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October Update October 22nd, 2008

After about five years of work, I am finally poised to complete my new book, entitled Romantic Ecologies and Colonial Cultures 1770-1850, which will go into production at McGill-Queen’s University Press in November for a 2009 publication date.  Naturally, the book contains a chapter on Blake–a little something on his provocative 1793 poem Visions of the Daughters of Albion.  In early November, I will be travelling to Montreal to be interviewed at the Thomas More Institute, where my book Imagining Nature: Blake’s Environmental Poetics  has been adopted for an English Literature course on the topic of ”Blake’s Double Vision.”  The interview, which is scheduled for Nov 3rd at 6:30 PM, is open to the public, and will be videotaped–so I hope my brain is in good working order that day!  Then, on November 4th, I’ll be moving on to London, England, where I’ll spend a week reading dusty old rare books in the British Library, after which I’ll be reading from my work at Keele University (November 12), Loughborough University (November 14), and the University of Exeter’s Cornwall campus (November 19th).  After returning home to Canada on November 21st, I’ll be heading to Vancouver to participate in a celebration of Blake’s life and art, which will be held at the Vancouver Public Library at 7:30 PM on November 28th–William Blake’s 251st birthday.

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