|1976 MLA Blake Seminar, Santa Barbara Conference, Frost’s KPFK Island, Golgonooza|
|The Textbook Blake|
|Choosing Textbooks for Blake Courses: A Survey & Checklist by Mary Lynn Johnson|
|The Bravery of William Blake by David Erdman|
|Blake Anthologies by J. Walter Nelson|
|Vampire Bats & Blake’s Spectre by James Bogan|
|“The Very William Blake of Living Landscape Painters”! by Martin Butlin|
|Calvert’s “Lady & the Rooks” & Cornish Scenes by Raymond Lister|
|“Thel’s Motto”: Likely & Unlikely Sources by Michael Tolley and Michael Ferber|
Copyright © 1976 by Morris Eaves & Morton D. Paley
James Bogan teaches poetry to engineers at the University of Missouri—Rolla. He is at work on a Guidebook to Jerusalem, designed for the traveler new to that region. He is a cross-country loper.
Martin Butlin is Keeper of the British Collection at the Tate Gallery, London, and a specialist in the work of Blake and Turner. He has recently completed a detailed catalogue of Blake’s paintings, drawings, and color prints for the William Blake Trust.
David V. Erdman is Professor of English at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and Director of Publications at the New York Public Library. He worries about sufficient funds to keep the NYPL Bulletin thriving.
Michael Ferber, an Assistant Professor at Yale, Wrote his dissertation on “Religion and Politics in William Blake” at Harvard. “Blake’s Thel and the Bride of Christ” is forthcoming in Blake Studies.
Mary Lynn Johnson of Georgia State University has published articles and reviews on Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, and Keats. With her husband, John Grant, she is editing a Norton Critical Edition of Blake, to be published in 1977.
Raymond Lister is Senior Research Fellow of Wolfson College, Cambridge, Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federation of British Artists, and President of the Royal Society of Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers.
J. Walter Nelson is an Associate Professor of English at begin page 3 | Eastern Kentucky University. He has published numerous poems and has an article on Blake’s diction forthcoming in Blake Studies.
Michael Tolley of the University of Adelaide, South Australia, is working with John Grant and Edward Rose on an edition of Blake’s illustrations to Young’s Night Thoughts.
Photo credits: pp. 4-7, Aethelred and Alexandra Eldridge; p. 33, pl. 33 of Jerusalem, copy D. Harvard College Library, Dept. of Printing and Graphic Arts; p. 34, gatehouse at Lanhydrock House, Cornwall, Leonard and Marjorie Gayton. Cover art by Morris Eaves, conception by Virginia Masi.
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