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) :
Thursday, March 21, 2013 to Saturday, March 23, 2013
Abstract due date:
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Revolution & Early National
20th & 21st Century