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1974 Blake Symposium—Edinburgh

A symposium on the writings of William Blake is to be held at the Institute For Advanced Studies at the University of Edinburgh on 1, 2, and 3 May 1974. The symposium will comprise six to eight discussion seminars for which papers are invited. The seminars will be complemented by a public lecture and a dramatic presentation—of either one of Blake’s prophetic books or an aspect of his biography—given in the University Theatre, George Square. Scottish collections of Blake originals will be available on exhibition for members of the symposium.

The emphasis of the symposium will be on close analysis of individual poems and works informed by historical, literary historical, textual, or linguistic findings. Papers which conform to this approach should be submitted for consideration not later than 1 March 1974. A selection of the papers will be published in book form and manuscripts should be prepared with this end in view.

Papers should be submitted to Michael Phillips, Department of English Literature, David Hume Tower, George Square, Edinburgh, from whom further particulars are available.

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