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"For every thing that lives is Holy": Authenticity and Inclusion in William Blake's The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

Lundblom, Alexis LU (2018) ENGK01 20181
English Studies
Abstract
This essay examines the concept of authenticity in relation to William Blake in general and specifically in The Marriage of Heaven and Hell (1790). The Romantic period idealised authenticity but focussed studies into Blake’s relationship with authenticity are relatively few. Previous research contextualizing Blake explores themes such as education, politics and religion, but recent research proposes that Blake has previously been inserted into an inadequate political context, suggesting possibly unexplored perspectives on much of Blake’s work. This essay’s hypothesis is that through examining what form the striving for an authentic ideal takes in Blake’s work, a unique focus on inclusion can be found. The aim of this essay is to add an... (More)
This essay examines the concept of authenticity in relation to William Blake in general and specifically in The Marriage of Heaven and Hell (1790). The Romantic period idealised authenticity but focussed studies into Blake’s relationship with authenticity are relatively few. Previous research contextualizing Blake explores themes such as education, politics and religion, but recent research proposes that Blake has previously been inserted into an inadequate political context, suggesting possibly unexplored perspectives on much of Blake’s work. This essay’s hypothesis is that through examining what form the striving for an authentic ideal takes in Blake’s work, a unique focus on inclusion can be found. The aim of this essay is to add an examination of Blake and authenticity to existing research. (Less)
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Lundblom, Alexis LU
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ENGK01 20181
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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William Blake, Authenticity, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, Romanticism, Inclusion, Rousseau, Swedenborg
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English
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8951262
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2018-06-20 09:40:32
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  abstract     = {This essay examines the concept of authenticity in relation to William Blake in general and specifically in The Marriage of Heaven and Hell (1790). The Romantic period idealised authenticity but focussed studies into Blake’s relationship with authenticity are relatively few. Previous research contextualizing Blake explores themes such as education, politics and religion, but recent research proposes that Blake has previously been inserted into an inadequate political context, suggesting possibly unexplored perspectives on much of Blake’s work. This essay’s hypothesis is that through examining what form the striving for an authentic ideal takes in Blake’s work, a unique focus on inclusion can be found. The aim of this essay is to add an examination of Blake and authenticity to existing research.},
  author       = {Lundblom, Alexis},
  keyword      = {William Blake,Authenticity,The Marriage of Heaven and Hell,Romanticism,Inclusion,Rousseau,Swedenborg},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {"For every thing that lives is Holy": Authenticity and Inclusion in William Blake's The Marriage of Heaven and Hell},
  year         = {2018},
}