Faculty: Sandy Gourlay

Biography

Alexander (Sandy) Gourlay went to Reed College to study physics but was waylaid by courses in paleography, drawing and English literature; he finished as an English major and wrote his senior thesis on Shakespeare. As a graduate student in English at the University of Iowa, he migrated from Renaissance studies to the works of the painter/printmaker/poet William Blake and his contexts in British literature and art.

Academic Research/Areas of Interest

William Blake and William Hogarth. British Poetry and Visual Art 1400-1900. Western Paleography and Calligraphy.

Sandy Gourlay

Sandy Gourlay

Professor
agourlay@risd.edu
401-454-6581

  • PHD, University of Iowa
  • MA, University of Iowa
  • BA, Reed College

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Courses
  • HAVC-C221
    BLAKE AND HOGARTH
  • LAS-C221
    BLAKE AND HOGARTH
  • LAS-E211
    BRITISH LITERATURE I
  • LAS-E212
    BRITISH LITERATURE II
  • LAS-E101
    LITERATURE SEM: DESIGN IN WORDS
  • LAEL-LE33
    PALEOGRAPHY: WESTERN HANDWRITTEN LETTERFORMS

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