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Zoamorphosis

Blake Bites: The poetic form of Holy Thursday (Innocence)
Blake's unusual use of line lengths in his poem ‘Holy Thursday’ has an important effect on our reading of the poem.
Blake Bites: What is meant by human form in ‘The Divine Image’?
Blake’s poetry in Songs of Innocence often appears to use conventional Christian motifs, but these are much more radical than they first appear.
A Blakean Year: 2022
As we emerged out of lockdowns in 2022, so the year turned out to be an active one for Blake in the arts.
Infant Joy: The early life of William Blake
William Blake was born on this day in Soho, London in 1757. This excerpt from Divine Images gives an account of his early life.
A Golden String: Susheela Raman and Guests
Some videos from a new project I am involved with Susheela Raman and Sam Mills.
“And all must love the human form”: Empire, London, and Islam in S.F. Said’s Tyger
While long influenced by William Blake, S.F. Said’s latest novel is his most Blakean yet.
Jerusalem and the Royals
With calls for Jerusalem to become the new national anthem, recent years show that it is unlikely to replace God Save the King.
The Satanic Verses and The Marriage of Heaven and Hell
Salman Rushdie has lived under the threat of violence for many years for his novel, The Satanic Verses, which was greatly influenced by William Blake's The Marriage of Heaven and Hell.
“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?
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Leslie Wilber presents an extraordinary visual response to Blake's mythology of the Four Zoas.
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Opposition,’ says William Blake, ‘is true friendship’. So opens the Foreword to Defence of the Devil by Eugene Halliday.
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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.