Ekphrastic Medieval Visions

A New Discussion in Interarts Theory

  • Authors
  • Claire Barbetti

Part of the The New Middle Ages book series (TNMA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. An Introduction to the Field of Ekphrasis, or Ekphrasis Is a Verb, Not a Noun

  3. Part I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Claire Barbetti
      Pages 17-37
    3. Claire Barbetti
      Pages 39-59
  4. Part II

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 163-208

About this book


Explores the transformative power of ekphrasis in high and late medieval dream visions and mystical visions. Demonstrates that medieval ekphrases reveal ekphrasis as a process rather than a genre and shows how it works with cultural memory to transform, shift, and revise composition.


body composition corpus design ethics genre Medieval Literature memory Middle Ages rhetoric space

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