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The Black Market: Property, Freedom, and Fugitivity in Antebellum Life

Sharada Balachandran Orihuela

in Fugitives, Smugglers, and Thieves: Piracy and Personhood in American Literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469640921
eISBN:
9781469640945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640921.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter considers varied forms of political life made possible through the framework of theft. Recognizing that the hemispheric slave trade is a piratical act in the context of the novel, these ... More


Electric Dialectics Delany’s Atlantic Materialism

Monique Allewaert

in Ecological Form: System and Aesthetics in the Age of Empire

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780823282128
eISBN:
9780823286034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823282128.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores the association between Atlantic fetishes and American spiritualisms. This association emerges glancingly in Marx’s Capital and more substantively in the writing of blacks in ... More


The Biblical Presence in Shakespeare, Milton, and Blake: A Comparative Study

Harold Fisch

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184898
eISBN:
9780191674372
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184898.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, Shakespeare Studies

In this book of the poetics of influence, the indebtedness of Shakespeare, Milton, and Blake to a common source, namely the Bible, becomes a powerful tool for displaying three fundamentally different ... More


Robert Norman William Blake 1916–2003

Richard Shannon

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 153 Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, VII

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264348
eISBN:
9780191734250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264348.003.0004
Subject:
History, Historiography

Robert Norman William Blake (1916–2003), a Fellow of the British Academy, had published admired revisionist studies of the soldier Lord Haig (1952) and the politician Andrew Bonar Law (1955), but ... More


Blake

A. D. Nuttall

in The Alternative Trinity: Gnostic Heresy in Marlowe, Milton, and Blake

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184621
eISBN:
9780191674327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184621.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, Drama

This chapter examines the works of Blake and Milton. It shows that in doctrine there are figures, some belonging to ‘low culture’, who can bridge the chasm which seems to separate Blake from Milton. ... More


Dangerous Enthusiasm: William Blake and the Culture of Radicalism in the 1790s

Jon Mee

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183297
eISBN:
9780191674013
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183297.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 18th-century Literature

This book considers William Blake's prophetic books written during the 1790s in the light of the French Revolution controversy raging at the time. His works are shown to be less the expressions of ... More


Blake

Morton D. Paley

in Apocalypse and Millenium in English Romantic Poetry

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199262175
eISBN:
9780191698828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262175.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter examines the interpretation and explanation of the topics of apocalypse and millennium in the works of English Romantic poet William Blake. In his The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, Blake ... More


On Calliope's Jalopy: Epic Rebuilt 1790–1800

Herbert F. Tucker

in Epic: Britain's Heroic Muse 1790–1910

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199232987
eISBN:
9780191716447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232987.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

The book's proper narrative commences in this chapter. Into the 18th century's preponderantly theoretic disposition to prize or illustrate epic as a fixed idea or classic form, the Revolution in ... More


‘Every Honest Man is a Prophet’: Popular Enthusiasm and Radical Millenarianism

Jon Mee

in Dangerous Enthusiasm: William Blake and the Culture of Radicalism in the 1790s

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183297
eISBN:
9780191674013
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183297.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 18th-century Literature

This chapter examines William Blake's relationship with the popular culture of religious enthusiasm and the distinctive voice that culture had in the Revolution controversy. For Blake and Richard ... More


In Expiation: Epic Atonement 1805–1815

Herbert F. Tucker

in Epic: Britain's Heroic Muse 1790–1910

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199232987
eISBN:
9780191716447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232987.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter takes its lead from Marmion. On one hand, Scott's extremely influential poem opened the epic genre to romance motifs more relaxed in their plotting and versification than had hitherto ... More


Introduction

A. D. Nuttall

in The Alternative Trinity: Gnostic Heresy in Marlowe, Milton, and Blake

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184621
eISBN:
9780191674327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184621.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, Drama

This introductory chapter begins with a brief discussion of how the early 20th century saw itself, in contrast with the 19th, as ‘life-affirming’ (which tended to mean ‘sexuality-affirming’). It then ... More


Mock on Voltaire Rousseau

Harold Fisch

in The Biblical Presence in Shakespeare, Milton, and Blake: A Comparative Study

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184898
eISBN:
9780191674372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184898.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter argues that Blake both identified with the spirit of the Enlightenment and found his most passionately held convictions threatened by that spirit. The clearest and subtlest statement of ... More


‘Northern Antiquities’: Bards, Druids, and Ancient Liberties

Jon Mee

in Dangerous Enthusiasm: William Blake and the Culture of Radicalism in the 1790s

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183297
eISBN:
9780191674013
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183297.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 18th-century Literature

This chapter starts by saying that many of the prophetic features of William Blake's writings and designs discussed in the previous chapter have a double signification of origins which makes it ... More


‘Forms of Dark Delusion’: Mythography and Politics

Jon Mee

in Dangerous Enthusiasm: William Blake and the Culture of Radicalism in the 1790s

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183297
eISBN:
9780191674013
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183297.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 18th-century Literature

This chapter discusses William Blake's mythography as one which shared more of the radical impulses of those speculators like Erasmus Darwin and C. F. Volney whose syncretism was part of an attempt ... More


Blake, the Bible, and its Critics in the 1790s

Jon Mee

in Dangerous Enthusiasm: William Blake and the Culture of Radicalism in the 1790s

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183297
eISBN:
9780191674013
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183297.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 18th-century Literature

This chapter examines William Blake's use of the Bible in the 1790s, the relationship of his writing to developments in late 18th-century biblical criticism, and the part such criticism had to play ... More


Blake's Poetry and the Auspices of Shakespeare

Jonathan Bate

in Shakespeare and the English Romantic Imagination

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198129943
eISBN:
9780191671883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129943.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

In Poetical Sketches, Blake's first collection, Blake attempted to search for a perspective through imitating several different models across both the 18th century and the Elizabethan era. In this ... More


The Poetics of Incarnation

Harold Fisch

in The Biblical Presence in Shakespeare, Milton, and Blake: A Comparative Study

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184898
eISBN:
9780191674372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184898.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter argues that Blake’s ‘interpretations’ of the Bible tend to be visions in the sense of arrested scenes. It is thus not surprising that his most memorable reinventions of Bible scenes and ... More


Shakespeare and Blake'S Imagination

Jonathan Bate

in Shakespeare and the English Romantic Imagination

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198129943
eISBN:
9780191671883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129943.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Aside from how William Blake was initially suspected to have been associated with various mystical traditions from the 18th-century, Blake continues to intimidate a number of readers. As most people ... More


‘And I Stain’d the Water Clear’: Blake

Michael O'Neill

in Romanticism and the Self-Conscious Poem

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122852
eISBN:
9780191671579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122852.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

This chapter looks at Blake's complicated attitude to and use of writing, and emphasizes how the poems deploy their awareness of themselves as poems to thrust upon the reader awareness of his or her ... More


Introduction

Peter Otto

in Blake’s Critique of Transcendence: Love, Jealousy, and the Sublime in The Four Zoas

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187196
eISBN:
9780191674655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187196.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

This introduction chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about William Blake's prophetic poetry in The Four Zoas. This book argues that this work is structured as a coherent, albeit ... More


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