Blake and the new Jerusalem: a very English form of modernism

Whittaker, Jason (2019) Blake and the new Jerusalem: a very English form of modernism. Visual Culture in Britain . ISSN 1471-4787

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Abstract

For over a century, Hubert Parry’s hymn ‘Jerusalem’, taken from Blake’s stanzas that preface his epic poem Milton, has been a defining factor in the reception of Blake’s work. This article concentrates on the influence of the Blake-Parry hymn on arts and culture since the turn of 2000, concentrating on events such as the 2012 London Olympics, its various invocations as part of the EU Referendum, and visual responses to the Blake-Parry hymn as part of the 2016 exhibition ‘And Did Those Feet?’ at Roundhay, Leeds.

Keywords:Blake, Elgar, Englishness, Jerusalem, nationalism, Olympics, Parry, Roundhay artists
Subjects:W Creative Arts and Design > W300 Music
W Creative Arts and Design > W100 Fine Art
Q Linguistics, Classics and related subjects > Q320 English Literature
Divisions:College of Arts > School of English & Journalism > School of English & Journalism (English)
ID Code:31457
Deposited On:05 Apr 2018 07:49

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