BLAKE IN NEW YORK
Skidmore and Union Colleges will co-host a conference, “With Corroding Fires: William Blake as Poet, Printmaker, and Painter,” to be held 9 and 10 May 1980. The conference will emphasize Blake’s great range of techniques, interests, and accomplishments as poet, printmaker, illustrator, book designer, and painter. The four major speakers will be Robert Gleckner, Jean Hagstrum, Karl Kroeber, and Robert Rosenblum. Their major talks will be followed by panel discussions conducted by students, faculty and visiting scholars. In addition there will be an ambitious slide presentation, a public program, “William Blake: Poet and Singer,” which will include dance, speaking voice, soloist and choral interpretations of selections from the illuminated books, a panel discussion on the problems of “Teaching Art and Poetry and Blake,” and a demonstration and workshops on printmaking given by Joseph Viscomi. An exhibition that will include a full representative selection of original prints, paintings and drawings will accompany the symposium.