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Authors | Michael Fox

Michael Fox is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of English & Comparative Literature at UNC-Chapel Hill, where he is completing his dissertation entitled "The Aesthete's Idea of History." He is also the Assistant Editor and Software Architect of the William Blake Archive. Another article of his about the Archive, "'All Relate to Art': The William Blake Archive and Its Web of Relations," co-written with Joseph Fletcher, will soon appear in Digital Humanities Quarterly.

Articles on Amodern by Michael Fox


Central to the making of the new William Blake Archive, launched in December 2016, were contradictory ideas concerning perspective and aesthetics, and the roles of critics, scholars, and digital humanists. The Archive now embodies these competing ideas as well as others about such things as pleasure and hermeneutical similitude. In a light tone, this article explains these ideas through a multithreaded story told from the perspective of the Archive's Assistant Editor and Software Architect. The upgrade is the product of a major collaborative effort between the main editors of the Archive, graduate students, research computing consultants, and an outside design company, and is continually being improved.