The Visionary Imagination: William Blake, Patrick White, Brett Whiteley, Allen Ginsberg- Celebrating Class of 2018 ePortfolio/Blogs

 

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BLAKEAN STORIES

This was perhaps the most creative component of all the blogs: those many stories about strangers or family members who provided a trigger for seeing the world in a totally new way.

Here is Jamie’s wonderful story about his sister from Vietnam in which he “describes a totally ordinary person in such a way that you reveal their inner humanity, totally different from what their exterior appearance might suggest”:

https://jamievoblog.wordpress.com/2018/09/17/blog-3-her/ thank you Jamie!

Here is Claudia’s amazing meeting with a total stranger with the same topic as Jamie’s: CLICK. 

And here is Alexandra’s story again on this topic:

https://alexpoederengl329.wordpress.com/2018/10/01/blog-four/comment-page-1

And here is Rachelle’s wonderful Blakean story about a situation where you have either seen or experienced a dramatic difference in the state of a human being and its impact on the world around. Thank you Rachelle: https://rachelle358095736.wordpress.com/2018/08/26/week-5-1st-blog-creative/

And here is Felicity’s equally extraordinary story on the same subject- but a different person… so well described. Thank you Felicity!

https://felicitymcmanus.wordpress.com/2018/08/19/first-blog-2/

 

The most creative life-changing response to the unit: thank you Tara!

https://taramichellebriggs.wordpress.com/2018/10/19/summative-entry-4/

The most inspiring Blakean visionary moment- thank you again Tara!

https://taramichellebriggs.wordpress.com/2018/10/19/blog-4/

 

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BLAKE AND CONTEMPORARY MUSIC

Blake and the Doors with Tara:

https://taramichellebriggs.wordpress.com/2018/09/20/blog-3/

Fabulous reflections on Patti Smith’s song My Blakean Year (2004) written as a response to Rachelle’s inspiration and understanding of William Blake and his ideologies.

https://rachelle358095736.wordpress.com/2018/09/17/week-7-3rd-blog-critical/

 

THE BRETT WHITELEY STUDIO

Biancah’s wonderful piece on how the journey to Brett Whiteley’s studio mirrored the actual painting Alchemy itself:

https://biancahnasrblog.wordpress.com/2018/09/24/alchemy/

Brendon’s amazing reflections on the Brett Whiteley Gallery visit. Thank you Brendon! https://brendonjohnsonblog.wordpress.com/2018/09/23/a-visit-to-brett-whiteleys-studio/

The Best Blog on Brett Whiteley’s Alchemy by Victoria Zullo:

https://vzengl200.wordpress.com/2018/09/16/brett-whitelys-alchemy/

POEMS INSPIRED BY BLAKE AND WHITELEY

A Blakean poem inspired by Patti Smith. Thank you Brendon!

https://brendonjohnsonblog.wordpress.com/2018/10/12/my-blakean-poem-kind-of/

Jessica’s poem inspired by Brett Whiteley’s “Alchemy”. Thank you Jessica!

https://jessicaandliterature.wordpress.com/2018/10/14/visionary-imagination-5/

Tom’s fabulous poem inspired by Brett.  Thank you Tom!

https://literaturetom.wordpress.com/2018/10/15/blog-5-creative-write-an-ekphrastic-paragraph-or-short-poem-based-on-what-you-see-in-the-brett-whiteley-image-above/

Joey’s powerful poem inspired by Brett. Thank you Joey!

https://joeyoreilly.wordpress.com/2018/09/16/set-apart-for-art/comment-page-1/

Naomi’s poem about a Blakean devil

https://naomizaki.wordpress.com/category/visionary-imagination/creative-blogs-vis/

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PATRICK WHITE

Victoria Zullo’s reflections on Patrick White’s Religious Stance:

https://vzengl200.wordpress.com/2018/10/11/whites-religious-stance/

Suzanne’s great reflections on Patrick White’s artistic imagination. https://suzannes2016.wordpress.com/category/summative-entry-visionary/

Here is Alexandra’s reflections on Patrick White’s complex religious position:

https://alexpoederengl329.wordpress.com/2018/10/08/blog-five/

 

SUMMATIVE ENTRIES

The Best Summative Entry of all: https://brendonjohnsonblog.wordpress.com/2018/10/19/visionary-imagination-summative-entry/ Thank you Brendon!

Alexandra Poeder sense of the value of the iconoclastic point of view of all the authors and writers in the unit. Thank you Alexandra! https://alexpoederengl329.wordpress.com/2018/10/19/summative-entry/

Victoria Zullo’s comprehensive Summative Entry on Blake, Whitely and White:

https://vzengl200.wordpress.com/category/visionary-imagination-engl329/summative-entry-vi/

Claudia’s Summative Entry expressing how Visionary Imagination, as expressed in the work of William Blake, Patrick White and Brett Whiteley “has given me a new way of seeing and understanding the world”. Thank you Claudia!

https://claudiaenglishliterature.wordpress.com/category/summative-entry/

And last but not least, here is the only youtube offering in this batch, Marija’s dramatic reading of the Nurse’s Song….

https://marijasimonovska.wordpress.com/2018/10/16/voiceover-of-the-nurses-song-experience/

 

Thank you All!!
MG

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