Luke Walker

Luke Walker’s research frequently examines the relationship between Romantic poetry and Beat literature. Journal articles include ‘Allen Ginsberg’s Blakean Albion’ (Comparative American Studies, 2013), ‘Allen Ginsberg’s “Wales Visitation” as a neo-Romantic response to Wordsworth’s “Tintern Abbey”’ (Romanticism, 2013), ‘Historicizing Sixties Counterculture via Paul Goodman and the Beats’ (Self & Society, 2016), and a review essay on Ginsberg’s expanded Blake album ‘The Complete Songs of Innocence and Experience’ (Blake: An Illustrated Quarterly, 2018).

Chapters in edited collections include ‘Beat Britain: poetic vision and division in Albion’s “underground”’, in The Routledge Handbook of International Beat Literature (Routledge, 2018), ‘Tangled up in Blake: the triangular relationship among Dylan, Blake, and the Beats’, in Rock and Romanticism: Blake, Wordsworth, and Rock from Dylan to U2 (Lexington Books, 2018), ‘Psychedelic Romanticism: Ginsberg, Blake and Wordsworth’, in Psychedelicacies (Strange Attractor Press, forthcoming), and ‘Breathing in Ginsberg, Breathing in Black Mountain’, in Black Mountain College, the Beats, and New Forms in the 1950s (Clemson University Press, forthcoming).

Ongoing projects include a monograph, provisionally entitled Countercultural Romanticism: William Blake, Allen Ginsberg and the Invention of the 1960s, and a research project investigating the influence of William Blake on modern and contemporary children’s literature.

Luke’s PhD, on the reception of William Blake in the 1960s, was awarded by the University of Sussex in 2015. He lives in Brighton and teaches at the University of Roehampton.

 

 

Les recherches de Luke Walker concernent la relation entre la poésie romantique et la littérature beat. Il a publié plusieurs articles de journaux dont « Allen Ginsberg’s Blakean Albion » d’Allen Ginsberg (Comparative American Studies, 2013), « Allen Ginsberg’s “Wales Visitation” as a neo-Romantic response to Wordsworth’s “Tintern Abbey” » (Romanticism, 2013), « Historicizing Sixties Counterculture via Paul Goodman and the Beats » (Self & Society, 2016), et un essai de critique sur l’album de Ginsberg tiré des poèmes de Blake, « The Complete Songs of Innocence and Experience » (Blake: An Illustrated Quarterly, 2018).

Il a également contribué à de nombreux ouvrages collectifs avec des chapitres tels que « Beat Britain: poetic vision and division in Albion’s “underground” », dans The Routledge Handbook of International Beat Literature (Routledge, 2018), « Tangled up in Blake: the triangular relationship among Dylan, Blake, and the Beats », dans Rock and Romanticism: Blake, Wordsworth, and Rock from Dylan to U2 (Lexington Books, 2018), « Psychedelic Romanticism: Ginsberg, Blake and Wordsworth », dans Psychedelicacies (Strange Attractor Press, à paraître) et « Breathing in Ginsberg », dans Black Mountain College, the Beats, and New Forms in the 1950s (Clemson University Press, à paraître).

Ses projets en cours comprennent une monographie provisoirement intitulée Countercultural Romanticism: William Blake, Allen Ginsberg and the Invention of the 1960s, ainsi qu’un projet de recherche sur l’influence de William Blake sur la littérature jeunesse moderne et contemporaine.

Le doctorat de Luke, sur la réception de William Blake dans les années 1960, a été récompensé par l’Université du Sussex en 2015. Il vit à Brighton et enseigne à l’Université de Roehampton.

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