Over 4000 free audio and video lectures, seminars and teaching resources from Oxford University.
Skip to Content Skip to Navigation

Translation and Ekphrasis: Dante and the visual arts

Loading Video...
Duration: 1:53:55 | Added: 24 Feb 2015
Ekphrasis finds words for paintings and other visual phenomena; translation finds words for other words. But how secure in this distinction, given that language has visual form, and that the visual arts can employ language-like elements?

This seminar explores the interplay between translation and ekphrasis.

Oxford Unit:
Copy and paste this HTML snippet to embed the audio or video on your site: