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Palgrave Studies in Animals and Literature

Beastly Blake

Editors: Bruder, Helen, Connolly, Tristanne (Eds.)

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  • Examines a previously overlooked facet of Blake's writing - animals
    Uses animal studies and posthuman studies to go beyond traditional understandings of Blake
    Includes both established and emerging scholars, and give balanced attention to Blake’s poetry and visual art

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Blake’s ‘Human Form Divine’ has long commanded the spotlight. Beastly Blake shifts focus to the non-human creatures who populate Blake’s poetry and designs. The author of ‘The Tyger’ and ‘The Lamb’ was equally struck by the ‘beastliness’ and the beauty of the animal kingdom, the utter otherness of animal subjectivity and the meaningful relationships between humans and other creatures. ‘Conversing with the Animal forms of wisdom night & day’, Blake fathomed how much they have to teach us about creation and eternity. This collection ranges from real animals in Blake’s surroundings, to symbolic creatures in his mythology, to animal presences in his illustrations of Virgil, Dante, Hayley, and Stedman. It makes a third to follow Queer Blake and Sexy Blake in irreverently illuminating blind spots in Blake criticism. Beastly Blake will reward lovers of Blake’s writing and visual art, as well as those interested in Romanticism and animal studies.

About the authors

Helen P. Bruder, amateur, published William Blake and the Daughters of Albion in 1997. She's been thinking about, and working on, Blake and gender ever since. Currently she's also writing limericks on rustic themes.

Tristanne Connolly is Associate Professor of English at St Jerome’s, University of Waterloo, Canada. She published William Blake and the Body in 2002 and has since published several articles and edited several essay collections on Blake and on British Romantic literature, particularly on gender and sexuality, and science and medicine.

 

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Introduction: ‘Conversing with the Animal forms of Wisdom’

    Pages 1-35

    Bruder, Helen P. (et al.)

  • Blake’s ‘Horses of Instruction’

    Pages 37-63

    Fosso, Kurt

  • Blake’s ‘Auguries of Innocence’ as/in Radical Animal Politics, c.1800

    Pages 65-85

    Milne, Anne

  • In the Company of Wolves: Blake’s Lyca Poems as Political Fable

    Pages 87-110

    Effinger, Elizabeth

  • Apocalyptic Visions, Heroism, and Intersections of the Human and ‘the Not Human’ in Blake’s Milton

    Pages 111-133

    Piccitto, Diane

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eBook $89.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-89788-2
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Hardcover $119.99
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $119.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-07858-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Beastly Blake
Editors
  • Helen Bruder
  • Tristanne Connolly
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Animals and Literature
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-89788-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-89788-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-89787-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-07858-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 298
Number of Illustrations
21 b/w illustrations
Topics