Blake and “Visions of the Daughters of Albion”: Sexual Revolutions, Transvaluation and Androgynous Futurity.

Cameron, C. (Author)

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Description

This paper is taken from the final chapter of my thesis entitled ‘Morality versus
Materialism: an Interminable Dichotomy? Radical Enlightenment and English Literature 1780-1800’ and presents an analysis of William Blake’s “Visions of the Daughters of Albion”, and endeavours to place him within the canon of Radical Enlightenment via examination of his androgynous approach to gender, while also considering his transvaluation of religious and moral codes. It will be demonstrated how Blake radically seeks to free the individual (both male and female), from the internalized and constricting psychological malaise engendered by societal dictates of supposed moral behaviour, and gender categorization, through affording the individual an entirely new subject position - one that transcends the binary oppositions of male and female.
Period19 Sep 2014
Event titleSchool of the Arts - Annual Postgraduate Research Conference: null
Event typeConference
LocationNorthampton, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionLocal

Keywords

  • William Blake
  • Visions of the Daughters of Albion