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Author Barbetti, Claire.

Title Ekphrastic medieval visions : a new discussion in interarts theory / Claire Barbetti
Edition First edition
Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (208 pages)
Series The new Middle Ages
New Middle Ages (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm))
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
Summary "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 transform, shift, and revise composition"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Ekphrasis.
Poetics -- History -- To 1500.
Poetry, Medieval -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0230109845
0230370535 (electronic bk.)
9780230370531 (electronic bk.)