Date of Award


Degree Type




First Advisor

Esther L. Godfrey, Ph.D.

Second Advisor

E. Derek Taylor, Ph.D.

Third Advisor

Rhonda Brock-Servais, Ph.D


This thesis closely examines William Blake’s attitudes towards women and compares and contrasts the texts with what can be known of Blake’s life and world. It examines his interest in sexual freedom and where these interests might have emerged from. The author explores the possibility that he might be interested in sexual freedom for the benefit of both men and women.



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