Alexander Gourlay will be on sabbatical during Wintersession and Spring, 2013.
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.
- PHD, University of Iowa
- MA, University of Iowa
- BA, Reed College
BRITISH LITERATURE I
PALEOGRAPHY: WESTERN HANDWRITTEN LETTERFORMS