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Word and Image in Renaissance Literature
ENGL 372
Fall 2012 not offered

This interdisciplinary course explores the relationship between the "sister arts" of poetry and painting as conceived and developed by writers of the English Renaissance. We will examine the relationship between the word and image in a range of genres, including aesthetic treatises, poems, plays, and court masques. Topics covered include the tradition of "ut pictura poesis" ("as is painting, so is poetry"); the "paragone" (competition or comparison) between the arts; visual poetics and tropes (such as ekphrasis, enargia or hypotyposis); the gendered discourse of "face-painting" (portraiture, cosmetics); visual spectacle as it influenced dramatic literature and stagecraft; and the impact of Reformation iconoclasm and iconophobia.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ENGL
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

Last Updated on APR-13-2024
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