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Icarus Downstage, Right: Writing Art

Kate Middleton This past week I gave a talk on ekphrasis and the ways in which pictures in themselves may tell stories. In part I wanted to give a little history, and so looked back to Homer’s description of Achille’s Shield, as well as to consider the ways in which, despite being saturated with images, we are less skilled in reading them now—simply because we are no longer accustomed to spending a lot of time with a single image.  The other aim of the talk was to discuss my own practice and think about the different ways I have approached…

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