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Robert Essick, Professor Emeritus
Ph.D. U.C. San Diego

(951) 827-1456

Robert Essick (B.A. UCLA; Ph.D. University of California, San Diego) is a specialist in British romantic literature and art, particularly William Blake. Among his sixteen books are William Blake, Printmaker (Princeton University Press), selected by Choice as an Outstanding Academic Book of 1980-81; William Blake and the Language of Adam (Oxford University Press 1989); and William Blake's Commercial Book Illustrations (Oxford University Press) selected by Choice as an Outstanding Book of 1991-92. His William Blake at the Huntington (1994) was a Book-of-the-Month Club alternate selection. His facsimile edition of Blake's Vision of the Daughters of Albion is forthcoming from the Huntington Library Press. He is an on-line Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities at the University of Virginia and is currently working on the Blake Electronic Archive . Essick is a member of the Board of Overseers of the Huntington Library and the Editorial Board of Studies in English Literature . He has been an NEH, American Council of Learned Societies, and Guggenheim Fellow and was the Faculty Research Lecturer at UCR in 1990-91.