MLA: Seminar 55
Blake discussion was so lively at this year’s English Institute; so many people seem to be “finding out how” to read Blake’s illuminations or to be changing their opinions on the question, I was encouraged to pop the topic into this year’s MLA list of scheduled discussion groups (now called “seminars, limited to 35”!). The Annual Meeting program will announce: Seminar 55: Methods of Studying Blake’s Illuminated Works and Illustrations, Malmaison 8, Americana (that’s a hotel room). When? Like the third morning of the convention: Sunday, 29 December at 8:45 A.M.! (to 10). Bring your own grapefruit. Seminar 60 sounds more feasible, at 1:15 P.M.: “Student Rebellions and the Profession of Literature.” Same topic?begin page 38 |
What shall we do, those of us who manage to reach Malmaison 8 before 10? No papers. No “presentation.” But this: Come willing to discuss what goes on in certain puzzling plates—J 99 and J 100; America 4 and 6; Europe, the plate with the cauldron, woman, child. What others? The Arlington Court? I’ll put some slides into the projector and be ready to listen.