In the poem below, Ernest describes to his lover how far he would go for her. He’s walk 50 miles. Later, he says he’ll walk 250.
And now, for all your Victorian-geeky-pleasure for the week, sing Ernest’s poem along with The Proclaimers tune. (If anyone uploads a video of themselves doing just that, I will think of some sort of prize. Probably sweet-related.) The 1st and last stanzas work especially well:
Romantic Locations, BARS’ Early Career and Postgraduate Conference for 2014, will take place between the 19th and the 21st of March at the Wordsworth Trust in Grasmere, a stone’s throw from Dove Cottage. The full Call for Papers can be found in a dedicated section on the main BARS site; this will be updated with further information on accommodation, food and travel arrangements as these are confirmed. We hope you’ll consider submitting an abstract; the conference email address is firstname.lastname@example.org and the deadline for abstracts is November 15th.
By Anthony Mandal The theme for the 13th BARS international conference was specifically chosen to draw on Southampton’s long history as a port city which has witnessed the launch of Henry V’s invasion fleet, the Mayflower and the Titanic. It has been a centre for trade between England and France since the 13th century, becoming a spa town […]
By Anthony Mandal In July, I travelled to Sydney to take part in the second biannual conference of the Romantic Studies Association of Australasia. Founded in 2010, the RSAA aims ‘to promote the study of the literary, artistic, political, and scientific culture of the “long” Romantic period (c. 1750–1850)’ in the Australasian region through a programme of activities […]
With the second Creative Communities workshop imminent (Metropolitan Institutions, 20-12 September, UCL), we’re excited to be building on the foundation of the stimulating inaugural event, Dissenters and Evangelicals, held at the University of Leeds and the Leeds Library, 5-6 April 2013.
Professors John Mee and John Whale were on hand at the end of the Dissenters and Evangelicals workshop to consider the outcomes of the event, and the upcoming challenges for the Creative Communities Network. For a taste of what the event had to offer, click on the link below for a video of this closing discussion:
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By Andrea H. Everett
The William Blake Archive is pleased to announce the publication of an electronic edition of Visions of the Daughters of Albion copy H, in the Rosenbach Museum and Library, and the republication in full searchable mode of Blake’s sixteen engravings in John Gabriel Stedman’s Narrative, of a Five Years’ Expedition, against the Revolted Negroes of Surinam (1796). We are presenting two versions of these plates, one with the designs uncolored and one with the designs hand colored.
Visions, extant in eighteen complete copies, consists of eleven relief-etched plates executed and first printed in 1793. Copy H was produced in Blake’s first printing session and joins copies a, A, B, C, E, I, and J (1793), F (c. 1794), G (1795), and O and P (c. 1818), previously published in the Archive. Probably to lend variety to his stock of copies on hand, Blake used three ink colors in this first printing: yellow ochre (as in copy A), raw sienna (copies B, C, and E), and green (copies H, I, and J). Like all early copies of Visions, copy H has the frontispiece printed on one side of a leaf, but all other plates are printed on both