Historicizing Blake puts Blake back into the cultural context of his times. These new essays by both established and younger scholars re-address Blake's contemporary milieu after the neglect of ten years of post-structuralist, reader-orientated, methodology. By employing notions of history wider than the purely 'literary', and featuring an important new essay by the period's foremost subcultural historian, Iain McCalman, Historicizing Blake represents a significant contribution towards the re-historicizing of Romanticism.
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Table of ContentsPreface - List of Illustrations - Introduction; S.Clark & D.Worrall - The Infidel as Prophet: William Reid and Blakean Radicalism; I.McCalman - Is there an Antinomian in the House? William Blake and the After-Life of a Heresy; J.Mee - 'Self-Imposition': Alchemy, and the Fate of the 'Bound' in later Blake; E.Larrissy - Blake and the 'reasoning historian'; A.Lincoln - 'Among the flocks of Tharmas': The Four Zoas and the Pastoral of Commerce; P.Cox - Blake and the 'Fluxions of the Atom', Democritus to Priestley; M.L.Johnson - Innovative Reproduction: Painters and Engravers at the Royal Academy of Arts; D.Dorrbecker - 'Idolatry or Politics': Blake's Chaucer and the Powers of 1809; A.S.Gourlay - 'The Sins of the Fathers': Patriarchal Criticism and The Book of Thel; H.Bruder - Blake's Reinterpretation of History: the Impact of the Book of Enoch; J.Beer - Blake Bibliography - Index