The Ekphrastic Writer

This book unites the history and tradition of ekphrasis, its conventions, the writing process, and multi-genre writing prompts.

Author: Janée J. Baugher

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476679457

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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A common definition of ekphrasis is descriptive writing influenced by the visual arts. Beyond the written word, however, responding to art can engender self-reflection, creativity, and help writers to build characters, plot, and setting. This book unites the history and tradition of ekphrasis, its conventions, the writing process, and multi-genre writing prompts. In addition to subjects such as early art engagement, psychology, and the eye-brain-perception relationship, this book discusses artists' creative processes, tools, and techniques, and offers instruction on how to read art by way of deep-looking.

The Ekphrastic Encounter in Contemporary British Poetry and Elsewhere

Examining a wide range of ekphrastic poems, David Kennedy argues that contemporary British poets writing out of both mainstream and avant-garde traditions challenge established critical models of ekphrasis with work that is more complex ...

Author: Dr David Kennedy

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409479314

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 196

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Examining a wide range of ekphrastic poems, David Kennedy argues that contemporary British poets writing out of both mainstream and avant-garde traditions challenge established critical models of ekphrasis with work that is more complex than representational or counter-representational responses to paintings in museums and galleries. Even when the poem appears to be straightforwardly representational, it is often selectively so, producing a 'virtual' work that doesn't exist in actuality. Poets such as Kelvin Corcoran, Peter Hughes, and Gillian Clarke, Kennedy suggests, relish the ekphrastic encounter as one in which word and image become mutually destabilizing. Similarly, other poets engage with the source artwork as a performance that participates in the ethical realm. Showing that the ethical turn in ekphrastic poetry is often powerfully gendered, Kennedy also surveys a range of ekphrastic poets from the Renaissance and nineteenth century to trace a tradition of female ekphrastic poetry that includes Pauline Stainer and Frances Presley. Kennedy concludes with a critique of ekphrastic exercises in creative writing teaching, proposing that ekphrastic writing that takes greater account of performance spectatorship may offer more fruitful models for the classroom than the narrativizing of images.

Ekphrastic Writing Workbook

" "I like the landscapes. I think that this book might be useful for high school students or individuals who want personal inspiration for their writing," comment from another writing professor.

Author: Marilyn Hope Lake

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1530421322

Category: Creative writing

Page: 52

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Dr. Marilyn Hope Lake used her experience as a creative writing instructor and her award winning painting skills to create the EKPRHASTIC WRITING WORKBOOK . It contains 20 original pieces of art: ten watercolor paintings and ink drawings, plus ten art quality photographs. Ekprhasis is defined as a literary description of or commentary on a visual work of art. Each work of art in this workbook is presented with space for writing. All are meant to motivate, inspire and entertain the creative spirit. Daren Dean, nationally known author and professor of writing at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge wrote, " Here's a new writing workbook that may be of help to some of you in the classroom. Please checkout this wonderful book by one of my former writer professors, Mariyn Hope Lake." "I like the landscapes. I think that this book might be useful for high school students or individuals who want personal inspiration for their writing," comment from another writing professor. When you look at one of the paintings, drawings or photos, what does it bring to your writer's mind? What are your first thoughts? Does the illustration evoke a feeling? Memory? A particular time? Poetry or prose? A sonnet? A simple verse? Flash Fiction or an anecdote? Does it call for a narrative poem? Or a short story? Perhaps a bit of whimsy? This workbook is intended to motivate, inspire and entertain the creative spirit. It has no "how to" instructions, simply visual art and space to begin writing. Copyright Note: Writers who submit ekphrastic pieces inspired by art/photo copyrighted herein, may use the art/photo with appropriate credit to the copyright holder and the Ekphrastic Writing Workbook. Otherwise, all rights are reserved. (c) 2016 by Marilyn Hope Lake dba Compass Rose Publications.

Getting the Picture

This book takes a probing look at how Spanish poets of the twentieth century read objects of visual art, write poems that utilize the discursive strategy known as ekphrasis, and how, in turn, they are read by those texts.

Author: Margaret Helen Persin

Publisher: Bucknell University Press

ISBN: 0838753353

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 257

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This book takes a probing look at how Spanish poets of the twentieth century read objects of visual art, write poems that utilize the discursive strategy known as ekphrasis, and how, in turn, they are read by those texts. As a result of their reading practices, the artistic works "read" by the poets are inscribed in the poets' own texts, and in a variety of ways. This analysis sheds light on the poets' own distinctive stance toward many primary issues, such as textuality, representation, language, power, ideology, literature, and art.

Writing for Art

Ekphrasis is the technical term for the relationship between literary texts and the visual or the plastic arts, whereby writers write about paintings, photograpy or works of art. This is a concise introduction

Author: Stephen Cheeke

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719083249

Category: Art

Page: 224

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Ekphrasis is the technical term for the relationship between literary texts and the visual or the plastic arts, whereby writers write about paintings, photograpy or works of art. This is a concise introduction

In the Frame

The authors of these sixteen essays, several of whom are poets as well as critics, have a twofold purpose: calling attention to the contribution women poets have made to this important genre of poetic writing and re-thinking ekphrastic ...

Author: Jane Hedley

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

ISBN: 9780874130461

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 316

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The subject of In the Frame is poetic ekphrasis: poems whose starting point or source of inspiration is a work of visual art. The authors of these sixteen essays, several of whom are poets as well as critics, have a twofold purpose: calling attention to the contribution women poets have made to this important genre of poetic writing and re-thinking ekphrastic poetry's motives and purposes. From Marianne Moore and Elizabeth Bishop to Mary Jo Salter, C. D. Wright, and Susan Wheeler, many of our best women poets have done important work in this genre, and when they describe, confront, or speak for an image that is itself wordless, their motives are not only formal but aesthetic. Their poems also raise important questions, from a perspective that is often, but not always, gender-inflected about how art is made and displayed, experienced and valued, celebrated and commodified. Jane Hedley is K. Laurence Stapleton Professor of English at Bryn Mawr College. Willard Spiegelman is the Hughes Professor of English at Southern Methodist University, and editor-in-chief of the Southwest Review. Nick Halpem is an associate professor in the English Department at North Carolina State University.

Ekphrasis

This book is a record of the exhibit shown at The Box Gallery fron November 2018 to January 2019: 20 artists and 20 writers from Missouri and Kansas, paired anonymously, and asked to create new work inspired by their paired partner's work, ...

Author: Galérie La Box

Publisher:

ISBN: 1942168985

Category: Art, Modern

Page: 88

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"Ekphrasis as a discipline spans millennia and has its birth story in ancient Greece, when Homer described Achilles' shield in the Iliad. Originally, for an ekphrastic writer, the goal was to bring an artwork to life, as if the reader were able to view it. In more recent times this rhetorical form has allowed for things that a viewer could not see but that served to show the imaginative grasp of the writer in describing a work of art. This book is a record of the exhibit shown at The Box Gallery fron November 2018 to January 2019: 20 artists and 20 writers from Missouri and Kansas, paired anonymously, and asked to create new work inspired by their paired partner's work, each exploring the subjective landscape of inspiration and creative interpretation." -- Back cover.

Writing and Filming the Painting

Analyzing selected works of art by Goya, Rembrandt, and Vermeer and their ekphrastic treatment in various texts and films, this book examines how the medium of ekphrasis affects the representation of the visual arts in order to show what ...

Author: Laura M. Sager Eidt

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042024571

Category: Art

Page: 243

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This innovative interdisciplinary study compares the uses of painting in literary texts and films. In developing a framework of four types of ekphrasis, the author argues for the expansion of the concept of ekphrasis by demonstrating its applicability as interpretive tool to films about the visual arts and artists. Analyzing selected works of art by Goya, Rembrandt, and Vermeer and their ekphrastic treatment in various texts and films, this book examines how the medium of ekphrasis affects the representation of the visual arts in order to show what the differences imply about issues such as gender roles and the function of art for the construction of a personal or social identity. Because of its highly cross-disciplinary nature, this book is of interest not only to scholars of literature and aesthetics, but also for scholars of film studies. By providing an innovative approach to discussing non-documentary films about artists, the author shows that ekphrasis is a useful tool for exploring both aesthetic concerns and ideological issues in film. This study also addresses art historians as it deals with the reception of major artists in European literature and film throughout the 20th century.

Poetry Photography Ekphrasis

A detailed study of the ekphrasis of photography in poetry since the 19th century.

Author: Andrew Miller

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9781781381908

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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Poetry, Photography, Ekphrasis is a detailed study of the ekphrasis of photography in poetry since the 19th century. Unlike other critical studies of ekphrasis, Miller's study concentrates solely on the lyrical ekphrasis of photographs, setting out to define how the photographic image provides a unique form of poetic ekphrasis. Moving between the disciplines of semiotics, visual studies, psychology, classical rhetoric, philosophy and literary criticism, Miller outlines what he defines as the chronotope of the photograph. Employing M.M. Bakhtin's notion of the literary chronotope, Miller argues that the ekphrasis of photographs manifests itself in a series of chronotopic narratives. Each chapter of the book is dedicated to delineating one of these narratives. In this work, Miller engages in a literary history that follows the timeline of photography from its origins in the 19th century to its contemporary digital manifestations in the 21st. The study engages in close-readings of the works of such poets as Walt Whitman, Lewis Carroll, Thomas Hardy, Seamus Heaney, Marianne Moore and Philip Larkin. In addition, the book does the work of a comparative study, and it goes beyond the limits of Anglophone literature to include the works of such poets and writers as Walter Benjamin, Charles Baudelaire, Bertolt Brecht, Ernesto Cardenal and Zbigniew Herbert.

Technical Ekphrasis in Greek and Roman Science and Literature

This book analyzes the rhetorical and visual strategies used in technical texts and non-technical literature to describe technological artifacts.

Author: Courtney Roby

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107077300

Category: History

Page: 354

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Analyzes the rhetorical and visual strategies used in technical texts and non-technical literature to describe technological artifacts.

Representation Beyond Representation

The study explores this concept thematically with each chapter corresponding to a different genre of painting: the still life, the portrait, the nude, and the history painting.

Author: Doris Bremm

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:659874710

Category:

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The study explores this concept thematically with each chapter corresponding to a different genre of painting: the still life, the portrait, the nude, and the history painting. Central concerns include perception and story-telling, identity, the reversal of ekphrastic gender conventions, and historiography.

Ekphrasis

As he examines the conflict between the spatial and temporal, between vision-centered and word-centered metaphors, Krieger reveals how literary theory has been shaped by the attempts and the deceptive failures of language to do the job of ...

Author: Murray Krieger

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421431215

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 322

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As he examines the conflict between the spatial and temporal, between vision-centered and word-centered metaphors, Krieger reveals how literary theory has been shaped by the attempts and the deceptive failures of language to do the job of the "natural sign."

A Spectator Ekphrastic Poetry

A collection of 50 ekphrastic poems by Canadian poet, author, playwright and dramaturge Per K. Brask.

Author: Per K. Brask

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780987917089

Category: Canadian poetry

Page: 68

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A collection of 50 ekphrastic poems by Canadian poet, author, playwright and dramaturge Per K. Brask. Accessible and insightful, these delightful poems express the poet's playful attention to a live performance, work of art, exhibit or life moment. "Ekphrasis" refers to a literary description of, or commentary on, a work of art.

The Artist was a Woman

According to Mitchell , the feminine art object is a core feature of ekphrastic
writing and aesthetic theory across centuries . See “ Ekphrasis and the Other "
and Iconology : Image , Text , Ideology . that are instrumental to the construction
of the ...

Author: Jean Marie Borger

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015057023148

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Ekphrasis Vision and Persuasion in the Book of Revelation

Robyn. J. Whitaker interprets the Book of Revelation within the context of ancient rhetoric and religion.

Author: Robyn J. Whitaker

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 3161539788

Category: Religion

Page: 286

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Robyn. J. Whitaker interprets the Book of Revelation within the context of ancient rhetoric and religion. She argues that the author of Revelation uses a popular rhetorical tool, ekphrasis, to paint word-pictures of God that compete with material images to both critique image-making and simultaneously make an absent God present.

Writing about Art

Many writers in subsequent centuries followed Homer ' s lead and wrote
ekphrastic descriptions . During the Italian Renaissance , the rhetorical form
became an important literary genre and , in a surprising twist , artists made visual
works ...

Author: Marjorie Munsterberg

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: UCSD:31822036248862

Category: Art

Page: 164

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"Explains the different approaches college students encounter in undergraduate art history classes. Each chapter outlines the characteristics of one type of visual or historical analysis.... Five appendices outline the steps involved in researching art historical topics, writing essays about them, and citing sources properly."--Preface.

The Male Gaze versus Female Self Determination in Ekphrastic Poetry

Introduction The ekphrastic exchange is indeed scaffolded upon a frequently
gendered history of hierarchical ... maintained through executing the male gaze,
a concept which positioned the male author as the describing object and left the ...

Author: Juliane Amthor

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783668059948

Category: Literary Criticism

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Essay from the year 2015 in the subject English - Genres, grade: 1,3, Free University of Berlin (Institut für englische Philologie), course: Ekphrasis: Theory and Practice, language: English, abstract: This essay examines the confrontation of the male gaze with female self-determination in ekphrastic poetry, using the poem Standing Female Nude by Carol Ann Duffy as an example. The main aim of the essay is to show how ekphrasis and its specific features serve as a space in which gender conflicts are debated in the realm of aesthetics and how the emergence of a “distinctive female ekphrastic mode” (Kennedy 2012: 90) led to a shift from masculine dominance towards female power in the genre. In a first step, a definition of ekphrasis will be given and we will argue the case for why certain characteristics make ekphrasis particularly suitable for exhibiting the male gaze. Subsequently, in a second step, we will demonstrate to what extent female writers have modified the conventions of ekphrasis and challenged its traditional gender relations to suit their own need for self-determination. Carol Ann Duffy’s poem Standing Female Nude (1985) will serve as an example for feminist ekphrasis.

World Literature Today

Since Greek antiquity , ekphrastic language has functioned as a self - referential
visual sign . Murray Krieger equates ekphrasis ... perhaps help explain his highly
creative and original use of ekphrastic writing . Ekphrasis is akin to metafiction in
 ...

Author:

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ISBN: UOM:39015052090290

Category: Bibliography

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The Writer in the Landscape

While Jurkevich sees in Don Joaquín ' s blindness the importance that Azorín
places on his painterly role as ekphrastic writer , if we look at Don Joaquín as a
stand - in for the author , what we see in this character - as opposed to the writer
who ...

Author: Mary Ruth Strzeszewski

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015063165651

Category: Business & Economics

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The figure of the intellectual emerged in Spain in the second half of the nineteenth century, and Azorn (Jos Martnez Ruiz) and Miguel de Unamuno explored the critical and creative possibilities of this new role in their writings. This comparative study of these authors prose writings on landscape focuses on the literary personae of the artist-intellectual that both Azorn and Unamuno cultivated and on their innovative use of the article form. A liminal space between the referential and poetic world, landscape in their writings becomes a particularly apt medium in which to project and cultivate this new persona. Unamuno and Azorn experimented with representation of the artist-intellectual in early novelistic characters. Strzeszewski analyzes these early incarnations, focusing on their relationship to the landscape and rural society. Unamuno and Azorn also created pre-histories for their intellectual personae in memoirs in which they elaborated on the role that landscape played in their artistic formation. Strzeszewskis analysis of these early self-stagings in novel and memoir also shows how both authors often cast their literary personae as orphans, exploiting both the sentimental and ideological potential of this character. The principal body of the study is dedicated to each authors extension of the narrative of literary self-creation beyond the boundaries of the novel in the flexible, literary form of the article. Strzeszewskis reading of these sui generis writings should contribute to a greater appreciation of their innovative character.