Ekphrastic Mirrors in Transnational Space

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Type: 
Call for Papers
Date: 
September 30, 2019
Location: 
Massachusetts, United States
Subject Fields: 
Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Cultural History / Studies, Literature

NeMLA 51stAnnual Convention

March 5-8, 2020

Marriott Copely Place, Boston, MA

Local Host: Boston University

Abstact Deadline: September 30, 2019

Please submit an abstract to: cfplist.com/nemla

 

The panel invites papers that explore how the chiasmic reflections of an ekphrasis reveal the interior subjectivity, ideology and the desire of its author. In Ancient rhetorical theory, ekphrasis refers to the use of language to make an audience imagine a scene. However, the deeper function of ekphrasis, implicit in its descriptive use, is its rhetorical ability to call attention to features of a subject that may be invisible to the physical sense of sight—thus ekphrasis uses the visible as a means of subtly exposing or revealing the invisible.  As bodies move through transnational time and space, recording their impressions, they inscribe their deeper subjectivities, ideologies and desires on the blank page or screen, perhaps defining a new, transnational ekphrasis.

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NeMLA 51stAnnual Convention

March 5-8, 2020

Marriott Copely Place, Boston, MA

Local Host: Boston University

Abstact Deadline: September 30, 2019

Please submit an abstract to: cfplist.com/nemla

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