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English 496: William Blake's Text and Art: Introduction

William Blake (1757-1827)

William Blake watercolor portrait   

Portrait of William Blake by Thomas Philips.
Public Domain. Source: Wikimedia Commons

"The Primeval State of Man was Wisdom, Art, and Science....
I rest not from my great task! To open the Eternal Worlds, to open the immortal Eyes
Of Man inwards into the Worlds of Thought: into Eternity. ...
I must Create a System, or be enslav'd by another Mans
I will not Reason & Compare: my business is to Create ..." (Jerusalem)


William Blake and Pedagogy

Textbooks for English 496: William Blake's Text and Art

The Blake Society and VALA

William Blake's Life and Art

     Blake's Biography: Archive Exhibition. Source: The Blake Archive

     Chronology of Blake's life with hyperlinks for his major works. Source: The Blake Archive

     Blake and his (pre-) Occupations - a short introduction. Source: Getty Center

     The Otherworldly Art of William Blake (38 min) - an introductory video presentation of Blake's life, poetry and art (published on April 11, 2022). Source: "Eternalized", a YouTube channel.


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