The Resource Monuments of human antiquity : William Blake's Milton, a poem as a topographical survey of human creativity, by Thomas Sullivan, (electronic resource)

Monuments of human antiquity : William Blake's Milton, a poem as a topographical survey of human creativity, by Thomas Sullivan, (electronic resource)

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Monuments of human antiquity : William Blake's Milton, a poem as a topographical survey of human creativity
Title
Monuments of human antiquity
Title remainder
William Blake's Milton, a poem as a topographical survey of human creativity
Statement of responsibility
by Thomas Sullivan
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Thesis advisor
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Language
eng
Summary
This study explores the influences of the eighteenth-century cultural interest in Antiquity on William Blake's illuminated book Milton, a Poem. Beginning with William Stukeley's guidebooks, Stonehenge, A Temple Restor'd to the British Druids and Abury A Temple of the British Druids, this thesis traces how Blake employs the cultural interest in and language of British Antiquities as a way to advance his cooperative theory of art. Branching from Stukeley's influence, this project also examines Blake's appropriation of antiquarian print culture and English garden culture in Milton. The second chapter outlines how aspects of Blake's illuminated books, such as mutable page order and greater variability in printing results, encourage participatory reading. These practices, along with the highly resistant full-page designs, call for interaction on the part of the reader. The third chapter takes up the many garden-related images and plot points in Milton, examining these elements in regards to eighteenth-century garden theory and practice. In both the spaces described and the actions taken in those spaces, Milton advocates for activity and engagement over pleasure and relaxation. This study seeks a more inclusive mapping of the ways Blake applies the idea of cooperative artistic creativity as an alternative to the more traditional model of art as a linear, one-way process
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MUU
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Sullivan, Thomas E
Degree
M.A.
Dissertation year
2010.
Granting institution
University of Missouri--Columbia
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
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Heringman, Noah
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  • Blake, William
  • Antiquities in literature
  • Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Target audience
specialized
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Monuments of human antiquity : William Blake's Milton, a poem as a topographical survey of human creativity, by Thomas Sullivan, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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  • Title from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on June 21, 2010)
  • The entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file
  • Thesis advisor: Dr. Noah Heringman
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
649073348
Extent
1 online resource (iv, 87 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)649073348
Label
Monuments of human antiquity : William Blake's Milton, a poem as a topographical survey of human creativity, by Thomas Sullivan, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • Title from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on June 21, 2010)
  • The entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file
  • Thesis advisor: Dr. Noah Heringman
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
649073348
Extent
1 online resource (iv, 87 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)649073348

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