The Ekphrastic Mode in Contemporary Literature

ENGL 1762B S01 [CRN: 24418]

Ekphrasis – the extended description of a visual work of art in a work of literature – is as old as Homer and as modern as McEwan; however, in contemporary literary criticism the concept has been eclipsed by terms such as "self-reflexivity" and "metafiction." This course proposes a rediscovery of ekphrasis as a key feature of contemporary works of literature and film. Includes texts by Sebald, Alan Bennett, Godard, Starnone, Panahi, McEwan. Enrollment limited to 20. Not open to first year students.
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Spring 2014
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10:30 am - 11:50 am Tue, Thu - from Jan 22, 2014 to May 16, 2014
Exam Group Code
09 (May 16, 2014 2:00pm)