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BLAKE AT THE THOMAS GRAY CONFERENCE

A conference on “Thomas Gray and the Humanist Tradition” will be convened by James Downey at Carleton University in Ottawa, 18-20 May 1971. The brochure announcing the conference displays a detail from Blake’s fifth illustration to Gray’s “Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard” (illustrating the line “Oft did the harvest to their sickle yield”), and the conference program includes at least one paper on Blake and Gray: “Gray and Blake and the Human Design” by Ben Jones, Chairman of the Department of Englist at Carleton. Others scheduled to participate in the conference are Jean Hagstrum, Eli Mandel, Roger Lonsdale, Donald Greene, Donald Davie, Kenneth MacLean, Arthur Johnston, George Whalley, Alastair Macdonald, Ian Jack, and Louis Kampf.

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