Arts and Culture
Projects and Publications
VALA, The Journal of the Blake Society
January 11-13, 2022
An international conference on 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
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.
Global Blake: Adriano Ercolani
In this wide ranging talk, Adriano Ercolani shows us some of the ways that Blake has been captured in popular culture in recent years.
Global Blake: Suellen Cordovil da Silva
In this presentation Suellen Cordovil da Silva shows some of the ways that Alan Moore's From Hell draws upon Blake.
Global Blake: David Smith
David Smith explores some of the ways in which Blake's multimodal prophecies align twentieth-century Japanese manga.
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