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Architects of Piety: The Cappadocian Fathers and the Cult of the Martyrs

Vasiliki M. Limberis

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199730889
eISBN:
9780199895229
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730889.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This book examines the cult of the martyrs in the writings of the Cappadocian Fathers: Basil of Caesarea, Gregory of Nyssa, and Gregory of Nazianzus. Chapter 1 analyzes the complex rituals of the ... More


The ‘Pictures’ of Jerusalem in Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Laud Misc. 156

Mary Carruthers

in Imagining Jerusalem in the Medieval West

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197265048
eISBN:
9780191754159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265048.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Imagining structures from the ekphrastic descriptions of the Jerusalem Temple and Temple Mount in I Kings and Ezekiel is an ancient meditation discipline, which was adopted from Jewish practices into ... More


Heteronymity II: Taxonomies of Fictional Creativity: Joyce (continued) and Stein

Max Saunders

in Self Impression: Life-Writing, Autobiografiction, and the Forms of Modern Literature

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579761
eISBN:
9780191722882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579761.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter discusses the taxonomy of imaginary literary works (supplementing the taxonomy of fictionalized life‐writings proposed in Chapter 5), and their scarcity during the nineteenth century. It ... More


Nectar and Illusion: Nature in Byzantine Art and Literature

Henry Maguire

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199766604
eISBN:
9780199950386
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766604.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

This book presents a study of the portrayal of nature in Byzantine art and literature. It shows how the Byzantines embraced terrestrial creation in the decoration of their churches during the fifth ... More


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

David Kennedy and Richard Meek (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526125798
eISBN:
9781526141965
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526125798.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

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 ... More


Ekphrasis: Materializing Martyria Then and Now

Vasiliki M. Limberis

in Architects of Piety: The Cappadocian Fathers and the Cult of the Martyrs

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199730889
eISBN:
9780199895229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730889.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter explores the Cappadocians’ deployment of ekphrasis as it appears in panegyrics to the martyrs and in other letters connected in some way to the cult of the martyrs. The analysis of ... More


Poetry in a World of Things: Aesthetics and Empiricism in Renaissance Ekphrasis

Rachel Eisendrath

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226516585
eISBN:
9780226516752
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226516752.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

We have become used to looking at art from a stance of detachment. In order to be objective, we create a “mental space” between ourselves and the objects of our investigation, separating internal and ... More


“A Space for Boundless Revery”: Varities of Ekphrastic Experience

Raymond Geuss

in How Poets See the World: The Art of Description in Contemporary Poetry

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195332926
eISBN:
9780199851294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332926.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Ekphrasis is generally taken as a “verbal representation of visual representation.” The theory and practical criticism of ekphrasis have been expanded recently by the work of James Heffernan, John ... More


Poetry, Photography, Ekphrasis: Lyrical Representations of Photographs from the 19th Century to the Present

Andrew Miller

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381908
eISBN:
9781781382356
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381908.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Poetry, Photography, Ekphrasis is a detailed study of the ekphrasis of photography in poetry since the 19th century. Unlike other critical studies of ekphrasis, Miller’s study concentrates solely on ... More


Held in Reserve: Banks, Serial Crises, and the Ekphrastic Turn

John O’brien

in Literature Incorporated: The Cultural Unconscious of the Business Corporation, 1650-1850

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226291123
eISBN:
9780226291260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226291260.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

The Panic of 1837 was the financial crisis that set the pattern for such paroxysms of instability in the financial system ever since. This chapter explores the importance of the figure of the bank in ... More


That Which Will Not Perish into Art: The Chronotope of the Photograph

Andrew D. Miller

in Poetry, Photography, Ekphrasis: Lyrical Representations of Photographs from the 19th Century to the Present

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381908
eISBN:
9781781382356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381908.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

The chapter addresses the primary aspects of the ekphrasis of photographs. Using Mikhail Bahktin’s theory of the chronotope of the novel, the chapter defines what it terms “the chronotope of the ... More


Situation and Occasion

Jeanne Fahnestock

in Rhetorical Style: The Uses of Language in Persuasion

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199764129
eISBN:
9780199918928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764129.003.0016
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

In everyday conversation, speakers and hearers inhabit specific places and times. Languages include deictic terms to refer to these givens of the physical situation. Speakers can choose to refer ... More


The Anatomy of Dance Discourse: Literary and Philosophical Approaches to Dance in the Later Graeco-Roman World

Karin Schlapbach

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198807728
eISBN:
9780191845543
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807728.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

This book makes an original contribution to the newly thriving field of ancient Greek and Roman performance and dance studies. It offers a better grasp of ancient perceptions and conceptualizations ... More


Introduction: from paragone to encounter

David Kennedy and Richard Meek (eds)

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

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526125798
eISBN:
9781526141965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526125798.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Ekphrasis – the verbal representation of visual art – has traditionally been regarded as a form of paragone or competition between different forms of representation. The Introduction advocates a more ... More


‘Lamentable objects’: ekphrasis and historical materiality in Shakespeare’s The Rape of Lucrece

Rachel Eisendrath (ed.)

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

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526125798
eISBN:
9781526141965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526125798.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In his 1594 narrative poem The Rape of Lucrece, Shakespeare uses ekphrasis to explore a shift in the early modern understanding of history. Of the many changes he made to the Lucrece story, he added ... More


‘Fabulously counterfeit’: ekphrastic encounters in Kyd’s The Spanish Tragedy

Richard Meek (ed.)

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

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526125798
eISBN:
9781526141965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526125798.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the figure of ekphrasis in Thomas Kyd’s The Spanish Tragedy, and focuses on the so-called ‘Painter scene’ that appears in the 1602 quarto. This is the most obviously ekphrastic ... More


‘Art indeed is long, but life is short’: ekphrasis and mortality in Andrew Marvell

Keith McDonald (ed.)

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

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526125798
eISBN:
9781526141965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526125798.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Andrew Marvell is becoming increasingly recognised as a poet who demonstrates a profound connection with the full range of visual arts. However, little attention has been paid to how the remarkable ... More


‘The Painter has made a finer Story than the Poet’: Jonathan Richardson’s ekphrastic ‘Dissertation’ on Poussin’s Tancred and Erminia

Jason Lawrence (ed.)

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

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526125798
eISBN:
9781526141965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526125798.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter considers Jonathan Richardson’s critical ‘Dissertation’ on Poussin’s painting Tancred and Erminia (c. 1633) as both analysis and ekphrastic representation. It focuses on Richardson’s ... More


Blind spots of narration? Ekphrasis and Laocoön digressions in the novel

Catriona MacLeod (ed.)

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

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526125798
eISBN:
9781526141965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526125798.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Gotthold Ephraim Lessing’s Laocoön essay of 1766 has long been understood as a pivotal moment in the demarcation of the spatializing properties of the plastic arts versus the temporal or narrative ... More


The face of Beatrice Cenci

Stephen Cheeke (ed.)

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

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526125798
eISBN:
9781526141965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526125798.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter considers literary responses to one of the most famous Renaissance images of all: the supposed portrait of Beatrice Cenci (long misattributed to Guido Reni), a major nineteenth-century ... More


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