[DWJ] Incoherent Notes on THB and Shelley

Eleanor Joslin eleanor at dreamvine.org.uk
Wed Oct 1 12:07:24 EDT 2014

This is a frivolous tangent, but "Homework Bounders" would be a great 
name for a society of people who study and/or teach DWJ!

Deborah, allow me to award you Tyop of the Week. :)


On 01/10/14 16:20, deborah.dwj at suberic.net wrote:
> Two notes:
> 1. Kyra's notes are so awesomely extensive that I actually had to
> push them through the mailing list software manually because it
> assumed the message that long couldn't possibly be legitimate.
> \o/
> 2. Every time I think about Milton in conversation with later
> English literature, I think about Blake, but I'm not sure where I
> would go with connecting Blake to DWJ. Although now that I am
> saying that I feel like there is probably something awesome to
> say about William Blake  and Homework Bounders.
> Goodness, the more I think about that the more  I want to explore
> it. It was mostly just noodling at first, given how Blakian
> Helen's world can feel, but now I am thinking about Innocence and
> Experience and Jamie and... Somebody write me this paper, okay?
> (The children's fantasy author I usually want to talk about in
> relation to Blake is of course Philip Pullman, although  probably
> not in a way Pullman would approve of.  His Dark Material is so
> lovingly influenced by  Blake in many ways, and yet  what it always
> makes me think of is the way that William Blake said of Milton
> that he was of the devil's party without knowing it. And what I
> often find about  the HDM trilogy is that for all it seems to be
> so infuriated with CS Lewis all the time, it seems very much to
> be of CS Lewis's party without knowing it.)
> -deborah
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