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Writing and filming the painting : ekphrasis in liturature and film

Author: Laura M Sager Eidt
Publisher: Amsterdam ; New York : Rodopi, ©2008.
Series: Internationale Forschungen zur allgemeinen und vergleichenden Literaturwissenschaft, 117.
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This innovative interdisciplinary study compares the uses of painting in literary texts and films. In developing a framework of four types of ekphrasis, the author argues for the expansion of the concept of ekphrasis by demonstrating its applicability as interpretive tool to films about the visual arts and artists. Analyzing selected works of art by Goya, Rembrandt, and Vermeer and their ekphrastic treatment in  Read more...
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Eidt, Laura M. Sager.
Writing and filming the painting.
Amsterdam ; New York : Rodopi, c2008
(OCoLC)262509385
Named Person: Francisco Goya; Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn; Johannes Vermeer
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Laura M Sager Eidt
ISBN: 9781435695306 1435695305 9789401206273 9401206279
OCLC Number: 302001509
Notes: Works of art by Goya, Rembrandt and Vermeer are analyzed.
Originally written as author's dissertation, University of Texas in Austin.
Description: 1 online resource (243 p.) : ill. (some col.)
Contents: Toward a definition of ekphrasis in literature and film --
Methodology --
Goya's Sleep of reason in poetry, drama and film : dramatizing the artist's battle with his creatures --
Goya's Sleep of reason in Lion Feuchtwanger's novel and Konrad Wolf's film adaptation : private or social demons? --
From screenplay to film : Rembrandt's self-portraits and social identity construction through ekphrasis --
Vermeer's women in film and fiction : ekphrasis and gendered structures of vision --
Conclusion : the cerebral and the affective function of ekphrasis.
Series Title: Internationale Forschungen zur allgemeinen und vergleichenden Literaturwissenschaft, 117.
Responsibility: Laura M. Sager Eidt.

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This innovative interdisciplinary study compares the uses of painting in literary texts and films. In developing a framework of four types of ekphrasis, the author argues for the expansion of the concept of ekphrasis by demonstrating its applicability as interpretive tool to films about the visual arts and artists. Analyzing selected works of art by Goya, Rembrandt, and Vermeer and their ekphrastic treatment in various texts and films, this book examines how the medium of ekphrasis affects the representation of the visual arts in order to show what the differences imply about issues such as ge.

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