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Blake, William, 1757-1827


Hell's Printing Press

Hell's Printing Press is the collaborative blog of the Blake Archive (last featured in the 07-07-2017 Scout Report) and the Blake Quarterly and provides some great examples of how digital humanities tools can be used in English literature and history. Recent blog posts cover a wide array of topics such as XML markup of digitized manuscripts, video tutorials on how to use digital collections in the...
The Web Concordances

The English department of the University of Dundee offers this useful Website for researching the poetry of five famous English poets of the nineteenth century. Online concordances are provided here for Shelley's Selected Poems, 1816-1821, Coleridge's "The Ancyent Marinere," Keats' Odes, Wordsworth's and Coleridge's 1798 edition of Lyrical Ballads, and Gerard Manley Hopkins' Poems, first published...
The William Blake Archive

The goal of the William Blake electronic archive, provided by the Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities (IATH) at the University of Virginia (discussed in the December 16, 1994 Scout Report) is to digitize nineteen illuminated books, along with paintings, drawings, and engravings of William Blake, totalling about 3,000 images. To date the archive contains three copies of The Book of...
William Blake Online

This is a companion resource to the Tate Britain's comprehensive exhibition of the work by the poet, printmaker, and visionary William Blake (1757-1827). William Blake Online introduces some of Blake's artistic and poetical works, his life story, and the London that he knew. Interactive features include specially commissioned recorded extracts from The Divine Comedy (Blake illustrated an edition),...
William Blake's Songs of Innocence and Experience

William Blake completed the Songs of Innocence, a collection of 19 poems with accompanying woodblock prints, in 1789. Five years later, he completed Songs of Experience, and subsequently published the two collections in a single volume. Themes of the work echo with springtime and renewal, discussing the natural innocence of childhood and the fall from grace that accompanies life in an adult world...