Welcome

We are very pleased to welcome you to Receiving | Perceiving William Blake. This is an academic and cultural event, inherently transdisciplinary, and organised to test a different effective way of communicating the first results of an experimental study that we have been developing. The study is focused on the various multisensory forms of literary interpretation beginning with those of Blake’s works.

We further wish to thank all those who have made Receiving | Perceiving William Blake possible, in particular Professor Jason Whittaker, coming from the University of Lincoln where he is Head of School of English & Journalism.

This opening session will end with Hubert Parry’s musical adaptation of ‘Jerusalem’ musica by the Portuguese choir Antigos Orfeonistas da Universidade de Coimbra, recorded in 1998, in the cathedral of Leiria for the CD “Alleluya”, with an arrangement by Augusto Mesquita, and João Vaz playing the organ.


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William Blake, Milton a Poem, copy A, object 2, c. 1811. British Museum.
The William Blake Archive > Works in the Archive

And did those feet in ancient time,
Walk upon Englands mountains green:
And was the holy Lamb of God,
On Englands pleasant pastures seen!
And did the Countenance Divine,
Shine forth upon our clouded hills?
And was Jerusalem builded here,
Among these dark Satanic Mills?
Bring me my Bow of burning gold:
Bring me my Arrows of desire:
Bring me my Spear: O clouds unfold!
Bring me my Chariot of fire!
I will not cease from Mental Fight,
Nor shall my Sword sleep in my hand:
Till we have built Jerusalem,
In Englands green & pleasant Land.


É com muito prazer que vos damos as boas vindas a Recepção | Percepção de William Blake. Trata-se de uma iniciativa académica e cultural, intrinsecamente transdisciplinar, e organizada para aferir a eficácia de uma via diferente para comunicar os primeiros resultados de um estudo experimental que estamos a desenvolver. O estudo tem por foco as várias formas multisensoriais de interpretação literária, a começar pelas das obras de Blake.

Pretendemos ainda agradecer a todos os que tornaram possível a Recepção | Percepção de William Blake, em particular ao Professor Jason Whittaker que vem da Universidade de Lincoln onde é Head of School of English & Journalism.

Esta sessão de abertura vai terminar com «Jerusalem», musica a adaptação musical de Hubert Parry, pelo coro português Antigos Orfeonistas da Universidade de Coimbra, gravada em 1998, na Catedral de Leiria para o CD “Alleluya, com arranjo de Augusto Mesquita e acompanhamento de João Vaz no órgão.

Alcinda Pinheiro de Sousa
ULICES – School of Arts and Humanities│University of Lisbon
CEAUL – Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa

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