Category Archives: Asia

Beyond Urizen: Breaking the “Philosophy of Five Senses”

Urizen’s tears at the end of “Asia” in The Song of Los are the result of his failure to preserve his strict, limiting dominion on the world, rather than remorse for his actions. To maintain the laws that bind humans to reason, he bestows a “Philosophy of Five Senses… into the hands of Newton & […] Continue reading

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Decolonizing Blake’s Urizen: Film and Formations of the Tiger

by Bradley Dexter Christian William Blake in Europe A Prophecy and The Song of Los is consistently hybridizing animal presence- whether eagles’ wings, snaky thunders, or the lions and “tigers [which] couch upon the prey & suck the ruddy tide,” (Blake 106) subtended by themes and imagery of royal monarchy as it pertains to Blake’s […] Continue reading

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The Reason He Cries

Urizen is ultimately weeping about the same thing: the emergence of Los, or, revolution of the peoples through the ashes of long forgotten imaginations. His rule over the world is coming to an end, which is why in “Africa”, he “gave it into the hands of Newton & Locke” (110); “it“ being the ideology of reason. […] Continue reading

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