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Ekphrastic encounters: New interdisciplinary essays on literature and the visual arts

David Kennedy and Richard Meek


This book offers a comprehensive reassessment of ekphrasis: the verbal representation of visual art. In the past twenty five years numerous books and articles have appeared covering different aspects of ekphrasis, with scholars arguing that it is a fundamental means by which literary artists have explored the nature of aesthetic experience. However many critics continue to rely upon the traditional conception of ekphrasis as a form of paragone (competition) between word and image. This interdisciplinary collection seeks to complicate this critical paradigm, and proposes a more reciprocal model ... More

Keywords: ekphrasis, paragone, ut pictura poesis, iconotext, Lessing, intermedial, representation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781526125798
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781526125798.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Kennedy, editor
was Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Hull

Richard Meek, editor
Lecturer in English at the University of Hull

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Introduction: from paragone to encounter

David Kennedy and Richard Meek

Part I Early modern encounters

Part II Nineteenth-century encounters

Part III Modern and postmodern encounters


James A. W. Heffernan

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