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Il dibattito anglo-americano del Novecento sull’ékphrasis

Mazzara, F.; (2007) Il dibattito anglo-americano del Novecento sull’ékphrasis. In: Intermedialità ed Ekphrasis nel Prerffaellitismo: Il caso Rossetti. (pp. 1-70). University of Naples: Naples, Italy. Green open access


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This essay presents an analysis of the theoretical issues of interartisticity and ekphrasis, with particular attention to the latter. The question of ekphrasis – the verbal description of works of art – is explored from the point of view of the Anglo-American debate of the last two centuries, here represented by the theoretical works of Mitchell, Krieger, Heffernan and Wagner. These scholars have made the problem of ekphrasis a very actual one, representing a perfect occasion for reflecting on more general questions concerning the relationship between literature and other arts, word and image, temporality and spatiality, arbitrary sign and natural sign and verbal and visual representation.

Type: Book chapter
Title: Il dibattito anglo-americano del Novecento sull’ékphrasis
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Language: English
Additional information: An extract from the author's thesis, title "Intermedialità ed Ekphrasis nel Prerffaellitismo: Il caso Rossetti". Language: Italian.
Keywords: descrizione di opere d’arte/description of works of art, ecfrasis, ékphrasis, enargeia, imagetext, interartisticità/interartisticity, parerga, parola & immagine/word & image, pictorial poem, prosopopoeia, rhetorics, sister arts, ut pictura poesis
UCL classification: ?? AQ ??
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > VP International
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/4712
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