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Zoavision is a channel dedicated to videos about William Blake. At present, it comprises a series of short clips - Blake Bites - which answer specific questions about particular Blake poems or pieces of art

Blake Bites

Blake Bites: What are the Dark Satanic Mills?
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The phrase “dark Satanic Mills” is usually associated with the industrial revolution, but this short video suggests an alternative source in John Milton’s poetry.
Blake Bites: Why Does Newton Hold a Compass?
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Newton is one of Blake's most iconic images. This video short explores why Newton is depicted so idiosyncratically.
Blake Bites: Who Made the Tyger?
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William Blake's The Tyger is among the most popular of his poems and asks an important question: who made the tyger? God or the devil?
Blake Bites: Mind-Forg’d Manacles
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William Blake's "London" includes one of his most famous lines. This video short explores its meaning.
Blake Bites: The Ancient of Days
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The Ancient of Days is Blake's most iconic image - but who is actually depicted in his colour print?

Global Blake

Global Blake: Linda Freedman
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Linda Freedman presents on Blake, Robert Duncan and the Politics of Writing from Myth at the Global Blake Conference
Global Blake: Stephen F. Eisenman
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Stephen F. Eisenman presents a wide-ranging discussion of Blake's attitudes to slavery and abolitionism.
Global Blake: Mike Goode
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Mike Goode's presentation from the Global Blake conference considers the role that fragmented texts take on in a world of information exchange.
Global Blake: David Worrall
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David Worrall explores how neuroscience may help us understand Blake’s visions as ectoptic experiences.
Global Blake: Alexander Abichou
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Alexander Abichou considers ways in which the mysticism of Ibn Arabi may illuminate our understanding of William Blake.
Global Blake: Jodie Marley
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Jodie Marley considers how the Yeatses made use of Blake’s mysticism in A Vision.
Global Blake: Clare Broome Saunders
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Clare Broome Saunders explores the ways in which Blake influenced Phoebe Anna Traquair’s illustrations to Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Sonnets from the Portuguese,
Global Blake: Colin Trodd
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This paper notes how commentators used notions of citizenship and hospitality to understand Blake during the period 1910-1930.
Global Blake: Ramazan Saral
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Ramazan Saral considers some of the additional challenges to translating Blake's Christian symbolism and literary references into Turkish.