Blake in Paris
The first exhibition in France devoted to William Blake since 1947 will open at the Petit Palais on 1 April 2009 and run to 28 June. Curated by Michael Phillips, it will be composed of more than 150 works and represent Blake as a poet, painter, and artist-printmaker. The accompanying catalogue, in addition to listing the works, will also include over twenty essays by John Barrell, Martin Butlin, Elizabeth Denlinger, Anthony Dyson, Peter France, David Fuller, Suzanne Hoover, Andrew Lincoln, Saree Makdisi, Jon Mee, Martin Myrone, Morton Paley, Martin Postle, and Jon Stallworthy, amongst others. A program of lectures in both English and French is being organized by UFR d’études Anglophones, Université Paris-Diderot (Paris 7), together with a conference on 30 May. A conference will also take place at the Collège de France on 3 June.