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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
“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.
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.
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.
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.
William Blake’s Printed Paintings: Review
Visions of Saint Maud
Review: John Higgs – William Blake Now
During my near thirty years of studying Blake, there have
Review: William Blake, Tate Britain
As the director of Tate Britain, Alex Farquharson, observes in
Review: Music roundup for early 2019
This year has been a very active year for adaptations
This collection of music reviews from pre-Covid shows a number of particularly innovative interpretations of Blake by Susheela Raman, Michael Price, and Jim Jarmusch.
- Jason Whittaker, Music reviews
Opposition,’ says William Blake, ‘is true friendship’. So opens the Foreword to Defence of the Devil by Eugene Halliday.
- Hephzibah Yohannan explores the Blakean writings of Eugene Halliday
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