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The Cynic Sang: The (Un)Official Blog of the William Blake Archive

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Do we know what we’re estimating?

2 December 2016

One of many things that working on the separate plates has gotten me thinking about is how we conceptualize units of space. Doing the textual transcriptions for the separate plates...

A Newbie Learns to Read Blake

22 November 2016

Since this is my first semester working with the Blake Archive—and all of my previous interaction with Blake’s work has consisted of reading his poems in relative isolation...

Throwing out and linking in

10 November 2016

A tension between Morris and me (more of a comic routine, really) is that I’m always throwing out things in which he sees value. By value, I mean value for posterity. For...

The Problem of Metamarks

8 November 2016

This semester we’re looking at some of the unique features of the Bake marginalia, and some of the challenges of representing them accurately with TEI elements. One element we’re...