Monday 18 January 2021

William Blake, William Morris, and the British New Left

Join the WMSC for a virtual lecture presented by John P. Murphy from our Emerging Scholar SeriesJanuary 24th, 2pm EST.

In the annals of English art and literature, William Blake and William Morris stand in sharp relief as figures of promethean energy: poets, artists, engravers, and utopian visionaries. In the 1950s they became vital resources for the British New Left as it confronted the twin specters of western capitalism and eastern communism. New Leftists, having broken ranks with Stalinist orthodoxy, turned to Blake and Morris for fresh models of cultural and political engagement.

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