Blake 2.0: William Blake in Twentieth-Century Art, Music and Culture

Hardcover | March 15, 2012

EditorJason Whittaker

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Blake said of his works, 'Tho' I call them Mine I know they are not Mine'. So who owns Blake? Blake has always been more than words on a page. This volume takes Blake 2.0 as an interactive concept, examining digital dissemination of his works and reinvention by artists, writers, musicians, and filmmakers across a variety of twentieth-century media.

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Blake said of his works, 'Tho' I call them Mine I know they are not Mine'. So who owns Blake? Blake has always been more than words on a page. This volume takes Blake 2.0 as an interactive concept, examining digital dissemination of his works and reinvention by artists, writers, musicians, and filmmakers across a variety of twentieth-c...

STEVE CLARK Visiting Professor at the Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology, University of Tokyo, Japan. He has edited several collections of essays on Blake, most recently Blake, Modernity and Popular Culture with Jason Whittaker (2007) and Reception of Blake in the Orient with Masashi Suzuki (2006).TRISTANNE CONNOLLY Associate...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:328 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.75 inPublished:March 15, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230280331

ISBN - 13:9780230280335

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Notes on Contributors
Acknowledgements
List of Abbreviations
Introduction; J.Whittaker, S.Clark&T.Connolly
PART I: BLAKEAN CIRCULATIONS
Mirrored Text / Infinite Planes: Reception Aesthetics in Blake's Milton; M.Lussier
'Rouze up, O Young Men of the New Age!': William Blake, Theodore Roszak, and the Counter Culture of the 1960s-70s; P.Otto
Digital Blake 2.0; R.Whitson
'Rob & Plunder... Translate & Copy & Buy & Sell & Criticise, but not Make': Blake and Copyright Today; S.Dent
'New matter': Mona Wilson's The Life of William Blake 85 Years On; A.Whitehead
PART II: BLAKE AND VISUAL ART
Celebration and Censure: William Blake and Stories of Masterliness in the British Art World, 1930-1959; C.Trodd
Blake and Surrealism; M.Sung
'The Sculptor Silent Stands before His Forming Image': Blake and Contemporary Sculpture; M.Crosby
'Mental Joy & Mental Health / And Mental Friends & Mental Wealth': Blake and Art Therapy;P.Simpson
PART III: BLAKE IN FILM AND GRAPHIC ARTS
'And did those feet?': Blake and the Role of the Artist in Post-War Britain; S.Matthews
Film in a Time of Crisis: Blake, Dead Man, The New Math(s), and Last Days; M.Douglas
'The end of the world. That's a bad thing right?': Form and Function from William Blake to Alan Moore; M.J.A.Green
PART V: BLAKE IN MUSIC
Blake Set to Music; K.Davies
'Only the wings on his heels': Blake and Dylan; S.Clark& J.Keery
'He Took a Face from the Ancient Gallery': Blake and Jim Morrison; T.Connolly
'Hear the Drunken Archangel Sing': Blakean Notes in 1990s Pop Music; D.Fallon
'Mental Fight', 'Corporeal War', and Righteous Dub: The Struggle for 'Jerusalem', 1979-2009; J.Whittaker
Works Cited
Index

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'A ground-breaking series of essays on the widely-spread and dynamic influence of Blake's composite art on the artistic practices of the twentieth century, right up to the emerging digital age.' - Professor Edward Larrissy, Queen's University Belfast, UK