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In Our Time

A Symposium Celebrating
the Future of Blake Studies
& the Legacy of G.E. Bentley Jr

Saturday, August 28th, 2010
Victoria University in the University of Toronto


Speakers include:
Robert N. Essick
Joseph Viscomi
Mary Lynn Johnson
Angus Whitehead
Featuring short illustrated papers & panel presentations.


For inquiries, please contact:
Professor Karen Mulhallen,
Ryerson University

Participants & Program

Morning session:
9 am

Introduction & Chair
Karen Mulhallen
Ryerson University

  • Robert N. Essick
    University of California, Riverside
  • Joseph Viscomi
    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Mary Lynn Johnson
    University of Iowa, Iowa City
  • Angus Whitehead
    Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Alan Bewell
University of Toronto
Lunch (at leisure)
Afternoon sessions:
1:30 pm

Panel One
Chair, Alexander Gourlay
Rhode Island College of Design

  • John E. Grant
    University of Iowa, Iowa City
  • Dennis Read
    Denison University Granville, Ohio
  • Garry Leonard
    University of Toronto
3:00 pm Interlude
Job Returns – music & multimedia meditations on Blake's illustrations of the Book of Job
Improvisations on the viola d'amore

Stephen Nachmanovitch
Charlottesville, Virginia

3:30 pm Panel Two
Chair, Karim Wissa
Duke University,
Durham, North Carolina

  • Mark Crosby
    Early Career Fellow,
    Queen’s University, Belfast
  • Keri Davies
    Independent Scholar, London, England
  • Susanne Sklar
    The Cumnor Fellow,
    Oxford University
4:30 pm Exhibition, Reception & Book Launch
E.J Pratt Library

OUTCOME: The proceedings of the symposium will be published in a special BLAKE issue of the University of Toronto Quarterly in 2012 to be edited by KM.



Papers, Panels & Presentations:
Emmanuel College
75 Queen's Park Crescent
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1K7
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Exhibition, Reception & Book Launch:
E.J. Pratt Library,
Victoria University

71 Queen's Park Crescent,
Toronto, Ontario, M5S 1K7
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Holiday Inn Bloor-Yorkville
280 Bloor Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1V8
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Phone: +1 (416) 968-0010
Fax: +1 (416) 968-7765

Date: Thursday, August 26, 2010 – Monday, August 30, 2010

Group Rate:
$134.99     single/double occupancy
$144.99     triple/quad occupancy

Rate subject to applicable taxes per room per night (13%)

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Symposium generously supported by: