UNH Speakers Bureau

A William Blake Slide Show

 

Program Description:

A Powerpoint show with the “illuminated poems” of William Blake (1757-1827), the radical Christian visionary poet and engraver. This could be an introduction, or it could be tailored to the interests of the audience.


Speaker:

Michael Ferber

Michael Ferber is a professor and director of graduate studies in the English department at the University of New Hampshire. His research interests include romantic poetry, western literature from the Greeks forward, and war and peace studies. He has written or edited five books about Romanticism and a dictionary of literary symbols. When he was a graduate student during the Vietnam War he was indicted for conspiracy to violate the draft law and stood trial with with Benjamin Spock the baby doctor and Rev. Coffin, chaplain of Yale.

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