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
Gourlay is interested in William Blake and William Hogarth, British poetry and visual art 1400–1900, western paleography and calligraphy.
- LAS-E101-03 First-year Literature Seminar
- LAS-E211-01 Medieval To Eighteenth-century British Literature
Fall 2017 Courses
- LAEL-1033-01 Paleography: Western Handwritten Letterforms
Wintersession 2018 Courses
- HAVC-C221-01 Blake And Hogarth
- LAS-C221-01 Literary Art: Blake And Hogarth
- LAS-E212-01 Romantic To Edwardian British Literature
Spring 2018 Courses
Apparel Design Architecture Ceramics Digital + Media Experimental and Foundation Studies Film / Animation / Video Furniture Design Glass Graduate Studies Graphic Design History of Art + Visual Culture History, Philosophy + the Social Sciences Illustration Industrial Design Interior Architecture Jewelry + Metalsmithing Landscape Architecture Literary Arts + Studies Painting Photography Printmaking Sculpture Teaching + Learning in Art + Design Textiles