Celebrating the Millionth
Volume for UNCG:
William Blake's Illustrations of the Book of Job
Fall 2001 Schedule of Events
William Blake: Dreamer of Dreams
September 17 - October 31.
Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Special Collections
Division of Jackson Library, 2nd Floor Main Building An exhibit featuring the millionth volume and other Blake
materials in Jackson Library's collection.
Presentation of William Blake's Illustrations of the Book of Job as the One-Millionth Volume for UNCG
Monday, October 1, 10:30 a.m. Virginia Dare Room, UNCG
Staged Reading of Archibald MacLeish's Poetic Drama "J.B."
Directed by Dr. Marsha Paludan, Associate Professor of
Theatre, UNCG and performed by graduates of the UNCG Theatre Program. Sunday, October 14 2:00 p.m. Brown Building Theatre, UNCG.
To celebrate Jackson Library's acquisition of William
Blake's Illustrations of the Book of Job, Dr. Marsha Paludan will
direct a staged reading of Pulitzer Prize winning poet Archibald MacLeish's
poetic drama J.B. Based on the book of Job, J.B. was a Broadway
hit in 1957 starring actor John Carradine. For the 2 p.m. Sunday, October
14th performance in the Brown Building Theatre, Paludan plans to include
projections of Blake's illustrations as a backdrop for the performance.
Blake's Enlightened Graphics: Illuminated Books and New Technologies
Dr. Joseph Viscomi, Kenan Professor of English, UNC Chapel Hill
Tuesday, October 16 7:30 p.m. Weatherspoon Art Gallery Lecture Hall, UNCG
William Blake's illuminated printing was a new technology
in the 19th century. Today, new technologies are being used to place the
Blake Archive on the Web. Join one of the world's leading Blake Scholars
for this special event.
The Human Form Divine: Blake's Book of Job
Dr. Bennett H. Ramsey, Associate Professor of Religious
Studies, UNCG and Dr. Jennifer Keith, Assistant Professor of English, UNCG
Tuesday October 23 at 7:30 p.m., Jarrell Lecture Hall, UNCG (NOTE: venue changed
from Faculty Center)
A dialogue from religious and literary perspectives on
Blake's Book of Job.
Create a Bookplate Family Workshop and Demonstration of Jackson Library's Washington Hand Printing Press
Ann Grimaldi, Curator of Education, Weatherspoon Art Gallery and Paul Hessling, Assistant Catalog Librarian for Special Collections, Jackson Library
Saturday, November 3 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Jackson Library Lobby, Second Floor Main Building, UNCG
Join in celebrating Jackson Library's one millionth volume
by creating your own bookplate. Personalize your growing book collection
by designing and printing an artful bookplate ready for use. Also take
an up-close look at a 19th century printing press in action.
Paideia Seminar on William Blake's Illustrations of the Book of Job
Dr. Terry Roberts, Dr. Laura Billings, Mr. Evan Post,
and Ms. Cheryl Treadway, National Paideia Center
Tuesday, November 6 7:30 p.m. Virginia Dare Room, Alumni House, UNCG
William Blake was one of the great artists, one of the
great poets, one of the great engravers and one of the most profound religious
mystics of his time. How do YOU (not someone else) respond to this powerful
figure? Join us for a Paideia seminar to explore that question
All events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Barry Miller, Special Projects Librarian, at 336-256-0112 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org