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A session will be held at the 1989 MLA Convention in Washington, D.C. (see the MLA Convention issue for the exact time and date, Dec. 27-30) on:

Blake’s Critical Pictures: The Major Illustrations.

Session leader, John E. Grant, Department of English, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242.


J. M. Q. Davies, Northern Territory University: “Iconography and Construal of Designs for Milton’s Poems.”

Alexander S. Gourlay, University of Nebraska: “Blake’s ‘Allegory of Idolatry’: Chaucer’s Canterbury Pilgrims.

Mark Lussier, Arizona State University, Tempe: “ContraDiction as Design: Blake on Gray’s Cat.”

Jeanne Moskal, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: “Blake’s Advocacy of Forgiveness in the Dante Illustrations.”

Full-length versions of these papers will be available from 20 November to 8 December from John E. Grant for $3.00. Some full-length copies will be available gratis at the meeting itself. Each of the participants at the special session will first give a brief slide-accompanied synopsis and then be prepared to discuss questions related to his or her paper.

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