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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 barry_miller@uncg.edu

updated 9/19/2001