ERLE Sibylle

PhD in English LIterature

Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln, UK.

Research expertise

Blake, death, physiognomy and monsters; Blake’s significance for other cultures; fairy Spaces; Fuseli, Lavater, Tennyson and Ludwig Meidner.



William Blake

William Blake was never the eccentric loner or outsider that his early biographers made him out to be. Blake had visions but wasn’t mad. He was a Londoner and lived in a thriving metropolis. He went to a drawing school, was apprenticed to an engraver and studied at the Royal Academy.