Icons - Texts - Iconotexts: Essays on Ekphrasis and Intermediality

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783111796758
  • Publisher: De Gruyter, Walter, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/28/1996
  • Series: European Cultures Series
  • Pages: 406

Table of Contents

Introduction: Ekphrasis, Iconotexts, and Intermediality - the State(s) of the Art(s) 1
Ekphrasis and Theories of Reading Visual Representations
Iconolatrie de iconoclastie de l'ecriture libertine 43
Ekphrasis as Art Criticism: Diderot and Fragonard's "Coresus and Callirhoe" 58
Ekphrasis and the Mimetic Crisis of Romanticism 78
Ecritures de l'image chez Theophile Gautier 105
Iconotexts: The Eighteenth Century
Watteau: The Aesthetics of Pleasure 121
Sterne and Fragonard: The Escapades of Death 136
The Harlot, Her Father, and the Parson: Representing and Interpreting Hogarth in the Eighteenth Century 149
La mise en scene de la table de travail: poetologie et epistemologie immanentes chez Guillaume-Thomas Raynal et Alexander von Humboldt 175
Iconotexts: The Nineteenth Century
The Strategic Withdrawal from Ekphrasis in Jane Austen's Novels 213
Appropriating Botticelli: English Approaches 1860-1890 236
Entering the Museum of Words: Browning's "My Last Duchess" and Twentieth-Century Ekphrasis 262
Oscar Wilde's "Impression du matin" - an Intermedial Reading 281
Iconotexts: Caricature
Text as Design in Gillray's Caricature 309
The Battle of the Signs: Robert Crumb's Visual Reading of James Boswell's "London Journal" 324
Bibliography 347
List of Illustrations 383
Notes on Contributors 388
Index 392
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