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Title Blake, gender and culture / edited by Helen P. Bruder and Tristanne J. Connolly.
Published London ; Brookfield, Vt. : Pickering & Chatto, 2012.
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 Floor4  PR4147 .B457 2012    IN LIBRARY
Description xvii, 242 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Series The body, gender and culture ; no. 10
Body, gender and culture ; no. 10.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 215-233) and index.
Contents Introduction : naked history displayed / Helen P. Bruder and Tristanne J. Connolly -- 'Merely a superior being' : Blake and the creations of Eve / Mark Crosby -- The last strumpet : harlotry and hermaphroditism in Blake's rahab / G.A. Rosso -- Sex, violence and the history of this world : Blake's illustrations to the Book of Enoch / Peter Otto -- Bridal mysticism and 'sifting time' : the lost Moravian history of Blake's family / Keri Davies -- 'A secret common to our blood' : the visionary erotic heritage of Blake, Thomas Butts and Mary Butts / Marsha Keith Schuchard -- Changing the sexual garments : the regeneration of sexuality in Jerusalem / Catherine L. McClenahan -- Philoprogenitive Blake / David Fallon -- 'Seeking flowers to comfort her' : queer botany in Blake's visions, Darwin's Loves and Wollstonecraft's Rights of woman / Elizabeth Bernath -- 'Or wilt thou go ask the mole?' : (con)figuring the feminine in Blake's Thel / Elizabeth Effinger -- Gendering the margins of gray : Blake, classical visual culture and the alternative bodies of Ann Flaxman's book / Luisa Calè -- The Virgil woodcuts out of scale : Blake's gigantic, masculine pastoral / Bethan Stevens -- Closet drama : gender and performance in Blake and Joanna Baillie / Steve Clark.
Summary "Blake's combination of verse and design invites interdisciplinary study. The essays in this collection approach his work from a variety of perspectives including masculinity, performance, plant biology, empire, politics and sexuality. Particular strengths running through the essays are a fascination with religion, spirituality and the relationship between the body and the soul, and rich attention to Blake's visual art."--P. [4] of cover.
Subject Blake, William, 1757-1827 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Blake, William, 1757-1827 -- Knowledge and learning.
Related Names Bruder, Helen P.
Connolly, Tristanne J., 1970-
ISBN 1848933045
9781848933057 (ebook)
1848933053 (ebook)
OCLC number 781500524