WORKS IN PROGRESS
Mary V. Jackson (Assistant Professor, The City College of New York, CUNY): “I will indicate how Blake created by experimental changes in the representation of character and, more especially, of time and space, myth as a poetic device which gradually gave him another language through which he could express as well as fully understand complex and interdependent psychic processes and historical phenomena for which no adequate language existed.”
Mary V. Jackson and Elaine Mozer Kauvar (The City College of New York, CUNY): “Major Trends in Blake Criticism from 1901 to 1971, A Bibliographical Essay.”
Carolyn Wilkinson: “You Are What You Behold: A Study of the Narrative Structure of William Blake’s Jerusalem,” a Ph. D. dissertation directed by Victor Paananen at Michigan State University, concerning “the relation between the perceptions and actions of Jerusalem’s characters. It concludes with a study of the reader’s perceptions of the entire action of Jerusalem as conditioned by the structural techniques of the narrator.”
Joanne Witke: “The Empiricism of William Blake’s Metaphysics,” a Ph. D. dissertation directed by Morton Paley at the University of California, Berkeley.