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We Need to Talk About Art: Ekphrasis Now




We Need to Talk About Art: Ekphrasis Now

Held at Village Hotel, Leeds North LS16 5PR


Detailed Description

Saturday 6th July, 2024

Cost £40 per person

While James A. W. Heffernan's monograph, Museum of Words: The Poetics of Ekphrasis from Homer to Ashbery (1991), remains one of the most influentual works on ekphrasis, his definition of ekphrases as "the verbal representation of visual representation" is becoming increasingly inadaquate. Indeed, recent years have seen something of a return to its eighteenth century meaning, more generally connoting description of, or commentary upon, any work of art in any medium. The growth in new media has led to new Ekphrastic approaches which continue to inform and reframe more traditional practices.

The day is devoted to current thinking on ekphrastic responses to artworks in diverse media, with papers by:

Amina Alyal, J. Baugher, Leonardo Boix, Anne Caldwell, Rachel Carney, Anne M Carson, Niloofar Fanaiyan, Charlotte Esme Frank, Dominique Hecq, Kane Holborn, Nathan Langston, Paul Munden, Jennie Owen, Francesca Pierini, Jay Prosser, Lauren Russell, Edwin Stockdale, Sarah Tremlett, Jenn Webb, Jessica Wilkinson, Lucy Wright, Patrick Wright and Jane Yeh.

Organisers: Professor Oz Hardwick (Leeds Trinity University) and Cassandra Atherton (Deakin University)

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