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