Blake, Modernity And Popular Culture

Hardcover | May 15, 2007

EditorJason Whittaker

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Two and a half centuries after his birth, Blake's influence on later generations of writers and artists is more important than ever, extending into film, psychology, children's literature, and graphic novels as well as poetry, painting, and fiction. Blake, Modernity, and Popular Culture explores the ways in which Blake reacted to the subcultures of his day, as well as how he has inspired popular, modernist and postmodernist figures until the present day.

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Two and a half centuries after his birth, Blake's influence on later generations of writers and artists is more important than ever, extending into film, psychology, children's literature, and graphic novels as well as poetry, painting, and fiction. Blake, Modernity, and Popular Culture explores the ways in which Blake reacted to the s...

STEVE CLARK is Visiting Professor at the Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology, University of Tokyo, Japan. Previous publications include Historicizing Blake (1994), Blake in the Nineties (1999) and Blake, Nation and Empire (2006), all co-edited with David Worrall, and The Reception of Blake in the Orient (2006) co-edited with M...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.62 inPublished:May 15, 2007Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230008445

ISBN - 13:9780230008441

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Acknowledgements * Notes on Contributors * Abbreviations * Introduction: Blake, Modernity and Popular Culture--S. Clark and J. Whittaker * Popular Millenarianism and Empire in Blake's Night Thoughts--G. A. Rosso * Blake in Theatreland: Fountain Court and its Environs--D. Worrall * Emanations and Negations of Blake in Victorian Art Criticism--C. Trodd * "Esoteric Blakists" and the "weak brethren": How Blake Lovers Kept the Popular Out--S. Dent * Blake: Between Romanticism and Modernism--E. Larrissy * "There is no Competition": Eliot on Blake, Blake in Eliot--S. Clark * Children of Albion: Blake and Contemporary British Poetry--J. Keery * Queer Bedfellows: William Blake and Derek Jarman--M. Douglas * "This Angel, who is now a Devil, is my particular Friend": Diabolic Friendships and Oppositional Interrogation in Blake and Rushdie--M. Green * Friendly Enemies: A Dialogical Encounter Between William Blake and Angela Carter--C. Ranger * Blake Beyond Postmodernity--M. Lussier * What Is It Like To Be a Blake? Psychiatry, Drugs, and the Doors of Perception--W. Glausser * The Silence of the Lamb and the Tyger: Harris and Blake, Good, and Evil--M. Gompf * From Hell: Blake and Evil in Popular Culture--J. Whittaker * Fit Audience Tho Many: Pullman's Blake and the Anxiety of Popularity--S. Matthews * Bibliography * Index