William Blake and the Body re-evaluates Blake's central image: the human form. In Blake's designs, transparent-skinned bodies passionately contort; in his verse, metamorphic bodies burst from each other in gory, gender-bending births. The culmination is an ideal body uniting form and freedom. Connolly explores romantic-era contexts like anatomical art, embryology, miscarriage and twentieth-century theorists like those of Kristeva, Douglas, Girard to provide an innovative new analysis of Blake's transformations of body and identity.
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Author Biography - Tristanne J. Connolly
TRISTANNE J. CONNOLLY is a Lecturer at Auburn University, Alabama. Her articles have appeared in Feminist Theology and Romanticism.