Blurring the boundaries – ekphrasis as a fold

Dominika Bugno-Narecka

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Abstract: The article provides a new theoretical perspective on ekphrasis, a very old rhetorical and literary device. The new approach applies the morphology of the fold, a notion examined by Gottfried Willhelm Leibniz in the 17th century and recently discussed by Gilles Deleuze and Anna Munster, to present ekphrasis as a continuum of word and image rather than the opposition of the verbal and the visual. The hybrid nature of ekphrasis and the dynamic tensions between its verbal and visual components allow for the blurring of the boundaries between word and image.

Keywords: ekphrasis; fold; word and image relations.

Resumo: O artigo traz uma nova perspectiva teórica sobre a écfrase, antigo recurso literário e retórico. Essa nova abordagem aplica a morfologia da dobra, noção examinada por Gottfried Willhelm Leibniz no século XVII e discutida recentemente por Gilles Deleuze e Anna Munster, apresentando a écfrase como um continuum de palavra e imagem, em vez de uma oposição entre o verbal e o visual. A natureza híbrida da écfrase e as tensões dinâmicas entre seus componentes verbais e visuais permitem uma indistinção de fronteiras entre a palavra e a imagem.

Palavras-chave: écfrase; dobra; relações entre palavra e imagem.


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ekphrasis; fold; word and image relations.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17851/2317-2096.27.2.97-111

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