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WORKS IN PROGRESS
Adlard, John, The Sports of Cruelty (published by Cecil and Amelia Woolf), primarily about folklore sources of William Blake.[e]
Bogen, Nancy, a critical edition of The Book of Thel with a new interpretation; a study of Blake’s development as a self-styled prophet in light of 18th century Bible study; directing a thesis on Blake and Whitman as Visionaries.
Duerksen, Roland A., a book-length study dealing with self and society in the poetry of Blake, Coleridge, Keats and Shelley.
Hagstrum, Jean, a collection of essays (some already published) on Meaning in Design and Word; directing a dissertation: Elaine Kauvar,[e] “Blake’s ‘Vegetable Universe’: A Study of Botanical Imagery and its Context.”
Helmstadter, Thomas, an article on Blake’s ideas and symbolism in selected Night Thoughts illustrations.
Johnson, Mary Lynn, a study of the relationship of the Bard’s song to the rest of the poem in Milton.
Singer, June, The Unholy Bible, a psychological study of Blake (item contributed by Mary Lynn Johnson).
Spencer, Jeffry, a study of Blake’s illustrations to Milton’s poetry.
Todd, Ruthven, a new, annotated edition of Gilchrist’s Life; a “Pictureback” on Blake to be published by Studio Vista/Dutton; a study of Blake’s illustrative techniques to be called William Blake: The Technical Man.
Tolley, Michael J., Ph.D. thesis: “William Blake’s use of the Bible”; a project to edit (for the Clarendon Press) Blake’s Night Thoughts illustrations, co-editor with John E. Grant, Edward J. Rose (coordinated by David V. Erdman); articles: one on “The Fly” in the next issue of Blake Studies (an exchange with Hagstrum); one on Europe in the Princeton collection edited by Erdman and Grant.