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Ekphrastic medieval visions : a new discussion in interarts theory

Author: Claire Barbetti
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
Series: The new Middle Ages; New Middle Ages (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm))
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Ekphrastic Medieval Visions explores the transformative power of ekphrasis in high and late medieval dream visions and mystical visions, ending with considerations of contemporary poetry to illustrate how medieval ekphrasis can illuminate current studies in poetics. Barbetti demonstrates that medieval ekphrases reveal ekphrasis as a process rather than a genre and shows how it works with cultural memory to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Claire Barbetti
ISBN: 9780230109841 0230109845
OCLC Number: 711049348
Description: 208 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: The ekphrastic medieval dream vision --
Poethics and the ekphrastic body in Pearl --
Ekphrasis and the polytempotal in Piers Plowman --
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 40 (plus)-year ekphrasis of Julian of Norwich.
Series Title: The new Middle Ages; New Middle Ages (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm))
Responsibility: Claire 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  Read more...

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