Women Reading William Blake

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Blake's works have long been objects of troubled fascination for female readers and writers. Women Read William Blake brings together the thoughts and arguments of women academic and writers redressing the under-representation of the rich heritage of Blake feminist criticism which now exists. This unique volume contains essays by some of the most eminent scholars in the field, and will be of great use for scholars and students of Blake as well as those interested in seeing how a community of women writers have ...

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Overview

Blake's works have long been objects of troubled fascination for female readers and writers. Women Read William Blake brings together the thoughts and arguments of women academic and writers redressing the under-representation of the rich heritage of Blake feminist criticism which now exists. This unique volume contains essays by some of the most eminent scholars in the field, and will be of great use for scholars and students of Blake as well as those interested in seeing how a community of women writers have responded- over three turbulent decades—to the art of a canonical "dead, white, male."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403997043
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 1/1/2007
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Meet the Author

HELEN BRUDER is an independent scholar based in Oxford. She is the author of the feminist study, 'William Blake and the Daughters of Albion' (1997) and recently reviewed Blakean 'Gender' scholarship in 'The Palgrave Guide to
Advances in William Blake Studies' (2006). She is currently working on the neglected women in Blake's circle, especially the letters and journals of
Blake's lifelong friend Ann Flaxman.

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
• List of Abbreviations
• Notes on Contributors
• Introductory Note; H.P. Bruder
• The Bread of sweet Thought & the Wine of Delight': Gender, Aesthetics and Blake's 'dear friend of Mrs Anna Flaxman'; H.P .Bruder
• Peeking over the Garden Wall; T. Chevalier
• Blake, Literary History and Sexual Difference; C. Colebrook
• Transgender Juvenilia: Blake's and Cristall's Poetical Sketches; T.J. Connolly
• 'The right stuff in the right hands': Anna Gilchrist and The Life of William Blake; S.Dent
• William Blake's Lavaterian Women: Eleanor, Rowena, and Ahania; S. Erle
• Blake's Golden Chapel: The Serpent Within and Those Who Stood Without; E.R. Freed
• How To Nearly Wreck Your Life by Living Blake; A. Stephen
• Aesthetic Agency? Enitharmon in Blake's Europe; N.M. Goslee
'No Earthly Parents I confess': The Clod, the Pebble and Catherine Blake; G. Greer
• The Impact of Feminism on Blake Studies in Japan; Y.Ima-Izumi
• Mary and Martha on the Mount of Olives: Questions Toward a Commentary on Blake's Watercolour Illustrations of the Gospels; M.L. Johnson
• The Trimurti Meet the Zoas: 'Hindoo' Strategies in the Poetry of William Blake; K.S. Kruger
• Towards an Ungendered Romanticism: Blake, Robinson and Smith in 1793; J.M. Labbe
• William Blake and Romantic Women Poets: 'Then what have I to do with thee?'; H.K. Linkin
• 'Endless Their Labour': Women in Blake's Illuminated Works and the British Workforce; C.L. McClenahan
• Sentiment, Motherhood and the Sea in Gillray and Blake: C. McCreery
• Framing Eve: Reading Blake's Illustrations; J.D. Michael
• Lucid Dreaming/ Lucid Reading: Notes on Sleepers in Blake's Songs; G.S. Norvig
• Valkyries and Sibyls: Old Norse Voices of Female Authority in Blake's Prophetic Books; H .O'Donoghue
• Re-Deeming Scripture: My William Blake Revisited; A. Ostriker
• The Gender of Los(s): Blake's Work in the 1790s; T. Rajan
• The 'Secret' and the 'Gift': Recovering the Suppressed Religious Heritage of William Blake and Hilda Dolittle; M.K. Schuchard
• A Kabbalistic Reading of Jerusalem's Prose Plates; S.A. Spector
• Britania counter Britannia: How Jerusalem Revises Patriotism; J .Sturrock
• Blake: Sex and Selfhood; I. Tayler
• Blake Moments; J. Warner
• Blake, Sex and Women, Revisited; B. Webster
• The Strange Difference of Female 'Experience'; S.J. Wolfson
• Baillie and Blake: At the Intersection of Allegory and Drama; J.M. Wright
• Index

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