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Vol. 55 no. 1: Summer 2021

William Blake and His Circle: A Checklist of Scholarship in 2020

  • Wayne C. Ripley
20 July 2021
20 Jul. 2021


This year, Vera Serdechnaia, who has collected and compiled sources in Russian and other Cyrillic languages, has kindly agreed to join the checklist team. As is evident below, there is much work being done on Blake in languages other than English, so I thank all my collaborators in helping make the annual checklist as comprehensive as possible. As always, the annotations to entries from their respective areas are theirs. If any reader is interested in covering scholarship in languages not detailed above, please contact me.

While it may be a lagging indicator, Blake scholarship continued at a steady clip in 2020, despite the global pandemic. Exhibitions were, of course, the major exception, as discussed in this issue by Luisa Calè. William Blake at Tate Britain had the good fortune to wrap up just under the wire in February 2020, and I have recorded a substantial number of new reviews and notices to complement the hundred that appeared in 2019. (As was my practice last year, I have cross-listed only those reviews by established Blake scholars.)