Pope, R. (2005) Creativity: Theory, History, Practice. Routledge
Blake, W. (Author), Keynes G. (ed.) (1969) Blake, Complete Writings (Oxford Standard Authors) Oxford University Press (Especially annotations to Reynolds’s Discourses)
Browning, R: Poems on artists, particularly Andrea Del Sarto, the Perfect Painter
Gissing, G. (author), Goode, J., (ed.) (2008) New Grub Street (Oxford World Classics) Oxford University Press
Other Essential Resources
National Portrait Gallery: website and independent visit
Students on this level 3 course are encouraged to read independently and study visual sources about preferred artists and writers in relation to the themes of the course in addition to the essential reading above. More detailed guidance and suggestions will be given at the start of the course. In particular they are encouraged to engage critically with the different constructions of creative identity between texts on a single individual from different genres and periods.
Ackroyd, P. (1998) Blake Vintage (other editions available)
Brenton, H. (1990) ‘Bloody Poetry’ in Plays 2,
Brown, B. A. (2009) Hero, Madman, Criminal Victim: Artists in Film and Literature Midmarch Artists Press
Dakers, C (1999) The
Holland Park Circle: Artists and Victorian Society.
Greenblatt, S. (2004) Will in the World: How Shakespeare became Shakespeare. Jonathan Cape Ltd.
Kris, E. and Kurz, O. (1979) Legend, Myth and Magic in the Image of the Artist.
Martineau, J., et al. (2003) Shakespeare in Art. Merrell. Catalogue of Exhibition at
Gallery (Section on genre scenes featuring Shakespeare and imaginary portraits of Shakespeare)
Parker, R. and Pollock, G. (1991) Old Mistresses: Women, Art and Ideology Routledge Kegan and Paul (later reprints available)
Peltz, K., Ross, l. and Wedd, K. (2001) Creative Quarters: The Art World in
London 1700 – 2000 Merrell
Risdell, M., (ed.) (2009) The Face and Figure of Shakespeare: How
’s Eighteenth Century Sculptors invented a National Hero. Twickenham, Orleans House Gallery
I. and Sarnoff, F. (2002) Intimate Creativity. Partners in Love and Art. Eurospan University Press Group
Schoenbaum, S. (1987) William Shakespeare A
University Press. (other editions available)
Schoenbaum, S. (1991) Shakespeare’s Lives
Oxford , Clarendon Press
Storr, A. (1991) The Dynamics of Creation (New Edition) (Penguin Psychology) Penguin Books
Sturgis, A. (2006) Rebels and Martyrs: the Artist in the Nineteenth Century National Gallery (Catalogue of the Exhibition)
Tomalin, C. (2003) Jane Austen: a Life. London, Penguin (Other Editions available
Vasari, G. (1965) Lives of the Artists (Penguin Classics). Harmondsworth, Penguin (later editions available) Especially lives of Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael
Wells, S., Shapiro, J., Cooper, T., and Pointon, M., (2006) Searching for Shakespeare. National Portrait Gallery
The Agony and the Ecstasy
Shakespeare in Love
Other Recommended resources
Tate: Gallery website and independent visits
Independent visit to Leighton House museum and
Gallery , Kensington,
Charleston, and other museums in artists’ and writers houses are also recommended.