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Title Blake, modernity and popular culture / edited by Steve Clark and Jason Whittaker
Published Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007
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Contents Introduction : Blake, modernity and popular culture / Steve Clark and Jason Whittaker -- Popular millenarianism and empire in Blake's Night thoughts / G.A. Rosso -- Blake in theatreland : Fountain Court and its environs / David Worrall -- Emanations and negations of Blake in Victorian art criticism / Colin Trodd -- 'Esoteric Blakists' and the 'weak brethren' : how Blake lovers kept the popular out / Shirley Dent -- Blake : between romanticism and modernism / Edward Larrissy -- 'There is no competition' : Eliot on Blake, Blake in Eliot / Steve Clark -- Children of Albion : Blake and contemporary British poetry / James Keery -- Queer bedfellows : William Blake and Derek Jarman / Mark Douglas -- 'This angel, who is now a devil, is my particular friend' : diabolic friendships and oppositional interrogation in Blake and Rushdie / Matt Green -- Friendly enemies : a dialogical encounter between William Blake and Angela Carter / Christopher Ranger -- Blake beyond postmodernity / Mark Lussier -- What is it like to be a Blake? Psychiatry, drugs and the doors of perception / Wayne Glausser -- The Silence of the lamb and the Tyger : Harris and Blake, good and evil / Michelle Gompf -- From hell : Blake and evil in popular culture / Jason Whittaker -- Fit audience tho many : Pullman's Blake and the anxiety of popularity / Susan Matthews
Summary Two and a half centuries after his birth, Blake's influence on later generations of writers and artists is more important than ever, extending into film, psychology, children's literature and graphic novels as well as poetry, painting and fiction. This collection of essays brings together a range of new and established scholars to consider the ways in which Blake reacted to the subcultures of his day, as well as how he has inspired popular, modernist and postmodernist figures until the present day. Blake, Modernity and Popular Culture considers the impact of Blake's art and poetry on individuals and genres as diverse as T.S. Eliot, Johnny Depp and Philip Pullman, Victorian art and the Hollywood blockbuster
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-233) and index
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Subject Blake, William, 1757-1827 -- Appreciation.
Blake, William, 1757-1827 -- Influence.
Blake, William, 1757-1827 -- Knowledge -- Popular culture
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Modernism (Literature)
Popular culture -- History -- 19th century.
Popular culture -- History -- 20th century.
Popular culture -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century.
Popular culture -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Clark, S. H. (Steven H.), 1957-
Whittaker, Jason, 1969-
Palgrave Connect (Online service)
ISBN 0230210775 (electronic bk.)
9780230210776 (electronic bk.)