Ekphrastic Medieval Visions: A New Discussion in Interarts Theory

Ekphrastic Medieval Visions: A New Discussion in Interarts Theory

by C. Barbetti

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Explores the transformative power of ekphrasis in high and late medieval dream visions and mystical visions. Demonstrates that medieval ekphrases reveal ekphrasis as a process rather than a genre and shows how it works with cultural memory to transform, shift, and revise composition.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349292356
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 10/27/2011
Series: The New Middle Ages
Edition description: 1st ed. 2011
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x (d)

About the Author

CLAIRE BARBETTI isco-founder of Janus Head. Her poetry has been published in Cimarron Review, How2, and The Drunken Boat.

Table of Contents

An Introduction to the Field of Ekphrasis PART I The Ekphrastic Medieval Dream Vision Poethics and the Ekphrastic Body in Pearl Ekphrasis and the Polytemporal in Piers Plowman PART II The Ekphrastic Mystical Vision Text and the Rhetoric of Memoria Secret Designs/Public Shapes: The Space of Memory in the Ekphrasis of Hildegard's Scivias Inhuman Ekphrasis: The Forty(plus)-Year Ekphrasis of Julian of Norwich The Gift of Medieval Ekphrasis: Contemporary Ekphrastic Poethics and the Question of Art

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