© 2006

Blake, Nation and Empire

  • Steve Clark
  • David Worrall

About this book


This book examines Blake's work in the context of discourses of nation and empire, of the construction of a public sphere, and restores the longevity to his artistic career by placing emphasis on his work in the 1820s. Relevant contexts include technology, sentimentalism, Ireland and Catholic Emancipation, missionary prospectuses and body politics.


Great Britain John Milton William Blake

Editors and affiliations

  • Steve Clark
    • 1
  • David Worrall
    • 2
  1. 1.University of TokyoJapan
  2. 2.Nottingham Trent UniversityUK

About the editors

JAMES CHANDLER Barbara E. and Richard J. Franke Professor in English and in Cinema and Media Studies, University of Chicago, USA MORRIS EAVES Professor of English, University of Rochester, USA ROBERT N. ESSICK Professor Emeritus of English, University of California, USA CHRISTOPHER Z. HOBSON Associate Professor of Humanities and Languages, State University of New York, USA ANDREW LINCOLN Senior Lecturer in the School of English and Drama, Queen Mary, University of London, UK SAREE MAKDISI Professor of English Literature, University of California, Los Angeles, USA SUSAN MATTHEWS Senior Lecturer in English, Roehampton University, UK JON MEE Margaret Candfield Fellow in English, University College, Oxford, UK JOSEPH VISCOMI James G. Kenan Distinguished Professor of English Literature, University of North Carolina, USA JASON WHITTAKER Lecturer in English, Nottingham Trent University, UK

Bibliographic information


'Worrall and Clark's previous collections played a key role in the historicist revolution in Blake studies, and the current book is no exception. The focus on nationalism and imperialism sketches in an under-represented portion of the historical picture for Blake. The list of contributors is exceptionally strong, with an even greater variety of approaches than in the earlier volumes.' - Nicholas M. Williams, Indiana University, USA