Ekphrasis

Workshop: Research and Teaching Ekphrasis Through Creative Practise

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This workshop explores the research and teaching potential of adopting creative and imaginative approaches to historical material. It is based on the principle that we can more intensely understand the remote worlds of the past not just by writing about them, but by engaging directly with them through creative practice.

Despite increasing recognition of creative practice as forms of research and teaching that can generate knowledge and insights that are different to, but complementary with, other research and pedagogical methods, creative-led projects still tend to be limited to disciplines that fall under the creative arts umbrella.

The workshop will focus specifically on the theme of ekphrasis – here loosely defined as a self-conscious literary description of a work of art or architecture – and participants are asked to think of how new understandings of such descriptions in ancient, medieval, or early modern texts might be developed through creative practice (as opposed to more traditional methods). Such approaches might take the form of, but are certainly not limited to, drawing, modelling, photography, and digital technology.

The workshop participants present their ideas through talks or case studies or alternative formats, and will discuss the potential applicability of such methods in regard to both research and teaching.

Publisert 5. juli 2022 11:12 - Sist endret 5. juli 2022 11:12