Ekphrasis and Persuasion: The Dialectic of Eye and Mind in the Psyche of the Literary Text.

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May 21, 2017
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Call for Papers: PAMLA 2017 Annual Conference Special Session


Title of Session:

“Ekphrasis and Persuasion:  The Dialectic of Eye and Mind in the Psyche of the Literary Text.”


This session will explore how history, philosophy, rhetoric and poetics interact in literary texts through the trope of ekphrasis.  It will explore not only ekphraseis that advance poetic and rhetorical arguments across disciplines, but also examine the ongoing dialogue of poet, painter and thinker in our literary traditions.


This special session is scheduled as part of the 115th Annual Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference, to be held on November 10-12, 2017 at Chaminade University of Honolulu, Hawaii. The theme of the conference is “The Sense of Sight: Visuality, Visibility, and Ways of Seeing.”


Please submit your proposal via the PAMLA website



For questions about the session and submission process please contact Diana Shaffer at diana.shaffer@tx.rr.com.