Daimonic Art: Mediating Text and Imagery in Blake’s Jerusalem

Todd Dearing

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This essay examines how Blake's poetry and painting combine in his magnum opus, Jerusalem: The Emanation of the Giant Albion, to produce a multimedia (visual and linguistic) experience within an imaginary, daimonic space. I argue that this imaginary, daimonic space reflects Blake's own daimonic cosmology, characterisation, and aesthetics, which enriches the reader's experience of Blake's work.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-47
Number of pages25
JournalJournal of Romanticism
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • William Blake
  • Text and image
  • Romanticism
  • Daimon
  • Imagination
  • Reading
  • Experience


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