Blake, Deleuzian Aesthetics, and the Digital (Bloomsbury Literary Studies)

Blake, Deleuzian Aesthetics, and the Digital (Bloomsbury Literary Studies)

Claire Colebrook


Drawing on fresh theories of electronic media and at the materiality of phrases and photographs, this interesting learn makes 3 unique claims concerning the paintings of William Blake.

First, Blake bargains a critique of electronic media. His poetry and approach to illuminated printing is directed in the direction of uncovering an analogical language. moment, Blake's paintings will be learn as a performative. ultimately, Blake's paintings is at one and a similar time immanent and transcendent, aiming to come back all varieties of divinity and the sacred to the human mind's eye, stressing that 'all deities live within the human breast,' however it additionally stresses that the human has powers or potentials that go beyond adventure and judgement: deities stay within the human breast.

These 3 claims are explored in the course of the inspiration of incarnation: the incarnation of principles in phrases and photographs, the incarnation of phrases in fabric books and their copies, the incarnation of human activities and occasions in our bodies, and the incarnation of spirit in matter.

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