Blake, Politics, and History

Blake, Politics, and History

by George A. Jr. Rosso Jr., Christopher Z. Hobson

ISBN-10: 0815316798

ISBN-13: 9780815316794

Pub. Date: 09/01/1998

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.  See more details below


First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Product Details

Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
Wellesley Studies in Critical Theory, Literary History and Culture Series, #17
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.19(d)

Table of Contents

Abbreviations and Short Titles
Pt. IBlake and the Question of Revolution
1The Myth of Blake's "Orc Cycle"5
2Blake's Bible of Hell: Prophecy as Political Program37
3The Anxiety of Production: Blake's Shift from Collective Hope to Writing Self53
4William Blake's Figural Politics80
5"The Doom of Tyrants": William Blake, Richard "Citizen" Lee, and the Millenarian Public Sphere97
6Blake's Tiriel and the Regency Crisis: Lifting the Veil on a Royal Masonic Scandal115
Laboring Into Futurity: A Response136
Pt. IIArt and Politics
7"Lovers of Wild Rebellion": The Image of Satan in British Art of the Revolutionary Era149
8The Mob and "Mrs Q": William Blake, William Benbow, and the Context of Regency Radicalism169
9Politics and Desire in Blake's The French Revolution187
10"The Lion & Wolf shall cease": Blake's America as a Critique of Counter-Revolutionary Violence196
11The Finite Revolutions of Europe212
12Re-Framing the Moment of Creation: Blake's Re-Visions of the Frontispiece and Title Page to Europe235
Pt. IIIBlake, Empire and Slavery
13Empire of the Sea: Blake's "King Edward the Third" and English Imperial Poetry251
14Revolted Negroes and the Devilish Principle: William Blake and Conflicting Visions of Boni's Wars in Surinam, 1772-1796273
15Albion and the Sexual Machine: Blake, Gender and Politics, 1780-1795301
16Transfigured Maternity in Blake's Songs of Innocence: Inverting the "Maternity Plot" in "A Dream"325
17Maenads, Young Ladies, and the Lovely Daughters of Albion339
Blake, Gender and Imperial Ideology: A Response350
Works Cited354

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