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Artistic Excitement and Production

In regards to Jose’s post, “Milton Beyond the Grave,” I think his claim that Milton’s annihilation is necessary to inspire other artists could be further elevated with an analysis of Plate 3, which accompanies his chosen passage. The excitement and inspiration Milton brings up in artists is depicted in the excitement occurring in the illustration, […] Continue reading

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The Procreation and Rebirth of the Sinner

The Morovian teachings Blake was exposed to had an emphasized the production of knowledge, and in turn life, through bodily means. According to Marsha Keith Schuchard in “Young William Blake and the Moravian Tradition of Visionary Art,” Morovians believed “new souls [are] birthed [from] the gushing blood” of Jesus’ crucifixion wounds, since the phallic nails penetrate the […] Continue reading

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Self-Love

When observing the images of male-to-male oral sex, what can be assumed is that there is two figures, but another perspective could be that there is something else -something mystical taking place.  In other words, what I took from it is that while we see two figures -men- doing acts to one another it is […] Continue reading

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HomoERECTUS

We have continuously talked about the act of sex being the act of liberation and how it gratifies the people into breaking from the Urizen state of mind, accepting Los. The image itself depicts a man receiving oral sex from another man as they are caught up in a state of transcendent liberation. They are […] Continue reading

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Fellas, is it Blakian?

 “Milton will utterly consume us & thee our beloved Father”  In Milton: Book the Second, Blake finds himself in the garden. Ololon meets Blake and then eventually finds Milton, and we find out that she is Milton’s feminine self. Blake express that Ololon’s position as a virgin is one that puts her in an “annihilable” […] Continue reading

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Woman’s Power: Chastity, Seduction, & Flirtation

Enitharmon’s eighteen-hundred-year-old slumber is described as the “female dream” because it epitomizes all that Enitharmon wanted. As described in S. Foster Damon’s A Blake Dictionary, Enitharmon is a free woman, and hopes to use her freedom and indoctrinate man with the belief that woman have more power (Damon 132a). To exert her dominance and power […] Continue reading

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Soma: two parts fun, one part numb

I couldn’t help but think about the role of soma throughout the entire work and compare our current pharmaceutical trends in the 21st century. Huxley created the cure all of sadness, quelling the anxieties, fears, as well as the rebellious nature of man. Yes, it was sedating and repressive, but also pleasurable – so how […] Continue reading

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Lisbeth’s Sexuality and Its Implications

While we touched on the topic of Lisbeth’s sexuality and its implications in class, I think we could expand on this discussion.  To recap, it is suggested that earlier in her life Lisbeth was somewhat sexually promiscuous.  In “The Girl … Continue reading Continue reading

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A humourous look at a serious gender problem

“But I’m a Cheerleader” is a satirical look at the absurdity of the anti-gay movement. What I first I saw as a predictable film about an American high school cheerleader and her boyfriend turned into a triumphant portrayal of sexual … Continue reading Continue reading

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A Close Examination of the First Sex Scene in Bound

Prior to watching Bound, I had never seen any movies that depicted a sexual relationship between two women.  Bound is known for its graphic sex scenes, all of which happen early on in the movie.  In the first sex scene, … Continue reading Continue reading

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