Queer Blake

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H. Bruder, T. Connolly
Palgrave Macmillan UK, May 13, 2010 - Literary Criticism - 264 pages
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Numerous claims have been made for a sexual Blake, from post-lapsarian pessimist to free-loving hippie. Queer Blake raises a flag for the weird, perverse, camp and gay directions of the artist's life and work. The contributors occupy diverse positions, illustrating what fresh interpretations result when heterosexuality is ditched as an ideal.

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About the author (2010)

HELEN P. BRUDER is an independent scholar and author of William Blake and the Daughters of Albion (1997), 'Blake and Gender Studies' in Palgrave Advances in William Blake Studies (ed. Nicholas M. Williams, 2006) and edited Women Reading William Blake (2007).
 
TRISTANNE CONNOLLY is Assistant Professor in the English Department at St. Jerome's University in the University of Waterloo, Canada. She is the author of William Blake and the Body (2002) and articles on various aspects of Blake.  She is co-editor, with Steve Clark, of Liberating Medicine 1720-1835 (2009).