Dr Sarah Haggarty publishes new book on William Blake, March 2019

Image credit: William Blake in Context, edited by Dr Sarah Haggarty. Published by Cambridge University Press

William Blake in Context has just been published by Cambridge University Press.  Its thirty eight essays, written by an international team of scholars, offer new interpretations and detailed analysis of a range of Blake’s work, from song to myth to critical prose and more, including his drawings, engravings, illustrations, paintings, manuscripts, and of course, illuminated books.  Contributors embed this work in a variety of contexts—material, formal, cultural, and historical—showing what this most distinctive of artists had (and did not have) in common with his contemporaries, the writers who influenced him, and those he influenced in turn.  William Blake in Context is edited by Dr Haggarty and includes an essay by her on Blake’s manuscripts.  Contributions from other members of the English Faculty include essays by Dr Michael D. Hurley on sound, Dr Louise Joy on education and childhood, and Dr Fred Parker on comedy.

Weblink to more information on the Cambridge University Press website.