The Spring 2009 issue of the journal Nineteenth-Century Literature includes a cluster of essays on William Blake, written in celebration of the 250th anniversary of his birth (2007):
- Steven Goldsmith, “William Blake and the Future of Enthusiasm”; from the abstract: “In Blake we observe the transition from a theological concept of enthusiasm to a practice of literary-critical engagement as enthusiasm.”
- Denise Gigante, “Blake’s Living Form”; from the abstract: “This essay reads William Blake’s illuminated work Jerusalem: The Emanation of The Giant Albion as a key instance of living (or organic) form conceived according to biological principles in the period of Romantic vitalism, 1760–1830.”
- Nicholas M. Williams, “Blake Dead or Alive”; from the abstract: “William Blake’s interests in the living body and its aesthetic analogue, “Living Form,” underlie his attempt at representing motion, a hallmark of animal life…”
The issue also contains an essay by Adam Sonstegard on the American book illustrator Edward Windsor Kemble.