to some areas that are part of my own lived history.
- Louisa Albani interviewed by Caroline Anjali Ritchie
For some commentators, it is this engagement with Blake which leads Maud into her deep obsession, but in truth Maud doesn't really understand Blake at all.
- Jason Whittaker, Visions of Saint Maud