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Vol. 50 no. 3: Winter 2016–17

Helen P. Bruder and Tristanne Connolly, eds., Sexy Blake

  • G. A. Rosso
15 December 2016
15 Dec. 2016


With this volume, Helen Bruder and Tristanne Connolly now rival the dynamic duo of Steve Clark and David Worrall in collaborative contributions to Blake studies, having previously coedited Queer Blake (2010) and Blake, Gender and Culture (2012), the latter being the first of two collections of papers from the “Sexy Blake” conference held in Oxford in 2010. While this second volume has the miscellaneous and uneven quality of most conference anthologies, several thematic groupings and strong individual essays justify the hope expressed on the back cover that it will “re-animate the lively sexual debates which once characterized Blake Studies.”