Sister Arts: Ekphrasis and Regional American Literature (NEMLA 2013)

Regional literatures have a photographic memory, and regional authors represent dialect, landscape, micro-culture and spatiality with exacting precision. In this sense, regional works are inherently ekphrastic - local color emerges in texts through the re-presentation of music, art, images, sounds and locales. This intersection of image-into-text calls up a surprising breadth of experience in regional authors; authors like Faulkner, Cather, Welty and O’Connor had extensive experience ...

Sponsoring Organization(s) : 
NeMLA
Event Name: 
NEMLA 2013
Event type: 
Event
Event date: 
Thursday, March 21, 2013 to Saturday, March 23, 2013
Event Location: 
Boston, MA
Abstract due date: 
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Categories: 
American
Interdisciplinary
African-American
Colonial
Revolution & Early National
Transcendentalists
1865-1914
20th & 21st Century
Aesthetics
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