William Blake, Education, and Eighteenth-Century Print Culture

12 March 2012 → 11 March 2013
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Language studies
    • Literary studies
    • Theory and methodology of philosophy
iconography print culture William Blake printing cultural history education illumination
Project description

This project will offer original and innovative research into the ways in which Blake incorporated the eighteenth-century print-cultural tradition into the visual rhetoric of his complex compositions. Blake's illuminations will be analayzed in the context of the iconography of contemporary prints in order to produce a revaluation of this position in the history of Romanticism, which has for too long separated him off from the eighteenth-century foundations of his art.