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.

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

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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.

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.

Writing for Art

Writing for Art is a concise introduction to the subject of ekphrasis, and the first study to offer a useful general survey of the larger philosophical and theoretical questions arising from the encounter of literary texts and artworks.

Author: Stephen Cheeke

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015082687891

Category: Art

Page: 203

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This book covers a broad chronological range of writing and theorising about 'ekphrasis', extending the subject to include literary works on photography, and prose descriptions of artworks.

Visions of Empire in Colonial Spanish American Ekphrastic Writing

Picturing. Power. EKPHRASIS Derived from the Greek ek- (“out”) and phrazein (
to tell, declare, pronounce), ekphrasis is translated variously as “to speak out/
forth,” to “digress from the main narrative,” “to elaborate upon,” or simply to “tell in
full.

Author: Kathryn M. Mayers

Publisher: Government Institutes

ISBN: 9781611483925

Category: History

Page: 165

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The process of shaping cultural identity in colonial Spanish America has occurred as much through the medium of pictures as through the medium of writing. Focused on writing that references visual texts (ekphrasis), Visions of Empire in Colonial Spanish American Ekphrastic Writing examined the way words about pictures in the writing of three Spanish American Creoles negotiate the challenges that confronted the ruling elite in Spanish America during the contentious period between the Conquest and Independence.

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.

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.

The Medieval French Alexander

By turning Alexander into the figure of a writer at the very place and moment of
the commemoration of his own literary tradition, Jean de le Mote underlines the
generative function of ekphrasis. The textual memory is activated in the service of
 ...

Author: Donald Maddox

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791454444

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 293

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Overall, the collection offers a provocative rethinking of the monumental medieval French tradition of Alexander the Great, as well as valuable insight into the emergence and transformations of French literature between the early twelfth century and the end of the Middle Ages."--BOOK JACKET.

Southeastern College Art Conference Review

The basic principles behind ekphrastic writing are laid out in the introductory
chapter , “ Ut pictor poesis . ” Renaissance writers from Petrarch to Vasari are
shown to have been practitioners of this descriptive language , by which artists
and ...

Author: Southeastern College Art Conference

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X006001893

Category: Art

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Classics and Translation

(To be fair, one should rather compare antique ekphrasis with Renaissance or
Baroque ekphrasis, with Spenser's ... of God's intentions to be understood by the
mind, the prestige of mere pictorialism declined and the ekphrastic writer was no
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Author: D. S. Carne-Ross

Publisher: Bucknell University Press

ISBN: 9780838757666

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 377

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D. S. Carne-Ross (1921-2010) was one of the finest critics of classical literature in English translation after Arnold. More than four decades of Carne-Ross's writings are represented in this volume, which includes criticism of both ancient and modern writers, in addition to historical-critical studies of translation, discriminating analyses of translators widely read today, and investigations in the relationship between translation, criticism, and literary creation. This book will appeal to a wide audience including classicists, specialists in reception and translation studies, students of comparative literature, and literary readers. Two chapters give readings of the Odyssey and the Oresteia; others focus on significant and influential translators of those works. Two long essays give extended accounts of two of the most widely read twentieth-century translators of Greek and Latin, Robert Fitzgerald and Richmond Lattimore; there are also incisive studies of translations by H.D., David Ferry, Christopher Logue and others. Some essays focus on a particular work, author, or genre in translation, for example, Pindar's Pythian 12, Horace, Greek tragedy, and Greek epigram. The first and the final chapters use translation as a point of departure in order to investigate questions about transfers between ancient and modern literatures. In all the essays, translated works are considered in their relation to Greek or Roman literature and also as contributions to English literature, as a source of innovation for it, or as a way of laying bare connections between past and present moments.

Journal of Mediterranean Studies

making of images as with their worship , a lapse of which ekphrastic writing is
itself often accused . What interests me , then , is the strategic commingling of
iconomachy and iconophilia in those places where Lollard objections to religious
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Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106015418962

Category: Mediterranean Region

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Art Craft and Theology in Fourth Century Christian Authors

Another shared feature of these sermons is the way in which both men
deliberately signal the visual quality of their preaching, directing the gaze of their
audience on to the soldiers. Indeed, each draws attention to the ekphrastic
quality of their ...

Author: Morwenna Ludlow

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198848837

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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Art, Craft, and Theology in Fourth-Century Christian Authors analyses Christian Greek literature in the fourth century in order to emphasise the style, ingenuity, and craftsmanship demonstrated by the authors of such texts. It considers the way these 'wordsmiths' used classical literature techniques to strengthen their theological writings.

Violent Images

Ekphrastic Writing in Claude Simon and Peter Weiss Robert Caspar Buch. The
question that has guided the study was to see whether the mimetic ambition of
the ekphrastic process could not be reconciled with the doubts and skepticism vis
 ...

Author: Robert Caspar Buch

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105023738797

Category: Ekphrasis

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The Artist was a Woman

W.J. T. Mitchell has argued that ekphrasis as a genre has been steeped in the
associations attached to images and words , stuctured by the binaries that have
defined these two terms in aesthetic and ekphrastic writing for centuries , among
 ...

Author: Jean Marie Borger

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015057023148

Category:

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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.

The Seventies Now

A short digression concerning ekphrasis - the verbal representation of visual
representation - will elucidate these works by Ashbery and Baldwin . ... He
observes that ekphrastic writing tacitly acknowledges the presence of an other in
the text .

Author: Stephen Paul Miller

Publisher: New Americanists

ISBN: UOM:39015046488766

Category: History

Page: 413

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Explores the practice of surveillance the America of the 1970s through the discussion of a wide range of political and cultural phenomena--Watergate, the Ford presidency, Andy Warhol, disco music, the major films of the 70s, writers in the 70s (particular

English Building Poems 1600 1680

When nature became not a world of appearances to be enjoyed by the eye but a
great hieroglyph of God's intentions to be understood by the mind , the prestige of
mere pictorialism decline and the ekphrastic writer was no longer called on to ...

Author: David Robinson Sofield

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105025646501

Category: Architecture in literature

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Looking Together

Historically , ekphrasis has included art made in direct response to another piece
of art , such as a painting of a scene in a ... Several years ago , my ekphrastic
writing expanded as I began to collaborate more formally with dancers ,
composers ...

Author: Rebecca Brown

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105132205902

Category: Art

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The relationship between writers and artists has long been a collaborative one. Plato used the word ekphrasis to describe what happens when a writer writes creatively, as opposed to critically, about art. Gertrude Stein claimed that her innovative writing style was inspired by the paintings of Cézanne -- and then went on to tell Hemingway to study Cézanne if he wanted to learn to write. In Looking Together, a dozen writers working in a range of styles and forms respond to works of art held in the permanent collection of Seattle's Frye Art Museum or exhibited there. Romantic and ironic, meticulously researched and fanciful, these poems, stories, monologues, and tales are invitations to any curious reader or lover of art to look again at what we see. "Sometimes what artists want to explore is something created by another artist. Making art about something created by another human being is a way to engage intimately with how another human being believes or sees or feels or thinks or wants. It can also be really fun." -- From the Introduction by Rebecca Brown

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
 ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015052090290

Category: Bibliography

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Nottingham French Studies

The poet utilises a phenomenological approach in these examples of ' ekphrasis '
: the vision that captures the works of art ... the poet to elaborate particularly
original and creative solutions to some of the problems posed by ekphrastic
writing .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X004314429

Category: French literature

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