Highlights from the first trawl through William Blake and the Visionary Imagination.

ACU Students in this unit have produced some awesome entries inspired by their reading of William Blake. Enjoy some of these wonderfully creative expositions of Blake’s continuing relevance to our own times:

Johanna Powers description of Blake’s human qualities:

https://johannapower.wordpress.com/2016/08/23/week-4-blog-post/

Caitlyn Tuckerman on Job’s Nightmares

https://caitlyntuckerman.wordpress.com/2016/09/06/jobs-nightmare/#comments

Jesse Ocsan– tales of Experience: the ambulance man.

https://ocsanj.wordpress.com/2016/08/23/week-3-tale-of-experience/

David McGettigan‘s reflections on “The Human Abstract” and on Malcolm Turnbull’s gesture of kindness to someone on the streets.:

https://s00156364.wordpress.com/2016/08/23/such-a-pity-the-human-abstract/

Mariam Jebara: How William Blake Affirmed my Religion:

https://mindofthepeaceful.wordpress.com/2016/09/14/william-blake-affirmed-my-religion/

Nigel Graves– his prize winning story of how he came to be at ACU – and studying William Blake!:

https://nigelgrvs.wordpress.com/2016/08/27/my-clemente-journey/

Melissa Fleck: A Stitch in Time, how Wiliam Blake opened her mind to a new understanding of what was really important in her life:

https://melissafleck.wordpress.com/2016/08/19/a-stitch-in-time-a-creative-response-to-question-5/

Anne-Marie Demarco‘s wonderful digital-kit that opens up the whole Ginsberg/ Blake connection for us:

https://annemariedimarco.wordpress.com/2016/08/18/engl329-blog-1/

Audrey Bowles’ “A Glimpse of Divinity” a moment of truth inspired by Ginsberg and Blake

https://barefootfairy42.wordpress.com/2016/08/20/a-glimpse-of-divinity/

Morgan Bailey on her new found obsession with Brett Whiteley’s Alchemy:

https://morganjessie.wordpress.com/2016/09/06/a-new-found-interest/comment-page-1/#comment-164

Tibby Aubrey‘s mystically inspired piece entitled “Celestial piece of poetry”:

https://adnspirit.com/portfolio/celestial-piece-of-poetry/

Caitlyn Tuckerman on the two Nurses- states of being:

https://caitlyntuckerman.wordpress.com/2016/08/21/innocence-and-experience/comment-page-1/#comment-90

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BLOG TOPICS FOR WEEK 8: RIDERS IN THE CHARIOT:

1/ In the vein of Patrick White’s description of the conversation between Mary Hare and Mordecai Himmelfarb in the orchard of Xanadu, describe in one paragraph a conversation between two utterly different people that yet shows their deep underlying similarity.

2/ From your reading of “The Prodigal Son” and from your introduction to Riders in the Chariot and from your knowledge of the meaning of the Blake quotes at the start of Patrick White’s novel, can you say what it means by calling Patrick White a prophetic novelist?

3/ Can you find any digital resources on Riders in the Chariot that will help to deepen our study and appreciation of Patrick White’s work?

4/ Write a brief summary of David Marr’s conclusions on Patrick White’s religion in this film: https://youtu.be/E69qNtyVB7o

5/ Remember you can always create your own topic!

 

 

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