Category Archives: Research Abstracts (11/20)

Annotated Bibliography

Annotated Bibliography on Guillermo del Toro My paper will analyze the works and creations established by Mexican director, screenwriter, and author Guillermo del Toro. His projects exemplified in exploring different realms of creativity in order to portray numerous amount of worlds similar to ours. His usage of special effects as a makeup artist in his […] Continue reading

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Blake and Systems of Incarceration

In my paper, I will discuss Blake’s depiction of prisons and systems of incarceration within his work. This paper argues that through Blake’s usage of dark imagery (prisons, castle, mills, etc.) he symbolically rejects both literal physical forms of imprisonment during following the French Revolution as well as mental/ societal forms of institutional imprisonment. Blake […] Continue reading

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Disabling the Normal Body in William Blake’s Poetry And Art

In my paper, I argue that William Blake challenges the notion of the normal body by disabling the contraries of the disabled body and the normal body through the contrast of All Religions are One with Sir Joshua Reynolds’ Discourses on Art in order to advance the disability discourse during his time in the Age of […] Continue reading

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William Blake and Enlightenment Media 2019-11-20 11:39:45

Research Paper Abstract & Annotated Bibliography              In my paper, I will discuss the significance of both illustrated and written symbols in Blake’s works that contribute to an anti-slavery critique on powers such as Christianity and politics. I set out to do a close reading on The Little Black Boy, The Chimney Sweeper, and the […] Continue reading

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Songs of Dichotomy and Nuance: The Contradictions between and Intentions Among Blake’s  The Songs of Innocence and The Songs of Experience (Working Title)(ABSTRACT)

Alejandro Joseph Serrano Professor Humberto Garcia Senior Thesis: William Blake 19 November, 2019 Songs of Dichotomy and Nuance: The Contradictions between and Intentions Among Blake’s  The Songs of Innocence and The Songs of Experience ABSTRACT: In this paper I will discuss how the lessons that can be taught within the works of William Blake’s Songs […] Continue reading

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Decadence Through Pleasures of the Human Form

In my paper I will discuss through their works the connection between Blake, Manson and how they both incorporate aspects of decadence through Moravianism into their work’s making them unrecognized decadent hero’s. Decadence is often defined as the moral or cultural decline after an indulgence of pleasure. I will be looking at the aspects that […] Continue reading

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William Blake’s critique of self-righteousness

In this paper, I will analyze how William Blake attacks the oxymoron “good-will.” Therefore, I will examine how Blake’s “good-will” is a false traditional morality that is a critique in Annotations to Swedenborg’s Divine Love and Divine Wisdom (1788). This paper argues that although Blake’s objective is to criticize conventional Christian morality (good-will) to expose […] Continue reading

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Charles Dickens’ use of Allegory in Oliver Twist as a Means of Religious and Socio-economic Commentary

Christopher Ingle In this research, I intend to view the connections to John Bunyan’s The Pilgrim’s Progress and the story of Joseph in the Book of Genesis in The Bible with Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist. We will be looking at the character of Oliver Twist in his novel and how his journey is an allegory […] Continue reading

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“Objects of Charity”: Capitalist Philanthropy in Songs of Innocence and of Experience

My paper will provide a Marxist analysis of charity schools and how these institutions foster capitalism. The presence of religion in the poems of Songs of Innocence and of Experience makes it easy to overlook the greater social issues that underlie the texts. This paper argues that through the alienation of children characters by religious […] Continue reading

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We N E E D Contraries

The following is the abstract for my research paper in-progress: William Blake’s philosophy of progression through contraries seems like a counter-intuitive direction for the ever-growing world of humanity, yet it might be the solution to creating a more promising future, even if it means gathering inspiration from unconventional morality, afterlives, and overall logic. As such, […] Continue reading

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